Waves Audio Now Shipping the Abbey Road Vinyl Plug-in

Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing solutions, is now shipping the Waves Abbey Road Vinyl Plugin – a precise model of Abbey Road Studios’ vinyl cutting and playback gear, designed to give your music the vintage warmth of vinyl records played on classic turntables and needles. 

There are few things in music that capture the emotion of diehard fans more than vinyl. The retro feel of a record, combined with the analog warmth of its sound, makes vinyl a beautiful nostalgic statement. Designed with Abbey Road Studios, this plugin faithfully captures every stage of the vinyl production and playback process: you can choose between the sound of a pure acetate (lacquer) cut or the print master vinyl pressing from the factory; play the records on two distinct turntable types with a choice of three classic cartridges; and even send your tracks through Abbey Road’s legendary TG12410 mastering console on the path into the vinyl lathe.  

For added authenticity and creativity, Abbey Road Vinyl even lets you move the position of the tone arm across the record, changing the frequency response and distortion like in the real world. You can also add vinyl noise, pops and crackles, apply a gradual slow-down/stop turntable effect, and add wow and flutter effects for extra analog warmth. 

Abbey Road Vinyl is the long-awaited tool for diverse audio users: from mixing engineers craving a distinct smooth sound, to EDM and hip hop artists who cherish that “needle” touch, to sound designers reaching for authentic vinyl qualities and producers seeking a true-to-vinyl dimension on their tracks. 

Mick Olesh, Waves EVP of Sales & Marketing, comments, “Waves is excited to include this unique and novel plugin in the Waves Abbey Road Collection, yet another result of Waves’ fruitful cooperation with Abbey Road studios.” 

Mirek Stiles, Head of Audio Products at Abbey Road, comments, “One of the really amazing things about this plugin is that it allows you to experiment with the vinyl sound in ways and situations that just wouldn’t be practical in the real world. This is a really authentic plugin of the vinyl sound, which no one has done before. The sound that’s been captured with this plugin, and the work that Waves has done, is absolutely amazing.” 

Geoff Pesche, Vinyl Mastering and Cutting Engineer at Abbey Road Studios, who has cut modern classics such as New Order’s “Blue Monday” and Dire Straits’ Brothers In Arms, as well as Coldplay, Dizzee Rascal and Blur, adds, “This is the true sound of vinyl cutting at Abbey Road: the noise, the clicks, the bumps, the wow and flutter, all that ‘nasty’ stuff on records that people love – the analog sound and the warmth.”  

Waves Abbey Road Vinyl features:

  • Add authentic vintage vinyl sound to your tracks
  • Precise model of the original vinyl cutting gear at Abbey Road Studios
  • Choose between acetate master and printed vinyl pressing
  • 2 turntables, 3 cartridges
  • Slow-down/stop turntable mechanism
  • Control tone arm position for variable frequency response/distortion
  • Add phase distortion; noise, pops and crackles; wow and flutter; modulation
  • Add the sound of Abbey Road’s EMI TG12410 mastering desk 

The Abbey Road Vinyl plugin is included in the Waves Abbey Road Collection bundle. 

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