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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

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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