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The Decca tree in action in Studio Two

Our music production students had the unique opportunity on Monday to spend the day recording in the famous Studio Two at Abbey Road with the Royal College of Music’s Chloé Piano Trio, comprised of George Todica (piano), Maria Gîlicel (violin), Jobine Siekman (cello). Grammy-winning producer and engineer Stephen Johns and John Dunkerley demonstrated the techniques […]
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Graduates inspiring the next generation of young women in tech

It’s a late summer Saturday, and the beautiful art deco theatre of the O2 Academy in Glasgow is filled with buzzing young women and a blue-purple glow. Two young ladies, both a little nervous, are preparing to give a presentation about something they are both passionate about – Music Production! And the beautiful setting makes […]
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Abbey Road Institute students awarded internship Down Under

Have you ever thought about doing an internship abroad? A growing number of employers and companies value candidates that have gained cross-cultural work experience. This is no exception within the music industry. But how do you obtain international practice? In this article, we’ll be exploring the benefits of doing an internship abroad. Abbey Road Institute […]
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From software development to musical impact

What do musicians and programmers (software developers) have in common? More than you might think! Meet John Butcher, student at Abbey Road Institute London with an important mission: he wants to make something that hasn’t been done before. Now we hear you thinking: “Isn’t that what every artist or music producer wants to do?” Many […]
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Global Graduation 2018 Video highlights!

Graduation Video 2018 Watch some of the highlights from our 2018 Abbey Road Institute Global Graduation Ceremony at Abbey Road Studios. On Friday 26th October 2018, we welcomed graduating music production and sound engineering students, industry guests, friends and family members from all over the world to our annual celebration, which took place in Studios […]
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Q&A with Carlos Lellis – Programme Director at Abbey Road Institute

Carlos Lellis worked closely with engineers at Abbey Road Studios to design our curriculum. He is extremely dedicated to our students’ success and has a wealth of wisdom to share. Is it any wonder he gets mentioned so often by our profiled alumni? Carlos loves talking about music, recording equipment, and food (in that order). […]
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Alumni Achievements: Arthur Navarro

Getting a record deal wasn’t why Arthur Navarro came to Abbey Road Institute, but he’s graduating with one! Along with his Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering, of course. After impressing music producer and frequent guest lecturer Youth, Arthur’s debut solo album Polyphonic Omnipresence (grab it on iTunes!) was released on 26 October […]
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Global Graduation Ceremony 2018 Highlights

Graduation ceremony 2018 at Abbey Road Studios On Friday 26th October we were excited to be celebrating our annual global graduation ceremony at Abbey Road Studios.  Our staff and music production students, gathered together alongside family, friends and our industry guests to recognise and celebrate the culmination of 12 months of hard work. This is […]
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Alumni achievements: Gabriëlle Stok

A full-time job at a recording studio? Yes, it’s possible! Just ask our recent graduate Gabriëlle Stok. Not long after completing our Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering, Gabrielle impressed the staff at SARM Music Village (aka SARM Studios) enough to land herself a permanent place on the roster. Pay close attention to […]
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Analogue vs digital: the debate ends here!

Analogue versus digital: If you want a lively discussion between sound engineers and music producers, this might be a good place to start. Our recording studio and mixing studios have plenty of outboard gear for our students to work with. However, we also make sure our students are fully prepared to work entirely in the box. […]
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Good times! Studio One with Jerry Barnes and Ralph Rolle

We all collectively freaked out at the opportunity to be in Studio One with drummer Ralph Rolle and bassist Jerry Barnes of The CHIC Organization yesterday: Two incredibly talented musicians and producers, both with long, successful careers. Our March students were extremely lucky to be in the control room as they worked on some soon-to-be […]
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A big welcome to our September class!

Our September class has joined us at Abbey Road Institute this week! We’ve been getting to know our newest students over the past few months and we’re really excited to have such a talented group trust us to help them reach their music career goals. We’ve asked them to share those with us so that […]
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Creative studio techniques with Sylvia Massy

Sylvia Massy is a recording studio legend: Her credits include Tool, Johnny Cash and Prince. She’s equally adept working as a producer, mixer and engineer. Pickles, cheese dogs and electric drills have all been used during one of Sylvia’s recording sessions (yes, really). It’s said that good things come in threes, so we’ve picked our […]
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Inside our microphone cabinet: the Neumann U47

Is there a more revered microphone than the Neumann U47? Prized for its incredibly detailed and buttery smooth sound, the U47 is without a doubt one of the best microphones in the world. When we talk about providing our students with industry-standard equipment, we don’t just mean the latest digital technology (although we have that, […]
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Unlocking the mysteries of mastering

Last week, four of our students won the opportunity to have a track mastered by Abbey Road Studios engineers Geoff Pesche (Gorillaz, Coldplay, Dizzee Rascal) and Christian Wright (Ed Sheeran, Bjork, Radiohead). Naturally, the whole class was in the studio during the process so that Geoff and Christian could shed some light on the often […]
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Live sound with Britannia Row Productions

Live and studio sound engineering do have their differences, but a solid grounding in the fundamentals of audio engineering is required for both. Last week, Abbey Road Institute visited Britannia Row Productions to compare techniques and equipment from both audio worlds… If there is an equivalent to Abbey Road Studios in the live sound world, […]
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Hardware vs software: which is better for learning synthesis?

