Team CHAOS | Feb 15 2014 | 4.5 MB
PreAMPed is an audio plugin that recreates many of the qualities of analog preamplifiers. This includes subtle EQ response curves, low- and high- frequency saturation, differences between left and right signals, crosstalk, noise, transformer/coil impulse response, and saturation and EQ changes due to gain changes.
Thirteen Separate Preamp Models
Hardware preamps have subtle differences between every make and model. PreAMPed has 13 distinct preamp models with separate EQ curves, saturation sounds, transient responses, crosstalk, and a many other specifications. Overall PreAMPed utilizes over forty separate parameters to determine each of the 13 different preamp modules within PreAMPed. From the clean and refined sound of the Blue B, Grey, and Steel models, to the distinct character of older preamp models like the Red, Old, or Tape D models
As a tool, PreAMPed can be used on multiple tracks to provide subtle enhancement to individual track elements, or on overall mixes. PreAMPed includes many controls that are common on mixing consoles and separate hardware preamps. This includes a 4-band EQ, a phase inversion switch, a left and right signal swapping switch, input trim control, and output gain control.
In addition to the common hardware controls, PreAMPed also includes several useful settings that help fine-tune the sound. This includes an output signal clipper to prevent signal clipping or to add an additional distorted sound, mid/side processing option to tweak the stereo imaging, and additional saturation controls to add specified levels of distortion to the needed frequencies. PreAMPed also has switchable oversampling to improve the analog feel of the EQ controls and to reduce aliasing. Finally, PreAMPed includes LVC-Audio’s user-friendly visual metering of the input and output signals that includes VU-style metering, PPM-style metering, and an output loudness meter that displays peak and RMS levels.
Virtual preamp emulator with 13 separate preamp models
Common hardware preamp controls, including gain, phase, and left/right channel swapping
Four-band EQ, including high and low shelf filters, and two parametric mid band EQs
Drive control that simulates increasing or decreasing the internal gain of a hardware preamp, while maintaining a consistent output level
Stereo controls, including balance, stereo width, and mid/side processing option
Adjustable output clipper
Additional saturation with controllable high pass filter
User-friendly graphical input and output metering with VU-style, PPM-style, and loudness meters
New bypass buttons for preamp, saturation, EQs, and stereo controls.
New routing button to switch processing order of EQ, Saturation, and Preamp.
New Saturation Type selector with two distinct saturation algorithms.
New 2x, 4x, and 8x oversampling with linear-phase filtering and latency compensation for mix control.
New A->B comparison ability to each knob (double-click will return the knob to the previous value, and right-clicking a knob will set a new previous value).
New finer knob control using the alt and shift keys in combination with the mouse.
Improved distortion modelling on several preamp models.
Fixed frequency shifts of preamp models when changing models with oversampling engaged.
Made demo bypass less annoying (shorter duration of bypassed sound, and longer intervals between bypassed sound).
Fixed latency reset issues when using the bypass control.
Fixed preset loading to ensure that controls were initialized to correct values.
Improved registration process (registration files saved in common location).
Improved waveform display.
Fixed VST3 initialization errors.
Fixed Clip LED from remaining stuck on when knob was adjusted.
Fixed overlapping text (increased GUI size).
Improved preamp buttons.
Improved knob position indicators on small knobs.