London’s iconic Abbey Road studio facility has undergone a major transformation with the opening of two brand new studios – The Gatehouse and The Front Room.
The new studios are designed to offer access to Abbey Road’s legendary facilities to artists of all levels, from emerging talent to established acts.
Featuring a ‘multi-surfaced’ live space, The Gatehouse provides a combination of classic analogue equipment and 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.
Meanwhile, aimed at catering for smaller recording projects 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.
Both studios will sit alongside the existing Studio One, Two and Three recording facilities, as well as the new mix stage with Dolby Atmos® Premier Studio Certification.
Isabel Garvey, managing director at Abbey Road Studios, said: “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.”