360 degree virtual tours

 
Split screen image for VR goggles.

Split screen image for VR goggles.

Go back in time to famous stage and studio locations long gone to music history, with full 360 degree photo-realistic panoramic views in stunning detail. 

Be transported to the living room at Mendips and see the Quarrymen rehearsal -- before Aunt Mimi kicked them out. Jump around the timeline to places like The Cavern Club in Liverpool, the Ed Sullivan Theater, to the Apple rooftop.

Venture out to other familiar places like Woolton Church Hall on 6 July 1957 to the day John and Paul first met. 

Visit Abbey Road Studio #2 and see every studio session from 1962 to 1970.

Stand in the middle of studio #3 for the Revolver sessions. Walk around during the Sgt Peppers sessions , studio #1 for the Our World broadcast of All You Need Is Love , and the orchestra session McCartney conducted for A Day In The Life.

See recording sessions and historic places long gone, from angles never before thought possible.

A list of current available locations posted below. 

full INTERACTIVITY

INTEGRATING PHOTOS , VIDEO and EXTERNAL LINKS

Works with all the latest models of VR goggles with a wide range of features.

New this March 2019 is the Oculus Quest

HTC Vive or Oculus Rift VR glasses used in a defined scale-room virtual reality station, with complete interactivity with audio and video cues. 

Reach a world-wide audience with all common types of Virtual Reality Goggles such as the Google Carboard Box, the Samsung Gear VR and Playstation VR goggles, and on-site virtual tours are done with the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. 

Features and level of interactivity vary depending on the device and delivery method.

Photos, video and audio assets can be seamlessly integrated to the virtual rooms. 

Any given virtual scene can have an unlimited number of angles and interactivity, and the interactive hot spots, the viewer can jump around the timeline from one scene to another in any order.

Objects such as guitars and amps on stage can be embedded with popup up info such as historical facts and external links to web stores.

"Easter Eggs" are hidden around each virtual scene and can be regularly updated with fresh content to keep your website traffic flowing. 

Commissioned virtual tours can be delivered in numerous way simultaneously.

 

360 degree locations include: 

  • Woolton Church Hall

  • Woolton Fete (outside - Quarrymen stage)

  • 20 Forthlin Rd. (living room)

  • Mendips (living room)

  • 25 Upton (living room)

  • The Casbah Rainbow Room

  • The Cavern Club

  • Decca Studio

  • The Ed Sullivan theater and sets.

  • The Washington Coliseum

  • Deauville Hotel rehearsal

  • The living room in Help!

  • Lennon's Kenwood sun room

  • Lennon's Kenwood attic studio

  • El Delfin Verde

  • SFF film location at Knole Park - Full terrain made from sat data.

  • Strawberry Fields - front gate and driveway to main house.

  • West Malling - I Am The Walrus set

  • Sgt Peppers Cover photo shoot

  • Kinfauns - The Esher demos

  • Abbey Rd Studio #2 sessions 1962 - 1970

  • Abbey Rd Studio #1 Our World Broadcast June 25 1967

  • Abbey Rd Studio #3 - Revolver sessions 1966

  • Apple Studio sessions 1969

  • The Apple rooftop concert

  • The "Imagine"room at Tittenhurst

Live venues -  180 degree stage views:

  • Friedrich-Ebert-Halle stage set up ( Bert Kaempfert sessions)

  • Aintree

  • Star Club

  • Indra Club

  • Kaiserkeller

  • Top Ten Club

  • Jacaranda Club

  • Manchester 1963

  • Royal Command Performance

  • London Palladium

  • Carnegie Hall

  • Blackpool Night Out

  • Hollywood Bowl

  • Palais Des Sports, Paris, June 20, 1965

  • Donmar Warehouse

  • Budokan

  • Shea Stadium

Other 360 degree virtual tours works in progress:

  • Eldridge Johnson workshop - 108 N. Front St Camden New Jersey.

  • The Rolling Stones Olympic Studio "Sympathy For The Devil" sessions.

  • The Rolling Stones Mobile truck.

  • The Rolling Stones Villa Nellcôte Exile On Main St. basement sessions

  • Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon sessions in Studio #3

  • Sun Records; Elvis and Johnny Cash sessions

  • Led Zeppelin sessions at Headley Grange

Abbey Rd Studio #2

Abbey Rd Studio #2

DIGITAL DELIVERY

REDD.51 mixing console, Abbey Rd Studio #3 control room 1966

REDD.51 mixing console, Abbey Rd Studio #3 control room 1966

The space the size of a single large format movie poster will yield hundreds of photo-real renderings and animations play on screen.

