Gibson Brands Is Providing Gibson and Epiphone Guitars, Neat Microphones
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Gibson Brands Is Providing Gibson and Epiphone Guitars, Neat Microphones and KRK Equipment In Support Of The Abbey Road Institutes Across Europe

Abbey Road Institute, the educational arm of the world-famous recording studios has announced a partnership with internationally renowned manufacturer Gibson Brands.

Under the terms of the mutually supportive relationship, Gibson and Epiphone Guitars, NEAT Microphones and KRK studio equipment have all been supplied to support education at the Abbey Road Institutes across Europe.

Luca Barassi, Managing Director of the original Abbey Road Institute in London, comments: "We're honoured to be working with a manufacturer of Gibson Brands’ quality and standing, and are delighted that our students are having the opportunity to use the very best instruments around. Not surprisingly, the Gibson Brands products are already extremely popular amongst our students, here in London and at our growing list of Institutes overseas."

Giulio Rusconi, a student at the London Abbey Road Institute, comments: "As a guitarist, I always use a guitar riff as a starting point when composing, and having these wonderful Gibson Brands products in our school is simply the best way for me to develop my ideas. Even my classmates, who mostly play different instruments, are making amazing tunes with them!"

“Gibson Brands is dedicated to developing and supporting programs that offer students the opportunity to further their musical education and skills,” commented Henry Juszkiewicz, Chairman/CEO of Gibson Brands. “Our commitment to quality extends to all musicians, and we are pleased to be able to support Abbey Road Institute students in their aspirations of pursuing careers in the music industry.”

The Abbey Road Institute was launched in London in March 2015 to prepare students for careers in the music industry, operating from purpose-built, newly constructed studio facilities at the world-famous Abbey Road site in northwest London. The Institute offers vocationally orientated courses with a mix of theoretical and practical modules in audio engineering and production, studio management, music business administration and musical theory. The first intake of students was in September 2015, on a 12-month course which leads to an advanced diploma in music production and sound engineering. Further institutes in Paris, Berlin, Frankfurt and Melbourne are already open, and further sites in Sydney and Amsterdam are due to follow later this year.

About Abbey Road Institute

Abbey Road Institute is a new educational initiative from Abbey Road Studios offering a unique audio engineering and music production programme.

The Institute will provide students with the highest standard of theoretical teaching mixed with a unique approach to studio education. The curriculum is divided between three main areas: audio engineering and acoustics, management and music business, music theory and production.

The course incorporates the vast technical and creative heritage of Abbey Road Studios to help students learn not just what equipment, techniques or microphones to use but why and how to use them.

There are currently five institutes- London, Berlin, Munich, Melbourne and Sydney with more planned.

Abbey Road Institute London has dedicated studio facilities located within Abbey Road Studios. Students have access to both teaching and commercial studios during various stages of their programme whether attending the London Institute or other locations.

The course is full-time and taught over 48 weeks. Applicants can apply now for September 2016 intake.

About Gibson Brands

Gibson Brands, the fastest-growing company in the music and sound industries, was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. Gibson Brands is a global leader in musical instruments, consumer electronics, and professional audio, and is dedicated to bringing the finest experiences to consumers by offering exceptional products with world-recognized brands.

Gibson Brands has a portfolio of over 100 well-recognized brand names starting with the #1 guitar brand, Gibson. Other instrument brands include Epiphone, Dobro, Valley Arts, Kramer, Steinberger, Tobias, Slingerland, Maestro, Baldwin, Hamilton, Chickering and Wurlitzer. In professional audio, KRK Systems, TASCAM, Cerwin-Vega, Stanton, and Cakewalk also continue Gibson’s tradition of quality in their respective markets. Consumer electronics brands include Onkyo, Integra, TEAC, and Esoteric.

Gibson Brands recently expanded its reach into consumer markets with the acquisition of Philips' Home Entertainment based in Hong Kong—a company that invented the cassette tape, the CD format, the DVD format and the MP3 and MP4 formats.  Under the Philips and Fidelio brand names, Gibson Brands continue to represent the ideal combination of innovation, tradition and a dedication to improving design while maintaining the highest level of craftsmanship.

A global company, Gibson Brands has manufacturing, marketing and research and development centers throughout the world.

All Gibson Brands are dedicated to innovation, prestige and improving the quality of life and music for its customers. Its goal is to provide the most exceptional customer audio products and experiences in the world.

About Abbey Road Studios

Abbey Road Studios is the most famous recording studios in the world and a global music icon.

Home to countless landmark recordings and pioneering advances in recording technology, the feted studio complex has a phenomenal history spanning over 80 years, encompassing celebrated work by many of the world’s most famous recording artists including The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Kanye West, Elton John, Frank Ocean, Elbow, Lady Gaga and Adele.

The studios house a number of state of the art mastering suites. Recent projects mastered or re-mastered by Abbey Road’s award-winning engineers include albums by M.I.A, Johnny Marr, Iggy Azalea, Grace Jones, My Bloody Valentine, and Ed Sheeran,

Abbey Road Studios also offer online mixing and mastering, audio products for professional and home studio music producers, live concert recording, archiving and video services. The studios also host a select number of special events each year.

Music recorded, mixed and mastered at Abbey Road has won countless awards, including BRIT Awards, BAFTAS, Oscars, GRAMMYs, Golden Globes and Gramophone Awards.

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