SoundToys releases Radiator effect plugin

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SoundToys has introduced Radiator, a dual drive tube input channel and EQ, based on the classic Altec 1567A tube mixer from the 1960s.

Soundtoys Radiator
SoundToys Radiator Altec tube mixer amp plugin.

The original Altec 1567A hardware was a rack-mounted five-input tube mixer with removable transformers, a simple two-knob EQ, an unmistakable green faceplate, and a whopping 97 dB of gain.

The sound, by today’s standards, is colored and gritty, with a heaping helping of good old fashion hardware noise. In its day, it was used on many early Motown hits, and found its way into the PA racks of countless churches and school auditoriums across the USA.

Radiator brings the classic Altec tube sound to desktop recording rigs, capturing the distinctive warmth and punch of the original hardware. Featuring the modeled bass and treble tone controls from the original unit, a mix control for easy parallel processing, and the saturation and harmonic effects of the original hardware’s input and output amplifiers. All of these different circuit elements interact, allowing a wide range of tones to be created with just a few simple knobs. Plus we let you decide if the original noise is on or off.

Radiator for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AudioSuite) is available to purchase for $129 USD. Users of Little Radiator can upgrade to Radiator for only $49 USD until January 3rd, 2013 (regular upgrade is $89 USD).

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SoundToys launch Little Radiator Contest – get free saturation plugin and more

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SoundToys has launched the Little Radiator Official Contest, a chance to win a free saturation effect plug-in and more.

It’s a chance to get a free tube saturation plug-in called Little Radiator™, and to win more cool stuff by giving the free plug-in to your friends.

You might even win the grand prize: PLUGGED FOR LIFE! All SoundToys plug-ins for as long as you live or SoundToys lives.

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SoundToys Little Raditor models the classic sound of the Altec 1566A mic preamp

The deadline for entering the contest is March 29th, 2012.

Little Radiator is a free introduction to Radiator, scheduled for release in April, 2012.

This upgrade from Little Radiator is based on the Altec 1567A (the 1566A’s big brother). It’s the next level in this classic sound with extra control and an extra SoundToys twist. Details coming soon.

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Nomad Factory releases ALL-TECH 9063B EQ

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Nomad Factory ALL-TECH 9063B EQ

Nomad Factory has released the ALL-TECH 9063B EQ, a digital recreation of the vintage ALTEC 9063B Program Equalizer.

We added a simple Output Level control for better control on the overall level.

– The ALL-TECH 9063B Equalizer is ideal for reshaping sounds during mixing and re-mixing as well as for creating your own sound and special effects. Handling sonic effects is just one of the many useful functions of this ‘easy-to-operate’ software.

ALL-TECH 9063B EQ features

  • ALL-TECH 9063B modeled from the legendary ALTEC 9063B Passive Equalizer.
  • (LOW) 40, 100 Hz EQUALIZE – Shelf Boost, 0 to +12 dB (2 dB stepped knob).
  • (LOW) 40, 100 Hz ATTENUATE – Shelf Attenuate, 0 to -16 dB (2 dB stepped knob).
  • (HIGH) 3, 5, 10, 15 kHz EQUALIZE – Peak Boost, 0 to +12 dB (2 dB stepped knob).
  • (HIGH) 3, 5, 10, 15 kHz ATTENUATE – Shelf Attenuate, 0 to -16 dB (2 dB stepped knob).
  • Volume Output control, -18 to +18 dB.
  • VST, AU and RTAS/AS supported.
  • 24 bit / 192 kHz supported.

ALL-TECH 9063B EQ is available to purchase for PC and Mac, priced at $129 USD.

More information: Nomad Factory / ALL-TECH 9063B EQ