Audio Engineering & Acoustics (Principles)

Our teaching will revolve around three topics that are spread over the whole curriculum:

  • Sound techniques and acoustics
  • Music business and management
  • Musical production and composition

The program reflects the technical and creative heritage of Abbey Road Studios. All along the program, you will learn about high-end equipments, sound techniques, microphones usage, and even how to work in professional environment for artistic purposes.

Audio Engineering & Acoustics (Principles)

These are the learning outcomes for this subject area.

You will be able to:

• Recall key points in the history of musical synthesis;
• Synthesise instruments using additive, subtractive, FM, wavetable, vector and granular synthesis
techniques;
• Synthesise instruments using physical modelling tools;
• Recall key points in the history of musical sampling;
• Identify and operate DAW samplers;
• Describe the basic principles of transduction;
• List the analogue devices that are commonly found in music production studios’ signal chains;
• Identify digital audio devices that are commonly used in music production;
• Describe the process of analogue to digital conversion in broad terms;
• Recall the elements that affect digital audio quality;
• Describe the basic principles of digital signal processing;
• Recognise the different types of digital audio files;
• Discuss the basic principles of digital audio data compression;
• Appraise the audio equipment interconnection strategies of small music production environments;
• Evaluate the calibration requirements of small music production setups;
• Describe the concept of standing waves;
• Calculate simple room modes;
• Describe how the volume and the absorption coefficient of the materials covering the surfaces of a
room affect the latter’s reverberation time;
• Calculate the RT60 of different environments;
• Create impulse response files for use in convolution reverb plugins;
• Identify the acoustic devices that are commonly found in recording studios;
• Appraise the acoustic qualities of materials;
• Recall key points in the history of recording studio design;
• Appraise the acoustic qualities of recording studios and other music production environments.

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Al Schmitt (Paul McCartney, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley …)

Abbey Road délivre sa formation dans de superbes conditions. Des studios haut de gamme aux Master Class, son expertise est ancrée dans l’histoire de la musique.

Pops (Lil Wayne, The Game, Freddie Gibbs …)

En venant dispenser une Master Class aux étudiants d'Abbey Road, j'ai réalisé que je participais à écrire le futur de l'industrie musicale.

Troy Taylor (Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Boyz II Men …)

J’aurais aimé avoir accès à une école comme celle ci lorsque j’ai commencé dans le métier.

Steve Lillywhite (U2, The Rolling Stones, Peter Gabriel …)

Abbey Road Institute bénéficie de 80 années d’expertise du monde du studio. Cette formation est une excellente opportunité pour toute personne souhaitant faire carrière dans les métiers du son.

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