This year, Abbey Road Studios will be bringing their expertise to BBC Introducing LIVE at Tobacco Docks, London on the 8th, 9th and 10th November. Their mastering and recording engineers will be hosting two interactive sessions per day in the Studio Excellence Room. 'Studio Essentials: Capturing Your Sound', hosted by assistant engineer Paul Pritchard, and 'Mastering and Why You Need It', hosted by Mastering engineers Christian Wright, Alex Gordon and Simon Gibson. Tickets for both sessions are available here.
As well as the Abbey Road sessions, ticket holders will have access to over 30 different industry seminars, Q&As, performances, and the chance to get your music heard in the BBC A&R Feedback Centre. Artists such as Deadmau5, Example, Declan McKenna, Paul Smith of Maximo Park and many others will be presenting their own talks and sessions. Find out more about the event here.
STUDIO ESSENTIALS: CAPTURING YOUR SOUND / STUDIO EXCELLENCE ROOM
Thursday 8 November – 11:45 until 12:30
Friday 9 November – 10: 30 until 11:15
Saturday 10 November – 11:45 until 13:30
Abbey Road engineer Paul Pritchard will share his experience of working in one of the most famous recording studios in the world — from live recordings with Paul McCartney and Alt-J through to score recording for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Whether you’re a bedroom musician or a gigging band, this session will help you find out what it takes to get the best out of your studio session and find your sound.
Read more about this session here.
MASTERING AND WHY YOU NEED IT / STUDIO EXCELLENCE ROOM
Thursday 8 November – 15:30 until 16:15
Friday 9 November – 14:15 until 15:00
Saturday 10 November – 11:45 until 12:30
The mastering facilities and engineers at Abbey Road have been highly regarded for decades. Mastering engineers, Christian Wright, Alex Gordon and Simon Gibson will be (figuratively) opening the doors to their mastering suites and sharing what it takes to create world-class sound, answer any of your mastering questions and explain how to best prepare for the final stage of the music-making process.
Read more about his session here.