A secret weapon
from the 60s.

  • 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

Equalizer / Console 1 Ready

Abbey Road Studios Brilliance Pack

USD 85 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.

 

Have a listen

 

 

"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.

Console 1 Ready

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

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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In short

 

  • 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. Learn more
  • 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

 

  • 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

    All Softube products require a computer with appropriate DAW host software (none of which are included).

    Versions from 2.5.18 and newer of the Softube plug-ins have the following minimum requirements:


    All native versions

    • Mac OS X 10.13 or newer (older OS versions will not work)
    • Windows 10 64-bit (older Windows versions may work but are not tested)
    • Mac: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon - M1 support pending
    • Windows: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon / AMD Quad-Core or newer
    • Screen resolution larger than 1280x800
    • 8 GB RAM or more is recommended, as well as at least 8 GB hard disk space for installation (individual plug-ins take less space, while sample libraries may require additional disk space. Specific information available on each instrument’s page).
    • Softube account
    • iLok account
    • Internet access for downloading installers and managing licenses
    • iLok generation 2 and up, if you intend to use an iLok key for authorizing your plug-ins (note that a physical iLok USB key is not a requirement)
    • In theory, any 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (Pro Tools 11.0.2 or higher) compatible host application should work.

    However, due to plug-in host differences between DAWs - and our own rigorous testing standards - we only officially test our plug-ins and instruments in the most recent versions of Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Ableton Live, Studio One, Reaper and Cakewalk. Softube plugins are not tested in non-listed systems, but they most likely work as long as the system requirements are met. We cannot guarantee a solution for issues in unsupported systems.

    Note: Softube plug-ins support 64-bit hosts only, and a 64-bit OS is required.

    Note: With regards to the different VST formats, we strongly recommend using VST3 as some of our plug-ins have features that are not present in the older VST formats.

    Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo.

    The most recent maintenance release of your DAW application is recommended. AAX DSP is not currently in active development. TDM/VENUE are no longer supported (old downloads are available on the Legacy Installers page)

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