As of today, Google has digitally opened the doors to the infamous Abbey Road Studios. In their constant bid to “help the world experience people,” Google has developed an interactive and highly realistic experience allowing everyone the chance to explore the studio, hear its stories and play with its famous equipment — including that of the J37 4-track recorder that was used to record The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Ever since 1931, Abbey Road Studios has been at the forefront of music innovation and as well as contributing towards the invention of stereo sound, it harbored the creation of many famous albums. Google’s latest interactive experience offers more than 150 different 360-degree panoramic images, with access to three main studios and one mastering suite for the first time ever.
To discover the intriguing world of Abbey Road Studios as well as to find out more about the tracks and albums featured in the experience, click here.
Giles Martin, son to Sir George Martin and a producer based at Abbey Road:
Abbey Road Studios has been a hive of creativity and source of world-class recordings for more than 80 years. The artists using the studios have sold countless millions of records and have helped create popular culture as we know it today. It’s an inspirational place and an honor for me to work there today. This collaboration with Google gives the outside world a great insight into the everyday workings of the studio and allows anyone to glimpse the magic that goes on inside the world’s most famous recording studio.