Antelope Audio and Abbey Road Institute are pleased to announce their partnership that educates music production students through intensive, focussed and hands on training combined with access to top-tier equipment.
To celebrate the partnership we go behind the scenes of Abbey Road Institute’s new campus at Angel Studios in London and get an exclusive tour of the facilities.
Behind the scenes of Abbey Road Institute’s new home, Angel Studios
Angel Studios is an iconic London studio with an extensive history of recording since it first opened its doors at the start of the ‘80s. Some of its earliest recordings include Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Cure, Fela Kuti and Egypt 80 and Kate Bush. As well as a recording facility for well known artists, Angel became a go-to studio for many culturally important film and TV projects over the years, including The Lion King, Moulin Rouge, Never Let me Go, Les Miserables, I, Daniel Blake, Stan and Ollie and many more. The studio sadly closed towards the end of 2019 and its future became uncertain. Abbey Road Institute was growing and needed to move into a larger facilities and Angel Studios was a perfect fit for the school.
The team were keen to preserve the history and personality of the studio whilst also bringing the facilities up to date with the leading technology of today.
As part of the expansion into the new space and continuing to provide students with access to industry standard equipment, Abbey Road Institute has partnered with Antelope Audio, a leading manufacturer of audio recording gear. Antelope Audio has provided some of their top of the range gear for the Institute’s new facilities at Angel Studios, including their Galaxy audio interfaces in the two recording studios ‘Angel One’ and ‘Angel Two’.
Practical Experience & Cutting Edge Technology
The hands-on and practical education provided by the Institute is broad, ranging from traditional recording techniques such as the use of the Decca tree to top-tier technological advance- ments, such as Dolby Atmos. Antelope Audio’s Galaxy 32 Synergy Core is integral to the immersive sound facility inside Angel Studios.
With the use of the Galaxy’s Dante network connectivity, the students have the ability to record sound effects and music in various spaces around the entire building. And with the latest Surround Sound software update, multichannel speaker calibration and Dolby Atmos monitoring are also available at ease.
The most recognisable of the studio’s, Angel One, with it’s beautiful Speechly organ, has a large Neve 88RS console
and is paired with Galaxy64 and a Galaxy32 interfaces for up to 96 channels of recording I/O. Both interfaces are synced by a 10MX atomic clock.
In addition to the Antelope gear at Angel Studios, the Institute’s dedicated Custom 75 recording space
over at Abbey Road Studios is home to longer-serving Antelope Audio gear like the Orion 32 Gen 3 and is used for monitoring and mixing. In addition to this is the Discrete 8 Synergy Core audio interface which is available to students to use for location
recording like live gigs and classical music in concert halls. Antelope Audio modeling microphones (such as Edge Solo and Edge Duo) also find their place in numerous facilities in both Abbey Road Institute facilities.
Preparing Students for the Future of Audio
The partnership between Abbey Road Institute and Antelope Audio brings students the best of both worlds: providing real-world recording skills and the experience with top-tier gear to give students the edge they need to advance in the industry.
Abbey Road Institute graduates have gone on to work with artists such as Little Mix, Ed Sheeran, Madonna, Adele, J Hus, Calvin Harris, and Pink, with 2 alumna working on Grammy nominated albums within the last year.
They are building their careers with employers like Abbey Road Studios, Universal Music, Metropolis Studios, Brittania Row, Netflix, Rak, Ninja Tune and Sarm Studios, just to name a few as well as becoming successful freelancers.
To learn more about the collaboration
– and discover more about the project – head over the Antelope Audio’s blog and watch their behind the scenes tour of this iconic facility.