Softube Abbey Road Brilliance Pack v2.5.9 [WiN]

Publisher: Softube
Product: Abbey Road Brilliance Pack
Version: 2.5.9-R2R
Formats: VST/VST3
Requirements: Windows 64-bit, versions 7, 8 or 10
  • Publisher: Softube
  • Product: Abbey Road Brilliance Pack
  • Version: 2.5.9-R2R
  • Formats: VST/VST3
  • Requirements: Windows 64-bit, versions 7, 8 or 10

Meticulously modeled by Softube, the RS127 Rack, RS127 Box, and RS135 deliver the sweetest treble equalization imaginable – the sound of real passive analog circuitry in all its glory.

  • Three passive treble equalizers, modeled from Abbey Road Studios’ originals​
  • The original grey RS127, the green RS127 with added transformer, and the 8 kHz only RS135​
  • Adds sweet treble and presence without harshness

With the Brilliance Pack, today’s DAW-based mix engineers can add all the air and sparkle they want, without the slightest trace of harshness – just like the world’s top engineers at Abbey Road Studios, London, have done on their recordings from the 1960s onwards.

Abbey Road Brilliance Pack Highlights

  • Three passive treble equalizers, modeled from Abbey Road Studios’ originals
  • Console 1 Ready: these plug-ins work in native format and in Console 1, our mixing ecosystem.
  • Adds sweet treble and presence without harshness
  • The original grey RS127, the green RS127 with added transformer, and the 8 kHz only RS135
  • Excellent for boosting presence in guitars
  • Adds classy air frequencies to any vocal
  • Brings drums to life, especially before tape or other compression/saturation
  • Can even be used on a master bus to gently add a musical sparkle

Abbey Road’s secret weapon

The originals were exclusively built in-house by the Abbey Road engineers in the 60s, and quickly became a secret weapon at the studios. Excellent for guitars, vocals, and drums, especially snare and kick drum direct to tape, they brightened up the feed to echo chambers, and even found their way into the cutting rooms.

Until now, they’ve never been available outside of Abbey Road. Faithfully modeling the three pieces, component by component, we’re proud to be in partnership with the studio where they were in constant operation during the heyday of the Beatles, and beyond. When Abbey Road sent us the hardware for modeling, a note arrived with them, pointing out a cigarette burn on one of the units inflicted by the one and only Ringo Starr. What more need we say?

The Greatest Studio in History?

Name one recording studio. For many, the first thought would be ‘Abbey Road’. Some of the biggest, best, most innovative music ever was made there, using handcrafted tools like the Brilliance Pack.

Sweet, but Never Harsh

The high-quality analog components in these hand-made presence boxes, meticulously modeled in our plug-ins, mean sweet, smooth presence boosting with no harsh or brittle overtones.

Add Air and Silk in Seconds

Designed for a specific purpose, these machines know what they do, and do it well. Dominated by one big knob each, the Brilliance Pack units improve your sound in seconds with luscious air and silky-smooth presence.

What’s included?

RS127 Rack

The grey RS127 Rack is the original Abbey Road Studios treble equalizer. It offers a boost or cut of up to 10 dB at 2.1, 3.5, or 10 kHz (or kilocycles per second as they used to be known). Indispensible for balancing cymbals, or bringing aggression to a lead guitar, especially heading into the beefy glue of tape.

RS127 Box

When more units were needed in the studio, the portable green RS127 Box was built. The same circuit was used as in the original RS127, but with the addition of an audio transformer. The engineers quickly discovered that the transformer dramatically altered the sound character and the operating frequencies of the RS127. The frequencies got shifted a bit higher, which of course also holds true for the plug-in model.

RS135

Lastly, the RS135 was created to fill in the frequency gap that the RS127 units left out. It’s fixed at 8 kHz, offers boost only and is just as sweet and silky as its siblings. Its broad curve is super-musical, and placed just right for adding air and shine to vocals, drums, or percussion, without overaccentuating edgy fundamentals. You can even use it to subtly lift a master and go from great to magnificent.

Abbey Road Brilliance Pack Features

RS127 Rack:

  • Boost or cut by up to 10 dB (in 2 dB increments)
  • 2.1 kHz, 3.5 kHz, or 10 kHz

RS127 Box:

  • Additional transformer
  • Boost or cut by up to 10 dB (in 2 dB increments)
  • 2.1 kHz, 3.5 kHz, or 10 kHz

RS135:

  • Boost only, up to 10 dB (in 2 dB increments)
  • Fixed filter point at 8 kHz

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