Abbey Road Institute, the educational arm of the world famous Abbey Road Studios in London, have invited Peter to present numerous seminars and workshops covering the central themes of Music Production, Mixing and Recording.
Recent public presentations and educational seminars include
Studioszene Music Fair, Cologne – Music Production workshop ft Daniel Blumberg’s “Minus” – Panel Discussion “Communication with artists” – Mix Listening Session
Abbey Road Institute London – Guitar Recording Workshop – Basic Mix workshop ft Gilbert O’Sullivan – Career lecture.
Abbey Road Institute Frankfurt / Berlin – Advanced Mixing Workshops as part of the ARI Music Production Diploma – Basic Mix workshop ft Gilbert O’Sullivan.
Sound & Recording – Drum Recording Workshop with Jost Nickel
Synapse Knowledge Prague – Seminar ‘Defining Mood’ at the Meet Factory
Sono Studio Prague – Band Recording Workshop
Guitar Summit Mannheim – Guitar Recording Workshop
Frankfurt Musikmesse – Seminar ‘Recording Drums for a Rock Production’
20/02/2020 – Advanced Mix workshop at Abbey Road Berlin
25/07/2019 – Guitar recording workshop at Abbey Road London with James Stevenson
28/10/2018 – Keeping a watchful eye at Abbey Road Studio 3 with ARI Frankfurt students
10/02/2016 – Evening seminar with Peter Walsh ‘Defining Mood’
Peter examines and shares his philosophy and technique on how to get that ‘special something’ out of each production.
Sharing experiences and anecdotes from a career spanning over 35 years, Peter discusses his approach to the art of music production and sound engineering.
Using actual pro tools sessions, from Simple Minds, Scott Walker, and Gilbert O’Sullivan, Peter covers a range of subjects including preproduction, project planning, studio psychology,
song arrangement, dynamic timelines, forced work flow, EQ processing, effects and mixing tips.
‘My aim has always been to give each production a particular, individual character – a special sound quality, which will excite the listener’s senses and touch a place in their hearts’. There is a consistency of approach which intuitively defines the sound and placement of each instrument, where the vocals sit in the mix, and the textures used to create atmosphere or MOOD.’
10/04/2016 – Frankfurt Musikmesse seminar ‘Recording Drums for a Rock Production’
The art of recording drums split into 4 easy to follow steps.
From session preparation and pre production, through to choice of studio, equipment specification, microphones and mic placement and finally equalisation and dynamic processing, Peter sheds light on one of the most important recording processes of any production.
20/05/2016 – Abbey Road Institute Mixing Workshop.
Illustrating the art of mixing, Peter uses the original multitracks from the iconic Simple Minds album New Gold Dream,
Covering topics such as
– Console set up ‚in and out of the box’ –
– Use of reverbs, delays, and modulation effects to create depth and dimension.
– Use of Equalisation to create definition and focus.
– Applications of dynamic processing including limiting, compression, expansion and gating.
Other mix seminars include his recent work with singer songwriter legend Gilbert O’Sullivan and the radio hit ‚I Guess I’ll Always Love You’
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Peter Walsh at Cata Studios, Madrid. Photo taken by Ivan Valdes