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Waves Abbey Road Reverb Plates - Reverb
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State-of-the-art modeling of the four legendary EMT 140 reverb plates housed at Abbey Road Studios and used on recordings by the Beatles and Pink Floyd.

Introduced in the 1950s, plate reverbs have been a fixture of recorded music ever since. Used most prominently in the ‘60s and ‘70s by pioneering bands, including the Beatles and Pink Floyd, Abbey Road Studios’ original reverb plates – four EMT 140 units – were first installed in 1957 to complement the fixed reverberation times of the studios’ echo chambers. These beautiful-sounding plates, with a variable reverb time of up to six seconds, were then tweaked to perfection by Abbey Road’s technical engineers. To keep noise to a minimum, EMI’s Central Research Laboratories designed unique hybrid solid-state drive amps for Plates A, B and C. Plate D was fully valve-powered on both drive and output stages, allowing a versatile array of sonic characteristics, from warm and dark to lush and smooth.

In each of these original plates, the stereo reverb effect is created by suspending a large sheet of metal with tensioned springs attached to each corner. A transducer injects the metal sheet with audio energy, which is picked up by two contact mics fixed to the surface of the plate. The reverb time can then be adjusted by using an internal damper, and all of this is contained within a large wooden unit.

These historic Abbey Road plates have been used on countless seminal pop, rock, classical and film recordings over the years, and continue to be used in all kinds of audio production to this day. Waves has now created meticulous models of these stunning and unique-sounding units, individually modeling the harmonic distortion of both the drive and output amps as well as the individual plate/damper behaviors.

Features:

  • Precise modeling of four legendary Abbey Road reverb plates (EMT 140), each with its unique character
  • A drive control to set the THD characteristics of the in/out amplifiers and the plate sheet itself
  • Ability to control the amount of analog noise and hum
  • Four original bass cut positions
  • Crosstalk between the stereo inputs to get a stereo leak effect

System Requirements

Mac OS X:

Memory:

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

CPU:

  • Intel Core i5 / i7 / Xeon

Operating System:

  • 10.10.5 – 10.12.5
  • Screen Resolution:
  • Minimum: 1024×768
  • Recommended: 1280×1024 / 1600×1024
  • USB displays are not supported as the primary display

Support for Visually Impaired Users:

  • Mac OS Sierra 10.12.4
  • VoiceOver Utility enabled
  • Pro Tools 12.7
  • Logic 10.3.1

Note: 

  • Preset management via the WaveSystem Toolbar is currently not supported (this will be added soon).

Supported Hosts:

  • Pro Tools 11.3.2 – 12.8 (AAX Native 64-bit, Audiosuite)
  • Logic Pro X 10.2 – 10.3.1 (Audio Units)
  • Digital Performer 9.0 – 9.1.2 (Audio Units)
  • Ableton Live 9.2.2 – 9.7.3 (VST 64-bit)
  • Nuendo 7.0.20 – 7.1 (VST3)
  • Cubase 8.0.30 – 9.0.1 (VST3)
  • WaveLab 9.0.10 – 9.0.35 (VST3)
  • Main Stage 3.2 – 3.2.3 (Audio Units)
  • Garage Band 10.1.0 – 10.2 (Audio Units)
  • Audition CC2015, CC2017 (VST3)
  • Adobe Premiere CC2015, CC2017 (VST3)
  • Final Cut Pro X 10.2.2 – 10.3.4 (Audio Units)
  • Studio One 3.1 – 3.5.1 (VST3)
  • Media Composer 8.6.3 – 8.8.5 (AAX Native)
  • REAPER 5.18 – 5.22 (VST3)
  • Reason 9.5 (VST)

PC

Memory:

  • 4 GB RAM
  • 8 GB free disk space on the system drive

CPU:

  • Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon / AMD Quad-Core

Operating System:

  • Windows 7 with SP1 64 bit
  • Windows 8.1 64 bit
  • Windows 10 64 bit

Screen Resolution:

  • Minimum: 1024×768
  • Recommended: 1280×1024 / 1600×1024

Supported Hosts:

  • Pro Tools 11.3.2 – 12.8 (AAX Native 64-bit, Audiosuite)
  • Ableton Live 9.7.0 – 9.7.3 (VST)
  • Nuendo 7.1 (VST3)
  • Cubase 8.0.30 – 9.0.1 (VST3)
  • WaveLab 9.0.10 – 9.0.35 (VST3)
  • Sonar Platinum (VST3)
  • Sound Forge 10.0e, 11 (VST)
  • Audition CC2017 (VST3)
  • Adobe Premiere CC2017 (VST3)
  • Samplitude Pro X3 (VST)
  • Sequoia 13 (VST)
  • Pyramix 10.1 (VST)
  • Studio One 3.3.4 – 3.5.1 (VST3)
  • Media Composer 8.6.4 – 8.8.5 (AAX Native)
  • FL Studio 12.4.1 – 12.5 (VST3)
  • REAPER 5.40 (VST3)
  • Reason 9.5 (VST)

Notes:

  • SR – The Waves Central application and Waves plugins V9.6 or later are not compatible with Logic 9 or Mac OS Lion 10.7 to 10.7.5. Learn how to run the earlier Waves V9.3 on Mac OS Lion 10.7 to 10.7.5 and in Logic 9.
  • Downloads not included in Waves Central are Tracks Live, Waves for DiGiCo, and Waves for Venue.

 

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