In booth #721 at this week’s 141st AES Convention, Waves Audio introduced the Abbey Road Vinyl plug-in (price TBA), promising a precise model of Abbey Road Studios’ vinyl cutting and mastering gear. Designed in collaboration with Abbey Road Studios, this plug-in is said to faithfully 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; play the records on two distinct turntable types with a choice of three classic cartridges; and add the TG12410 mastering console on the path into the vinyl lathe.
Abbey Road Vinyl allows the location of the tone arm to be moved across the record, changing the frequency response and distortion. Users can also add vinyl noise and crackle, apply a gradual slow-down/stop turntable effect, and add wow and flutter effects for extra analog warmth.
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