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What better way to follow up the recent ACM Metropolis partnership announcement, than with a student field trip to the world renowned West London production and mastering studios.

Organised by ACM’s Head of Audio Production School Antony Greaves and ACM Music Production Fellow John Gallen, the excursion gave the ACM Production students the chance to tour the Metropolis facilities. The visit included viewing Metropolis’ dedicated vinyl and CD mastering suites and a one-to-one talk with with one of the leading mastering engineers and designer of the facilities, Ian Cooper.

Ian also took the opportunity to demonstrate his mastering skills on a track produced by one of the visiting ACM students.

“What a great way for ACM Music Production and Sound Design students to benefit from the new relationship with Metropolis, I’ve been inundated with thanks from those who attended.”
Antony Greaves ACM Head of Audio Production

About Mastering Engineer Ian Cooper
Ian is Widely regarded as one of the world’s best audio mastering engineers resulting in being awarded a Grammy Award in 2010 for “Take Your Pick” by Larry Carlton & Tak Mat Sum Oto and a Latin Grammy in 2011 for “La Orilla De Mi Pelo” by Nina Pastoriasis.

He has mastered for legendary tracks for David Bowie, Iggy Pop.The Boomtown Rats, Human League, Phil Collins, Kate Bush Peter Gabriel, Oasis, The Verve, Sting, and Tina Turner to name but a few.

”An incredible insight into mastering at the highest level from two generations of the world’s best mastering engineers”
John Gallen ACM Music Production Fellow

ACM would like to thanks Metropolis Studios for allowing our Music Production and Creative Sound Design students the chance to visit and tour the mastering studios. ACM would also like to extend our thanks to Mastering engineers Ian Cooper and Stuart Hawkes for sharing their vast industry knowledge and experience throughout the day.

ACM hopes all our Music Production students who attended the trip enjoyed their time at Metropolis Studios and that it will inspire them in their ongoing studies.

Read more about Ian Cooper and Stuart Hawkes.

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