Waves Audio has introduced the Waves Abbey Road Vinyl Plugin – a precise model of Abbey Road Studios’ vinyl cutting and playback gear designed to give music the vintage warmth of vinyl records played on classic turntables and needles.
Created in collaboration with the iconic London studios, the plugin is designed to capture every stage of the vinyl production and playback process.
Users can choose between the sound of a pure acetate (lacquer) cut or the print master vinyl pressing from the factory.
Records can be played on two distinct turntable types with a choice of three classic cartridges, and tracks can be sent through Abbey Road’s legendary TG12410 mastering console on the path into the vinyl lathe.
For added authenticity and creativity, Abbey Road Vinyl also lets users move the position of the tone arm across the record, changing the frequency response and distortion like in the ‘real world’. Users can also add vinyl noise, pops and crackles, apply a gradual slow-down/stop turntable effect and introduce wow and flutter effects for extra analogue warmth.
Mirek Stiles, head of audio products at Abbey Road, commented, “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.”
The Abbey Road Vinyl plugin is included in the Waves Abbey Road Collection bundle.