London, UK (October 5, 2017)—Abbey Road Studios has launched its first iOS app, Topline, which helps capture musical ideas, sketching the beginning of a song as it happens.
“At Abbey Road Studios, we recognize that music production has changed dramatically as a result of the digital revolution, wider accessibility of recording technology and direct distribution routes and the boom of DIY culture,” says Dominika Dronska, senior digital manager.
“As the recording process changes in ever dynamic ways, music making becomes more democratic. We want to ensure that Abbey Road remains at the heart, and are actively looking for new ways to take our expertise beyond the walls of Abbey Road to support and enable creativity across all groups of music makers. With this in mind, we got to work with a group of unsigned DIY artists from London to understand their methods and challenges.”
Users can share files easily, sing over imported tracks, add lyrics, tags and pictures, find previous work at speed, and always have space for new ideas by synching songs to the cloud.
To develop Topline, Abbey Road Studios worked closely with emerging songwriters and producers from across London to understand their creative needs, and their shared concern about losing original song ideas, either through not being able to capture them easily when they occurred or by finding it impossible to locate them later. “Just consider how many good songs remain trapped forever in old notepads, dictaphones and even voicemails. With Topline, from Abbey Road Studios, we can unlock that genius,” says Dronska.
Topline is available at the iTunes App Store.
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