Waves Announces New Mic Emulation Plug-ins: The King’s Microphones

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Waves has announced The King’s Microphones plug-in set.  The King’s Microphones feature emulations from three one-of-a-kind microphones that were handmade for three very majestic persons: Queen Elizabeth, King George V and King George VI.

Finally, Queen Elizabeth has a GUI.

Waves has this to say about their new offering, available now for MSRP: $99.

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.”

4 Comments on Waves Announces New Mic Emulation Plug-ins: The King’s Microphones

  1. Hammy Havoc
    May 19, 2011 at 4:11 pm (7 years ago)

    Very interested to hear the results.

  2. dan comerchero
    May 19, 2011 at 11:03 pm (7 years ago)

    I’m surprised Waves didn’t just release the King’s Murmur plugin to compete w/ iZotope’s Stutter Edit 😉

  3. jb
    May 22, 2011 at 7:00 pm (7 years ago)

    I just got it and try it a bit. It definitively sounds original. Im positive I will find use for this on many tracks to add a unique colours to them.