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Chandler Limited Recreates Abbey Road's EMI RS124 Compressor
AES 2015 hasn't even started yet and Chandler Limited has opened it with a bang! The brand known for recreating the classic gear of Abbey Road is once again reviving another piece of vintage equipment from the famed studio that once housed The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Badfinger and more. Meet the Chandler Limited RS124!
As an integral piece behind the recordings of the aforementioned English rock 'n' roll superheroes, the inspiration behind the RS124 originally came from the United States. Taking the Altec 436B and transforming it, Abbey Road Head of Technical Bill Livey, Deputy Head Len Page and EMI Audio Designer Mike Batchelor created a compressor that became known worldwide for taming transients and its incredibly smooth character.
For over 15 years, Chandler Limited has teamed with Abbey Road to perfect their creations, many of which have never before been available to the public in a physical, analog form. While others have tried to copy the RS124 in the past, the new model from Chandler Limited brings together years of original schematics and handwritten modifications from the studio's engineers to lovingly recreate the unit's proper sound.
Since there have been so many variations of RS124s used at Abbey Road, the brand new RS124 compressor incorporates three distinct models (60070B, 60050A and 61010B) into one sleek unit. These multiple personalities of compression will offer a wide range of effects on your sound, while still offering up the lush quality that the original units have been known to achieve. Typically, the 60050A and 61010B settings are used on bus or mix compression, while the 60070B is ideal for channel compression.
The Chandler Limited RS124 will be shipping mid-November 2015 and is priced at $2,875.00. If you're interested in pre-ordering your unit, you can do so over on our RS124 page.