Waves Audio Now Shipping the Waves Abbey Road Chambers Plugin

July 26 2018, 00:50
Waves Audio' new Abbey Road Chambers plugin recreates a defining part of Abbey Road Studios' legendary sonic signature – the echo chamber used by Abbey Road’s engineers, to create exciting reverbs, delays and other unique spatial effects on countless classic recordings by the Beatles and beyond. Developed together with Abbey Road Studios, the Chambers plug-ins allows users to explore the Studio Two echo chamber, complete with the original valve Neumann KM53 microphones and Altec 605 speaker, 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 provides 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 legendary spaces: Abbey Road’s famed “Mirror Room,” and the “Stone Room” from Olympic Studios, London.

The Abbey Road Chambers plugin is designed in a modular fashion: users can send their tracks just to the chamber, they can isolate just the S.T.E.E.D. effect, or they can combine both for the full range of sonic possibilities opened by the original Abbey Road setup.
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