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Abbey Road Plug-ins RS124 Compressor

RS124 Compressor, Software compressor from Abbey Road Plug-ins.

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Abbey Road Plug-ins RS124 Compressor

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Abbey Road Plug-ins has announced the release of the RS124 Compressor, a new plug-in designed to provide emulations of three original RS124 hardware units from Abbey Road's outboard collection, bringing the sound, look and functionality of the audio equipment to major Mac OS X and Windows DAW systems.

Here is what the company had to say:

"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 circuit diagrams 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 three modeled units, faithfully recreating their behavior and subtly different sonic character. Abbey Road is also proud of the fact they have created one the worlds first dedicated Dynamics LCR plug-in, allowing users to 'stack' all three units on top of one another – as if you were in the studio."

Key Features:
  • Three authentic compressor models based on vintage Abbey Road units.
  • Each model recreates the sound and behaviour of the hardware unit.
  • Authentic replication visually and sonically of the original hardware.
  • Tested and approved by Abbey Road Studios' Director of Engineering, Peter Cobbin.
  • Added SuperFuse mode for more aggressive compression effect.
  • Dedicated LCR version allowing Pro Tools HD users to 'stack' all three units on top of one another.

Pricing & Availability
The RS124 Compressor plug-in is available in TDM, RTAS, AU and VST formats for Mac OS X and Windows and is priced at $560 (TDM) and $335 (Native).

A free 10-day trial version can be downloaded. An iLok USB key is required.
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