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Becoming an Abbey Road engineer with Andrew Dudman

A question many burgeoning sound engineers often wonder is “how do you become an Abbey Road engineer?” Abbey Road’s engineers are one of their most valuable assets, carrying with them a wealth of experience, passion and expertise. It takes many years of hard work and dedication to reach the standards of the legendary Abbey Road engineer, and is often claimed that it takes less time to become a brain surgeon. 

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The gear behind Abbey Road Studios: Studio Two Echo Chamber

In 1947, artificial reverb as we know it today was born in a bathroom — Bill Putnam’s bathroom, to be exact. It provided an echo chamber effect for the Harmonicats’ recording of ‘Peg O’ My Heart’.

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Real Groove: The Princess of Pop’s plunge into remote recording

Grammy-nominated songwriter, producer and mix engineer Nico Stadi shares the story of Kylie Minogue’s escapade into the world of remote recording for her 15th studio album ‘Disco’. 

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How remote recording saved Josh Groban’s dream album

Singer-songwriter and actor Josh Groban shares how he was able to bring his dream album 'Harmony' to life through remote collaboration.

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The gear behind Abbey Road Studios: EMI TG12345

In 1968, the introduction of eight-track recording and increasing sonic experimentation by The Beatles and other groundbreaking artists meant that the capabilities of Abbey Road Studios’ REDD.37 and REDD.51 consoles were being stretched. This called for a new desk. The name of the console was TG12345, with the TG being an acronym for The Gramophone Company.

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Tracking guitars remotely with LISTENTO

We caught up with songwriter and producer Jack Leonard (UNKLE, Baby Queen, Foxes) and Matthew Genovese to uncover their process for tracking guitars remotely using a combination of Zoom and Audiomovers’ LISTENTO.

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The gear behind Abbey Road Studios: REDD.17 DESK

We continue our new series with a look into one of EMI's greatest designs: the REDD.17. The first in a powerful series of valve mixing desks, EMI engineers Peter Burkowitz and Lenn Page revealed the REDD.17 in 1958. It was EMI’s first console to appear in desk form. Renowned for their smooth EQ curves, extraordinary warmth and lush stereo imagery, there’s something magical about the REDD desks that sound like no other consoles. 

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The gear behind Abbey Road Studios: The RS56 EQ (The Curve Bender)

Abbey Road Studios has always been at the forefront of innovation. We’re thrilled to now be part of this incredible story and together help continue pioneering the way for the future of music technology. As part of our new series, we are delving into some of the ground-breaking innovations created at Abbey Road - and give you an insight into the stories behind them. This week, it’s the mighty RS56 Universal Tone Control Unit, affectionately known as the Curve Bender.

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How Grammy & Latin Grammy award-winning Engineer created two Elvis Costello albums completely remotely

Berklee graduate and Grammy & Latin Grammy award-winning Engineer Vago Galindo takes us into the entire remote creation process for Elvis Costello’s albums ‘The Boy Named If’ and ‘The Resurrection of Rust’, touching upon the importance of education for aspiring producers and his time in the film and voiceover industries.

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The gear behind Abbey Road Studios: Artificial Double Tracking

Abbey Road Studios has always been at the forefront of innovation. We’re thrilled to now be part of this incredible story and together help continue pioneering the way for the future of music technology. As part of our new series, we are delving into some of the ground-breaking innovations created at Abbey Road - and give you an insight into the stories behind them. This week, it’s the legendary Ken Townsend’s very own Artificial Double Tracking.

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