Plenty of vintage pre-amp, tape and transformer algorithms 04/10/08
Saturate to acumulate
URS Plugins were keen to let us know about their new release â€“ which features:
Six Vintage Pre Amplifier Algorithms, Two Analog Tape Saturation Algorithms and a Transformer Core Saturation Algorithm
Even and Odd Ordered Harmonics, Soft Clipping and 158 Factory Presets
The six digitally recreated Pre Amplifiers add different and distinct vintage even and odd ordered harmonics, input stage saturation and soft clipping.
Class A Tube Mic Pre Amplifier - MotorCity
This algorithm digitally recreates the characteristics of a American tube mic pre amplifier that was popular in recording studios during the 1960s Motown era. Setting the drive control higher will add desired harmonics and tube soft clipping for a much more pronounced effect.
Class A Tube Mic Pre Amplifier - German
This algorithm digitally recreates a German tube mic pre amplifier that was popular in European recording studios during early 1960s
Beatles era. This type of tube pre amplifier is coveted for its unique distortion, presence and authority in the treble ranges.
Class A Discrete Mic Pre Amplifier - British
This algorithm digitally recreates the sought after classic British console all discrete mic pre saturation. This vintage amplifier was also used for the console's summing buss amplifiers. The added harmonics create the edge that is desired in both Rock and R&B music.
Class A Discrete JFet Mic Pre Amplifier - Modern
This algorithm digitally recreates a modern JFet mic pre amplifier that comes the closest of any discrete device to tube saturation. Although similar to a tube it has its own unique harmonic structure and sound.
Class A Tube Mic Pre - 1951
Digitally recreates an American tube mic pre amplifier that was made by the same company that became famous for their Program Equalizers. These mic pre were popular from the early 1950's through the 1960's. Today these tube mic pres are coveted for their warm sound.
Class A Tube Mic Pre - Tape Deck
Digitally recreates a tube mic pre included in early American mono analog tape recorders similar to those used by Elvis. These mic pre amplifiers were popular from the early 1950s through the 1960s and are still popular today. Today the original tape machine transports are trashed just to keep the tube mic pre electronics.
Tape Head Saturation - 15ips and 30ips
Digitally recreates classic tape machine tape head saturation. This type of non linear saturation particularly affects higher frequency transients and is most noticeable on drums and percussive instruments.
Transformer Core Saturation
The Transformer American algorithm digitally recreates a Vintage American transformer used in high end recording consoles, tape machines and outboard gear. Try the Transformer American algorithm as a transient tamer. A great tool to fix poorly recorded clicky Bass and Snare Drums
The Two Mono Tape Head algorithms add Analog Tape saturation. This non-linear saturation produces a smoothing effect on high frequency transients.
Try the different URS Saturation algorithms on Drums, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Brass, Vocals and on Drum and Mix busses.
Hear the added warmth!
URS Saturation Plug-in Features
Adjustable Input Control
The URS Saturation plug-in features an adjustable input control to adjust the level into the Saturation's drive amplifier.
Saturation Drive Control
Allows you to control the desired amount of added harmonics, saturation and soft clipping from 0-100%
Mix Blend Control
Allows you to blend the right amount of Saturation with your source material. No need to use an additional parallel track or Aux send to get blend effects. At the 100 % Wet setting the Mix Blend Control is disabled.
Adjustable Output Control
The URS Saturation plug-in features an adjustable output control after the Mix Blend control to balance the final effect with your insert chain.
Plasma Style VU Metering
Allows you to view both the input and output signal. The phenomena of added harmonics, soft clipping and saturation is that it sounds louder even when the meters do not indicate changes in level.
High Res 64 bit Floating point "Double Precision" processing
The URS Saturation plug-in Hi Resolution 64-bit floating point "Double Precision" processing for increased clarity and headroom.
Why mention this clarity for a plug-in that reduces saturation?
Because, we designed the URS Saturation plug-in to reproduce Analog style saturation not Digital!
Native RTAS, Audio Units and VST Support only
The URS Saturation plug-in initially supports RTAS, Audio Units and VST for Mac OSX. Winxp RTAS is currently only supported with FXpansion's VST to RTAS adapter only. (not included). A WinXP RTAS version is in development and will be released shortly as a free download.
TDM Support Planned
TDM versions are planned and will be released at a later time as an upgrade for an additional charge.
Available now at an introductory price of $199 â€“ iLok required.