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Meet Lecturer Pete Dowsett

Abbey Road Institute lecturer Pete Dowsett has worked at some of the most well-known studios in the UK, with major artists such as Pharrell Williams, Snoop Dogg, and the Black Eyed Peas. Recently he has served as a freelance engineer for producer Tom Nichols (Kylie Minogue, All Saints, Sugababes) on recordings with the likes of […]
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Events

Five Takeaways from the Music Theory Fundamentals for Producers short course

Back in August Mat Mckinley led our Music Theory Fundamentals for Producers short course. It was an intensive weekend, deep-diving into how to effectively communicate with fellow musicians. Mat’s belief is that learning music theory can open creative doors and give producers the ability to enhance their songwriting and become better musicians. We spoke with […]
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News People

Meet Student Administrator Lucy Garcia

Whether she’s in our studio leading a tour for prospective students or in the classroom providing current students support, Lucy Garcia can be found anywhere and everywhere at Abbey Road Institute.  Lucy joins us fresh from an apprenticeship at Universal and a lifelong love of music and performing. Get to know her better in our […]
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Five takeaways from the Song Production Masterclass

This summer we held our inaugural Song Production Masterclass. Over four days at Abbey Road Studios, Haydn Bendall (Kate Bush, XTC) produced an epic session with up and coming indie band The Kings Parade. Audrey Riley arranged and performed strings with her quartet, percussion was courtesy of Lauren Kosty, and the song was mastered by […]
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Events News

Celebrating The Beatles’ landmark LP Abbey Road’s 50th Anniversary

Solid-State Revolution After revolutionising pop music throughout the ’60s, The Beatles had one more trick in-store before the decade was over in the release of Abbey Road. The album marked a landmark in recording as it was The Beatles first stereo album recorded on the solid-state EMI TG12345; a console that would go on to […]
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Alumni Events

Students take part in Antelope Audio Microphone Contest

What is an audio interface? An audio interface is a key component in any studio set up. They convert analogue signals to digital signals, provide clocking, and ensure the safe passage of high-quality signals to their final source. It can be viewed as the bridge between the musical source and the DAW.  We were excited […]
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Alumni People

Meet our Head Technician Carlos Bricio

Carlos Bricio joined our team recently as Head Technician but has an established history at Abbey Road Institute.  In September 2016 Carlos enrolled as a student and following his graduation and alongside other commercial work he also became a technician. Following successful roles at Humtap and Hypersurfaces Carlos now leads the Institute’s technical team, supporting […]
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People

Dub Mixing with Daniel Boyle

Producer and guest lecturer Daniel Boyle has produced and mixed albums for seminal reggae artists such as Max Romeo & Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. Daniel produced the Grammy Nominated ‘Back On The Controls’ for Lee Perry and has been working in the industry for nearly 20 years. He began his career as an in-house engineer for […]
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Alumni People

Flame Trees: Student Collaboration leads to new project

Our students arrive on the first day of the programme each with their own unique musical identity. For Liam Narrie it was years playing guitar in Edinburgh in a household that blasted Pink Floyd and Free. Eventually, Liam decided to form a band himself before setting his sights on Abbey Road Institute. For Canadian Hayley […]
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Meet the Song Production Masterclass team: Lester Smith & Lauren Kosty

With our Studio Three Song Production Masterclass around the corner it is time for our final blog to introduce the team.  This time we caught up with technician Lester Smith who has been Abbey Roads microphone custodian for over 40 years and percussionist Lauren Kosty who has performed in studio sessions alongside Taylor Swift, Puff […]
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