Topline

– the first mobile app of Abbey Road Studios

Challenge

The digital revolution, wider accessibility of recording technology & direct distribution routes changed music production forever. Thanks to collaboration with a number of emerging songwriters and producers across London, Abbey Road Studios sought to understand their creative needs.

music & video streaming

Our responsibilities

  • design

  • development

  • iOS

  • mobile UI/UX

Solution

Topline, a new free app for iOS designed to catalogue original song ideas, that would otherwise be lost to the ether or within the ever growing list of voice memos.
When you download the app you’re presented with three tracks to work with in a simple interface. You can then either sing over an imported track or add up to two tracks of audio to your original file. On top of this, you can add lyrics, tags and pictures with the option to import files from various places. You can even back up your projects on Google Drive, Dropbox and other services.
It also offers geo-tagging capabilities to make note of where a recording took place. It is possible that more features may be added in future updates.

Results & benefits

With Topline, Abbey Road Studios remains at the heart of music creative process, and can actively share their expertise beyond the walls of the Studios to support and enable creativity across all groups of music makers. Topline is the answer to the most pressing challenge, a need to quickly capture and collaborate on song ideas.