DMP103 – Audio Engineering / Acoustics (Tools)


The course aims to produce graduates who are musical, technologically proficient and able to operate professionally in a diversity of audio production roles and environments.

The content is delivered in a unique, practical learning environment where students will complete hands-on activities under direct supervision from our industry professional staff.

Abbey Road Institute’s students have access to highly specialized workstations and studios before, during and after class. Supervisors are available on site to provide learning support outside regular classroom hours.

DMP103 – Audio Engineering / Acoustics (Tools)

This module introduces students to the studio as a production environment. Students will learn the theory behind equalisation, dynamic range and effects processors and the historical development and use of these devices at Abbey Road Studios will be discussed. The proper use and application of each device will be considered using both hardware and software DAW plugins and production techniques will be explored 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.

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