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SSL – E and G series EQ

SSL or Solid State Logic; for many it stands for the big recording studios in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Sacred places where many legendary hits have been recorded. And still are. Many popular artists use SSL, such as Dr Dré, Peter Gabriel (partly owner of SSL), Sting and Nine Inch Nails. At Abbey Road […]
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Hammond Sessions – Videos

You were born for church and became an iconic element for progressive rock: we are talking about the legendary Hammond organ! Everybody has heard a Hammond in their life, since this organ found his way in every genre of music. It’s used in Jazz, Blues, Funk, Soul, Progressive Rock, Pop and Hip Hop. When you […]
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Recording to Tape & Open Day – September 2nd 2017

If this is going to be just another Open Day? Definitely not. This open day you get to be part of something most people probably never experienced before: Recording to analog tape! These days, owning an analog tape machine is somewhat akin to driving a classic car, with less and less engineers that know how […]
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Hammond Sessions – Recording a legendary instrument

Manufacturers like Korg, Roland, Clavia and Native Instruments have managed to produce impressive emulations of this iconic instrument, but nothing beats the real deal. We are talking about the legendary Hammond Organ. On Saturday the 5th of August at 16h00, Abbey Road Institute Amsterdam hosted a Facebook Live event around this iconic versatile instrument. With the […]
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Neve 2254

We thought it was time to look at another classic compressor/limiter in our arsenal. And so, we decided to take an in-depth look into the Neve 2254. History In the late 60’s, David Rees worked alongside Rupert Neve as a design engineer. David had worked for BBC previously and allegedly had first come up with […]
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Vox AC30

This week, we will talk about one of the most iconic and well-known guitar amps, the vintage Vox AC30. By listening to Brian May (Queen) or The Edge (U2), you can quickly identify the sound of the Vox AC30, which has turned into a very recognisable signature sound for many artists. John Lennon used a […]
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The 1176

It’s time for our second article! And for this one we decided to have an in-depth look into one of the most iconic compressors/limiters used in music production, the 1176. At the bottom of this page, you’ll find a cool interactive unit that you can play around with while listening to music. History Bill Putnam […]
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