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Simon Gibson has 30 years experience at Abbey Road, mastering both stereo and 5.1 surround projects...
Abbey Road Studios will be returning to Tobacco Dock with our Production Hub at this year's BBC...
In 1968, the introduction of eight-track recording and increasing sonic experimentation by The...
Following the success of his track ‘You’re So Cool’, which was awarded Time Out NY’s Video of the...
What do you need in order to start recording in a home studio? Abbey Road takes you through seven...
For the first time ever, you can produce, mix and hear music from inside the iconic Studio Three...
Reverb became one of the fundamental pillars for the music of the ‘60s, defining the sound of...
With over 14 years of experience at Abbey Road, newly promoted recording engineer John Barrett is up...
This August, Abbey Road Institute will host their inaugural Song Production Masterclass in Studio...
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Take a look at our latest music maker blogs, our How To series or ask one of our engineers a question19th Feb 2020Whether mastering with outboard or in-the-box, you’ll still want a great EQ, compressor and limiter. Abbey Road mastering engineer Christian Wright advises on a few of the software mastering plugins he would recommend, and we take a look at Abbey Road’s range of mastering plugins in partnership with Waves Audio.Read more12th Feb 2020
The Journey of Becoming An Abbey Road Engineer | Andrew Dudman ExplainsA question we’re often asked is “how do you become an Abbey Road engineer?” It takes many years of hard work and dedication to reach the standards of a legendary Abbey Road engineer. Andrew Dudman shares more about his education in sound engineering and his path to becoming an engineer at Abbey Road,Read more23rd Jan 2020
How Do You Know When Your Mix Is Finished? Abbey Road Engineer John Barrett ExplainsIs there a point at which you can say "this mix is finished” and how do you decide when that is? One of the hardest things when starting out is to determine when a mix is finished. Abbey Road engineer John Barrett, who has worked at the studios for over 14 years and mixed projects that include Jonny Greenwood’s 'Phantom Thread' and The Rolling Stones’ ‘On Air’, gives us his take on the elusive mixing question.Read more14th Jan 2020
What Is Sidechain and How To Use It? Abbey Road Recordist Matt Jones ExplainsDo you ever find your mix sounds great on one section of your track, but overcrowded or muddy on another part once more textures come in? If so, you may want to try using sidechaining. Abbey Road Recordist Matt Jones explains what sidechaining is, how to use it and his tips on how to achieve the best results with it.Read more8th Jan 2020
Vocal Processing with Abbey Road engineer Lewis JonesHaving done your best to capture a high–quality recording of your vocals, how do you go about processing them so they work in your mix? Head over to the Abbey Road #ProductionHub to find out from our engineer Lewis Jones how he processes vocal tracks to make them sit well in a mix.Read more24th Dec 2019
How To Mix a Track with Abbey Road's Gordon DavidsonComputerMusic wanted to delve deeper into the mixing process with Gordon to see how he would mix a project from start to finish. Before getting to work, he answered a few questions about his mixing set-up and preferences.Read more5th Oct 2019
Mastering with Abbey Road's Simon GibsonSimon Gibson has 30 years experience at Abbey Road, mastering both stereo and 5.1 surround projects that span from rock and pop to symphonic orchestral soundtracks. We go inside Simon’s mastering suite as he takes us through his 5.1 surround sound set-up, the equipment and plug-ins he uses and an insight into his mastering process featuring Carly Paoli’s ‘Liberty’, taken from her album ‘Live at Cadogan Hall’.Read more29th Sep 2019
Abbey Road's Production Hub at BBC Introducing Live 2019Abbey Road Studios will be returning to Tobacco Dock with our Production Hub at this year's BBC Music Introducing Live!
