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Spatial Audio: The Continuing Evolution

Written by Milou Derksen (Edits: Dennis Beentjes, Robin Reumers) Let’s dive into the world of Spatial Audio! “But wait!” you might ask, “what do you mean by Spatial Audio? Are you talking about Immersive Audio, 3D Sound, Surround Sound, Binaural, Auro-3D, Dolby Atmos, 360-sound…?” Well, yes, sort of. In principle, we are talking about anything […]
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Graduate Janice Wong releases album ‘Cello Music for Meditation’

It’s mid-February and the old church of Ruigoord, the idyllic artist community in the Amsterdam harbour area, is filled with pinkish purple-blue lights and is buzzing with people. Tonight the old church (and now also music venue) is hosting ‘Multiversum’, a recurring event hosted by Comport Records, where underground electronic music meets cutting-edge installations and […]
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Jack Antonoff: bringing brutal honesty back into pop

Analysing the production methods of this high-demand producer. You might have noticed a particular sound taking over barbeque-Spotify playlists and political conventions before you learned his name. We are talking about Jack Antonoff influenced songs, the ones stuck in your head for the last couple of years. It almost seems like the singer, songwriter, Grammy-winning […]
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Feel good indie-music with TRIP

Graduate Ethan Frantz talks about his debut album release and TRIP An eclectic mix of instruments and musical styles, creating lush, immersive sonic landscapes of feel-good indie music – That’s how producer and musician Ethan Frantz describes the sound of his latest project called ‘Trip’. The debut album ‘A Trip Around the Sun With You’, […]
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Abbey Road Institute Masterclasses at Dancefair 2019

Abbey Road Institute at Dancefair 2019 We are back at Dancefair 2019 again, the annual event in Utrecht. Besides our usual inspiring suspects, we will bring fresh new guest speakers for our masterclass program.  Come visit us at Dancefair 2019! Besides our highly valued series of workshops and masterclasses, we also have a booth at […]
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The current state of AI in Music Production

One thing’s for sure; Artificial Intelligence, or AI, in short, has a significant impact on today’s industries. Take a closer look into healthcare, finance, management, education, transportation, manufacturing, logistics and analytics, and you’ll find enough traces of AI playing an essential role in the future of these industries. And while Google and Amazon brought AI […]
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The Metropole Academy Project – Recording an orchestra

For most of us musicians and producers, working with a real orchestra is kind of a dream come true. And definitely a lot more satisfying than working with your standard sample library. But teaming up with the multiple Grammy-winning, largest full-time jazz-, pop and symphony orchestra in the world – let’s say – that’s just […]
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Global Graduation Ceremony 2018

26th of October was the day of the annual Graduation Ceremony and party at Abbey Road Studios in London one of the highlights of our academic calendar at Abbey Road Institute. Graduates and staff from all over the globe come together at the iconic studio in London to celebrate their achievements and to receive their […]
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Social Media Guide for Music Professionals

In general talking about social media and how to use it effectively leads to long discussions and the opinions are always divided. But there is absolutely no discussion that it provides you with the tools to show your work and to engage with like-minded people. Like-minded can be your mum, spouse, friends, but also fans […]
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ADE at Abbey Road Institute Amsterdam

Summer was awesome and October has just arrived. Being fully recharged with summer vibes, autumn is slowly showing his colours, inviting us to go back inside and unleash our musical creativity. Isn’t this just excellent timing for one of the largest annual music events in the world? Amsterdam Dance Event – ADE2018! Last year, the […]
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