Waves Abbey Road RS124 Compressor Plugin now shipping

Waves Audio is now shipping its Abbey Road RS124 Compressor Plugin.

The RS124 compression has been central to a vast array of legendary recordings, having been used on every Beatles track ever recorded at Abbey Road Studios. The custom built compressor was a favourite of Abbey Road engineers in the ‘60s, regularly utilised by the likes of Geoff Emerick, Ken Scott and Norman Smith.

Today, GRAMMY-winning engineer Tony Maserati regularly uses RS124 tones to his vocal tracks, including those of Beyoncé and Alicia Keys.

Mirek Stiles, head of audio products, Abbey Road Studios, commented: “The RS124 left a massive sonic fingerprint on Abbey Road Studios’ 1960s sound. This rare beast is a thing of beauty for any genre in the modern production chain. Inserting the RS124 plugin instantly creates vibes hard to emulate in other ways. It pumps beats and glues synths quite unlike anything I have ever heard in the studio. It’s unique, crunchy and lush – it will not disappoint.” 

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Mick Olesh, Waves EVP of sales and marketing, said: “Since the beginning of our collaboration with Abbey Road Studios in 2011, we have developed an impressive line of over a dozen exclusive products including this new release – the Abbey Road RS124. Waves is delighted to offer musicians, producers and engineers accessibility to this unique tool, enabling new and innovative sonic capabilities. This exciting release is another step in our ongoing policy of offering distinctive and creative tools for enhancing the artistic creativity and workflow of Waves users.”