Abbey Road will take you through the songwriting, recording, mixing and mastering process in a series of enlightening masterclasses led by our recording and mastering engineers Paul Pritchard and Christian Wright, alongside acclaimed artists, songwriters and friends of the studio MaverickSabre, Novelist and RachelFurner.Read more17th Sep 2019
Behind Abbey Road Studios’ EMI TG12345 ConsoleIn 1968, the introduction of eight-track recording and increasing sonic experimentation by The Beatles and other groundbreaking artists meant that the capabilities of Abbey Road Studios’ REDD .37 and REDD .51 consoles were being stretched. This called for a new desk. The name of the console was TG12345, with the TG being an acronym for The Gramophone Company. Abbey Road's Mirek Stiles delves deeper into the desk, delivering eight insightful facts about the iconic console.Read more6th Sep 2019
Jonathan Bree Releases His New Single - Mastered at Abbey Road by Christian WrightFollowing the success of his track ‘You’re So Cool’, which was awarded Time Out NY’s Video of the Year 2017, New Zealand based singer-songwriter and producer Jonathan Bree returns with new single 'Waiting on the Moment'. Dubbed "a break-up song you can dance to", Bree used the state-of-the-art Abbey Road Reverb Plates plugin, as well as our Online Mastering service working direct with Christian Wright.Read more2nd Jan 2020
Abbey Road's Beginner Studio Set-Up GuideWhat do you need in order to start recording in a home studio? Abbey Road takes you through seven essential pieces of studio equipment required to get you up and running.Read more9th Jul 2019
Introducing The Abbey Road Studio 3 Plugin From Waves AudioFor the first time ever, you can produce, mix and hear music from inside the iconic Studio Three. Introducing the Abbey Road Studio 3 Plugin from Waves Audio, bringing the acoustic environment of our Studio Three control room to your headphones.Read more5th Aug 2019
How To Use Abbey Road's Plate And Chamber Reverb Effectively In Your MusicReverb became one of the fundamental pillars for the music of the ‘60s, defining the sound of vintage recordings: in particular, the Echo Chambers and the Plate Reverbs. Learn what makes Abbey Road’s Plate and Chamber Reverb so unique, and how to use them effectively in your music with Waves Audio.Read more1st Aug 2019
'Ask Abbey Road' - Recording Engineer John BarrettWith over 14 years of experience at Abbey Road, newly promoted recording engineer John Barrett is up next in Music Tech's ‘Ask Abbey Road’ feature. In this instalment, John discusses the future of orchestral recording and the preparation that goes into recording an 110-piece orchestra in Studio One:Read more29th Jul 2019
Abbey Road Institute Song Production Masterclass: An Interview with Haydn Bendall & Christian WrightThis August, Abbey Road Institute will host their inaugural Song Production Masterclass in Studio Three, a four day experience which will take you through the full recording process.Read more30th Dec 2019
Patching The TG Transfer Console | Abbey Road's Ian Taylor ExplainsAbbey Road's Technical Engineer, Ian Taylor, takes us through the central nervous system of each of our studios' control and live rooms, and the latest patching underway for Room Seven's TG Transfer Console.Read more8th Jul 2019
'Ask Abbey Road' - Senior Recording Engineer Andrew DudmanIn the latest edition of Music Tech’s ‘Ask Abbey Road’ Q&A series, your questions have been put to senior recording engineer, Andrew Dudman.Read more3rd Jul 2019
REDD & EMI TG12345 Console Plugins Compared | Waves Audio x Abbey Road StudiosThe classic REDD and TG consoles were the centrepieces of Abbey Road’s music revolution in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Known for their distinctive sound quality and minimalist functionality, discover what their audio plugin counterparts sound like, the differences between them, and how each can contribute differently to your mixes courtesy of Waves Audio.Read more5th Jun 2019
How To Achieve The '60s Sound | Waves Audio x Abbey Road Studios‘60s recordings were limited by the technology available, however the sound is still adored by producers and music fans alike. See how you can emulate the warmth and character of those classic records when mixing in the box with Waves Audio's nine tips.Read more6th Jun 2019
Inside Abbey Road - The RS56 Universal Tone Control UnitTechnical Engineer and Microphone Custodian Lester Smith take us through the iconic RS56 Universal Tone Control Unit. Commonly known as the Curvebender, it was first designed in 1952 by our own engineer Mike Batchelor who later became the chief engineer at Abbey Road Studios.Read more4th Jun 2019
Introducing Q&A Series - Ask Abbey RoadIn partnership with MusicTech, we're proud to present 'Ask Abbey Road', a brand-new series that allows you the public to ask your production-related questions to our team of engineers here at the studios.Read more3rd Jun 2019
Abbey Road's Tips for Preparing a Mix for MasteringSo, you've recorded, arranged and mixed your project, but you're not finished yet. If you decide to send your mix to be professionally mastered, our mastering engineers have included some essential tips to check first.Read more29th May 2019
How To Record a Demo on Your Phone with Abbey Road StudiosAs a songwriter or musician, your demo is your calling card. It can help you expand your audience and get you noticed. Contrary to popular belief, demo recordings don't have to be elaborate or expensive either. Find out how Abbey Road can help you record your next demo with Topline.Read more21st May 2019
How To Add Reverb Depth to Drums Recorded in a Small Space | Guy MasseyThe ability to add natural depth to instruments is crucial for producers who are limited by the acoustic space of their home studios. Watch how Grammy-winning mixer Guy Massey (The Beatles, Ed Sheeran) uses Abbey Road Chambers to achieve natural depth on drums.Read more3o-XNN5aSE
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