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Abbey Road Studio 3

The Abbey Road Studio 3 plugin brings the acoustic environment of the legendary Abbey Road Studio 3 control room to your headphones, so you can always trust the production and mixing decisions you are making. 

For the first time ever, you can produce, mix and hear music inside the world’s greatest studio control room—no matter where you really are.


Abbey Road Studio 3: The Perfect Control Room

The Abbey Road Studio 3 control room is Abbey Road Studios’ flagship mix room, designed by the world’s greatest acousticians to provide the ultimate music production and mixing environment. 

Contemporary mixes and remixes of the Beatles and Pink Floyd. Modern classics by Radiohead, Amy Winehouse and Kanye West. #1 chart toppers by Frank Ocean, Lady Gaga, and Florence + the Machine. All were made and perfected at Abbey Road Studio 3.


Stellar Acoustics Recreated on Headphones

The Waves Abbey Road Studio 3 plugin is based on precision 360° impulse response measurements of the Studio 3 control room, combined with Waves’ pioneering Nx technology for immersive spatial audio. 

The plugin recreates—in glorious three-dimensional sound over any set of headphones—the same stellar audio qualities that make Studio 3 the perfect acoustic environment for music mixing and production: 

The same supreme clarity of stereo and surround image
The same acoustic response unveiling every detail in your sessions
The same well-balanced sustain across the full frequency spectrum
The same accurate low-end sustain—a hallmark of the world’s best studio control rooms
The same combination of impeccable room acoustics and state-of-the-art near-field, mid-field and far-field speakers


Produce and Mix with Greater Confidence

With the Abbey Road Studio 3 plugin:

You have the ultimate reference environment on headphones
You can better judge mix depth, panning, reverb, low end response and more, over any pair of headphones
You can better predict how your headphone sessions will translate to speaker systems of all types

The Abbey Road Studio 3 plugin also delivers full 7.1 and 5.1 surround sound, modeled after the studio’s original surround setup. You can work professionally on surround mixes—using any stereo headphones.


Perfect Reference—Anywhere, Anytime

Abbey Road Studio 3 is useful in a wide range of scenarios: 

If you don’t have a perfectly treated mix room—now you do.
If you do have a great room—now you have the world’s best control room for extra reference.
If you’re on the go—you can take Abbey Road Studio 3 with you.
If you collaborate with others—now you all have the same acoustic environment to refer to when sending sessions back and forth.
If you need to create a 5.1 or 7.1 mix without access to a full set of surround speakers—now you can do so on headphones, before going into a surround studio for final tweaks.

No matter how good or bad your current mixing and music production environment is, Abbey Road Studio 3 will give you an impeccable environment to reference your sessions—on headphones.



The acoustic environment of the Abbey Road Studio 3 control room—inside your headphones
Precision modeling of the control room’s stereo & surround soundstage
Powered by Waves Nx immersive audio technology
Make better decisions on headphones about panning, mix depth, reverb, the low end, and more
Choose from Studio 3’s three sets of stereo speaker setups: near-fields, mid-fields, far-fields
Mix 7.1 and 5.1 on headphones with Studio 3’s full surround setup
Use the plugin with the Nx Head Tracker for enhanced realism
Personalized head anatomy calibration
Headphone EQ calibration for popular headphone models



“The Abbey Road Studio 3 plugin is extraordinary. For the first time on headphones, you can feel the field of speakers in front of you and around you. As a bonus, it really sounds like Abbey Road Studio 3, which is absolutely amazing.”  

 Alan Parsons   Musician, Producer, Engineer (Alan Parsons Project, Pink Floyd)

“The center image is the thing to crack on headphones—and that’s what this plugin does amazingly well for me. I sat down at the Studio 3 control room, switching between the speakers in the room and the plugin on headphones, and I was surprised at how good the plugin was. It opens a new way for mixing on headphones.”   

Giles Martin   Producer, Composer (The Beatles, Rocketman)

SpecialsMar 17, 2020