We are pleased to announce the release of the RS124 Compressor Plug-in, available exclusively at www.abbeyroadplugins.com This plug-in provides incredibly accurate emulations of three original RS124 hardware units from Abbey Road’s unique outboard collection, bringing the sound, look and functionality of the legendary audio equipment to all major Mac- and PC-based DAW systems.
Peter Cobbin, Director of Engineering at Abbey Road Studios, said: “I have the privilege to use rare and vintage audio equipment at Abbey Road and in all my years of recording and mixing I have not heard anything quite like the RS124 compressor. If I could describe the sound of pure cream being drizzled slowly into and over a mix, then this might start to say something about the velvety and liquid rich sound of compression that the RS124 is known for. I am very excited about this release as the RS124 Compressor Plug-in looks, sounds and smells like the original!”
The original RS124 valve compressors were introduced in 1960 and were in constant use at the studios throughout the decade. Their warm, creamy sonic personality and unique features made them the compressor of choice for recording, mixing and mastering. This is a key part of the sixties sound of Abbey Road Studios! Each unit was hand-built and exclusive to Abbey Road, and the three units emulated are still in use at the studios today. The RS124 Compressor Plug-in modeled three of the best units from the Abbey Road collection using the original hardware and schematics with extensive listening tests taking place at Abbey Road under the guidance of Abbey Road’s Director of Engineering, Peter Cobbin. Both sonically and visually, the plug-in provides accurate software emulations of the original units, faithfully recreating their behavior and subtle sonic character.
Abbey Road has also created one of the world’s first dedicated Dynamics LCR plug-in, providing depth and versatility to the RS124 Compressor Plug-in experience by allowing users to ‘stack’ all three units on top of one another – as if you were in the studio! In addition to all the functions found on the original units, users can enjoy a new surprise feature. This extra function is wonderfully brutal and guaranteed to make your drums jump out of the speakers!
The RS124 Compressor Plug-in for TDM and Native formats and Mac or PC operating systems is available to purchase exclusively from www.abbeyroadplugins.com priced at USD $560.00 (TDM) or USD $335.00 (Native). An iLok USB key is required.
This launch follows recent product launches, including ‘Abbey Road 70s Drums’ sample instrument with Native Instruments and a new Online Mastering Service, reinforcing Abbey Road Studios’ commitment to supporting users who create, produce and perform music with innovative, quality products.
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