In a continuing effort to make Abbey Road Studios accessible to as many music makers as possible, musicians, engineers and producers can harness its inimitable sound from anywhere in the world. It is not just Abbey Road’s beautiful acoustics that make its recordings sound so distinctive - our award-winning engineers have worked tirelessly to develop innovative techniques and equipment that are synonymous with the Studios.
Now the unique sounds of Abbey Road’s celebrated equipment, heard on some of the most popular recordings of all time, can be recreated using a diverse range of audio products.Software plugins emulate the sound of remarkable devices, including the royal microphones used in the film The King’s Speech and the EMI TG12345 console involved in many landmark recordings such as The Beatles’ Abbey Road and Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon. Our range of sampled instruments include drums and pianos, recorded by our expert engineering team in all three of Abbey Road’s studios, while hardware emulations of vintage EMI outboard gear recreate the sounds of Abbey Road’s classic recording equipment from the ‘60s and ‘70s.
Head of Audio Products
3 Abbey Road
Please note that Abbey Road is a working studio and business and as such, is not open to the general public for visits or tours.
For information on vacancies and internships in the UK, please visit the Universal Music website.