Inside Abbey Road is an interactive online guide to the famous recording studios, featuring pictures, music, videos, interactive gadgets and more, for an unprecedented look inside the famous studios.

The Inside Abbey Road website is accessible for free on desktop, tablet and mobile and gives anyone with an Internet connection the chance to take an in-depth tour around the studio complex.

The site features more than 150 panoramic, 360-degree images, taking in Studio One, Studio Two, Studio Three and the Mastering suite.

Make your virtual way around the studios and you'll uncover historic pictures and videos, including Paul McCartney performing live in Studio Two, the London Symphony Orchestra recording Final Fantasy VII and the Beatles taking part in the world's first live satellite broadcast. 

A map guides you around the Abbey Road complex, with colour-coded dots leading you to the content, which also includes plenty of information on the studio building, from the iconic red chairs (not just any chairs, you'll discover) to the acoustic treatments used to ensure the quality of the sound.

The site also gives you the chance to get your cursor on some vintage equipment in specially-designed interactive gadgets, including the J37 4-track recorder that was used to record the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

 

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You can find your own way around Inside Abbey Road or be guided by producer Giles Martin, engineer Mirek Stiles, or BBC Radio 6 Music presenter Lauren Laverne, each of whom offers their own interactive tour.

The studios were opened in 1931 by Elgar and the LSO - there's footage of that on the site, too - but this is the first time the studio has been (virtually) opened to the public.

Head over to Inside Abbey Road site now to take a tour.

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Jack86's picture

Abbey Road.

"For the first time..."? I was ther in 1982 when they exhibited the place with instruments and all intact since the sixties before a major renovation.

chebby's picture

The text said "... this is

The text said "... this is the first time the studio has been (virtually) opened to the public."