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Abbey Road Institute is the new education initiative from Abbey Road Studios. The Institute is training the next generation of audio professionals to the studios’ high standards. In order to make sure they were teaching the latest techniques and preparing students for professional life, Abbey Road Institute needed a cutting-edge control surface. Enter the Avid S6...
Abbey Road is one of the world’s most iconic recording studios, and to complement the studios’ impressive history, staff at the newly-opened Abbey Road Institute were keen to make sure they were teaching the most up to date production techniques.
“Our facilities have a combination of analogue and digital equipment in order to provide our students with the most up to date and relevant training to work in every kind of environment,” explained Managing Director Luca Barassi.
“Advanced knowledge of DAWs is a must these days, and Pro Tools is the most established software for recording here at Abbey Road Studios. An advanced knowledge of Pro Tools enables our students to seamlessly make that progression from being a student to working in a professional environment.”
“Jigsaw24 have been very supportive throughout the entire experience, from pre-sales to after installation. They have continued to help with implementing our Avid setup, and have even invited our students to training sessions and networking events. ”
While the students do have access to the hallowed Abbey Road Studios and its recording equipment– even managing to record a session in fabled Beatles haunt Studio Two – the institute wanted its own top ight recording gear. We had previously supplied equipment to the studios, and as Luca explained, “Jigsaw24 came highly recommended, and as there was an established relationship with Abbey Road Studios it was a natural next step for us to work with them as well.
“Jigsaw24 have been very supportive throughout the entire experience. From pre-sales to after the installation, they have continued to help with implementing our Avid setup and have invited our students to several networking events and training sessions.”
“Having the Avid S6 at the institute gave me a good sense of how studios will be working in the near future. It’s lovely to have the possibility to recall projects just the way you left them and – even better – to not have to depend on a mouse to do your work."
Having the Avid S6 at the institute gave me a good sense of how studios will be working in the near future,” recent graduate Miguel Torres told us. “It’s lovely to have the possibility to recall projects just the way you left them and – even better – to not have to depend on a mouse to do your work.
“As much as students are encouraged to know their shortcuts on Pro Tools, I would recommend that they make use of the Avid S6’s hardware. It’s there for a reason and if you learn your way around it, your work ow will run faster and smoother later in your career.”
And it’s not just the students moods that are on the up – the rst cohort of graduates are out in the industry and have already landed roles at Metropolis Studios, Fossil Studios, Denmark Street Studios, the V&A, and EMI Archive Trust as well as Abbey Road Studios itself.
Download the full case study here. Find out more about Abbey Road Institute here. For more information about our audio services, get in touch with the team on 03332 400 888 or email broadcast@Jigsaw24.com.
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