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Paul Brandoli Masterclass

Abbey Road Institute Melbourne regularly hosts masterclasses where we open up the campus to the wider community. We bring in the best artists, songwriters and audio engineers to talk about their craft and careers. Last month we had the pleasure of hosting Paul Brandoli, a master songwriter and top-liner, now based at acclaimed Studios 301 […]
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Music Production

Dance Music and the Loudness War

“Just turn the volume up to make it louder”. – Angry old man c.2019 Loudness war today There has been a fantastic push back against overly loud music recently. Many streaming platforms have ‘loudness normalisation’ which allows engineers to focus on the best dynamic mix possible, without having to make sacrifices to achieve a few […]
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Gear

5 Plugins We Cannot Live Without

THE LIST We’ve got one of the largest plug-in collections of any educational institution in Australia. As such, we’ve got more than enough to choose from. Yet time and time again, we find ourselves returning to some of our fond favourites. We thought we’d take some time to explain what we love, and what our […]
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People

Alumni Interview – Charlotte Rochecouste

Charlotte Rochecouste graduated from Abbey Road Institute Melbourne in 2017 and is now an Assistant Engineer at Studios 301.   You’re an Assistant Engineer, could you describe your role for us? At Studios 301 my main role is assistant engineering. So setting up for vocal sessions, band recordings, or plug in and play (for producers). […]
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Masterclass & Events News

Trip to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Studios

Broadcast as a career pathway Abbey Road Institute Melbourne is dedicated to creating industry opportunities, internships and experiences for its students. The changing audio industry constantly creates new career possibilities and we introduce our students to the cutting edge elements at play for the audio professional today. Our students ventured to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation […]
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Masterclass & Events News

Do you want to gig using Ableton Live?

The days of music performance with only a guitar seems like it was a lifetime ago. Now, that artists like Ed Sheeran are selling out arenas all over the world without a band and using only a looper. Music technology hasn’t just given rise to the home music producer but has enabled the samples and […]
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Abbey Road Institute Open Day January 19th

EXPERIENCE ABBEY ROAD INSTITUTE Our Open Day is January 19th 2019 from 10am to 2.30pm. Join us on our open day to tour our facilities, experience live music and live recordings and learn how our institute and curriculum has been shaped by the innovation and tradition of Abbey Road Studios. At Abbey Road Institute, our […]
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News

The History of Audio and Music in Video Games

Written by David Weaver Music and Audio in Video Games; Since the early days in the field, music has held an important place in video game audio. Both technical and creative restraints featured as strong influences in early video game audio, with the earliest game music tracks being relegated to a tiny chip on an […]
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