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In these uncertain times of isolation, many artists and musicians are likely to be asking how to...
On a normal day at Abbey Road we help artists from different parts of the world to write and record...
Many of you out there are likely singers, musicians and producers who for the first time, are...
For the first time in our 89-year history, we are closing the doors to Abbey Road Studios in line...
A great kick drum sound is, of course, the foundation of any modern drum kit recording. Getting it...
Whether mastering with outboard or in-the-box, you’ll still want a great EQ, compressor and limiter...
A question we’re often asked is “how do you become an Abbey Road engineer?” It takes many years of...
Is there a point at which you can say "this mix is finished” and how do you decide when that is? One...
Do you ever find your mix sounds great on one section of your track, but overcrowded or muddy on...
Having done your best to capture a high–quality recording of your vocals, how do you go about...
ComputerMusic wanted to delve deeper into the mixing process with Gordon to see how he would mix a...
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For songwriters, take a look at our free app, Topline, designed by musicians for musicians. Topline helps you capture song ideas instantly and precisely before that precious moment is lost. For producers and engineers, benefit from Abbey Road’s expertise from the comfort of your home. From our online mastering services from £90 per song (ex. vat) to our vast range of audio plugins we can help you perfect your sound.
Read our latest music maker blogs, check our How To series or ask one of our engineers a question. Expert advice for the beginner to advanced music maker. And don't miss out on our latest competition - enter below for your chance to get your track cut to 7" vinyl.
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Take a look at our latest music maker blogs, our How To series or ask one of our engineers a question1st Apr 2020In these uncertain times of isolation, many artists and musicians are likely to be asking how to jam, write or record a song together with other musicians as seamlessly as possible and in (almost) real-time. As a follow-up to yesterday's blog from our Technical Services team about the remote tools they use, Abbey Road Red’s David Fong provides an overview of the exciting technologies for online music creation and collaboration.Read more31st Mar 2020
Remote Session Tools: An Overview from our Technical Services TeamOn a normal day at Abbey Road we help artists from different parts of the world to write and record together, but what can we offer to them now when bands and collaborators are unable to be in the same location?
We asked our in-house experts from Abbey Road’s Technical Services team to talk us through the remote sessions tools we use in the studios as well as their recommendations for online collaboration.Read more26th Mar 2020
How To Record and Process Studio Vocals At HomeMany of you out there are likely singers, musicians and producers who for the first time, are beginning to record your own vocals whilst at home and aren’t quite sure where to begin.
Recording the perfect vocal is not a perfect science. It can be extremely subjective and often depends on the sound you’re looking for on your track. It can also be more difficult than you might expect when you haven’t done it before, so head to our blog to learn more about the basics of recording and processing vocals at home from the Abbey Road Team.Read more4th Mar 2020
Kick Drum Recording and Processing Tips | Abbey Road's Chris Bolster ExplainsA great kick drum sound is, of course, the foundation of any modern drum kit recording. Getting it right will help give your track the right feel, whether you’re after a downtempo groove or a hard-hitting, driving beat. Abbey Road engineer Chris Bolster continues our #ProductionHub recording series with advice and tips on how to record and process the backbone of the beat: the kick drum.Read more26th Feb 2020
Cutting Vinyl at Abbey Road Studios with Miles ShowellEver wondered how a record is cut-to-vinyl at Abbey Road Studios? 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.
Read more19th Feb 2020
Christian Wright's Go-To Mastering Plugins | Abbey Road Production HubWhether 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 more3o-XNN5aSE
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