Abbey Road Studio 3

Abbey Road’s flagship mix room—modeled for reliable mixing on headphones
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Check Your Mixes in Abbey Road’s Studio 3 Control Room

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Abbey Road has set a standard of excellence for decades, and mixing there is an experience only a few can have—until now. Thanks to advanced 3D acoustics modeling, just put on headphones, and you’ll be transported to mixing stereo or surround projects in a truly historic control room.

Waves has modeled every sonic nuance of this premier mixing space—and with correction EQ curves for 270 headphone models, now you can mix with realism you have to hear to believe

  • Provides the sound and feel of sitting in front of studio monitors
  • Created in close collaboration with Abbey Road Studios
  • EQ correction curves flatten response for 270 headphones
  • Choose from classic near, mid, or far monitors
  • You’ll know that your headphone mixes will translate over speakers
  • Having a common acoustic space is optimal for team projects
  • The neutral, accurate sound is ideal for all types of productions
  • Optional head tracking for hyper-realistic, immersive mixing
Watch It in Action

Abbey Road Studio 3—Inside Your Headphones

  • Better Mixes—Anytime, Anywhere

    Sometimes, headphones are your most convenient monitoring option. But mixing on headphones can be unreliable: you might easily add too much ambient reverb, or too much low end, etc. Abbey Road Studio 3 corrects the inherent limitations of the headphone experience, so you can create mixes that will translate perfectly to any system.

    Features: Glue Mixes without “Squashing”
  • Monitor in Abbey Road’s Flagship Mix Room

    The Abbey Road Studio 3 control room was designed by the world’s greatest acoustic experts, to provide the ultimate mixing environment. Contemporary mixes and remixes of the Beatles and Pink Floyd, modern classics by Radiohead, Amy Winehouse, Kanye West, Frank Ocean, and more—all were perfected at Abbey Road Studio 3.

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  • Choose from 3 Sets of Custom Abbey Road Monitors

    Check your mixes through the studio’s three sets of custom-made speakers: Near-fields for critical listening, mid-fields for a hi-fi sound, or far-field for a big speaker sound with a club-like feel.

    Features: Fast and Efficient Operation
  • EQ Correction for 270 Headphone Models

    Abbey Road Studio 3 uses the state-of-the-art Harman Headphone Target Curve method to correct EQ response for over 270 studio headphones, including models by Sony, Beyerdynamic, Sennheiser, AKG, Audio Technica, Audeze, Focal, and dozens more brands.

    Features: From Vocals to “The Ringo Drum Sound”
  • Powered by Waves Nx® Immersive Audio Technology

    Waves Nx uses channel crosstalk, inter-aural delays (ITD), filters (ILD), early reflections, and head motion tracking to replicate the immersive experience of hearing audio in the real world. All these are coupled with precision measurements of the acoustic response at the physical Abbey Road Studio 3 control room, to faithfully deliver the original monitoring experience.

    Features: Multiple Modes Fit Different Material
  • Personalize Your Studio Environment

    Use the precise emulation of Studio 3’s acoustics, or dial in slightly wetter or drier room ambience. For personal adjustment of the 3D effect to your head/ear anatomy, enter your personal head measurements into the plugin’s head anatomy calibration section.

    Features: Precision Modeled Transformers
  • Track Head Motion for Enhanced Immersion

    When you’re in the studio and turn your head, the sound changes. And it can here, too: for an immersive, VR-like experience, track head motion with your computer’s video camera, or with the advanced Nx Head Tracker.

    Features: Multiple Modes Fit Different Material
  • Mix and Monitor 5.1/7.1—on Any Stereo Headphones

    In addition to stereo mixes, Abbey Road Studio 3 includes components for mixing in 5.1 and 7.1 surround. Breakthrough binaural processes and spatial modeling accurately reflect surround mixes—even with stereo headphones.

    Features: Precision Modeled Transformers