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of playing a hardware synth. So when our students asked for one, we listened. We now have the Arturia MiniBrute 2 available to our students! While our esteemed lecturer, musician and producer Jason O’Bryan is (patiently) waiting for his turn to play with our new hardware, we asked him […]
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Why music producers should learn music theory, and why we insist on it

One of our entry requirements for students wishing to take the Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering is a basic grasp of music theory. There’s a reason for that; it will make you a better producer. Not convinced? Read on… Scales. Chords. Modes. Learning it is so dull. Mastering it is intimidating. Rules […]
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Alumni achievements: Andrew Glen

Less than a year after graduating, Andrew has hit the ground running in the audio industry. We first spoke to Andrew while he was still a studying at Abbey Road Institute. Less than a year later, Andrew now juggles being an Audio Producer for the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), producing for other […]
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Meet our new Student Administrator!

If you’re considering studying at Abbey Road Institute London, chances are your first point of contact will be our Student Administrator and Marketing Assistant, Joely. A recent graduate of the ACM Music Business degree, Joely has hit the ground running keeping our Facebook and Instagram up-to-date, and preparing our September students for an amazing year […]
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How recreating a track improves your music production skills

Recreating a track is one of the best ways to build a foundation for your music production skills. It requires you to use every ounce of both your musical and technical knowledge to match the reference material, and will no doubt require you to master new techniques along the way. It’s an important assignment at […]
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Producing music for AI with Humtap

As part of the larger Abbey Road family, Abbey Road Institute students have access to an incredible network of music industry connections, including Europe’s first music tech startup Abbey Road Red. That relationship works both ways! Humtap is an artificial intelligence-driven music production platform and a current member of Abbey Road Red. When Founder and […]
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Abbey Road Institute Summer Guestfest!

Guest lectures are an important part of our programme. Thanks to our incredible Music Business Lecturer Ian Ramage, Abbey Road Institute students have the opportunity to learn from some of the industry’s most influential figures. Here are just some of the guests visiting us this summer… Helen Papaleontiou Head of Sampling & Infringements – Universal […]
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Mix Masterclass with Marta Salogni

Marta Salogni is everywhere right now mixing, producing and recording countless artists including Bjork, The xx and The Orielles. Her hard work saw her take home the 2018 MPG Breakthrough Engineer of the Year Award. Abbey Road Institute students were treated to a masterclass with Marta last week but Campus Manager Mike Sinnott couldn’t let […]
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How we use music history to prepare you for the future

When you read the words “Abbey Road Studios” what do you think of? The Beatles? Pink Floyd? Radiohead? What about “the birthplace of modern music production?” Abbey Road Institute’s curriculum is drawn directly from the studio’s long history of sound recording and technical innovation. In fact, the studio itself is an innovation. Abbey Road’s past […]
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Get Pro Tools Certified!

Good news for current and future Abbey Road Institute students: our core curriculum now includes the industry recognised Avid Certified User for Pro Tools credential. We pride ourselves on the fact that our students become highly sought-after graduates in this competitive industry and we’re excited to be an official Avid Learning Partner. Here’s why students […]
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How streaming impacts music business success

Ian Ramage is Abbey Road Institute’s music business lecturer. For the past 35 years, he’s worked with artists and labels in marketing, managing, A&R and publishing. Ian is a veritable fountain of information on how this industry works, and shares why change can be a good thing… Reasons to be cheerful There are so many […]
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ReverbNation artist Joel Bailey’s session recording ‘This Year’

Earlier this year we launched a competition with ReverbNation to offer one artist the opportunity to come to Abbey Road Institute in London and record with producer, engineer and lecturer Pete Dowsett and our current music production and sound engineering students. ReverbNation is a platform which supports emerging artists to build their careers. Amy Pinnock, […]
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Abbey Road Engineers Andrew Dudman & Paul Pritchard Interview – Part 1

Last year we were delighted to have two of Abbey Road Studios’ engineers embark on a European tour of our Abbey Road Institutes. Andrew Dudman, Senior Engineer, (who has worked on many film scores from Guardians of the Galaxy, Steve Jobs and Mission Impossible, to the Oscar-winning score for Gravity) and Paul Pritchard, Assistant Engineer (worked […]
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Graduation highlights in Abbey Road Studios

So this happened! On 27 October 2017 we held our first Abbey Road Institute Global Graduation Ceremony for all graduating students from our schools in Amsterdam, Berlin, Frankfurt, London, Melbourne and Paris. Thank you to Abbey Road Studios for hosting such a fantastic event. A huge well done to all our graduates from all over the globe. You can […]
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Students and alumni come together in Studio Three

Welcome back to alumnus Jack Chown And band Winterfalle recording with our students at Abbey Road Whilst it’s a regular part of the teaching at Abbey Road Institute, it’s always exciting to be recording a session in Abbey Road. Especially when it’s your first time. This was the case for our September class last month. […]
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Abbey Road Students takeover BBC Amplify!

