We break down the latest course on offer from two iconic institutions.
Key Features: Learning to craft hit records is a massive topic in and of itself, spanning everything from musicianship and arrangement, right through to electro-acoustics, psychoacoustics, personality management and more. Becoming proficient in all these key areas can take a lifetime, and while there will always be a demand for classroom style lecturing (especially when it comes to the theoretical side of audio), there is still no quicker way to fast track the practical side of your record making journey than sitting in with a professional producer or engineer and working alongside experts in the field.
In the real world, this kind of access isn’t always easy to negotiate, which is precisely what makes Abbey Road Institute’s recent partnership with Studios 301 – pound for pound, Australia’s most iconic commercial recording facility and the birthplace of countless international hit singles – such a tantalising prospect.
The Institute’s Advanced Diploma in Music Industry brings together both the creative and technical elements of recording and music production, but in the context of a fully functioning, state of the art, professional recording facility, with smaller class sizes, unrivalled equipment and with a ‘mentoring’ style of teaching that is literally worth its weight in gold (records). It’s exactly the kind of hands-on technical experience, real world problem solving and pro workflows tips and tricks, that can take you from Joe to Pro in the most direct route possible.
Boasting an industry-leading roster including Grammy, ARIA and Golden Guitar-winning and nominated engineers such as Leon Zervos, Simon Cohen, Steve Smart, Guy Gray and more, Studios 301 is considered to be Australia’s best studio for many a reason. The studio has been home to recordings from some of the world’s most iconic artists, from Cold Chisel, Tones & I, Delta Goodrem and Amy Shark through to Kanye West, Elton John, Lizzo, Coldplay, Katy Perry and now, for the first time, Abbey Road Institute’s next crop of engineering and production talent.
Mixdown Says: If it is records you want to make, then perhaps there is no better resource than Abbey Road Institute’s new look Diploma in Music Industry, especially with their recent partnership with Studios 301.
It’s a novel idea and one that truly has the ability to take the campus experience to the next level (at least in regards to Audio Education), harking back to the golden age of studio apprenticeships (where skillsets were learnt and applied instantly in the field), and providing the most honest, real world approximation of the professional recording environment out there right now. It’s the ideal technical training ground for those looking for a life in the recording industry.
Overall: Abbey Road Institute Sydney will be offering a one-year intensive Advanced Diploma in Music Industry which starts on 21 June 2021. Applications are open now. For detailed information on the course and how to apply visit the Institute’s website.
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