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    Capitol Chambers | UAD Audio Plugins | Universal Audio

    >>>>Located below the iconic Capitol Tower in Los Angeles, Capitol Studios is arguably the most recognized studio in the world — and much of its legend can be traced to its hallowed, subterranean echo chambers. From Ray Charles to Frank Sinatra, Beck to Muse, these underground spaces continue to provide gorgeous hi-fi ambience that is simply unmatched.

    Now, after years of R&D and close collaboration with Capitol Studios — including unprecedented access to four legendary echo chambers 30-feet beneath the studio — Universal Audio proudly presents the Capitol Chambers plug-in, a startling end-to-end recreation of the most popular echo chambers ever created, exclusively for UAD hardware and UA Audio Interfaces.<<<<<<
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    Columbia studios???

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmic gumbo View Post
    Columbia studios???
    Doh!

    Sorry about that.
    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    yeah funny...but capitol studios reverb chambers are legendary...know folks that recorded there...were blown away by the chambers!

    & bensons breakthrough lp- breezin- cut there


    cheers

    ps- did you know that the blinking light atop the classic capitol records building in los angeles...is morse code for -hollywood!!...1956 tech!!...the chambers tho!


    pss- have an old alesis wedge that actually had capitol chamber programmed into it as preset!!!!...its been a known commodity for years!!


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    I knew about the echo chamber in the Nation's Capital, but not about the echo chamber in Capital Records...


    Sorry, too obvious to resist. Back to your regular programming...

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    Measure the dimensions of the rooms. Use the EQ curves from classic mics. Make a digital reverb based on algorithms. For $349 I'll pass.

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    Look... I was a recording engineer in Chicago for years, and once you put that vocal in the mix, you’re not going to be able to appreciate (hear) the subtle nuances of a particular reverb chamber. On the other hand, it’s a lot of mystic mojo for $349.

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    UAD make some of the best plugins on the market... And yeah, in a mix, the common man won't know the differenct, but it's another great tool for the creative proccess when producing and mixing to be able to think "oh, we should have a verb like THAT" and not waste any time - nothing is better for flow than minimal time spent on executing ideas; that's why I got the floor unit with the touchscreen

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    Interesting;

    "One of Capitol Studios most unusual and coveted assets are the eight subterranean echo chambers. Located 30 feet underground, the trapezoidal rooms can be accessed by the studios and mastering rooms to add rich reverberation to a vocal. Each of the chambers have thick concrete walls and ceilings. Sound from the studio is sent to speakers in the echo chambers, which is then picked up by microphones and returned to the recording media. With speakers on one side and microphones on the other, the chambers can provide reverberation lasting up to 5 seconds."

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    Another legacy of Les Paul.

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    For $50 less, here's an chamber echo reverb you can take to the gig. EL PESCADORO™ Reverberant Hot Preamp – The Nocturne Brain

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    Take a look...