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5-Minute UAD Tips: Capitol Chambers

5-Minute UAD Tips: Capitol Chambers

The concrete-walled echo chambers located 30-feet beneath the Capitol Records building in Los Angeles represent the epitome of analog reverb. Designed by recording pioneer Les Paul, these iconic chambers have lent dense ambience to hit recordings by Frank Sinatra, Beck, Paul McCartney, Muse, and countless others. With the UAD Capitol Chambers plug-in, you can harness the character of these hallowed rooms on your recordings.

In this video, Universal Audio’s Ben Lindell shows you how to add instant emotion and depth to vocals and guitar, harnessing the plug-in’s incredible artist presets. Then, learn how to use the microphone position slider for next-level control over spatial and time response by allowing you to reposition the chamber mics — a nearly impossible feat with these underground chambers. Finally, learn to dial in more subtle room textures on drums with controls that are totally unique to the plug-in, such as EQ and filtering, predelay, and decay.

— McCoy Tyler