Abbey Road Studios are very proud to announce the launch of Abbey Road Red - a brand new forward thinking department that will focus on music technology and innovation at the Studios and beyond.
Abbey Road Red builds on a history of ground-breaking technological advances at the studios that started when the studios opened back in 1931 as the world’s first ever purpose-built recording complex. The original REDD (with two “D’s”) department stood for Record Engineering Development Department and was founded back in 1955 to work closely with the Abbey Road recording engineers and push the boundaries of recording technology to meet the demands of ambitious artists and producers.
Abbey Road Red looks to continue this legacy for 2015, launching as an open innovation department designed to support the endeavours of the brightest music tech entrepreneurs, researchers and developers.
Backed up by parent company, Universal Music, Red runs Europe’s only music tech specific incubator program, with the London based Titan Reality signed up as the first company to get help from Red. Titan Reality are due to launch their patented 3D sensing musical controller the Pulse the coming weeks.
Last night's launch party included a demonstration of Titan Reality's Pulse in action in Studio Two as the opening of a tech fair that featured displays from exciting music tech companies including Visualise, Jukedeck, mi.mu and Mogees as well as performances from Matthew Herbert and Hyperdub label boss Kode9.
Fancy getting involved? For more information on how Red can help you with your start-up or research idea click here, or to apply for their incubation program click here.
Keep up to date on the latest updates from Red by following them on Twitter @AbbeyRoadRed
Film23rd October 2015