Posted - 06/08/2009 : 03:15:27
CDSoundMaster is pleased to present our second release from the
"Vintage Tube Series":
"The Tube Bender EQ Collection" - Completely Tunable, Natural, All-Tube, Harmonic Distortion EQ for the Nebula Commercial Plug-in.
With our first release in this series, "The Vintage Tube Collection", we brought the unique sound of several classic vintage dual triode vacuum tubes to the Nebula Plug-in, utilizing our completely unique, proprietary-design hardware, the Source + Plus Dual-Stage sound processor. This device, designed to fill a niche in the mastering field and also for multiple tasks in mixing, tracking, and recording, the Source + Plus is a transformerless design, and is completely custom, hand-built, using all point-to-point wiring for the absolute best in analog sound. Several rare vintage tubes were sampled at light, medium, and heavy settings, providing the natural sound of tubes within the user's DAW.
Now, with the second release in the "Vintage Tube Series", we are taking the possibilities of natural tube harmonic software to the next level, showing once again the amazing abilities of the Nebula plug-in! This collection is the realization of the challenge to bring moderate-to-heavy natural overdrive distortion to Nebula Commercial. This is not an attempt to replace your distortion pedal or Marshall stack: This is about fulfilling the range of dimensionality to the sound of valves and equalization. The eq's in this collection are tunable, scalable, and capable of reproducing stunning and original analog eq from clean to fuzzy and overdriven. Every setting was prepared side-by-side with music selections to make sure that all stages react precisely the same in Nebula as the hardware.
The sounds in "The Tube Bender EQ Collection" are derived using two dual-triode 12au7 Vintage Mullard Vacuum Tubes serially connected to provide four stages of completely variable control over gain, volume, gain-staging, and bias. This stage is passed on to a vintage '1073-style' eq where the combination of transformers, vacuum tubes, and eq filters are adapted to provide some of the most colorful, character-driven tracking and mixing eq's ever to take place in the digital domain! Several unique stages of boost and cut curves are combined with the natural frequency-shaping characteristics of the tube gain-staging and corresponding harmonics, providing a palette of sounds that should inspire as well as problem-solve.
The collection includes a unique process we call "TubeShapers", which are completely created by the unique four-stage tube process, balancing gain and overdrive to affect the frequency balance of the signal, providing you with all-tube eq's that you won't find anywhere else! Also included are multiple versions of mid-range bell-shape eq's, high and low shelf eq's with multiple cut-off frequencies, adjustable low cut filters combined with original frequency plots, and several unique preamp settings for mixing and matching signal chains.
The Tube Bender EQ Collection is:
Sampled directly from Hardware
Four Stages of Complex Valve Harmonics
Richly Textured, Extremely 3-Dimensional Sounding
Multiple Variations on Wide "Q" Tracking and Mixing EQ
Transformerless Tube Drive and
Valve + Transformer EQ Combinations
TEN Kernels of Perfectly Sampled Harmonics
Virtually Indistinguishable From The Hardware