By Nomad Factory
The new Blue Tubes Analog TrackBox is the latest addition to the Blue Tubes Plug-ins range, and combines all the best elements of the Tube Emulator, CP2S compressor and PEQ332 parametric equaliser to create a truly flexible and spectacular sounding valve front end for any audio system.
The Tube-Emulator section has the unique option of being able to switch between two different sounding tube options from Single-Triode to Dual-Triode. The independent Amount and Color controls permit overdrive of the Tube-Emulator stage to vary the harmonic content of the signal.
The Gate/Expander section tames the noise floor so that you hear only the audio you want to keep. This fully-adjustable gate/expander reduces (or cuts) the signal if the level becomes too low (as determined by the Gate Threshold setting). This controls unwanted background noise on the track(s). Like a compressor, the Attack and Release controls determine how fast the gate opens and closes.
The Compressor section, derived from our popular Blue Tubes Compressor CP2S emulates analog compressors in terms of looks, functions, and warm analog sound found in vintage compressors to provide the classic feedback response unique to the characteristics of the Blue Tubes Analog TrackBox.
The Equalizer section, derived from the Blue Tubes PEQ322 is designed to meet the most demanding studio tracks, features 2 parametric bands with center frequency, bandwidth-Q and amplitude controls as well as low-shelf and high-shelf filters. The Equalizer section delivers the controls and the amazing results of a true analog EQ.
Tube (12AX7) Amount variable from 0 to 100%
Tube Color variable from ±10
Tube Dual-Triode variable from single to dual
Tube bypass switch
Gate Threshold variable from 0 to -60dB
Gate Attack Time variable from 0.2 to 400 ms
Gate Release Time variable from 50 to 2000 ms
Gate bypass switch
Compressor Threshold variable from 0 to -60dB
Compressor Attack Time variable from 1 to 400 ms
Compressor Release Time variable from 50 to 2000 ms
Compressor Ratio variable from 1:1 to 10:1
Compressor MakeUp variable from ±15dB of gain
Compressor Pre/Post EQ switch
Compressor bypass switch
2 bands shelving equalisation
2 bands parametric equalization
2 bands pass-filters
LF band variable from 40Hz to 600Hz - low-shelf
LMF band variable from 200Hz to 2.5kHz - low-mid-parametric
HMF band variable from 600Hz to 7.5kHz - high-mid-parametric
HF band variable from 1.5kHz to 16kHz - high-shelf
HPF variable from 20Hz to 80Hz
LPF variable from 10kHz to 18kHz
Each band offers ±15dB of gain and variable Bandwidth-Q
Unique EQ bypass switch for all bands
Input and output level controls giving ±15dB trim
Very low CPU usage
Vintage easy-to-use interface
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Apple Minimum Requirements:
Macintosh® Intel Core Solo® 1.5GHz with 1Gb of RAM.
Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
Compatible Intel Macs, PPC are not supported.
AudioUnit - RTAS (Pro Tools) and VST plug-ins.
32-bit and 64-bit are supported.
You can authorize our software on up to 3 computers with a simple one-click authorization procedure (no dongle key required).
Windows Minimum Requirements:
Pentium® iV 2GHz / Athlon™XP 2GHz with 1Gb of RAM.
Windows 7 - XP - Vista are supported (32-bit and 64-bit).
VST and RTAS (Pro Tools) plug-ins.
32-bit and 64-bit are supported.
You can authorize this software on up to 3 computers with a simple one-click authorization procedure (no dongle key required).
Supported Formats: AU, VST, RTAS (32/64-bit Mac/Win)
Nomad Factory Blue Tubes Analog Trackbox: Quick Overview
The new Blue Tubes Analog TrackBox is the latest addition to the Blue Tubes Plug-ins range, and combines all the best elements of the Tube Emulator, CP2S compressor and PEQ332 parametric equalizer to create a truly flexible and spectacular sounding valve front end for any audio system.
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Echoes 5 out of 5 subs, it’s really the best echo plug-in I’ve used in my personal opinion, fun, simple to use, and sounds great."
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