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{"id":4451560882222,"title":"Waves Abbey Road Saturator","handle":"waves-abbey-road-saturator","description":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eMusical analog saturation \u0026amp; distortion from the legendary Abbey Road Studios: The sound of classic tubes and transistors, driven hard from subtle to extreme, and excited by the ultra-rare EMI TG12321—a secret weapon of Abbey Road engineers.\u003c\/b\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e Saturation is the heart and soul of analog recording and mixing—from the subtle soft clipping of a tube preamp, which adds warmth and pleasing harmonics to a drum or vocal part; to full-blown console distortion that makes a synth, bass or guitar part ‘sing’ in the mix. \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e Modeled directly from time-proven saturation chains at Abbey Road Studios, Abbey Road Saturator provides inspiring saturation and distortion unlike any other device. The plugin offers two versatile desk distortion flavors: the crunchy tube REDD sound, and the rounded solid-state TG12345 tone—with the sophisticated input, gain and output stages of both consoles calibrated to perfection by Abbey Road’s engineers.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBut it doesn’t end here. Abbey Road engineers were known to experiment endlessly with the wealth of original EMI gear at their disposal—pushing the equipment to its limits and reaching “happy accidents.” Abbey Road Saturator captures the very happiest of such accidents. \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e In 1962, EMI Central Research Laboratories patented a tape noise reduction system called the TG12321—a “compander” that compresses on input (encoding) and expands on output (decoding). \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e The first generation of pop engineers at Abbey Road discovered that using the encode-only part of the process resulted in a beautiful high-frequency emphasis that added air and excitement and helped instruments cut through the mix: a secret weapon in the studio. Pioneering Abbey Road engineers, including Peter Bown and Geoff Emerick, were fans of using the TG12321 is this unusual way. \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e Abbey Road Saturator models the original TG12321 unit, feeding into the REDD or TG desks, for a one-of-a-kind excited saturation effect. \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e The plugin also gives you flexible control over the Compander’s crossover frequencies, allowing it to focus in on different ranges depending on the source material: lower settings will be at home on bass and kick drums, higher values will afford unmistakable shine to vocals. The added phase knob causes the saturation to work in parallel, dramatically altering the personality of the distortion harmonics. \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e Abbey Road Saturator also sports unique M\/S processing, letting the distortion apply either in stereo or to the mid or sides separately. Activate this beast on drums, drive the centered kick and snare into beefy levels, and leave the sides (overheads and cymbals) clean and sparkling. \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e From subtle harmonic enhancement that helps any instrument poke through a mix, to powerful distortion effects that strip an instrument of its original character and create an entirely new beast—Abbey Road Saturator is a singular twist on what we know saturation and distortion plugins to be.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"item-features\"\u003e\n\u003cul class=\"list-arrows\"\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCreated in collaboration with Abbey Road Studios\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAccurate recreation of crunchy tube \u0026amp; smooth solid-state analog saturation flavors\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eThe rare EMI TG12321 Compander excites the input pre-saturation: a method pioneered by the 1\u003csup\u003est\u003c\/sup\u003e generation of Abbey Road pop engineers\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDetailed pre- and post-gain EQ to shape the distortion character\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePhase knob dramatically alters the distortion sound\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFlexible control of the Compander’s crossover frequencies\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eM\/S processing allows distortion to affect just mid or just sides\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMix control to blend the saturated\/distorted signal with the original signal\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePresets by Grammy®-winning producers \u0026amp; engineers Lu Diaz, Joe Barresi, Dave Pensado, many more\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cli class=\"current\" data-name=\"tab-tech-specs\"\u003eTech Specs\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"tab current\" data-name=\"tab-sys-req\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"tab-content\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"box\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"product-page-tab-title\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eAbbey Road Saturator\u003c\/b\u003e (V11) - System Requirements\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"tech-specs-container\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"col6 left ios-col12\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"mac-icon\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMac\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"tech-specs-system-req\"\u003e\n\u003cb\u003eCPU\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e Intel Core i5 \/ i7 \/ i9 \/ Xeon\u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e \u003cb\u003eMemory\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e 8 GB RAM\u003cbr\u003e 8 GB free disk space on the system drive\u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e \u003cb\u003eOperating System\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e 10.12.6 - 10.15\u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e \u003cb\u003eScreen Resolution\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e Minimum: 1024x768\u003cbr\u003e Recommended: 1280x1024 \/ 1600x1024\u003cbr\u003e USB displays are not supported as the primary display.