We’re proud of our dedicated, professional and highly experienced teaching team, led by Programme Director, Robin Reumers. We hand pick experts and professionals from industry, who bring to the course a wide range of different skills and expertise to support the breadth of learning our students graduate with.
Alongside our core team of regular lecturers we invite in specialists who have worked with musicians and artists of all genres from the likes of the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Rihanna, Little Simz, Will.I.Am, Sia and Alicia Keys to Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Bonobo, De La Soul to London Symphony Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, and many, many more.
Our team of industry experts and visiting lecturers include multiple Grammy, Mercury Music Prize and Oscar winners.
Director of Education & engineer
Robin Reumers is an audio engineer and the Director of Education for our Advanced Diploma in Music Production & Sound Engineering in Amsterdam. After receiving his diploma in audio engineering, he immediately left for an traineeship in the U.S., and soon became the right hand of respected mastering engineer Bob Katz. He ended up working there for 3 years after which he moved back to Europe.
Prior to joining Abbey Road Institute, Robin was working as CTO at Galaxy Studios in Belgium. For 7 years he was responsible for the expansion of the studios and the technical maintenance in an increasingly digital world. He managed to keep Galaxy Studios cutting edge, in part thanks to the invention of the new Auro-3D format. Simultaneously Robin has been working in audio education for over 5 years. Nowadays he is also director and product developer at his own plug-in company Leapwing Audio and chief engineer at Sonic City Studios.
Recording & mix engineer
Ronald Prent started out at Wisseloord in 1980 as an inexperienced assistant and has since established himself as one of the most accomplished and innovative recording & mix engineers in the world. At Abbey Road Institute, Ronald teaches mixing and advanced recording techniques.
He specialises in surround sound, pioneering in mixing and playing a key role in the development of new technology used in progressive high-resolution formats. In the early years of surround audio development, Ronald was a “test pilot” for Sony and Philips’ DSD/SACD format. Many of the projects that he mixed in those days are still held up as benchmark examples of creative surround mixing. API’s flagship ‘Vision’ console which features simultaneous stereo and surround mixing capability, and SPL’s benchmark MMC1 multi-channel mastering console are two examples of technological excellence stemming from Ronald’s original and practical ideas.
His long list of clients includes notable artists such as Simple Minds, Rammstein, The Scorpions, Mink DeVille, Richie Hawtin, Udo Lindenberg, Gotthard, Tina Turner, Ilse DeLange, Live, Within Temptation, Herbert Grönemeyer, Clouseau, Lori Lieberman, Manowar, Alain Clark, and Peter Maffay.
Darcy Proper is a successful sound engineer and a role model for many within the industry. Darcy graduated with honours from NYU’s Music Technology programme and began her career at Sony Classical Productions and Sony Music Studios in New York City. After twenty years in the big city, she made the jump to Europe, accepting a position as Senior Mastering Engineer at Galaxy Studios in Belgium. In 2010, Darcy became part of the team of adventurers dedicated to the revival of Wisseloord Studios in the Netherlands. where she currently bases her work as a mastering engineer.
Over the years, Darcy has been honoured with 3 Grammy awards and 9 nominations and has won several other awards for her work. Alongside her mastering work, she also lectures at Abbey Road Institute Amsterdam.
She has had the pleasure of mastering historical reissue projects for such prestigious artists as Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Dave Brubeck, and Johnny Cash. She has also worked on stereo and 5.1 front-line releases for many talented artists including The Eagles, Ilse DeLange, Donald Fagen, Anouk, Porcupine Tree, Clouseau, Peter Maffay, Patricia Barber, Alain Clark, Jane Ira Bloom, Marcus Miller, Jef Neve, Ozark Henry.
Producer, engineer & musician
Emiliano Caballero started out his engineering career at Galaxy Studios in Belgium, where he worked with artists like George McCrae, Clint Mansell and David Miles Huber. Shortly after, he moved to NYC to work as an assistant engineer at Electric Lady Studios. During his time there, he worked with artists such as Bon Jovi, Foy Vance, Elle King and Michael Kiwanuka.
Emiliano is currently a freelance producer & engineer, working between New York City, Los Angeles and Amsterdam. At Abbey Road Institute Amsterdam, he teaches compression, EQ, effects as well as microphones.
Engineer & musician
Nowadays Robin has his own mixing and mastering room where he works on various projects. He is a regular lecturer at Abbey Road Institute Amsterdam, teaching the history of production.
Abbey Road Institute is not a school, it is a high end production studio with a control room full of learners.
When you come here, it’s all about being eager to learn, put in the time, and believe in what you do. Hard work pays off.
There is surely no better place to be when you are studying music production and sound engineering!
On the first day of the course it was clear that I had found my tribe; we’re like a family, and it’s uncanny how everyone gets on creatively.