What’s it like to produce a song from start to finish inside a professional recording studio? Experience this for yourself in two of London’s most respected and famous studios, Abbey Road Studios in St John’s Wood and Angel Studios in Islington. Our ‘Song Production Masterclass’ is a 4-day experience that will take you through the entire recording process. Led by the highly respected, charismatic engineer, producer and mixer Sylvia Massy you’ll immerse yourself in each of the stages of recording, mixing (stereo & Dolby Atmos) and mastering in our world-class facilities.
Sylvia Massy brings with her a wealth of experience and expertise having worked with bands and artists including; Tool, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Johnny Cash, Prince, System of a Down and Taylor Hawkins. Sylvia has received 25 gold and platinum record awards throughout her career. Sylvia’s recent book “Recording Unhinged” is an Amazon best-seller. She also has the world’s largest vintage microphone collection with over 2200 mics.
Across the four days, you’ll spend time between the two studios. Days one and two will be spent at Angel Studios in ‘Angel One’, where you’ll observe all the different stages of recording a song, from microphone selection, live room set-up, tracking and recording management.
Day three will be spent mixing down the track with Sylvia Massy in Abbey Road’s Studio Three, home to iconic recordings by Amy Winehouse, Pink Floyd, Brockhampton and Anderson Paak. On Day Four you will be back at Angel Studios in the Dolby ATMOS suite learn how award-winning Abbey Road Mastering Engineer Oli Morgan puts the final touches to the track, getting it ready for release. We’ll end the masterclass with a review and reflection on the four days to wrap up the session. You’ll leave with insights and an understanding of behind the scenes at Abbey Road and Angel Studios, which have previously been unseen by the public.
An inspiring and incredibly well designed course that gave me the best musical education I could have dreamt of. Life-altering.
The curriculum is fantastic, extremely comprehensive, contemporary and relevant to today’s industry.
This course has helped to develop me into a well rounded producer, engineer, and musician. It has helped open doors to career opportunities that I would otherwise not have had access to. I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for the fantastic team, course, and resources available at Abbey Road Institute London!
The course taught me what it means to be a producer and engineer in the industry, I learned things I couldn’t have learned anywhere else.
Abbey Road Institute trains you to deliver high quality work that matches industry standards.
I had an incredible experience. The staff have so much to offer and cover so many different areas of music.
The Abbey Road Institute helped me to unlock my musical potential.
Applying for the diploma was the best thing I could have done for my career. I'm really amazed at how much I learnt in one year.
There is some real visionary foresight in Abbey Road Institute being established to preserve the cultural legacy of Abbey Road.
It’s a unique experience in so many ways, the location, the calibre of guest lecturers and access to Abbey Road Studios for classes is pretty amazing. There aren't many places you get to record a full orchestra!
Come with an open mind and a voracious appetite to soak up the magic! Be prepared to work hard - you’ll get out what you put in.