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Waves The King's Microphones Plugin

Waves The King's Microphones Plugin

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MPN: ABRDKMICSG
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After painstaking restoration, the Waves The King's Microphones Plugin revives vintage recording of the film’s orchestral sections, as well as “re-amp” the dialog for authenticity. 

Used exclusively by the royal family for speeches on momentous occasions, each of these three priceless microphones dating back to the 1920s and 1930s was tailored and tuned especially for its specific user: King George V, King George VI, and Queen Elizabeth. Beautifully designed and decorated with gold, silver, and chrome adornments bearing the royal coats of arms, each is a one-of-a-kind aesthetic masterpiece with its own distinctive sonic character. The King’s Microphones plugin offers stunningly accurate recreations of the originals’ unique frequency responses, with three proximity settings for each.

Discovered deep within the vaults of EMI outside London by Peter Cobbin, senior recording engineer at Abbey Road Studios, the microphones were used to record music and dialogue for the film, the first time they had been used by anyone outside the royal family. Cobbin, who worked closely with Waves on the development of the plugin, commented, "It was exciting to know we had the very microphone used by King George VI, the central character of this film, and I thought how appropriate and inspiring it would be to have the microphones present at our recording sessions. The royal microphones are works of highly-skilled craftsmanship."

Note: This is a non-refundable digital download.

Waves The King's Microphones Plugin Features

  • Vintage microphones used exclusively by England's Royal Family
  • Recreates the original frequency responses, with three proximity settings each
  • Developed in association with Abbey Road Studios
  • The King's Microphones Plugin Download1
  • System Requirements
    • Mac
      • CPU: Intel Core i7 / i9 / Xeon-W / Apple Silicon
      • Memory
        • Minimum: 8 GB RAM (16 GB recommended)
        • 16 GB free disk space on the system drive
      • Operating System: 10.15.7, 11.6.5, 12.4. 13.0
      • 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, Xeon (all Gen 5 and above)
        • AMD Quad Core
        • 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 (21H2)
        • Windows 11 (21H2)
      • Screen Resolution
        • Minimum: 1024x768
        • Recommended: 1280x1024 / 1600x1024
  • Supported Hosts
    • The DAW versions listed below are the latest on which we tested and officially qualified each the latest version of our products.
    • Waves’ latest version works on newer sub-versions of these DAWs, unless stated otherwise.
    • If your DAW (or DAW version) is not listed here, we recommend you demo the product you wish to purchase to confirm it works.
    • Your DAW must be running on an operating system that supports it in order for plugins to work properly. To confirm that your DAW version is supported on your operating system, please refer to your DAW’s website.
    • Mac
      • Pro Tools 2022.4 (AAX Native, Audiosuite)
      • Logic Pro X, 10.7.4 (Audio Units)
      • Digital Performer 11 (Audio Units)
      • Ableton Live 11 (VST3)
      • Nuendo 12 (VST3)
      • Cubase 12 (VST3)
      • Main Stage 3 (Audio Units)
      • Garage Band 10.4.6 (Audio Units)
      • Audition 22 (VST3)
      • Premiere Pro 22 (VST3)
      • Studio One Professional 5 (VST3)
      • FL Studio 20 (VST3)
      • REAPER 6 (VST3)
      • Reason 12 (VST)
      • Maschine 2 (VST)
      • Komplete Kontrol 2 (VST)
      • Bitwig Studio 4 (VST3)
      • Luna 1.1.11 (Audio Units)
    • Windows
      • Pro Tools 2022.4 (AAX Native, Audiosuite)
      • Ableton Live 11 (VST3)
      • Nuendo 12 (VST3)
      • Cubase 12 (VST3)
      • Cakewalk by BandLab 2021 (VST3)
      • Audition 22 (VST3)
      • Premiere Pro 22 (VST3)
      • Samplitude Pro X6 (VST3)
      • Sequoia 15 (VST3)
      • Pyramix 14 (VST3)
      • Studio One Professional 5 (VST3)
      • FL Studio 20 (VST3)
      • REAPER 6 (VST3)
      • Reason 12 (VST)
      • Maschine 2 (VST)
      • Komplete Kontrol 2 (VST)
      • Bitwig Studio 4 (VST3)
  • Supported PlatformsMost Audio Hosts (See Supported Hosts), MultiRack, SuperRack, StudioRack, eMotion LV1 Mixer, eMotion ST Mixer, DiGiCo (DiGiCo SD (v929 or earlier) with MultiRack (v9.8 or earlier) embedded.), Avid VENUE 7.1 or later (When used with SoundGrid Rack for VENUE.)
  • Sample Rate96kHz
  • Channel ComponentsMono, Stereo
  • Latency
    • NATIVE/SOUNDGRID
      • 44.1 kHz - 48 kHz=44.1 kHz: 344, 48 kHz: 352
      • 88.2 kHz - 96 kHz=88.2 kHz: 432, 96 kHz: 448
      • 176.4 kHz - 192 kHz=NA
    • VENUE TDM: 48kHz=NA

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