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Abbey Road EMI TG12345 Channel

Abbey Road’s classic solid-state console that served the Beatles and Pink Floyd
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The Console that Bridged60s Power with 70s Clarity


The Beatles created Abbey Road, their last-recorded album, using the TG12345 channel strip—but the TG12345 itself was just at the beginning of an illustrious recording career. Its hyped, solid-state analog sound was clean, bright, and punchy, with exceptional top-end sparkle and aggressive compression.

In close collaboration with Abbey Road, we’ve modeled the pivotal generational changeover from tube to solid-state—with a channel strip that retains 60s power, while adding 70s clarity.

  • Modeled on the actual desk used on the Beatles’ Abbey Road album
  • Sidechain filter excels for bass and frequency-selective compression
  • 3 EQ stages, with variable dynamics>EQ>presence routing
  • The polished character is outstanding for modern rock and EDM tracks
  • Includes TG12345’s famous compressor/limiter
  • Hyped clarity and punch are exemplary for loops and beats
Watch It in Action

Shape Your Dynamics and EQwith Clean Presence and Sheen

  • Add Presence for a Commanding Sound

    Compared to previous Abbey Road consoles, the TG12345 added a separate Presence stage, from 0.5 to 10 kHz. This supplemented the bass and treble EQ, with flexible routing for EQ, dynamics, and presence. Dialing in just a bit of presence will let your tracks cut through the mix.

    Features: Glue Mixes without “Squashing”
  • Spread Some Magic

    The spread control adds magic to the stereo imaging, thanks to a mid-side matrix process. It increases the sides without touching the mids, but has a more subtle effect than many of today’s digital-based stereo imaging plug-ins—resulting in a very natural, cohesive spread that doesn’t sound “separated.” Try it on synth patches to add lush width.

  • Liquid-Like Feedback Compression

    Unlike compressors that only bring down peaks, the TG12345’s feedback compression can upward-compress low-level signals. Bring up room tone, vocal nuances, acoustic guitar subtleties, and even out synthesizer peaks.

    Features: Fast and Efficient Operation
  • Added: Parallel Compression, Sidechaining, and More

    Features not in the original console propel the TG12345 into the present: highpass sidechain filter, mix control for parallel compression, drive to emphasize inherent harmonic distortion, and variable noise.

    Features: From Vocals to “The Ringo Drum Sound”

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