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Abbey Road Studios acquires remote collaboration tool for music producers

By | Published on Tuesday 16 March 2021

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Universal Music’s Abbey Road Studios has announced a move into remote music production by acquiring Audiomovers, a digital collaboration tool for music producers.

Noting that the tool has proven particularly useful during the COVID shutdown, Abbey Road says that Audiomovers “allows music professionals to stream, listen to and record high resolution multichannel remote audio in real-time, with multiple collaborators, anywhere in the world. With its support of lossless multichannel audio, up to 7.1 surround, combined with its stability and unique ability to adjust latency and bit rate, Audiomovers stands apart from other remote tools on the market”.

“Mimicking in-person collaboration and seamlessly fitting into the producer’s workflow”, it adds, “Audiomovers meets the high-quality expectations of thousands of music professionals across the world, from a producer working on a track with their co-writer to a large scale, scoring post-production facility streaming multichannel audio to multiple teams and listeners at the same time”.

The tool will continue to operate under the Audiomovers brand, and will still be led by its founders Igor Maxymenko and Yuriy Shevyrov. Confirming the deal, they say: “We built Audiomovers for those who need audio excellence, which is exactly what Abbey Road is all about. We have an ambitious and innovative roadmap and, powered by the Abbey Road team, we can become the global choice for remote audio collaboration”.

Meanwhile Abbey Road MD Isabel Garvey adds: “In the past year we’ve seen 100% of studio sessions requiring some level of remote access and the name Audiomovers being repeatedly mentioned. We believe the shift to remote music production is here to stay and we want to be part of this new world, supporting music-making in all its forms, no matter where creators might be located. It’s a natural extension for Abbey Road, enabling creativity beyond the physical building”.