Introducing our Latest Collaboration with Waves Audio - Abbey Road Saturator

Modelled directly from time-proven saturation chains at Abbey Road Studios, Abbey Road Saturator provides inspiring saturation and distortion unlike any other device. The plugin offers two versatile desk distortion flavours: the crunchy tube REDD sound, and the rounded solid-state TG12345 tone.

Abbey Road Saturator models the original TG12321 unit, feeding into the REDD or TG desks, for a one-of-a-kind saturation effect. The plugin also gives you flexible control over the Compander’s crossover frequencies, allowing it to focus in on different ranges depending on the source material: lower settings will be at home on bass and kick drums, higher values will afford unmistakable shine to vocals. The added phase knob causes the saturation to work in parallel, dramatically altering the personality of the distortion harmonics.

Analog Saturation with a Twist: The Waves Abbey Road Saturator

Abbey Road’s Mirek Stiles takes us behind the scenes of how the plugin came to be

From subtle harmonic enhancement that helps any instrument poke through a mix, to powerful distortion effects that strip an instrument of its original character and create an entirely new beast—Abbey Road Saturator is a singular twist on what we know saturation and distortion plugins to be.

Try for yourself now.