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Emotion in Music (Part II), a practical approach

Welcome to part 2 of our ‘Emotion in Music’ blog series. In our previous blog from our ‘emotion in music series,’ we explored the neuroscience of music. In other words; what happens in your brain when you listen to music from an emotional perspective. You can find the article here https://abbeyroadinstitute.nl/blog/emotion-in-music-giving-you-the-chills/ As a music producer, […]
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The Global Graduation Ceremony in London 2019

Interview: Milou Derksen & Gaya Tideman Editing: Dennis Beentjes It’s one of the highlights of the year: the annual Global Graduation Ceremony in London! A special moment where students from Paris, Melbourne, Berlin, London, Frankfurt and Amsterdam come together to celebrate their hard work and successful completion of the Advanced Diploma in Music Production and […]
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ADE 2019 at Abbey Road Institute Amsterdam

Last year, ADE reached the magical 400,000 visitors mark, with people from more than 100 countries. Now we can confidently claim that Amsterdam is truly the beating heart of the worldwide music industry during ADE! Abbey Road Institute is this year again part of the conference workshop and masterclass program. Below you will find the […]
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Emotion in music, giving you the chills

Authors: Dennis Beentjes & Robin Reumers Editor: Milou Derksen Music is something special. Some call it a universal language, while others call it the window to the soul. In the earlier days, we would give mix-tapes (cassettes) to the ones we secretly liked or had a crush on, since words could not express our feelings. […]
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Amsterdam graduate finds his path in Post-Production at Galaxy Studios

Graduate profile: Fabian Brummel Authors: Milou Derksen & Dennis Beentjes As part of our programme, students visit several professional studios within our network. Galaxy Studios in Belgium is one of them. Galaxy offers high-end facilities and services dedicated to the fine arts of film, music and sound technology. Working at a facility like this is […]
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A day in the studio with Sylvia Massy

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist” …is a quote attributed to Pablo Picasso. But from a music recording and production perspective, we believe that Sylvia Massy is the personification of that quote. Massy is a legend for her unique methods and perhaps best recognised for her work […]
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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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