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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 co-produced the Grammy Nominated ‘Black Album’ for Lee Perry and has been working in the industry for nearly 20 years. He began his career as an in-house engineer for a large […]
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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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Meet the Song Production Masterclass creative team: Audrey Riley & The Kings Parade

In August we’re launching our first Song Production Masterclass in Abbey Road’s Studio Three.  Following up on our conversations with producer Haydn Bendall and mastering engineer Christian Wright we caught up with other key members of the creative team. Meet string arranger Audrey Riley and the band The Kings Parade. A performance like no other […]
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Student Alexander Constanza launches new project ‘Hidden’

Advanced Diploma student Alexander Constanza has been busy in the school’s production rooms creating the tracks for his upcoming project Hidden. The project began with Alex’s fascination with the intangible aspects of life. ‘Love, Drive, Connection, are all things that you can’t see in life yet are very powerful’ Alex explains. For this project, Alex will […]
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Getting to know Music Theory instructor Mat McKinley

Mat Mckinley is an experienced music educator and composer who has over 20 years of experience teaching theory.  He will be heading up our Music Theory Fundamentals for Producers two-day course which will serve as a comprehensive overview of music theory and its key components. We caught up with Mat to discuss his love of […]
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Thinking outside the box with Sylvia Massy

Sylvia Massy is not one to follow rules.  From her advice on mic’ing a chicken to recording vocals through a cell phone satellite delay, Sylvia is a sonic voyager doing things in her own unique way.  It was with great pleasure we welcomed her for a day in Studio Two. The setting was perfect as […]
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Recording Sessions

Joining forces with Royal Northern College of Music in Studio Two

McCartney-Lennon, Richards-Jagger, Leiber-Stoller.  Throughout rock history collaboration has often lead to some of the most successful art.  Here at Abbey Road Institute, we’re creating a collaboration of our own by partnering with the Royal Northern College of Music. Based in Manchester, the RNCM has become one of the leading conservatories in the world.  With accomplished […]
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Recording Sessions

Collaboration and Production techniques in Studio Three

A Day in Studio Three From Amy Winehouse to Brockhampton, Studio Three has been home to some of the most exciting and innovative recording sessions. Last Friday our new March class got the opportunity to see Studio Three firsthand for their masterclass recording session. Musical act Swanie featuring, alumni Claudio Cignitti, came in to record their […]
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