WAVES Abbey Road RS56 Passive EQ

$29.99

WAVES Abbey Road RS56 Passive EQ
WAVES Abbey Road RS56 Passive EQ

Waves developed their RS56 Passive Equalizer Plug-in with Abbey Road Studios, bringing you the sound that shaped British pop-music. The original RS56 Universal Tone Control was an early 1950s mastering EQ that earned the nickname “The Curve Bender” for its remarkable ability to shape sound without distorting – a quality Waves was able to capture perfectly via advanced circuit modeling. Each of the RS56 plug-in’s three bands provides you with four selectable center frequencies and six different filter types.

Waves developed their RS56 Passive Equalizer Plug-in with Abbey Road Studios, bringing you the sound that shaped British pop-music. The original RS56 Universal Tone Control was an early 1950s mastering EQ that earned the nickname “The Curve Bender” for its remarkable ability to shape sound without distorting – a quality Waves was able to capture perfectly via advanced circuit modeling. Each of the RS56 plug-in’s three bands provides you with four selectable center frequencies and six different filter types.

The Abbey Road EQ that Guides You to Musical Decisions

Even the most modern productions revere the classic sounds of the 50s and 60s—like those from the RS56, the very first parametric EQ. A silky smooth, powerful and musical stereo EQ, RS56 is perfect for loops, drums and synths, or the entire mix bus.

Created in the early 50s for mastering, the RS56 was used extensively in the vinyl cutting rooms. But before long, Abbey Road’s recording engineers realized it was superior to the basic tone controls found in that era’s consoles—and it quickly became a go-to option, famously heard on the Beatles’ recordings.

The 'Curve Bender':
Simplicity, Style, and Maximum Musicality

Harness the Creative Mixing Possibilities of the “Curve Bender”

Do the math—RS56’s 18 controls allow for 14 million (!) different control combinations. Yet, the parameters are arranged so simply and logically that dialing in the right sound is easy. This creativity earned the unit its “Curve Bender” nickname, due to its ability to mangle sound.


Not Just 3 Bands
The Right Bands

3 bands? Look again. Each band has 4 curated frequencies and 6 different filter characters, from “blunt” to “sharp.” These parameters were chosen for maximum musicality, and are valid to this day.


Digital Additions
To The Original Classic

The original unit’s ±10 dB of gain has been increased to ±20 dB of gain in the plugin, to match current mixing standards. The plugin also adds Mid/Sides options in addition to mono and stereo. And a graphic display—not possible in the original hardware—provides insights into the frequency response settings.


Hear It in Action

FEATURES

Developed in close collaboration with Abbey Road Studios

Precise modeling of the rare gear used on classic recordings

3 bands, 4 frequencies per band, 6 filter types per band

Stereo, dual mono, or mid-side processing

Models the velvety, transparent sound of passive equalization

EQ graph provides visual frequency response confirmation

37 presets showcase the RS56’s classic qualities

Includes helpful, modern enhancements to the original

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

 

Mac:

CPU
Intel Core i5 / i7 / i9 / Xeon W 2013 and up / Apple Silicon
See notes regarding Apple Silicon processors

Memory
Minimum: 8 GB RAM (16 GB recommended)
16 GB free disk space on the system drive

Operating System
macOS Catalina 10.15, Big Sur 11, Monterey 12, Ventura 13, Sonoma 14

Screen Resolution
Minimum: 1024x768
Recommended: 1280x1024 / 1600x1024
USB displays are not supported as the primary display.

V14 plugins require a graphics card that supports ‘Metal’.

Windows:

CPU
Intel Core i5, i7, i9 (all Gen 6 and above)
AMD Ryzen 9
AVX Support required

Memory
Minimum: 8 GB RAM (16 GB recommended)
16 GB free disk space on the system drive

Operating System
Windows 10 64 bit
Windows 11

Screen Resolution
Minimum: 1024x768
Recommended: 1280x1024 / 1600x1024

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WAVES Abbey Road RS56 Passive EQ