Melbourne

Our aim is to provide our students with the highest standard of theoretical teaching mixed with our unique approach to studio education. Our programme was designed by the industry for the industry. We maintain the highest educational standards, support ‘hands-on’ practical learning, provide the best professional lecturers and give students access to state of the art equipment.

Melbourne

A look inside our Studio Contact Melbourne Today

We are proud to have some of the highest quality studios here at Abbey Road Institute Melbourne, specifically designed for education.

Melbourne Studios

Melbourne Studios

Abbey Road Institute Melbourne’s Campus is located in the heart of Melbourne’s vibrant arts precinct in Southbank. Directly adjacent to the 24 hour hustle & bustle of the CBD, Melbourne’s art precinct houses Australia’s most prestigious galleries, theatres, contemporary performance spaces and arts colleges. With tram access from the front door and only five minutes from the city’s iconic Flinders Street Station and bars and restaurants meters from the front door, Abbey Road Institute Melbourne is ideally located to facilitate an educational experience both inside and outside of the campus.

Get to know our gear

We are proud to have some of the highest quality studios here at Abbey Road Institute Melbourne, specifically designed for education.

Our students here get their hands on amazing equipment from day one. Our Studios are fitted out with world-class monitoring solutions including the B&W 802’s and PMC TwoTwo 6’s, giving us consistency between our studios and edit suites.

From the beginning of our course, students start in our Avid S6 production studio. In this studio, they begin the journey of audio production. Including principles of mixing and the basics of audio signal flow. Therefore, the Avid S6 is a modular control surface, it is the most advanced control surface ever built. It has been designed for flexible workflows and used throughout the world in leading studios.

Abbey Road Institute’s Studios here are powered by Avid Pro Tools 12 HD, Logic X and Ableton. Every student has access to Universal Audio interfaces and plugins, and plugins from other leading manufacturers including, Slate Digital, Mcdsp, Waves, Izotope, Native Instruments.

Our students move into the analogue world on the beautiful API 1608 recording console. This studio has been fitted out with the who’s who of analogue outboard processing. Including units from Universal Audio, SSL, Shadow Hills, Empirical Labs, TC Electronic and Heritage Audio. Students in this space learn the fundamentals through to advanced analogue workflows and patching.

Students at Abbey Road Institute also have access to a huge microphone list including microphones from Coles, Neumann, AEA, Royer, Shure, Sennheiser, Audix, AKG and Beyerdynamic.

A look into Melbourne

The Melbourne live music scene is one of the most thriving and vibrant on the globe. A report published by Music Victoria stated that over 62,000 gigs were performed annually in 470 live music venues state wide. This patronage generates an annual spend of 1.04 billion in small venues, concerts and festivals and employs the equivalent of 116,000 full time jobs. Furthermore, Melbourne also hosts many music conferences and showcase events such as Face The Music and Melbourne Music Week where local talent has the opportunity to showcase their work and network among peers.

Melbourne Surroundings

Our students here get their hands on amazing equipment from day one. Our Studios are fitted out with world class monitoring solutions including the B&W 802s and PMC TwoTwo 6s, giving us consistency between our studios and edit suites.

From the beginning of our course, students start in our Avid S6 production studio. In this studio, they begin the journey of audio production. Including principles of mixing and the basics of audio signal flow. The Avid S6 is a modular control surface, it is the most advanced control surface ever built. It has been designed for flexible workflows and used throughout the world in leading studios.

Melbourne

Why you should study here

Melbourne
  • People attend live music performances each weekend 1000s
  • live music performances per year 48000
  • 2nd best student city in the world 2
  • Languages spoken in Melbourne 251

This course taught me how to set up a freelance structure. Knowing things about invoicing and tax and learning how much I should charge. Abbey Road taught me that I have to look after this myself.

Alex Mraz, Graduate

Before I was at Abbey Road, it was easy to write a song, and get a singer. But the songwriting process doesn’t work like that. It was important to understand vocal production, writing, and music. It should all happen simultaneously.

Joel Robinson, Graduate

Abbey Road really helped me with the foundation of audio. It’s an overwhelming subject at first, but [the course] really breaks it down and really makes it digestible.

Charlotte Rochecouste, Graduate

The time I spent at Abbey Road Institute helped me transform my skills. I came from a bedroom producer who made music as a hobby to an audio professional.

Phoenix Manson, Graduate

Abbey Road was the perfect stepping stone into my professional career as an artist and audio engineer.

Alex Braithwaite, Graduate

Education is more than a lecture. It is decades of experience from all corners of the globe brought together into a community of dedicated and passionate individuals joined together in journey to push the limits of creativity. This is what we aspire to every day at Abbey Road.

Gianni Michelini, COO

Studying the past year at Abbey Road has been phenomenal. The teaching staff are top notch and I now have a community of people to draw on who are as obsessed with music as me.  

Emily Toner, Graduate

Abbey Road Institute gives students the head-start they need to succeed in today's industry.  The facilities at Melbourne are second to none and it’s great to see students grow and be rewarded for their efforts.

David Weaver, Academic Coordinator