Waves Abbey Road Studio 3 with Nx Head Tracker bundles together studio-grade referencing software with a hardware component that allows for greater realism. Designed for monitoring in headphones, Abbey Road Studio 3 transports you to the control room of that famed studio environment, reproducing its speakers as well as the response of the room.
Nearfield, midfield, and farfield modes replicate the various speakers in the control room. You can even use it to simulate the experience of listening in surround with the Nx Head Tracker, a small Bluetooth device that latches onto your headphones and tracks your head movements in 360°. With the Nx Head Tracker applied to your headphones, you can swivel about Abbey Road's classic control room registering every slight move of your head and making the effect even more realistic.
This software is compatible with Mac and Windows operating systems, working in AU, VST, and AAX formats.
Waves Nx Head Tracker for Headphones
The Nx Head Tracker for Headphones from Waves is a small Bluetooth device that latches on to your headphones and tracks your head movements in 360° to augment the 3D audio experience. It can be used to experience music, movies, and games, in 3D audio on several devices such as computers, tablets, or mobile devices using any set of headphones.
Use the Nx Head Tracker with the Nx 3d audio app or the Virtual Mix Room plug-in. It requires a standard AAA battery and provides approximately 40 hours of power. It will go to sleep automatically after a short while if it's not connected or not moving. Bluetooth 4.0 BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) is also required.
Waves Abbey Road Studio 3 - Referencing Software for Pro Audio Applications (Download)
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.