\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"tech-specs-system-req\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"tech-specs-container\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"col6 left ios-col12\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"win-icon\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWindows\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"tech-specs-system-req\"\u003e\n\u003cb\u003eCPU\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e Intel Core i5 \/ i7 \/ i9 \/ Xeon \/ AMD Quad-Core\u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e \u003cb\u003eMemory\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e 8 GB RAM\u003cbr\u003e 8 GB free disk space on the system drive\u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e \u003cb\u003eOperating System\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e Windows 10 64 bit\u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e \u003cb\u003eScreen Resolution\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e Minimum: 1024x768\u003cbr\u003e Recommended: 1280x1024 \/ 1600x1024\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"tech-specs-system-req\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"tech-specs-system-req\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"tab hidden current\" data-name=\"tab-supported-hosts\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"tab-content\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"box\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"product-page-tab-title\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eAbbey Road Saturator\u003c\/b\u003e (V11) - Supported Hosts\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMac\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"tech-specs-container\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"col6 left ios-col12\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"mac-icon\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"tech-specs-system-req\"\u003e\n\u003cul class=\"tech-specs-list\"\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"host-name\"\u003ePro Tools\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-version\"\u003e2018, 2019\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-format\"\u003e(AAX Native, Audiosuite)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"host-name\"\u003eLogic Pro X\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-format\"\u003e(Audio Units)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"host-name\"\u003eDigital Performer\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-version\"\u003e10\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-format\"\u003e(Audio Units)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"host-name\"\u003eAbleton Live\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-version\"\u003e10.1\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-format\"\u003e(VST \/ VST3)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"host-name\"\u003eNuendo\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-version\"\u003e10\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-format\"\u003e(VST3)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"host-name\"\u003eCubase\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-version\"\u003e10, 10.5\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-format\"\u003e(VST3)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"host-name\"\u003eWaveLab\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-version\"\u003e9.5\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-format\"\u003e(VST3)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"host-name\"\u003eMain Stage\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-version\"\u003e3\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-format\"\u003e(Audio Units)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"host-name\"\u003eGarage Band\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-version\"\u003e10\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-format\"\u003e(Audio Units)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"host-name\"\u003eAudition\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-version\"\u003e12\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-format\"\u003e(VST3)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"host-name\"\u003ePremiere Pro\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-version\"\u003e13\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-format\"\u003e(VST3)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"host-name\"\u003eFinal Cut Pro X\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-format\"\u003e(Audio Units)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"host-name\"\u003eStudio One Professional\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-version\"\u003e4\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-format\"\u003e(VST3)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"host-name\"\u003eMedia Composer\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-version\"\u003e2019\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-format\"\u003e(AAX Native)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"host-name\"\u003eFL Studio\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-version\"\u003e20\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-format\"\u003e(VST3)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"host-name\"\u003eREAPER\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-version\"\u003e5\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-format\"\u003e(VST3)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"host-name\"\u003eReason\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-version\"\u003e11\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-format\"\u003e(VST)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"host-name\"\u003eMaschine\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-version\"\u003e2\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-format\"\u003e(VST)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"host-name\"\u003eKomplete Kontrol\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-version\"\u003e2\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-format\"\u003e(VST)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"host-name\"\u003eBitwig Studio\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-version\"\u003e3\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-format\"\u003e(VST3)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"tech-specs-container\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"col6 left ios-col12\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"win-icon\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWindows\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"tech-specs-system-req\"\u003e\n\u003cul class=\"tech-specs-list\"\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"host-name\"\u003ePro Tools\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-version\"\u003e2018, 2019\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-format\"\u003e(AAX Native, Audiosuite)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"host-name\"\u003eAbleton Live\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-version\"\u003e10.1\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-format\"\u003e(VST \/ VST3)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"host-name\"\u003eNuendo\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-version\"\u003e10\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-format\"\u003e(VST3)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"host-name\"\u003eCubase\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-version\"\u003e10, 10.5\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-format\"\u003e(VST3)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"host-name\"\u003eWaveLab\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-version\"\u003e9.5\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-format\"\u003e(VST3)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"host-name\"\u003eCakewalk by BandLab\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-version\"\u003e2019\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-format\"\u003e(VST3)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"host-name\"\u003eAudition\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-version\"\u003e12\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-format\"\u003e(VST3)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"host-name\"\u003ePremiere Pro\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-version\"\u003e13\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-format\"\u003e(VST3)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"host-name\"\u003eSamplitude\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-version\"\u003ePro X4\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-format\"\u003e(VST3)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"host-name\"\u003eSequoia\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-version\"\u003e14\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-format\"\u003e(VST3)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"host-name\"\u003ePyramix\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-version\"\u003e11\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-format\"\u003e(VST)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"host-name\"\u003eStudio One Professional\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-version\"\u003e4\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-format\"\u003e(VST3)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"host-name\"\u003eMedia Composer\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-version\"\u003e2019\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-format\"\u003e(AAX Native)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"host-name\"\u003eFL Studio\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-version\"\u003e20\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-format\"\u003e(VST3)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"host-name\"\u003eREAPER\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-version\"\u003e5\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-format\"\u003e(VST3)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"host-name\"\u003eReason\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-version\"\u003e11\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-format\"\u003e(VST)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"host-name\"\u003eMaschine\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-version\"\u003e2\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-format\"\u003e(VST)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"host-name\"\u003eKomplete Kontrol\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-version\"\u003e2\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-format\"\u003e(VST)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"host-name\"\u003eBitwig Studio\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-version\"\u003e3\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"host-format\"\u003e(VST3\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"box\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"tech-specs-desc box\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"product-page-tab-title\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eAbbey Road Saturator\u003c\/b\u003e (V11) - Sample Rate\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAll Waves plugins support 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz; most support higher sample rates.\u003cbr\u003e Avid VENUE supports up to 48 kHz.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003ctable id=\"sample-rate\" class=\"support-table\"\u003e\n\u003cthead\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"plugin\"\u003ePlugin\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"green colored-center\"\u003eSample Rate\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/thead\u003e\n\u003ctbody class=\"jplist-content\"\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plugin color1\"\u003eAbbey Road Saturator\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"color2\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"value\"\u003e192 kHz\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"box\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"tech-specs-desc left\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"product-page-tab-title\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eAbbey Road Saturator\u003c\/b\u003e (V11) - Latency\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"bold\"\u003eThe table below indicates how much latency is produced by each plugin, in \u003cu\u003esamples\u003c\/u\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNot all plugins support all platforms (MultiRack, StudioRack, eMotion, Venue). Check the Supported Platforms tab for more info.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003ctable id=\"plugin-latency\" class=\"support-table\"\u003e\n\u003cthead\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"first\"\u003e \u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003cth colspan=\"3\" class=\"green colored-center\"\u003eNative \/ SoundGrid\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003cth colspan=\"3\" class=\"blue colored-center last-cell\"\u003eVenue TDM\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr class=\"titles-row\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"plugin\"\u003ePlugin\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"LatencyNative44 LatencyNative48\"\u003e44.1 kHz - 48 kHz\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"LatencyNative88 LatencyNative96\"\u003e88.2 kHz - 96 kHz\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"LatencyNative176 LatencyNative192\"\u003e176.4 kHz - 192 kHz\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"LatencyTDM44 LatencyTDM48\"\u003e48 kHz\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/thead\u003e\n\u003ctbody class=\"jplist-content\"\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plugin color1\"\u003eAbbey Road Saturator\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"LatencyNative44 LatencyNative48 color2\"\u003e49\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"LatencyNative88 LatencyNative96 color3\"\u003e0\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"LatencyNative176 LatencyNative192 