Search giant Google has thrown open the doors to the internationally famous Abbey Road Studios for the first time courtesy of an interactive experience enabling music fans to explore the venue at their leisure whilst also hearing anecdotes from bands who have recorded there and even play some of its equipment from any web connected device.
Realised through 360 degree panoramic images together with a selection of YouTube videos and archive images the project will offer many their first glimpse inside the hallowed ground.
Giles Martin, a producer based at Abbey Road, said: "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."
Tom Seymour, the project lead from Google’s Creative Lab added: “We’re always looking at how we can use technology to bring people closer to cultural icons and institutions around the world. With Inside Abbey Road, we wanted to open the doors to the iconic music studio for anyone in the world to step inside and experience the stories, the sounds, the people and the equipment that make Abbey Road Studios what it is today.”
Immortalised by The Beatles in their eponymous album Abbey Road has played a lead role in the development of music since 1931, hosting the world’s first live global broadcast with the Beatles in 1961 and plating an important role in the development of stereo sound.
Abbey Road Studio has recently worked with Form to reshape its visual identity in a bid to connect the studios with a wider audience.
The site was created with the aid of Stink Digital Google has revealed.