BBC Music Investigate Stereo At Abbey Road

Thursday, January 5, 2017 BBC Music Investigate Stereo At Abbey Road

Abbey Road is featured in the January issue of the BBC’s Music Magazine with an article called “Sound Of Stereo,” which gives detail on the invention and evolution of stereo at the Studios as well as how it would go to revolutionise recorded music in the 1930s through to the 1960s.

The piece focuses on the three EMI engineers key to the emergence and development of stereo at the time, Alan Blumlein who is responsible for inventing ‘binaural’ (stereophonic) sound at EMI’s Central Research Laboratory before testing it at the Studios in the 1930s, as well as surviving recording engineers Robert Gooch and Christopher Parker who in an interview with BBC Music Magazine elaborate on exactly how it was that they would go on to pioneer this new technology at Abbey Road Studios over the course of the following decades, while recording artists such as the London Symphony Orchestra, Otto Klemperer and The Beatles.

The January issue of BBC Music Magazine is on shelves now, so if you’d like to read the full piece as well as the interview then look out for the cover below.