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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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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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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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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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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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