Available for download, Waves Abbey Road Studio 3 is a plug-in for monitoring your mixes. It aims to create the sound of a famous control room inside your headphones.
Abbey Road's Studio 3 is the room where Pink Floyd, Frank Ocean, Lady Gaga, and others mixed seminal records. This software, powered by Waves Nx immersive technology, aims to recreate the sound of that famous room within your headphones. From the speakers to the acoustical design, this plug-in emulates every aspect of the room and puts these qualities in your headphones.
Speakers are often preferred over headphones for mixing as they provide more realistic imaging and a more representative low-end response (depending, of course, on the speaker). Now, you can have the sound and behavior of speakers in your headphones. Not just any speakers—the speakers of Abbey Road Studio 3.
Use this plug-in in your personal mixing setup, or take it with you from studio to studio so you have a consistent basis from which to judge mixes in your headphones. Either way, just slap the plug-in on the last insert of your mix bus, put on your headphones, and you'll hear what your mix sounds like within the environs of Studio 3. Be sure to turn this plug-in off when exporting your final mix: it's for monitoring purposes only.
This software will work with Mac and Windows operating systems. It can operate in AU, VST, and AAX formats.