Large HD screens lounges and main halls with stunning high resolution photo-real images of the studios, stages and personal spaces like Lennon's attic studio at Kenwood. 

From the early days at the Cavern to the Apple rooftop, the patron can point their smart phone at a small QR code and order any image on screen as a photographic print. 

12 YEARS OF WORK AND RESEARCH

Strawberry Fields Forever psycadellic piano, Knole Park January 31 1967

Strawberry Fields Forever psycadellic piano, Knole Park January 31 1967

In order to accurately re-create all the guitars, amps, drums, keyboards, and all manner of Beatles instruments, in March of 2005 I began research into every piece to make highly detailed 3D models. 

The same process applied for all the outboard recording gear used at Abbey Road and other studios of the day. The REDD.51 mixing console, the BTR and Studer-C-37 tape machines, and many other pieces of recording gear seen in the control rooms, tape rooms and echo chambers.

On the floor of the studios are the microphones and stands, boom microphones, power supplies, the custom speakers at made at EMI's Hayes factory, chairs, miscellaneous furniture, down to the alarm clock seen on the Steinway used for A Day In The Life.

If it's in a Beatles session photo, it's a 3D model with associated textures: i.e. the correct wood and hardware on the instruments, and the correct fabric and textiles present in every 3D virtual scene. 

As for the studios, live venues and other places from Woolton Hall to the Apple rooftop, it was a several-year process to compile room dimensions , lighting, wall, floor, and fabric textiles, and other room features and content.

In some cases I was able to secure architectural plans: Abbey Road, 20 Forthlin Rd, Tittenhurst, Kenwood, but most spaces were made from photographic references with standard building codes of the day and/or first hand accounts. 

For the Miami rehearsal room, I managed to get the measurements of the pool room only weeks before it was torn down.

In the course of my research , I contacted and spoke to over 300 musicians, recording professionals,  authors, collectors, past and present employees, and fans , even a few that saw the Beatles at The Cavern Club.

Highlights include several wonderful Beatles experts and Liverpool locals, gracious members of the Quarrymen, a few former Abbey Rd employees who were there for Beatles sessions, the curator of Mendips, The National Trust, a retired CBS stage technician who had hand drawings and photos of two Ed Sullivan sets.

A lifelong resident of Liverpool who provided photos of his uncle's wedding in Woolton Church Hall in 1955. Photos and first hand accounts of the stage of the Woolton Fete where the famous photo of Lennon and the Quarrymen were taken. 

Even the son of the carpenter who built Lennon's sun room at Kenwood, now a 3D virtual tour complete with accurate furniture and wall art. 

CURRENT 3d ASSETS

Beatle guitars - high resolution 3D models.

Beatle guitars - high resolution 3D models.

Beatle guitar amplifiers 1960 - 1970

Beatle guitar amplifiers 1960 - 1970

Highly detailed recording studio equipment 3D assets.

Highly detailed recording studio equipment 3D assets.

3D models , textures and room environments:

Over 10,000 separate 3D models with thousands more of associated textures and image maps.

Researched down to the last detail for every guitar, amplifier, drum set, keyboards and all manner of Beatles gear they used on stage and in studio from 1956 to 1970. 

Also researched and accurately re-created in high detail is the outboard recording equipment such as speakers, microphones, stands, power supplies, amps, rack units along with many miscellaneous studio pieces.

Complete and highly detailed 360 degree room environments capable of recreating every Beatles recording session 1958 to 1970, along with several other famous live venues stage and studio.

ABBEY RD STUDIO #3 - REVOLVER SESSIONS 1966

ABBEY RD STUDIO #3 - REVOLVER SESSIONS 1966

ABBEY RD STUDIO #2 - RUBBER SOUL SESSIONS OCTOBER 1965

ABBEY RD STUDIO #2 - RUBBER SOUL SESSIONS OCTOBER 1965

PALAIS DES SPORTS, JUNE 20, 1965

PALAIS DES SPORTS, JUNE 20, 1965

ABBEY RD STUDIO #2 - RUBBER SOUL SESSIONS OCTOBER 1965

ABBEY RD STUDIO #2 - RUBBER SOUL SESSIONS OCTOBER 1965