Abbey Road Studios launches Online Mixing Service

Posted on 20 September 2011
By Richard Lewis
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The legendary Abbey Road Studios is synonymous with recording excellence, having worked with some of the world’s greatest artists including The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Radiohead and Oasis.

Immortalised by The Beatles in the title and cover shot of their last recorded album, Abbey Rd the band and many other after them have turned the studios into the most famous recording complex in the world.

2011 marks the 80th anniversary of Abbey Road Studios, as the complex prepares to celebrate their rich heritage of being one of the leading recording studios the world over.

Despite the extensive wealth of musical history the studio has produced over the years, Abbey Road Studios is keen to continue looking to the future and working to embrace and develop new artists and technology.

The studios have announced their Online Mixing service, which is available from August.

Taking the form of a dedicated site, the groundbreaking concept offers musicians the opportunity to have their material mixed at the world’s most famous recording studios, by Abbey Road Studios’ award winning engineers.

The Online Mixing service offers musicians a more accessible alternative to working personally at Abbey Road Studios, while still providing the opportunity to tap into their unrivalled range of equipment and skilled engineers.

The mixing service offers musicians the opportunity to simply upload their music to the dedicated online mixing website, and they will take care of the rest.

Since The Beatles began recording at Abbey Road in 1962, the studios have been a permenant fixture in popular culture.

Our World, transmitted into 400 million homes in 1967, showcased the studios in the world’s first ever global TV broadcast.

Filmed by the BBC, the British section of the programme showed The Beatles at work in Studio 2, recording All You Need is Love, with producer George Martin sat in the control room taping the session.

In recent years the world’s biggest acts have continued to record at the studios, with Lady Gaga and Florence + the Machine booking recording sessions.

The studios have continued to feature on TV regularly, with Channel 4 series Live at Abbey Road, showing live sessions from the likes of Kasabian, The Kills and The Raconteurs.

Coupled with the introduction of their Online Mastering service last year, Abbey Road Studios claim to have provided a one stop shop for musicians and producers worldwide.