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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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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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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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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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