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Waves Abbey Road J37 Tape (Download)
Give Your Tracks the Seductive Sound of Warm Analog Tape

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Waves Abbey Road J37 Tape	 (Download) <br>Give Your Tracks the Seductive Sound of Warm Analog Tape
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Product Description

Tape’s warm-sounding harmonic distortion made classic tracks come alive. J37 delivers the true sound of the all-valve analog tape machine—Abbey Road Studios’ powerhouse Studer machine, which captured legendary recordings by the Beatles and Pink Floyd.

Compare the sound of vocals, drums, synths, masters, and more with and without the J37—you’ll hear how the authentic sound of analog tape saturation makes tracks warmer, more detailed, glued together, and above all, more exciting.

Living, Breathing Tape Textures

J37 is the culmination of years of research into tape’s characteristics—not at one static setting, but with different types of tape, control settings, and bias amounts, at different speeds. The result is unprecedented realism and versatility.

Original Super-Rare EMI Tape Formulas from the Abbey Road Archives

From the lo-fo sound of early 60s tape (Type 888), to the more refined tape formulations of the mid 60s (Type 811), to the advanced tapes of the early 70s that combined character with minimal coloration (Type 815), choose the tape that fits your music best.

Control the Sonic Character

Part of tape’s charm came from subtle imperfections—but with the J37 plugin, you decide whether to add wow, flutter, and/or hiss, and how much. These variations can add a different flavor to the sound of tape.

Comprehensive Customizing

Choose 15 ips for the best high-frequency response and lowest distortion, along with a slight bass emphasis at 100 Hz. Or choose 7.5 ips, with bass emphasis around 50 Hz, for low-frequency sounds like kick and bass.

From Individual Tracks to Masters

For individual tracks, choose the saturation characteristics that move tracks closer or further back in the mix. For masters, use the speed, tape type, and track model controls to create a big, open stereo image.

Classic Tape Delay, Too

Before digital delays were invented, tape machines provided a warm lush delay effect. The J37 plugin incorporates the different types of delays used with tape (slapback, feedback, ping-pong), all with that classic tape sound.


cpu: Intel or Silicon Architecture
ram: 8
disk: 16
version: macOS Catalina 10.15, Big Sur 11, Monterey 12, Ventura 13, Sonoma 14
additional_requirements: Minimum: 1024x768 Recommended: 1280x1024 / 1600x1024 USB displays are not supported as the primary display.
internet_required: False

cpu: X64 compatible Intel or AMD CPU
ram: 8
disk: 16
version: Windows 10 64 bit and Windows 11
additional_requirements: Minimum: 1024x768 Recommended: 1280x1024 / 1600x1024
internet_required: False

methods: computer,usb

Product Features

  • Created in collaboration with Abbey Road Studios
  • Add analog warmth, depth and width to digital recordings
  • Introduce wow and flutter to emulate tape’s imperfections
  • Control Bias, Tape Speed, Hiss and other original tape qualities
  • Models the machine that recorded countless 60s and 70s classics
  • Customize the sound with 3 exclusive 60s EMI tape formulas
  • Recreate authentic tape delay with 3 different delay types
  • Perfect for mixing individual tracks and groups or for mastering

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