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Abbey Road Reverb Plates Plug-in Tutorial with Producer Billy Bush

Abbey Road Reverb Plates Plug-in Tutorial with Producer Billy Bush

Producer and engineer Billy Bush has produced some of my favorite bands, Garbage, Muse, Against Me!, and Snow Patrol. In this video, he shows creative ways to use the Abbey Road Reverb Plates plug-in on vocals, guitars, and drums. He explains how to choose specific reverb sounds to differentiate verses and choruses.

Inside Abbey Road Studios’ Legendary Reverb Plate Room

This isn’t a tutorial but it’s just interesting! I love learning about audio history.

Waves Abbey Road Reverb PlatesWaves Abbey Road Reverb Plates

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State-of-the-art modeling of the four legendary EMT 140 reverb plates housed at Abbey Road Studios

Introduced in the 1950s, plate reverbs have been a fixture of recorded music ever since. Used most prominently in the ‘60s and ‘70s by pioneering bands, including the Beatles and Pink Floyd, Abbey Road Studios’ original reverb plates – four EMT 140 units – were first installed in 1957 to complement the fixed reverberation times of the studios’ echo chambers. These beautiful-sounding plates, with a variable reverb time of up to six seconds, were then tweaked to perfection by Abbey Road’s technical engineers. To keep noise to a minimum, EMI’s Central Research Laboratories designed unique hybrid solid-state drive amps for Plates A, B, and C. Plate D was fully valve-powered on both drive and output stages, allowing a versatile array of sonic characteristics, from warm and dark to lush and smooth.

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Waves Abbey Road Studio 3   Nx Head TrackerWaves Abbey Road Studio 3 Nx Head Tracker

The Abbey Road Studio 3 plugin brings the control room of Abbey Road Studio 3 to your headphones.

Produce and mix reliably wherever you are. Head tracking by the Nx Head Tracker enhances the plugin’s immersive realism.

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Posted by Michele Yamazaki