Waves Abbey Road Studios J37 Tape Plug-in

Tape Saturation Plug-in with Tape Speed, Bias, Wow, Flutter, Oxide Formula, and Tape Delay Controls - Mac/PC AAX Native, RTAS, AudioSuite, VST, AU, and SoundGrid
Waves Abbey Road Studios J37 Tape Plug-in image 1
Waves Abbey Road Studios J37 Tape Plug-in image 1
Limited-time Offer! - 2 Days Left
Up to 88% Off!
Purchase select Waves software titles like this one at Sweetwater and receive up to 88% off everyday prices! Effective now through June 30, 2017. The price shown reflects your savings.
Instant Savings: $10.00 Was: $69.00
Special Financing - 8 Days Left

Or just $2/month§ for 36 months

0% interest for 36 months**. 36 equal monthly payments required. Valid through 7/6/2017. Learn more

Delivered In Minutes!
Delivered by download. Our unique partnership with Waves delivers your license code within minutes.
Software Is Not Returnable
Sorry, software cannot be returned once registered, so please call if you need advice about compatibility or version.

Compatible with:


Software Compatibility

Most software is compatible with both Mac and Windows computers, but check to make sure.

If you're using Pro Tools, AAX plug-ins (or RTAS for older versions) are what you need. Most other Mac DAWs support AU plug-ins. VST is compatible with a number of Mac and Windows programs. Be sure you choose plug-ins that work with your DAW!

To learn more about software compatibility, check out our buying guide.

Share this with your friends:

Most popular accessories & related items...

Waves Abbey Road Studios J37 Tape Plug-in
Delivered In Minutes!

Classic Tape Saturation and Harmonics

Waves' J37 Tape Saturation plug-in imbues your recordings with delectable analog warmth. A Studer design modified by EMI, the J37 4-track tape machine captured many of the greatest masterpieces in modern music during the 1960s and '70s. Waves teamed up with Abbey Road Studios to create this sensational plug-in, which breathes new life into sterile digital recordings. You get control over essential functions like tape speed, bias, and tape delay, as well as a choice of three EMI oxide tape formulas. Nail the inimitable sonic signature of an analog classic, with Waves' J37 Tape Saturation plug-in.

Waves J37 Tape Saturation Plug-in Features:
  • Created in association with Abbey Road Studios
  • Modeled on the machine used to create countless classic 1960s and '70s hits
  • Includes models of 3 exclusive EMI tape formulas
  • Adds delectable analog warmth to your digital recordings
  • Controls for Bias, Wow, Flutter, Tape Speed, and more
  • Comprehensive tape delay has 3 different delay types
  • Sync, LP, and HP filter controls and more
Inject analog warmth into your recordings, with Waves' J37 Tape Saturation plug-in!

Additional Media

How Do Tape and Console Plug-Ins Work?

Tech Specs

Software Type Tape Saturation
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Download
Bit Depth 64-bit
Format AAX Native, RTAS, AudioSuite, VST, AU
Hardware Requirements - Mac Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon or higher, 4 GB RAM minimum
Hardware Requirements - PC Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon or higher, 4 GB RAM minimum
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.9.5 or later
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7 SP1 or later
Manufacturer Part Number J37SG

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Write your review

Used on every song

I use the J37 on every track...Great Saturation and additional Classic Abby Road option's captured within this very useful VTM Plugin ..... Another great Waves product !!

Not just for Beatles fans

Of course, being a huge Beatles fan, the Abbey Road label caught my eye. But this Plug-in (on sale as I write) is really a sweet and easy to use way to get that warmth that we miss from the days of tape. Options to select one of three different EMI master tapes, tape speed and bias are just the start. The first thing I did was slap this on some Beatles covers I had recorded in GarageBand, and I immediately smiled when I heard the subtle but clearly discernible difference. Whether you are trying to capture that classic Abbey Road sound, or merely want to add the warmth of tape to your mix, this is a great Plug-in.
Music background: Guitar, Keyboards, Recording, Songwriter


Just running the J37 on default you get a nice sound. So many different ways to use the J37 to get the sound you want. I also own the Kramer Tape, it has it's own unique sound. They both have their place but the J37 is more versatile.
Music background: Musician and Mixer

Nice, just what I was looking for.

j37 tape, on point!
Music background: Production
See also: Waves, Waves Plug-ins: Bundles