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Abbey Road Studio 3 + Nx Head Tracker

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Abbey Road Studio 3 + Nx Head Tracker
  
Abbey Road Studio 3 + Nx Head Tracker

The Abbey Road Studio 3 plugin brings the control room of Abbey Road Studio 3 to your headphones, so you can produce and mix reliably wherever you are. Head tracking by the Nx Head Tracker enhances the plugin’s immersive realism.

  • The acoustic environment of the Abbey Road Studio 3 control room—inside your headphones
  • Powered by Waves Nx immersive spatial audio technology
  • High-precision head tracking with the Nx Head Tracker
  • Make better decisions on headphones about panning, mix depth, balance, reverb, the low end, and more
  • Accurately judge how headphone sessions will translate to speakers
  • Choose from Studio 3’s full lineup of stereo & surround speakers
  • Headphone EQ calibration for popular headphone models
  • SoundGrid-compatible

 

The Abbey Road Studio 3 plugin recreates the acoustic environment of the legendary Abbey Road Studio 3—inside any set of headphones.

It delivers the same acoustic response you would be hearing in the sweet spot of the Studio 3 control room—with the same stereo (or surround) image, and the same well-balanced sustain across the entire frequency spectrum.

Now you can mix and produce in the same environment where mixing and production sessions for Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Amy Winehouse, Radiohead, Kanye West, Frank Ocean, and many more were crafted and perfected.

The plugin allows you to choose between the three sets of high-end speakers at Studio 3 (near-field, mid-field, far-field), as well as the studio’s full 7.1 or 5.1 surround speaker setup. It also features headphone EQ calibration for selected popular headphone models.

waves nx headsetThis combo also includes the Nx Head Tracker, which tracks your head movements with precision, in order to enhance the immersive experience of being inside the Abbey Road Studio 3 control room.

Use Abbey Road Studio 3, complete with head tracking, to get a reliable representation of how your headphone mixes and productions will sound on speakers. Whether you are away from your acoustically treated mix room, or simply don’t have one, you can now mix on headphones and consistently predict how your mixes will sound on other systems.

 

Mac

CPU
Intel Core i5 / i7 / XeonMemory
8 GB RAM
8 GB free disk space on the system drive
Operating System
10.11.6 – 10.14.5Screen Resolution
Minimum: 1024×768
Recommended: 1280×1024 / 1600×1024
USB displays are not supported as the primary display.Support for Visually Impaired Users
Mac OS Sierra 10.12.4
VoiceOver Utility enabled
Pro Tools 12.7
Logic 10.3.1
Please note: Waves Central and preset management via the WaveSystem Toolbar are currently not supported.

Windows

CPU
Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon / AMD Quad-Core

Memory
8 GB RAM
8 GB free disk space on the system drive

Operating System
Windows 7 with SP1 64 bit
Windows 8.1 64 bit
Windows 10 64 bit

Screen Resolution
Minimum: 1024×768
Recommended: 1280×1024 / 1600×1024

Supported Hosts

Mac

  • Pro Tools 12, 2018, 2019 (AAX Native 64-bit)
    Pro Tools HD required for surround
  • Logic Pro X (Audio Units)
  • Digital Performer 9, 10 (Audio Units)
  • Ableton Live 10 (VST 64-bit)
    No Surround Support
  • Nuendo 8 (VST3)
  • Cubase 9, 10 (VST3)
  • Main Stage 3 (Audio Units)
    No Surround Support
  • Garage Band 10 (Audio Units)
    No Surround Support
  • Studio One 3, 4 (VST3)
    No Surround Support
  • FL Studio 12, 20 (VST3)
    No Surround Support
    Only 44.1khz and 48khz sample rates are supported
  • REAPER 5 (VST3)
  • Reason 10 (VST)
    No Surround Support
  • Maschine 2 (VST)
    No Surround Support
  • Komplete Kontrol 2 (VST)
    No Surround Support
  • Bitwig Studio 2.5 (VST3)
    No Surround Support

Windows

  • Pro Tools 12, 2018, 2019 (AAX Native 64-bit)
    Pro Tools HD required for surround
  • Ableton Live 10 (VST)
    No Surround Support
  • Nuendo 8 (VST3)
  • Cubase 9, 10 (VST3)
  • Cakewalk by BandLab 2018.07 (VST3)
    No Surround Support
  • Samplitude Pro X3, Pro X4 (VST3)
    No Surround Support
  • Sequoia 14 (VST3)
    No Surround Support
  • Studio One 3, 4 (VST3)
    No Surround Support
  • FL Studio 12, 20 (VST3)
    No Surround Support
    Only 44.1khz and 48khz sample rates are supported
  • REAPER 5 (VST3)
  • Reason 10 (VST)
    No Surround Support
  • Maschine 2 (VST)
    No Surround Support
  • Komplete Kontrol 2 (VST)
    No Surround Support
  • Bitwig Studio 2.5 (VST3)
    No Surround Support

Waves Abbey Road Studio 3 Overview #gettingstarted

Waves product manager Yoni Zlotkin walks you through the Waves Abbey Road Studio 3 plugin. See how you can mix and produce with the perfect acoustics of the Studio 3 control room—inside your headphones.

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