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How Abbey Road Studios' Changed the World (no, this is not about The Beatles).

Updated: Nov 20, 2023

Abbey Road Studio Zebra Crossing in Black and White

This was world changing!

You’ve all benefited from this!

Yes….all of you!

Ever since the 8th August 1969, at 11.35am, when four men walked across a zebra crossing in Abbey Road, St John’s Wood it has been immortalised in music history.

Abbey Road Studio is legendary.

But, did you know they are legendary for something far more important than that?

Abbey Road Studio made Reverb sound better!

Most pro-audio professionals don’t think twice about placing an EQ before the Reverb when mixing….High and Low passing the Bass and Treble cleans it up and makes the mix sound better….which is why we all do it...including me!

When composing bespoke emotive music for videographers, filmmakers, podcasters or broadcasters I used this trick on all of my ensures that the mix I send the client is the best it can be.

But…..what happens if you place the EQ after the Reverb. This has been much debated in forums by keyboard warriors for years.

Well….the results are in! Production Expert have done the tests and got the results.

Have a read and try it for yourself: click the link below:

What do you think? Do you use this trick when doing your audio?

If you would like more tips and tricks to make the audio in your productions work as hard as you do then click here

I look forward to hearing from you

God Bless


michael coltham from black lab music as featured on spotify

Michael Coltham is a film and media Composer and audio wrangler who specialises in composing emotion through the medium of music. He runs a artisan, boutique Music Production Company called Black Lab Music, that specialises in helping build an emotional connection with audiences. He is a published Indie-classical/Neoclassical composer and artist. You can find his personal work at or visit his website at



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