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Waves Abbey Road RS124 Plugin Review | Best Compressor For Drums?

Waves Abbey Road RS124 Plugin Review | Best Compressor For Drums?

Waves Abbey Road RS124 Plugin Review | Best Compressor For Drums?

At first, I wasn’t excited when I heard Waves was releasing a new compressor, but after testing the new Waves Abbey Road RS124 plugin in some extreme situations, I’ve fallen in love with it!

You can check out the Waves Abbey Road RS124 Compressor here.

The RS124 compressor has a style all its own. It has the longest release times I’ve ever heard – and because of this, it’s buttery smooth. There are some hidden features I get into that “wake up” the compressor and turn it into a monster on a drum bus!

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My favorite applications so far have been on a drum room bus to make the drums larger than life and also on a distorted bass guitar to squeeze and control it. You almost can’t tell it’s on the bass at all, but the bass gets tightened up and thickened in the best way possible.

Hear the NEW Waves Abbey Road RS124 compressor IN ACTION in the video below.

I show you some KILLER settings for drums and bass guitar and walk you through ALL the features (including my favorite hidden one!). The more I use it, the more I LOVE this. It is truly unique!

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0:00 Introduction
00:15 WTF Is This Compressor?
01:20 Features
04:43 Drums Full Mix
05:45 Drums Solo
06:35 Bass Solo
08:02 Release Character
09:25 Adjusting Settings for Bass Solo’d
10:47 What I Wish This Plugin Had
11:07 Bass Full Song

Watch The Video

Waves Abbey Road RS124 Compressor Plugin Review 

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If you are on the fence about another compressor plugin, download the demo from waves and just try it out. The Abbey Road RS124 compressor is truly unique and has a vide that is hard to describe. Give it a shot, and let me know what your thoughts are!

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Bobby Balow

I'm an audio enthusiast, entrepreneur, and owner of Raytown Productions – an online mixing, mastering, and production studio. I love challenging artists and musicians to create art that is honest and resonates with others.

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