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Abbey Road TG Mastering Chain

Complete mastering chain to shape tone and dynamics
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Abbey Road’s Complete Mastering Chain—In Your Hands

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From the 70s to today, from Pink Floyd to Ed Sheeran, the EMI TG12410 Transfer Console has defined the Abbey Road Studios sound. At long last, Waves has modeled this magical mastering chain down to the very last detail, and added modern touches designed with Abbey Road Studios.

With modular Input, Tone, Compression/Limiting, Filter/EQ, and Output/Stereo Spread sections—now you can give Abbey Road’s distinctive sonic flavoring and control to your masters, buses, groups, and even individual tracks.

  • Includes all 5 modules of the original TG12410 mastering desk
  • Designed in close collaboration with Abbey Road Studios
  • Re-order the Tone, Limiter, and Filter modules for custom chains
  • Extreme flexibility—from vintage warmth, to cinematic clarity
  • 170 presets from superstar mix engineers
  • Two limiting flavors: aggressive Original and pristine Modern
  • Each module is expandable for extra control
  • Process in stereo, dual mono, or mid-sides
  • Includes the Abbey Road TG Meter Bridge plugin
  • Monitor your mixes and masters in Mono, Stereo, L, R, M/S
  • Live component optimized for live sound: ultra-low latency, low CPU
  • 48 dB/Oct linear phase sidechain filters added
Watch It in Action

If You Were Forced to HaveOnly One Plugin for Mastering…

  • Magical Mystery Mastering

    From Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon to Radiohead’s OK Computer and beyond—you know it when you hear it: gear with that special “something” that has proven itself over decades in the hands of top engineers, recording the world’s best-selling musicians. There’s nothing like the TG desk.

    Features: Glue Mixes without “Squashing”
  • Timeless Tone

    4 bands of EQ each have 5 carefully curated frequencies, chosen for maximum musical impact and usefulness. For each band, choose low shelf, high shelf, or three bell shapes: wide, medium, or narrow.

    Features:
  • Limiting without Limits

    In addition to the original, Zener diode-based compressor and limiter functions, TG Mastering Chain also includes a modern, VCA-style compressor, designed jointly by Waves and Abbey Road in the spirit of the TG.

    Features: Fast and Efficient Operation
  • First-Class Filters

    The Filter module supplements the Tone module with 3 gentle, tone-shaping filters: High Pass (4 frequencies), Low Pass (5 frequencies), and Presence (8 frequencies, with medium bell).

    Features: From Vocals to “The Ringo Drum Sound”
  • Extensive Input Options

    At the input, change balance, swap channels, apply historic tape EQs, flip phase, or change one channel’s phase relative to the other by 90 degrees—a simple, quick fix for stereo tracks with phase correlation issues.

    Features: Multiple Modes Fit Different Material
  • Re-Order Your Chain: Complete Control

    Re-order all modules, except input and output. EQ Filters before or after the Compressor/Limiter, Tone before or after EQ—you choose. Collapse a module to see fewer controls and link them, or expand to adjust Left and Right (or Mid and Sides) separately. Re-linking maintains any control offsets.

    Features: Precision Modeled Transformers
  • Keep Everything in Phase: Added Linear Phase Sidechains

    Another modern feature enhances the original compressor/limiter with 3 bands of linear-phase sidechain filters. Linear-phase operation preserves the TG’s natural sound, and the dynamics’ attack/release characteristics.

    Features: Multiple Modes Fit Different Material
  • The Final Touch: Optimum Output

    Widen (or narrow) your masters’ stereo image with the stereo spread enhancer, precision-modeled on the spreader from Abbey Road’s original EMI TG12416 unit. Plus monitor… well, pretty much anything: left, right, stereo, summed to mono, mid, and sides.

    Features: Precision Modeled Transformers
  • Meter Your Masters with the TG Meter Bridge

    The bonus TG Meter Bridge (a separate plugin) offers a new approach to metering. Open one Meter Bridge component on any channel and get access (via drop-down) to all Abbey Road TG Mastering Chain instances in the session. Get a clear reading of VU, PPM, Phase and Peak at a glance, and stay focused on the music.

    Features: Multiple Modes Fit Different Material
  • 170 Presets by Grammy-Winning Engineers

    Launch your process with excellent starting points: 170 presets by top mixing and mastering engineers like Jacquire King, Joe Barresi, Piper Payne, Dave Pensado, Greg Wells, Lu Diaz, Drew Lavyne, and many more.

    Features: Precision Modeled Transformers

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