ARI students and alumni engineering at Europe’s biggest new industry show In August the team behind the BBC Music Introducing event Amplify approached Abbey Road Institute. They were looking for up and coming engineering talent to become part of BBC Amplify, the biggest new industry show in Europe, to work across the various stages that […]
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Graduating in style at Abbey Road Studios

Abbey Road Institute global graduation ceremony in Abbey Road Studios One of the unique experiences you have as a student at Abbey Road Insitute is the close relationship with Abbey Road Studios. Our students get regular access to the world of Abbey Road, but one of the real highlights of this experience is the annual graduation ceremony. […]
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From Ottawa, Canada to Abbey Road

Applying for a visa can appear complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. Ramera Abraham joined our Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering in September after relocating from North America. She had a busy and productive 4 weeks before joining Abbey Road Institute. Applying for both our course and the visa at the same time then moving from Canada to London has put Ramera on the start of her new career path.
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Alumnus Chris Cook back co-producing in Studio Two

Back in Studio Two It’s all in a day’s work for our diploma students – recording a brass band, two soloists (violin and piano), learning from multiple Grammy Award-winning engineer John Dunkerley and watching alumnus Chris Cook co-produce the session. The morning session It was an early start for our most recent recording in Abbey […]
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‘Not a second in the studio is wasted’ Interview with Haydn Bendall

We were delighted to work with Haydn Bendall again this summer on a recording session with our students in Abbey Road Studio Two. Haydn is a Grammy winning record producer, engineer and mixer. He was Chief Engineer at Abbey Road Studios for more than ten years. In 2009 Haydn was awarded the Audio Pro Industry Excellence Award […]
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How creative collaboration can take your music forward

New graduate Noah Dayan shares the experience of recording his new album “I was working on my new album during my time on the course and am excited about its release. It was recorded with other classmates from the course in the production suites and Custom 75 studio at the Institute. I was always passionate […]
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Hit the ground running

Our students share their first impressions after two weeks on the course We often say that our students eat, sleep and breathe Abbey Road Institute. So our new September class were in for an exciting and intensive induction during their first week. Programme Director, Carlos Lellis, set the scene during the first day then they […]
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Looking back

How did Abbey Road Institute student Leif Rehtanz successfully juggle his studies with us and pursuing his career as a singer/songwriter? Hi Leif, Thank you for meeting me today. You’ve just finished your exams. Looking back at the last 48 weeks: How did you find your year at Abbey Road Institute? Was it like you […]
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“Helping people to find their dream job”

Ray Pope joined Universal Music as a Talent Acquisition Senior Manager in September 2015 after studying popular and world music at Leeds University. As a musician and a musical graduate she always saw herself in a creative role in the industry. After working in front line label talent acquisition she realised she had found her ideal […]
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“I always knew I wanted to be a performer of some sort”

Music Production and Sound Engineering student Andrew Glen tells us about his time at Abbey Road Institute and what his plans are for the future Hello Andrew, can you start by telling us a bit about yourself and your background? I grew up in a little town on the East coast of Scotland 5 miles from […]
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A regular day in Studio Three

And a lesson from expert Abbey Road Engineers Alex Scannell and Stefano Civetta. Last week our March students were part of a recording session in Studio Three with the band Desert Ships. They worked alongside highly experienced engineers Alex Scannell and Abbey Road Studio assistant engineer and Pro Tools expert Stefano Civetta. We’ve been working […]
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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

How to fund your studies at Abbey Road Institute Summer’s here and we’re very much gearing up for our Advanced Diploma starting next month. In the meantime, we have some useful funding information to share with you! We’re sharing with you a funding opportunity which is open to applicants wishing to study with us in […]
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KEEMOSABE – Follow the Symbols Part Two

After their Kickstarter Campaign, the guys from KEEMOSABE are back at Abbey Road! Welcome back to Abbey Road Institute and congratulations ON the successful outcome of your Kickstarter project. How do you feel right now? Thank you so much for having us back! We feel great. The precious support of our fans makes us feel incredible, […]
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Meet future student Rebekah Arnold

Rebekah will be joining our next Advanced Diploma in September. Hi Rebekah, thank you for meeting me today. Firstly, congratulations on your offer for the Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering at Abbey Road Institute. How does it feel? I feel like I’m finally on the right path to getting where I want to […]
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How a PhD microbiologist transitioned to a music producer

Carlos Bricio’s journey from the science lab to the recording studio Carlos Bricio is currently a student at Abbey Road Institute London, having enrolled on the Advanced Diploma in September 2016. Now into the second half of the course, we met up for a short interview to find out about his experience so far on […]
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Our latest recording session with our students at Abbey Road’s Studio One

Our students learn from multiple Grammy Award winning engineer John Dunkerley in a recording session with the Royal College of Music. The next generation of music producers and sound engineers along with Institute Programme Director Carlos Lellis, our alumni Hugo Bechstein and multiple Grammy award winner John Dunkerley were recording with the the fantastic philharmonic […]
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