color1\"\u003e0\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"LatencyTDM44 LatencyTDM48 color2\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"item-features\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e","published_at":"2020-02-29T15:13:48+02:00","created_at":"2020-02-29T15:20:43+02:00","vendor":"Waves","type":"Plugins","tags":["category_Plug-ins: Virtual Processors","Plug-ins: Reverbs \u0026 Delays","Plug-ins: Virtual Processors","Price Range_$50 to $100","Reverb \u0026 Delay Plug-ins","Shop by brand_Waves","Shop by category_Plug-ins: Reverbs \u0026 Delays","Shop by category_Plug-ins: Virtual Processors","Shop by category_Software \u0026 Plug-ins","Software \u0026 Plug-ins","Software \u0026 Plug-ins Plug-ins","Waves"],"price":6999,"price_min":6999,"price_max":6999,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":31769005752366,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"ABRDSAT","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Waves Abbey Road Saturator","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":6999,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":0,"inventory_management":null,"inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0292\/6125\/products\/480718.jpg?v=1582982483"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0292\/6125\/products\/480718.jpg?v=1582982483","options":["Title"],"media":[{"alt":null,"id":6188134957102,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":0.785,"height":400,"width":314,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0292\/6125\/products\/480718.jpg?v=1582982483"},"aspect_ratio":0.785,"height":400,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0292\/6125\/products\/480718.jpg?v=1582982483","width":314}],"content":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eMusical analog saturation \u0026amp; distortion from the legendary Abbey Road Studios: The sound of classic tubes and transistors, driven hard from subtle to extreme, and excited by the ultra-rare EMI TG12321—a secret weapon of Abbey Road engineers.\u003c\/b\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e Saturation is the heart and soul of analog recording and mixing—from the subtle soft clipping of a tube preamp, which adds warmth and pleasing harmonics to a drum or vocal part; to full-blown console distortion that makes a synth, bass or guitar part ‘sing’ in the mix. \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e Modeled directly from time-proven saturation chains at Abbey Road Studios, Abbey Road Saturator provides inspiring saturation and distortion unlike any other device. The plugin offers two versatile desk distortion flavors: the crunchy tube REDD sound, and the rounded solid-state TG12345 tone—with the sophisticated input, gain and output stages of both consoles calibrated to perfection by Abbey Road’s engineers.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBut it doesn’t end here. Abbey Road engineers were known to experiment endlessly with the wealth of original EMI gear at their disposal—pushing the equipment to its limits and reaching “happy accidents.” Abbey Road Saturator captures the very happiest of such accidents. \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e In 1962, EMI Central Research Laboratories patented a tape noise reduction system called the TG12321—a “compander” that compresses on input (encoding) and expands on output (decoding). \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e The first generation of pop engineers at Abbey Road discovered that using the encode-only part of the process resulted in a beautiful high-frequency emphasis that added air and excitement and helped instruments cut through the mix: a secret weapon in the studio. Pioneering Abbey Road engineers, including Peter Bown and Geoff Emerick, were fans of using the TG12321 is this unusual way. \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e Abbey Road Saturator models the original TG12321 unit, feeding into the REDD or TG desks, for a one-of-a-kind excited saturation effect. \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e The plugin also gives you flexible control over the Compander’s crossover frequencies, allowing it to focus in on different ranges depending on the source material: lower settings will be at home on bass and kick drums, higher values will afford unmistakable shine to vocals. The added phase knob causes the saturation to work in parallel, dramatically altering the personality of the distortion harmonics. \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e Abbey Road Saturator also sports unique M\/S processing, letting the distortion apply either in stereo or to the mid or sides separately. Activate this beast on drums, drive the centered kick and snare into beefy levels, and leave the sides (overheads and cymbals) clean and sparkling. \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e From subtle harmonic enhancement that helps any instrument poke through a mix, to powerful distortion effects that strip an instrument of its original character and create an entirely new beast—Abbey Road Saturator is a singular twist on what we know saturation and distortion plugins to be.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"item-features\"\u003e\n\u003cul class=\"list-arrows\"\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCreated in collaboration with Abbey Road Studios\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAccurate recreation of crunchy tube \u0026amp; smooth solid-state analog saturation flavors\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eThe rare EMI TG12321 Compander excites the input pre-saturation: a method pioneered by the 1\u003csup\u003est\u003c\/sup\u003e generation of Abbey Road pop engineers\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDetailed pre- and post-gain EQ to shape the distortion character\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePhase knob dramatically alters the distortion sound\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFlexible control of the Compander’s crossover frequencies\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eM\/S processing allows distortion to affect just mid or just sides\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMix control to blend the saturated\/distorted signal with the original signal\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePresets by Grammy®-winning producers \u0026amp; engineers Lu Diaz, Joe Barresi, Dave Pensado, many more\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cli class=\"current\" data-name=\"tab-tech-specs\"\u003eTech Specs\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"tab current\" data-name=\"tab-sys-req\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"tab-content\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"box\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"product-page-tab-title\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eAbbey Road Saturator\u003c\/b\u003e (V11) - System 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Waves Abbey Road Saturator

