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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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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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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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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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After Abbey Road Institute: Sébastien Thirion

Graduate profile: Sébastien Thirion So you are an Advanced Diploma in Music Production & Sound Engineering graduate from Abbey Road Institute, ready to take on the world. And then what….? In this new series of blog articles, we will follow Abbey Road Institute Amsterdam (ARIA) graduates in their careers and endeavours, after successfully completing their study. Inspiring […]
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Watch the Moog Session videos

OUR MOOG SESSION VIDEOS The synthesizer that shaped music production and defined the music we listen to. Last month (December 2017) we did a Facebook Live event about the iconic Moog synthesizer. Abbey Road Institute lecturer and mastering-engineer/producer Marcoantonio Spaventi gave an inspiring online lecture about the Minimoog and various other Moog models. In this […]
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When you say Pink Floyd, you say Binson Echorec

The Binson Echorec If there is one band that had a major influence on the history of studio recording, it’s definitely Pink Floyd, the English rock band formed in London in 1965. And if you are looking for that distinguished sound of Pink Floyd, one very important element is the tape delay. And not just […]
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Max Martin – the personification of a hit machine

Analyzing 5 distinctive production methods of the man himself We are reaching the end of 2017 and the best selling album of the year seems to be already defined. After being released in November, only 1 month ago, selling over 1.05 million copies in the first week and being streamed more than 500 million times […]
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The Moog Session – The synth that shaped music

In July we did a Facebook live session with the iconic Hammond organ. On the 1st of December we are featuring another historic instrument that shaped musical history: The MiniMoog! But what makes the Minimoog so special? Let’s start with a brief history Robert Arthur Moog (1934 – 2005, Ph.D. in engineering physics from Cornell […]
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