DMP103 – Audio Engineering / Acoustics (Tools)


Upon graduating this course you will be musically and technologically proficient and able to operate professionally in a diversity of audio production roles and environments.

Our course content is delivered in a unique, practical learning environment where you will complete hands-on activities under direct supervision of our industry professional staff.

As a student, you will have access to highly specialized workstations before, during and after class. Supervisors are available on site to provide learning support outside of classroom hours.

DMP103 – Audio Engineering / Acoustics (Tools)

The opening subjects of your diploma ensure a strong foundation of knowledge for the basis of future studies. We ensure each module is crafted to ensure relevance to todays industry, while still treasuring the history of Abbey Road. Studying our Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (DMP103 – Audio Engineering / Acoustics (Tools)) will ensure your future as one of the worlds respected members of the Abbey Road Institute community.

Audio Engineering / Acoustics (Tools)

This module introduces the studio as a production environment. You will learn the theory behind equalisation, dynamic range and effects processors, and discuss the historical development and use of these devices at Abbey Road Studios. You will learn the proper use and application of each device using both hardware and software DAW plugins, and explore production techniques in both Pro Tools and Logic audio editing programs.

Module Syllabus:

  • The Music Production Studio
  • EQ
  • Dynamic Range Processing
  • Effects Processing
  • Cabling and Wiring
  • Mixing Consoles


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.

Paul Edwards, Academic Manager

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

Tori Sunnucks, Graduate

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