Product Description
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Musical analog saturation & distortion from the legendary Abbey Road Studios: The sound of classic tubes and transistors, driven hard from subtle to extreme, and excited by the ultra-rare EMI TG12321—a secret weapon of Abbey Road engineers.

Saturation is the heart and soul of analog recording and mixing—from the subtle soft clipping of a tube preamp, which adds warmth and pleasing harmonics to a drum or vocal part; to full-blown console distortion that makes a synth, bass or guitar part ‘sing’ in the mix.

Modeled directly from time-proven saturation chains at Abbey Road Studios, Abbey Road Saturator provides inspiring saturation and distortion unlike any other device. The plugin offers two versatile desk distortion flavors: the crunchy tube REDD sound, and the rounded solid-state TG12345 tone—with the sophisticated input, gain and output stages of both consoles calibrated to perfection by Abbey Road’s engineers.

But it doesn’t end here. Abbey Road engineers were known to experiment endlessly with the wealth of original EMI gear at their disposal—pushing the equipment to its limits and reaching “happy accidents.” Abbey Road Saturator captures the very happiest of such accidents.

In 1962, EMI Central Research Laboratories patented a tape noise reduction system called the TG12321—a “compander” that compresses on input (encoding) and expands on output (decoding).

The first generation of pop engineers at Abbey Road discovered that using the encode-only part of the process resulted in a beautiful high-frequency emphasis that added air and excitement and helped instruments cut through the mix: a secret weapon in the studio. Pioneering Abbey Road engineers, including Peter Bown and Geoff Emerick, were fans of using the TG12321 is this unusual way.

Abbey Road Saturator models the original TG12321 unit, feeding into the REDD or TG desks, for a one-of-a-kind excited saturation effect.

The plugin also gives you flexible control over the Compander’s crossover frequencies, allowing it to focus in on different ranges depending on the source material: lower settings will be at home on bass and kick drums, higher values will afford unmistakable shine to vocals. The added phase knob causes the saturation to work in parallel, dramatically altering the personality of the distortion harmonics.

Abbey Road Saturator also sports unique M/S processing, letting the distortion apply either in stereo or to the mid or sides separately. Activate this beast on drums, drive the centered kick and snare into beefy levels, and leave the sides (overheads and cymbals) clean and sparkling.

From subtle harmonic enhancement that helps any instrument poke through a mix, to powerful distortion effects that strip an instrument of its original character and create an entirely new beast—Abbey Road Saturator is a singular twist on what we know saturation and distortion plugins to be.

  • Created in collaboration with Abbey Road Studios
  • Accurate recreation of crunchy tube & smooth solid-state analog saturation flavors
  • The rare EMI TG12321 Compander excites the input pre-saturation: a method pioneered by the 1st generation of Abbey Road pop engineers
  • Detailed pre- and post-gain EQ to shape the distortion character
  • Phase knob dramatically alters the distortion sound
  • Flexible control of the Compander’s crossover frequencies
  • M/S processing allows distortion to affect just mid or just sides
  • Mix control to blend the saturated/distorted signal with the original signal
  • Presets by Grammy®-winning producers & engineers Lu Diaz, Joe Barresi, Dave Pensado, many more

 

  • Tech Specs
  • Abbey Road Saturator (V11) - System Requirements

    Mac

    CPU
    Intel Core i5 / i7 / i9 / Xeon

    Memory
    8 GB RAM
    8 GB free disk space on the system drive

    Operating System
    10.12.6 - 10.15

    Screen Resolution
    Minimum: 1024x768
    Recommended: 1280x1024 / 1600x1024
    USB displays are not supported as the primary display.

    Windows

    CPU
    Intel Core i5 / i7 / i9 / Xeon / AMD Quad-Core

    Memory
    8 GB RAM
    8 GB free disk space on the system drive

    Operating System
    Windows 10 64 bit

    Screen Resolution
    Minimum: 1024x768
    Recommended: 1280x1024 / 1600x1024

     

    Sku: ABRDSAT
    Vendor: Waves

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