Abbey Road is called the mecca of music by many. The Beatles made it legendary but the list of other recorded artists dates back to 1931. Pink Floyd, the Hollies, Lady Gaga, Radiohead to name a few.
Fans of music, and rock music especially mark their bucket list to include Graceland, Cleveland and Abbey Road as must visits. And now thanks to Google and a carefully orchestrated (pun intended) interactive website, you can view one of the three like a rock star.
In the mixing room you can create your own mix of percussion, symphony and piano and compare to the original.
Studio 2 shows you a video of Paul McCartney recording and lists more music royalty including Adele.
I was especially drawn to the mic collection and the attention to audio detail the engineers create when matching a mic to an instrument or a voice. It’s pointed out that the microphone used in the film “The Kings Speech” was the actual mic used by King George VI and is featured at Abbey Road.
And there are a myriad of stories shared on the site from artists and Abbey Road alumni over the years.
It’s truly a beautiful interactive experience. View the full site here