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Guitar pedals are more popular and more plentiful than ever before. Large pedal boards are becoming...
Making critical mix decisions on the centre content of a stereo image is amongst the hardest things...
The drum kit can be one of the most time-consuming instruments to record, so it's worth taking a...
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Following our #ProductionHub blogs from the last few days, we spoke to our engineers to give you...
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On a normal day at Abbey Road we help artists from different parts of the world to write and record...
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For the first time in our 89-year history, we are closing the doors to Abbey Road Studios in line...
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Expert Advice From Abbey Road Studios6th May 2020We often carry out ‘remote’ recording sessions at Abbey Road but for each instance there are things we need to clarify to ensure we suggest the optimum solution. If you’re considering having a remote session with us and have some questions here are some common points of discussion which will hopefully make things a little clearer.Read more29th Apr 2020
How To Build Your Own Guitar Pedal... | Abbey Road's Matt Kingdon ExplainsGuitar pedals are more popular and more plentiful than ever before. Large pedal boards are becoming ever-present and the need to fill them with pedals is no financial triviality. Therefore there is no better time to consider building your own guitar pedal! Abbey Road’s Deputy Head of Technical Services Matt Kingdon gives a step-by-step guide to assembling your first guitar pedal.Read more22nd Apr 2020
'It’s All About Your Topline' - Songwriting CompetitionThere are songs which can pull us through the most difficult times, connecting us to an artist’s experience and we no longer feel alone. If you’re a writer and would like a chance to win a 30-minute feedback session with our Chief Creative Advisor Nile Rodgers, Poo Bear, Jamie Scott or Giorgio Tuinfort, record your originally written song on Topline, our free songwriting app, and enter our competition, #ItsAllAboutYourToplineRead more19th Apr 2020
Your Questions Answered By The Abbey Road Engineers! #AskTheEngineerGet your questions answered by the Abbey Road engineers! If you’ve ever wanted to have a specific recording, mixing or mastering query answered by our engineering team, now is your chance. You can pose your questions to senior recording engineer Andrew Dudman, assistant engineer Andy Maxwell and mastering engineers Alex Gordon and Oli Morgan.Read more17th Apr 2020
Mixing on Headphones with Abbey Road's Mirek Stiles and Waves Audio Studio 3 PluginMaking critical mix decisions on the centre content of a stereo image is amongst the hardest things to achieve when working with headphones. Our Head of Audio Products, Mirek Stiles, explains why this is so important and how the Waves Abbey Road Studio 3 plugin can help.Read more16th Apr 2020
Abbey Road's Matt Jones on Recording Drums | #ProductionHubThe drum kit can be one of the most time-consuming instruments to record, so it's worth taking a structured approach. Abbey Road Senior Recordist Matt Jones provides some useful pointers and guidance on how to record drums effectively with the resources available.Read more8th Apr 2020
Music at Long Distance – Artificial Intelligence ToolsLast week we gave you an overview of platforms we thought could be helpful when you are thinking about collaborating online with other musicians in separate locations. Now, Red’s Innovation Manager Karim Fanous and Junior Programme Manager David Fong would like to give you a quick tour of some apps and tools that leverage artificial intelligence to help you make music.Read more
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