Welcome to the A-Z of Waves, a series highlighting the Waves plugins and hardware, over the coming weeks we'll be presenting the series is both written and video form so you can find out more about Waves.
A-Z Of Waves - A Is For Abbey Road
Abbey Road is perhaps the most iconic recording studio on the planet, partly because it was the place where many of the Beatles tracks were recorded by producer Sir George Martin. However it was also the place where many technical audio legends were born a lot of the technology created at Abbey Road is still used today and some the basic design concepts are emulated in modern product design.
Waves have been working with Abbey Road for several years developing emulations of classic mixing consoles, effects and reverbs. We've featured many of them on Pro Tools Expert giving reviews and demos of how to use them.
Creating a product endorsed by Abbey Road is a long process as they guard the Abbey Road name jealously making sure nothing is done to compromise it. Abbey Road work closely with every manufacturer to make sure anything bearing the Abbey Road name is right before it sees the light of day - you can't simply put the Abbey Road name on something.
Abbey Road Studios
There are three main studios at Abbey Road:
- Studio One - Mainly used for film scoring with a control room housing a 72 Fader AMS Neve 88RS
- Studio Two - The iconic 'Beatles Studio' with the control room above the live room, it houses a 0 Fader AMS Neve 88RS
- Studio Three - This features the mirrored piano room, as well as other spaces, the control room house a 96 Fader Solid State Logic 9000 J, but will also often have on of the vintage EMI consoles, the TG12345
Waves Abbey Road Plugins
We have featured Waves Abbey Road plugins on Pro Tools Expert.
This video is to demonstrate a vocal part sung through the Waves Abbey Road Plates. This is meant to be watched as part of the written review on Pro Tools Expert.