Melbourne

Our objective 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.

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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. 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.

ARI’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 analog world on the beautiful API 1608 recording console. This studio has been fitted out with the who’s who of analog outboard processing. Including units from Universal Audio, SSL, Shadow Hills, Empirical Labs, TC Electronic and Heritage Audio. This is an amazing recording and mixing space, the API 1608 has a beautiful sound. Students in this space learn the fundamentals through to advanced analog workflows and patching.

Students at ARI 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 Apply Now For Our Melbourne Campus

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. 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 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. 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 100000
  • live music performances per year 48000
  • 2nd best student city in the world 2
  • Languages spoken in Melbourne 251

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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.

Lance Krive, Senior Lecturer

It’s a unique experience in so many ways, the location, the calibre of guest lecturers and access to the Abbey Road studios for classes is pretty amazing, there aren't many places you get to record a full orchestra!

Jason O’Bryan

Come with an open mind and a voracious appetite to soak up the magic! Be prepared to work hard - you’ll get out what you put in.

Ian Ramage, Lecturer

There is surely no better place to be when you are studying music production and sound engineering!

Tori Sunnucks, Graduate 2016

On the first day of the course it was clear that I had found my tribe; we’re like a family, and it’s uncanny how everyone gets on creatively.

Deborah Melliard, Graduate 2016