Waves announced at NAMM 2014 the release of Abbey Road Reel ADT Plugin, developed in association with Abbey Road Studios, promises to let you achieve the effect quickly and easily, enabling you to advance or delay the doubled signal to achieve delay and pitch variations.
The Abbey Road name has been associated with various plugins down the years, but Waves is claiming that its new Abbey Road Reel ADT is the first one to emulate the studio’s pioneering process of artificial double tracking.
The technique was famously used by The Beatles, and involved connecting the primary tape machine to a second, speed-controlled machine so that two versions of the same signal could be played back simultaneously. The frequency of an oscillator was then gently wobbled to vary the speed of the second tape machine, making it sound like a separate take.
The effect was created by Abbey Road engineer Ken Townsend, and John Lennon is said to have referred to it as “Ken’s flanger”.
Waves Abbey Road Reel ADT features:
- Developed in association with Abbey Road Studios
- Genuine tape-sounding ADT plugin
- For the first time ever, a full exact recall automation of the ADT effect
- Different tape sounds for source and ADT signals
- Exclusive 2-voice component
- Separate drive control for each path
- Manual and automatic control
- MIDI-assignable manual control for the most authentic user experience possible
This great VST is available for a regular price of £145.56. You can buy the plugin here: Reel ADT Plugin
Also check the Reel ADT Review