Abbey Road Studios

Abbey Road Studios opens two new studios

Abbey Road Studios has launched The Gatehouse and The Front Room, two new smaller studio spaces.

Jim Ottewill
  • By Jim Ottewill
  • 16 Mar 2017
  • min read
Abbey Road Studios has launched The Gatehouse and The Front Room, two new smaller studio spaces.

According to the studio, their opening is ‘the biggest transformation’ to take place since it opened in 1931 with the new rooms aimed at ‘modern musicians’.

Much smaller in size than the existing Studios One, Two and Three, the new studios provide an inspiring and accessible entry point into Abbey Road Studios for more musicians and artists than ever before.

Artists working in them will have access to the same state-of-the-art recording technology as well as legacy vintage equipment and instruments used throughout the studios, including those used on landmark recordings here over the past 85 years.

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 Ableton music production software and an outboard boasting Chandler, UA, API, Neve 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.

Isabel Garvey, Abbey Road Studios managing director, 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.'

Visit the Abbey Road Studios website to find out more.