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The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) always prides itself on being the link between education and the music industry, and its recent trip to Metropolis Studios proved that this is indeed the case. The second year Audio Production degree students spent the day up at ACM’s partner company, witnessing first hand the processes involved at the world’s largest independent recording studio.
The field trip commenced with a tour by Metropolis’ CEO Ian Brenchley, introducing our students to the world famous studios – home to Freddie Mercury’s Fazioli amongst a plethora of priceless equipment and award winning facilities.
The tour was not the only highlight of the day however, as Metropolis also offered two ACM bands the incredible opportunity to have their original tracks worked on at the Powerhouse studio complex.
View more of the photos from the Metropolis Studios Visit.
ACM Students Experience Professional Recording // Mastering Services
Madd Elizabeth, a band formed by ACM performance students in their second year, notched their very own piece of history by recording one of their own tracks at Metropolis, joining the long list of musical royalty that has worked in these very studios (think Queen, The Rolling Stones, Amy Winehouse, Madonna…). The band were in safe hands too, recording with Metropolis’s sound engineer Ben Rhodes!
Madd Elizabeth’s ‘Outlaw’
The Small Society also earned a taste of the work that goes into Mastering a #1 album, as their stems felt the magic touch of Tim Young. The Metropolis Mastering team have mastered a hatful of iconic albums that have dominated the UK and US charts lately, including; Lana Del Rey, George Ezra, Led Zeppelin & Oasis re-masters, Royal Blood, FKA Twigs, Ed Sheeran. Fingers crossed the Small Society will be next!
ACM would like to thank Liam Nolan and Ben Rhodes from the Metropolis Studios Team, and Tim Young from Metropolis Mastering Team for taking the time out of their busy schedule to impart their wisdom working with our ever enthusiastic students.
About Metropolis Studios
The recording giant Metropolis Studios is home to the most successful independent recording, mastering, creative and production in Europe and creatively treats on average 50% of the UK Top 40 Charts.
Further to this, the new Metropolis Artist Services division is a UK #1 selling and Grammy nominated record label, a music publishing company, producer of TV shows and we frequently host industry events, showcases, playbacks and networking meetings.
Metropolis Studio have worked with a wealth of artists from all genres over the years, including Queen, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, the Rolling Stones, Amy Winehouse, U2, will.i.am, The Stone Roses, Rihanna, The Verve, Mark Ronson, One Direction, Adele, The Clash, Maroon 5, The Cure, Madonna, Justin Bieber and Lana Del Rey.