Waves Audio is now shipping the Waves Abbey Road Chambers plugin.
The Abbey Road Chambers plugin recreates a defining part of Abbey Road Studios’ sonic signature – the echo chamber used by Abbey Road’s pop engineers, to create reverbs, delays and other unique spatial effects on countless classic recordings by the Beatles and beyond.
Developed together with Abbey Road Studios, Waves’ Abbey Road Chambers puts you at the controls of the Studio Two echo chamber, complete with the original valve Neumann KM53 microphones and Altec 605 loudspeaker, as used on almost every pop recording done at Abbey Road during the ‘60s.
Also featured is a complete recreation of Abbey Road Studios’ original S.T.E.E.D. (Send. Tape. Echo. Echo. Delay.) setup – a system designed to extend the chamber’s natural sonic palette into new territories, by splitting the signal and creating a feedback loop from the studio’s REDD desk, through a dedicated tape delay, via the RS106 and RS127 filters and then to the chamber and back.
Abbey Road Chambers also gives you an additional set of the original filters going into the chamber – EMI’s RS106 hi/low pass filter and the EMI RS127 Presence EQ – to further sculpt the perfect chamber sound. Furthermore, as a bonus, the plugin also includes two additional spaces: Abbey Road’s “Mirror Room,” and the “Stone Room” from Olympic Studios, London.
The Abbey Road Chambers plugin is designed in a modular fashion: you can send your tracks just to the chamber, you can isolate just the S.T.E.E.D. effect, or you can combine both for the full range of sonic possibilities opened by the original Abbey Road setup.
Waves Abbey Road Chambers features:
— True-to-life capture of Abbey Road’s Studio Two echo chamber
— Developed in collaboration with Abbey Road Studios
— Shape effects from natural chamber reverb, to authentic tape delay, to complex hybrid effects
— Complete modeling of Abbey Road’s original S.T.E.E.D. setup
— Dedicated EMI RS106 and EMI RS127 EQs to further sculpt the chamber effect
— Your choice of additional spaces: Abbey Road’s Mirror Room and Olympic Studios’ Stone Room
— Choose classic or modern loudspeakers, including Abbey Road’s original Altec 605
— Choose vintage or modern microphones, including Abbey Road’s original valve Neumann KM53
— Variable mic and loudspeaker positions
From beautiful natural chamber reverb and surging delay cascades, to authentic tape delay and complex hybrid effects, the one-of-a-kind vintage acoustics and rich sounds of the Abbey Road Studio Two echo chamber are now at your fingertips, complete with Abbey Road’s long-lost S.T.E.E.D. setup.