A secret weapon
from the 60s.

  • Three passive treble equalizers modeled from the original Abbey Road Studios hardware​
  • Features the RS127, the RS127 with an added transformer, and the 8 kHz RS135 ​
  • Adds sweet treble and presence without harshness
  • Two versions included: Abbey Road Studios Brilliance Pack and Abbey Road Studios Brilliance Pack for Amp Room

Equalizer / Console 1 Ready

Abbey Road Studios Brilliance Pack

USD 69 USD 199

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Meticulously modeled by Softube, the RS127 RackRS127 Box, and RS135 deliver the sweetest treble equalization imaginable – the sound of real passive analog circuitry in all its glory.

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.

 

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"Beautiful sounding EQs! I can get all of the sweetness without the harshness. With these EQs I can have my cake and eat it too!"

Tony Maserati
Legendary Mixer for Jay-Z, Beyoncé, James Brown, Jennifer Lopez, etc.

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.

 

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This product supports
Extended Features

We love VU meters, Bakelite knobs, and analog quirks. But we want modern precision and workflow. The answer? Softube Extended Features. Easy-access panels with the innovations you need close at hand

 

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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 Studios Brilliance Pack for Amp Room

Abbey Road Studios Brilliance Pack brings '60s flair to Amp Room, our pro audio guitar and bass platform. And when you combine it with other studio effects, classic amps, cabs, and pedals, you can easily create studio-quality, record-ready sounds.

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Reviews

 

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"There will be times when that flavour is exactly what you need to lift your mix out of the ordinary."

Sound On Sound
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"These plug-ins sound great on everything, and you can use two of them in series if you want to address more than one frequency. The Brilliance Pack plug-ins are great for vocals, electric guitar tracks and stereo programs or stems."

Mix Magazine
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"Wonderful 'air' enhancement. Glorious on vocals."

MusicRadar
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Console 1 Ready

These plug-ins can be used within Console 1, our mixing system. Click to learn more.

In short

 

  • Three passive treble equalizers modeled from the Abbey Road Studios originals
  • Two versions included: Abbey Road Studios Brilliance Pack and Abbey Road Studios Brilliance Pack for Amp Room
  • Console 1-ready: these plug-ins work in Console 1 Mixing System. Learn more
  • Adds sweet treble and presence without harshness
  • The original grey RS127, the green RS127 with an added transformer, and the 8 kHz 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

 

  • Product 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
  • System requirements

    • macOS 10.15 Catalina, Big Sur 11, Monterey 12   
    • Windows 10 (64-bit), Windows 11  
    • Softube account 
    • iLok account   
    • Computer with AU, VST, VST3 and/or AAX compatible DAW host software  
    • Internet access (for downloading installers and managing licenses) 

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