The Legendary Intimate Reverb of the 60s—
Now in Your Studio
The unmistakable sonic signature of Abbey Road Studios’ echo chambers was born in the 1950s. This plugin, designed in close collaboration with Abbey Road, models not just three chambers—but also the tape delays, filters, speakers, mics, and signal path that were a crucial part of this sound.
If you get goosebumps when you hear your vocals through these reverbs, maybe it’s because you’re hearing the same reverb effect that graced John Lennon’s voice on “A Day in the Life.”
The Most Natural-Sounding Reverb
Historically Accurate Reverb Sound
Abbey Road’s original reverb sound wasn’t just about the gorgeously lush chamber itself, but also the warm analog signal chain through which the natural chamber signal passed. For the first time anywhere, all these elements are modeled with historically accurate precision.
Add Life and Space to Tracks
For vocals, Abbey Road Chambers adds a rich, snappy tone. For synths, it breathes life and character. Drums hit with power. Electric guitars evoke a full, focused sound. History aside, this plugin delivers a stunning chamber reverb sound. The Dry/Web Mix control allows you to blend in the reverb to taste.
Choose Your Chamber: 3 Distinct Choices
Choose the natural reverb sounds of three famous chambers: Abbey Road’s original Studio Two, the Studios’ Mirror Room and, as a bonus, the Stone Room from London’s Olympic Studios—each with its own distinct natural reverb character.
Discover the One-of-a-Kind S.T.E.E.D Effect
Abbey Road’s engineers often sent the chamber’s signal to a feedback loop running from the studio’s console, via tape delay, via RS106 and RS127 filters, to the chamber and back. This unique “S.T.E.E.D.” (Send. Tape. Echo. Echo. Delay.) effect is impossible to create in any other way. Abbey Road Chambers packs it into easy-to-use controls, which you can use with the chamber reverb or separately.
Not Only Reverb: An Entire Effects Chain
Audio was rarely run directly into the reverb. Instead, EMI’s RS106 and 127 high-pass, low-pass, and midrange EQs tailored the sound being reverberated. Abbey Road Chambers meticulously models these specialty Abbey Road EQs.
Customize Your Mics and Speakers
Great chamber reverb sounds are also about mic choice and placement. Customize your setup—from original valve Neumann KM53 microphones and lo-fi Altec 605 speaker, used on almost every pop recording made at Abbey Road in the ‘60s, to modern mic and full range speaker choices.