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Top 3+ Preamp VST Plugins 2021

We have created for you a rating of the Best 3 Preamp VST Plugins as the most downloaded and according to the excellent reviews of musicians

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  1. STA Effects
  2. Tube Saturator 2
  3. STA Preamp 2

1. STA Effects

 
STA Effects
 

STA Delay enriched the second generation collection. The bundle also contains STA Chorus that adds your instruments a little warmth and tickling vibe! Extra punch, meat, juice… Call it what you want, but STA Flanger gives it to you. If your sound is not spacey enough, take it to the universe with STA Phaser! And last but not least – STA Enhancer will make your mixes beautiful and bright. But the main effect that gives the STAs their character is the STA Preamp. The Tube Heart STA (Summing Tube Amplifier) uses two signal paths, one is processed by modulation or spectral change and the other is not processed. These two signals are mixed on a vacuum tube. That gives “ordinary” effects like Flanger or Phaser, really unique and warm character. The valve saturation colour depends on the Mode selection. Changing the type of the tube circuit, affects the tube working point and frequency response. 5 valve circuit modes available

  • P – Presence – the higher amount of mid-high frequencies allows better cutting through the mix.
  • V – Vintage – has smoother highs and more even harmonics.
  • B – Brown – has almost flat response with only light high frequencies roll off and nice higher harmonics punch.
  • W – White – has higher amount of higher frequencies and the ratio between the even and odd harmonics is balanced.
  • L – LoFi – contains less low and high frequencies.

We are making our plugins as real as possible with all the natural analog feeling and side effects. There is some low frequency noise in some tube modes. It is a natural result of the tube configuration we are using in STA.


2. Tube Saturator 2

 
Tube Saturator 2
 

Tube Saturator 2 is a super accurate circuit simulation of a tube pre-amp with analog EQ, which can be overdriven gently for warming effects, or cranked for fat distortion.

Like its predecessor, Tube Saturator, TS-2 is based on circuit simulation technology to capture every nuance of an analog circuit.

The circuit consisting of the individual tubes, resistors, and capacitors is converted into a mathematical system of equations which is numerically solved to produce the exact same sound as a real circuit.

But while the original consumed large amounts of CPU power, TS-2 is now super efficient.

MAIN FEATURES

  • Accurate tube preamp simulator using circuit simulation technology
  • Two common cathode preamp stages
  • 12AX7 and 12AU7 tube models
  • Drive control for distortion adjustment
  • Baxandall 3-band analog EQ
  • Saturation and EQ bypass switches
  • High quality 2X oversampling mode
  • Wet/dry mix control
  • Analog style metering
  • No latency
  • Up to 192 kHz sampling rate
  • Mono or stereo

The Saturation section of TS-2 runs about 7x faster than the original and yet the modelling is even more accurate. TS-2 includes the original circuit simulation of the three band Baxandall type EQ as found in many guitar amplifiers.

In addition to this breakthrough improvement in speed, TS-2 has many new features. You can switch between 12AX7 and 12AU7 tubes for different harmonic characteristics. The EQ can be switched to run pre or post saturation.

Saturation and EQ are separately switchable. Also there is a 2x oversampling mode using a very high quality resampler algorithm. Use 2x mode to attenuate aliased distortion harmonics.

Also new is a mix control to blend the processed sound with the original. And finally, TS-2 has a gorgeous new interface.

For more information via video demos, see the video introduction to Tube Saturator 2, and also see examples of applying Tube Saturator 2 to different sounds.

Tired of square wave clipping distortion? Tube Saturator 2 will not disappoint.


3. STA Preamp 2

 
STA Preamp 2
 

Adding 5 types of valve saturation to your tracks, preamp is the core effect of the Summing Tube Amplifier series. The Tube Heart STA (Summing Tube Amplifier) uses two signal paths, one is processed by modulation or spectral change and the other is not processed. These two signals are mixed on a vacuum tube. That gives “ordinary” effects like Flanger or Phaser, really unique and warm character. The valve saturation colour depends on the Mode selection. Changing the type of the tube circuit, affects the tube working point and frequency response. 5 valve circuit modes available

  • P – Presence – the higher amount of mid-high frequencies allows better cutting through the mix.
  • V – Vintage – has smoother highs and more even harmonics.
  • B – Brown – has almost flat response with only light high frequencies roll off and nice higher harmonics punch.
  • W – White – has higher amount of higher frequencies and the ratio between the even and odd harmonics is balanced.
  • L – LoFi – contains less low and high frequencies. We are making our plugins as real as possible with all the natural analog feeling and side effects.

There is some low frequency noise in some tube modes. It is a natural result of the tube configuration we are using in STA.

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