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Recording5th Nov 2020What 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 more15th Jul 2020
The Most Common Problem You Come Across When Recording an Artist? | with Abbey Road Engineer John BarrettWhen you’re new to the recording studio environment, some common issues may present themselves. Nerves during recording sessions are an extremely common issue amongst both beginners and professionals alike. Abbey Road engineer John Barrett discusses some of the most faced problems he comes across when recording artists and musicians, along with the steps he takes to help them overcome it.Read more8th Aug 2020
Topline App Releases New Features For Artists & SongwritersYou asked, and we listened! Today marks the release of an exciting new update for our Topline songwriting app on IOS, bringing a whole host of new functionality to the App. New features include the ability to add reverb to your tracks, an updated mixer panel and Bluetooth connectivity.Read more
Mixing16th Sep 2021
Which Compressor Plugin Should I Choose for my Mix? #ProductionHubWhich Compressor Plugin Should I Choose for my Mix? Compression is hugely important when producing and engineering music, both for dynamics control and sound colouration.Read more27th May 2021
Three Ways to Use Distortion in Your MixesWhen mixing or producing a track, you can use distortion and saturation in subtle ways to mimic other processing chains, achieving more musical results overall and without making the track sound clipped. Below are three tips using our Waves Audio / Abbey Road Saturator and J37 tape plugin.Read more10th Jun 2021
How To Double Track Your Vocals for Richer MixesLayering your lead vocal with doubles can add thickness, colour and lift to the most important element of any song; the lyrics and melody. We explore numerous ways you can achieve that rich vocal sound in your mix with the Abbey Road / Waves Reel ADT, a technique originally developed by former Technical Engineer and Managing Director, Ken Townsend.
Mastering14th May 2023
What is Immersive Audio?Discover what Dolby Atmos music mastering is and why Abbey Road is the right choice for immersive audio mastering. If you’re a musician or a music fan, chances are that at some point in the past few years, you’ll have heard something about immersive audio and Dolby Atmos music mastering.Read more1st May 2023
What’s the Difference Between Mixing and Mastering?Discover what online mastering and mixing is and what the differences are between these two vital stages of music production.Read more12th Apr 2023
What Is Mastering & Why Is It Important? | #ProductionHubIn music production, mastering is the final step in the creative process but in order to get there, it’s crucial to prepare your music for the ‘master’ to create an extra layer of magic on your creation. So, time for the elusive question. What exactly is mastering and why is it important? To explain more, we spoke to our award-winning engineering team who carry with them a wealth of experience, passion and expertise.Read more19th Apr 2023
What is Online Mastering? | #ProductionHubLearn more about online mastering and discover how you can get your music mastered at Abbey Road Studios by our expert engineers.Read more10th May 2023
What is Half-Speed Mastering? | Production HubEver wondered how a record is cut-to-vinyl at half-speed? Step inside award-winning mastering engineer Miles Showell’s mastering suite at Abbey Road Studios as he takes you through the process and explains more about the “holy grail of vinyl cutting” - half-speed mastering.
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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 more1st Jul 2021
Online Mastering: 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 more
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Remote Collaboration15th Apr 2021
Oli Morgan’s Remote Mastering Session with Audiomovers - From Abbey Road Studios to South AmericaDue to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, attended sessions for our mastering engineers are still not permitted. So how can we allow artists and bands to be part of the final process in the production chain? Well, when Chilean band Bintage got in touch with our mastering engineer Oli Morgan looking to stem-master their latest LP, Oli found an innovative solution thanks to our newly acquired start-up company, Audiomovers.Read more28th Mar 2021
Meet Igor Maxymenko and Yuriy Shevyrov - Co-founders of Audiomovers“With an admirable portfolio of audio plugins and production tools, as well as years of experience developing start-ups, we felt that Abbey Road Studios is the natural home for our business. We built Audiomovers for those who need audio excellence, which is exactly what Abbey Road is all about. We have an ambitious and innovative roadmap and, powered by the Abbey Road team, we can become the global choice for remote audio collaboration.” – Audiomovers founders, Igor Maxymenko and Yuriy Shevyrov
Read more16th Mar 2021
Abbey Road Studios Acquires Audiomovers, Enhancing The Global Shift To Remote Music ProductionThrough our innovation arm Abbey Road Red, we're delighted to announce the acquisition of Audiomovers. Audiomovers is a tech start-up reinventing the remote production experience, allowing music professionals to stream, listen to and record high resolution multichannel remote audio in real time, with multiple collaborators, anywhere in the world.Read more
Production Tips9th Jun 2021
Sidechain Compression Explained: How & When to Use It | SG Lewis ExplainsIf you’re a producer, there’s a strong possibility you either use sidechain compression or have heard of it. For those who are unfamiliar, sidechaining means using the output of one track, such as a kick drum, to alter the compression on another track, such as a bassline. In simple terms, it’s a way to set up your mix so that when one sound comes in, another one quiets down.
Other than the fact that it’s an effective tool for mixing, sidechain compression is a way to innovate because it allows you to turn non-instrument sounds into music.
Read more3rd Jun 2021
How to Create Space in a Heavy Guitar MixHow can you get heavy crunch guitars to sit properly in the mix, while still allowing the vocals, drums and bass to cut through? Learn how, using EQ plus the Waves Audio / Abbey Road EMI TG12345 console plugin and its unique “Spread” feature.Read more8th Apr 2021
Adding A Lo-Fi Vintage Vibe To Your Track | Waves Audio | #ProductionHubCreating lo-fi music in the digital realm is all about inducing the flavour of analogue imperfections, tape machine modulations and the colourations caused by worn equipment and mechanical artifacts. From adding more wow and tape flutter effects with our Waves Audio J37 plugin, to adding vintage vinyl noise and crackle with the Abbey Road vinyl plugin, here are a few tricks to add analogue imperfections and that warm nostalgic vibe to your sound.Read more
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