Waves presented for the first time the Reel ADT plugin at NAMM 2014 as the first plugin who successfully emulate Abbey Road Studios’ pioneering process of Artificial Double Tracking. This double tracking effect was special invented by sound engineer Ken Townsend from Abbey Road Studios for the Beatles back in the 1960s.
Reel ADT offer you the magic of that era to be added in your own sessions and giving you the closest possible result of real double tracking effect. Using its intuitive controls, you can advance or push back the doubled signal to achieve genuine, lush-sounding delay and pitch variations effects. Also you can achieve other classic Abbey Road tape effects such as flanging and phasing very easy using this plugin.
Bellow are listed some of the main features of this great plugin:
- 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
- Varispeed can be controlled via MIDI, manually or via built-in LFO, automatically.
Components and Controls – ADT plugin you will find some very unique controls, a variation of tapes and valves from the vintage Abbey Road machine, much better than other tape based modulation effects knew before. With its authentic modeled valve tape machine you can digitally create all the character, depth and panoramic sound effects and get the impression of two separate takes.
System Requirements: Windows – Core Duo 2Ghz, AMD Athlon 64 or equivalent, 4 GB of RAM, Windows 7, Windows 8. MAC – Core Duo 2.3Ghz CPU, 4 GB of RAM, Operating System – 10.6.8 – 10.8.3
From my time as an assistant engineer, I remember the setting up of ADT as being a lengthy process, but totally worth it. Not only hearing, but also controlling ADT for the first time was amazing. Using the remote Varispeed on the tape machine, it was possible to add lush movements, stereo width and dramatic depth to almost any track. For the first time ever, Waves has captured not only the true sound of ADT, but also the feel of this classic effect. – Mirek Stiles, head of audio products at Abbey Road Studios
The Waves Abbey Road Reel ADT plugin is available for £145 / $240 / €173.