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15 April 2015, 14:39
Street View in the studio!!!
Ahhh, Abbey Road Studios: home of the Star Wars soundtrack, Kanye's Late Orchestration, and a certain notorious traffic-infuriating tourist trap of a zebra crossing.
But until now, only a few fans of London's historical musical landmark will actually have ever had the chance to, y'know, go in. But thanks to a new project from Google titled "Inside Abbey Road", anyone can have their own private virtual tour of the venue.
In a Street View-esque browsing experience, users can wander around Abbey Road's three main recording studios and mastering suite, with more than 150 360-degree panoramic images being captured inside. The tour also serves as a bit of a virtual treasure hunt; each room offers a number of interactive things to be discovered, including videos, actual guided tours, and excerpts of musical history.
While you're wandering around, you'll also be able to hear the feint, 360-degree audio of artists practicing throughout the building. It's pretty freakin' awesome.
You can check out "Inside Abbey Road" here, and watch the introductory video below.