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Demystifying the ‘magic’ of the Pultec EQ

The Pultec EQ By Robin Reumers (Edits: Milou Derksen, Dennis Beentjes) We love classic analog gear! In previous blog articles, we already covered some of the finest like the Binson Echorec, SSL EQ’s, the Mini Moog, VOX AC30 and the NEVE 2254. They all add character to your sound, something intangible, a little bit of […]
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Production Techniques

That was an awesome take, now can you do one more?

The psychological aspect of record making: You have great gear, an acoustically treated recording environment, the best coffee in studio history, and still, you struggle getting the right performance. When you’re recording artists and bands, you certainly need to focus on mic placement, gain structure, song arrangement, performance, etc. But a session can quickly go […]
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People Production Techniques

Serious Sound Sessions with Matt Wiggins on Youtube

A combination of knocking-the-right-door and luck brought him his first studio job and from there on he gradually moved on to becoming a well respected mixing engineer, working on outstanding albums and with leading artists. For the second edition of the Serious Sound Sessions series, we welcomed Matt Wiggins (UK) at our Amsterdam facilities, for […]
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People

After Abbey Road Institute: Dieter Boels

GRADUATE PROFILE: Dieter Boels As part of our graduate profile series, we interviewed Sébastien Thirion earlier this year, who is currently working at Galaxy Studios. For the second article, we’ve interviewed Dieter Boels. Both Dieter and Sébastien are from Belgium and part of the first group of students in Amsterdam. They graduated and received their well-earned […]
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Events People

Just a simple analogue kind of guy

Al Schmitt: a living legend Not everyone knows Al Schmitt. Which is ok. Engineers and producers are predominantly not on the forefront and therefore a bit unknown to the general public. But if there is one man that literally has a legacy and you just HAVE to know, it is Al. When an article gets […]
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How limitation reveals the Master

Serious Sounds Sessions presents: We are happy to share with you the videos of the first edition of our Serious Sound Sessions series and on top of that, we would like to introduce the next session with Matt Wiggins! Using tuned glass bottles to create ‘Michael Jackson inspired percussion elements’ and the importance of limiting […]
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Gear People

What does it take to start your own Plugin Company?

So you just turned 31, you have an impressive track record in pro audio education, you have been mentored by one of the best mastering engineers on the planet, have worked at one of the most impressive recording studios in the world …and then you just decide to start your own plugin company. Today we […]
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Events

Serious Sound Sessions

Abbey Road Institute hosts a new series of Masterclasses Abbey Road Institute Amsterdam is hosting new series of events with one purpose in mind: Take sound and the role of a music producer Serious. And we found the perfect name for this platform: Serious Sound Sessions! Serious Sound Sessions is a new initiative all about […]
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Events

Come join us at Dancefair 2018

Check our Dancefair | Musicfair 2018 program Last year was our first appearance at the Dancefair / Musicfair in Utrecht, where we brought in quite a nice format analog SSL console, giving short demonstrations and one-on-one mixing sessions. After all the positive feedback we received we knew one thing; we want to go bigger! This […]
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