Waves pairs with Abbey Road on TG Mastering Chain plugin

Waves Audio has introduced the Waves Abbey Road TG Mastering Chain plugin.

Developed together with Abbey Road Studios, the TG Mastering Chain plugin is a modular mastering chain plugin modelled after the EMI TG12410 Transfer Console used in all of Abbey Road’s mastering suites since the early ’70s to this day.

The distinct solid-state transistor-based sound of the TG12410 has been heard on albums like Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon, Nirvana’s In Utero, Radiohead’s OK Computer and Ed Sheeran’s + (“plus”).

Just like the original console, the TG Mastering Chain plugin is made out of modules (or cassettes). Modules can be interchanged (except for input/output modules) and switched on/off to allow for a flexible processing flow and creating custom chains. Individual modules can be used on different tracks and group buses in a mixing session, as well as on the master bus in mastering sessions.

The compressor/limiter module offers two flavours – Original and Modern – and is coupled with 48 dB/Oct linear-phase sidechain filters to help users take complete control over the sound. Alongside the TG Mastering Chain is the Meter Bridge component (separate plugin), offering a new approach to metering. Users can get a clear reading of VU, PPM, Phase and Peak at a glance, while staying focused on the music.

With different processing modes (Stereo/Duo/MS) and monitoring modes (Stereo/Mono/L/R/M/S), the Abbey Road TG Mastering Chain plugin is designed for use in the studio or for live sound with a dedicated Live component.

The Abbey Road TG Mastering Chain plugin is included in the Waves Abbey Road Collection bundle.