Waves Audio, Abbey Road Studios Unveil REDD Console Plug-Ins
Source: Mix Magazine
Waves Audio teamed with London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios once again to create two new REDD Console plug-ins, which emulate the sonic characteristics of EMI/Abbey Road Studios' REDD.17 and REDD.37 in-house mixing consoles that recorded The Beatles, The Hollies, Pink Floyd, and other top artists during the 1960s. Both REDD.17 and REDD.37-.51 plug-ins are Native- and SoundGrid-compatible and available at a U.S. MSRP of $349, with a special introductory price of $199.
The two REDD consoles were custom designed, built by and named after Abbey Road Studios' (then-EMI's) in-house Record Engineering Development Department (REDD). The REDD.17 still belongs to Abbey Road Studios, while Lenny Kravitz now owns the REDD.37 console.
Mirek Stiles, who is Head of Audio Products at Abbey Road Studios, states, “Ever since I first heard the word REDD at Abbey Road Studios almost 13 years ago, to me these consoles have had a legendary almost mythical aura around them. Most of the original REDD consoles have been lost over time but by using the few examples left over and studying the original schematics and design notes from the archives I believe Waves and Abbey Road have revived an important part of musical history that will enable producers of all generations to discover and fall in love with the lost sound of REDD.”
Waves Audio REDD.37-.51 plug-in “Waves is proud to be working together with Abbey Road Studios to preserve the legacy of the legendary REDD consoles,” says Gilad Keren, CEO and co-founder of Waves Audio. “The REDD consoles were used to help create so much timeless music in the past, and by making their sound available via plug-ins, we hope to contribute to the creation of timeless music that will be made in the future.”
The REDD Console plug-ins include the following controls: Amp Type determines the type of amplifier (REDD.37-.51 only); Channel Select determines the channel configuration; Bass Lift controls the 9dB low shelf that compensates for low-frequency loss caused by using condenser microphones in a Figure-8 configuration; EQ Select toggles between Classic and Pop EQ types; Tone High controls high-shelf equalization, while Tone Low controls low-shelf equalization; Monitor controls the source of the monitor output; Spread selects stereo processing mode (stereo component only); Drive controls the amount of drive added to the signal; Analog controls the level of modeled noise and hum; Output controls the output level of the signal; and VU Meters display output VU readings.
Visit Abbey Road Studios at www.abbeyroad.com.