Waves Audio and Abbey Road Studios have introduced the Abbey Road Studio 3 plugin, designed to bring a virtual version of the legendary Abbey Road Studio 3 Control Room to your DAW.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
The Waves Abbey Road Studio 3 plugin brings the perfect acoustics of the Studio 3 control room into your headphones – in glorious three-dimensional sound, powered by Waves’ pioneering Nx technology for immersive 3D audio.
This unique plugin, used with any set of headphones, gives you the same stellar audio qualities that make Studio 3 the world’s best studio control room. Now, you can produce and mix as if you were inside Abbey Road Studio 3 – and hear your music the way the world’s greatest musicians and producers heard theirs.
“The Waves Abbey Road Studio 3 marks a pivotal point in the prolific cooperation between Waves Audio and Abbey Road, which began in 2011,” says Mick Olesh, Waves EVP of Sales & Marketing. “With the Abbey Road Studio 3 plugin, we have managed to overcome a common yet critical missing factor for many engineers, producers and musicians: not only the ability to obtain a professional-sounding work environment, but easy and affordable access to one of the best-sounding rooms in the world.”
- The acoustics of Abbey Road Studio 3 – in immersive 3D audio over any set of headphones
- Precision modeling of Abbey Road Studio 3’s stereo and surround soundstage
- Hear your music the way Pink Floyd, Amy Winehouse, Radiohead, Frank Ocean and Kanye West heard theirs
- Choose from Studio 3’s three sets of stereo speaker setups: near-field, mid-field, far-field
- Mix 5.1 and 7.1 surround reliably on your stereo headphones
- High-precision head tracking for enhanced realism
- Personalized head anatomy calibration
- Headphone EQ calibration for popular headphone models
- SoundGrid-compatible; for SoundGrid-powered performance, you can offload the plugin’s processing to a SoundGrid server.
Inside the Waves Abbey Road Studio 3 Plugin:
Producer Giles Martin (The Beatles, Rocketman) on the Waves Abbey Road Studio 3 Plugin:
Alan Parsons – First Reaction to the Waves Abbey Road Studio 3 Plugin:
Pricing and Availability
Abbey Road Studio 3 is available now with an intro price of US $99 (normally $199).