In the biggest transformation since it was founded in 1931, Abbey Road Studios is opening two new studios – The Gatehouse and The Front Room – making the magic of Abbey Road Studios and its award-winning studio talent accessible to all recording artists, from emerging songwriters and groups to established musicians.
Building on its incredible recording legacy and the legendary spaces of Studio One, Two and Three, The Gatehouse and The Front Room are inspiring and accessible entry points into Abbey Road Studios for all types of musicians and artists to a professional and creative environment. By renovating and transforming the main townhouse front room and garage area, the new studios remain part of the fabric of Abbey Road Studios’ core facility.
Artists working in the inspirational spaces of The Gatehouse and The Front Room will have access to state-of-the-art recording technology, legacy vintage equipment and instruments used on landmark recordings as well as tapping into the studio expertise of Abbey Road Studios’ award-winning engineers. The introduction of The Gatehouse and The Front Room means Abbey Road Studio’s recording facilities accommodate everything from large orchestral recordings through to vocal overdubs, with studio rooms catering for every A&R and recording budget.
Isabel Garvey, Managing Director at Abbey Road Studios says, “The opening of the new studios is one of the biggest events in Abbey Road Studios’ unique history. It shows our commitment to quality recording, the creative environment and our belief that combined with our award-winning expertise, we can attract a whole new generation of artists through our doors. We are investing in our core business to ensure we maintain Abbey Road as a vibrant recording studio, with the two new studios designed to expand our appeal to a wide range of music creators.”
Featuring a multi-surfaced live space, The Gatehouse offers a mix of classic analogue gear and cutting edge digital audio workstation (DAW) integration. This includes a AMS Neve 16 fader BCM10/2 Mk2 recording console, support for Pro Tools HDX2, Logix X and Abelton music production software and an outboard boasting UA, API, Neve, Chandler and Bricasti audio hardware.
An ideal set-up for smaller recordings and music production, The Front Room offers the same audio equipment set-up as The Gatehouse but features a SSL 24 fader Duality delta recording console.
The Gatehouse and The Front Room will compliment the existing Studio One, Two and Three recording facilities as well as the new mix stage with Dolby Atmos® Premier Studio Certification.
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