12th May 2022
Neumann VMS 80 #GearThatMadeUs
In today’s 'Gear That Made Us' we feature the Neumann VMS 80 lathe. These sophisticated cutting machines were first designed around 1980, used to create master discs for vinyl record reproduction. Using a groove spacing computer and cutting head they cut a spiralling groove into the disc that stores the vibration of a recorded sound. This complex and delicate process takes a lot of knowledge and skill to carry ...
6th May 2022
How Can I Get My Tracks Mastered at Abbey Road?
Discover how simple it is to get your music mastered at Abbey Road Studios by our expert ...
5th May 2022
Fairchild 660 #GearThatMadeUs
The sound of a Fairchild 660 tube limiter helped to create the legendary drum and vocal tones found on countless Abbey Road records. Invented by Rein Narma in 1959 for American manufacturer Fairchild Recording Equipment Corporation, these highly prised volume-control devices are used not only on initial recordings, but also on final mixes. ...
30th April 2022
What is online mastering?
Learn more about online mastering and discover how you can get your music mastered at Abbey Road Studios by our expert ...
28th April 2022
Studer A80 #GearThatMadeUs
In 1970 when designing the follow up to the successful J37, Studer invited Abbey Road engineer Ken Townsend to his factory to preview a new 8-track machine known as the A80. This entirely new design concept had outstanding characteristics: 8-track capabilities, a sturdy tape transport mechanism, electronic tape timing and electronic speed control. ...
21st April 2022
Talking Songwriting with Rachel Chinouriri, Eyelar & Kay Young - Abbey Road Equalise 2022
We are delighted to present the full highlights from the Abbey Road Equalise panel discussion ‘Talking Songwriting’ — hosted at Angel Studios by BBC’s Abbie McCarthy and featuring artists & songwriters Rachel Chinouriri, Kay Young and ...