Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Nick Crow Lab Releases Free TubeDriver Plug-in

Nick Crow Lab has released TubeDriver for Mac (VST & AU) and Windows (VST), a plug-in that emulates an analog tube amplifier.  Here's a rundown of the controls:

Pre EQ - High Pass, Peak, Shelf and resonant Low Pass filters.
BIAS Adjusts tube stage’s grid bias which control the symmetry of the tube amp       saturation.
DRIVE -Amount of gain applied by the tube amp.
VOLUME - Output level..
BOOST +12 db additional gain applied by the tube amp.
BYPASS - Switch TubeDriver in bypass mode.
MONO - Switch TubeDriver in mono mode - process Left Input, output Left and Right.
PHASE Invert phase of output signal.
HP Freq – Post High Pass Filter frequency.
LP Freq– Post Low Pass Filter frequency.
Oversample - Oversampling Rate in realtime.
16x On Render – Oversampling Rate in Render (Mixdown) mode of host:

OFF - Oversampling Rate in Render (Mixdown) mode of host same as in realtime;
ON - Oversampling Rate have a maximum (16x) value in Render (Mixdown) mode of host.          

TubeDriver is free, but Nick Crow Lab does accept donations, so if you like it and use it, please consider throwing a couple bones their way.

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