Fuse Audio Labs has announced its new audio effect plugin VPRE-562A, a faithful emulation of a rare tube amplifier for the early ’60s.

The VPRE-562A is a precise emulation of a tube based low wattage amplifier from the early 60s. Originally intended as a PA amplifier but often used as a bass or guitar amplifier by UK bands from that era, the 562A offered mic and turntable inputs and three output taps, including low impedance outputs allowing it to drive speaker cabinets. The 562A circuit comprises an EF86 gain stage, an ECC82 phase splitter and two 6L6 push-pull pentodes driving the output transformer. The tonestack features a passive design that implements two rolling shelf filters controlling the low and high end response.

With its unconventional tone shaping capabilities the VPRE-562A gives you a wide variety of flavors: From subtle vintage coloration or gentle equalization to full-on, gritty distortion. Use it on almost any type of source to make it either blend inor cut through a mix.

Fuse Audio Labes VPRE 562A

VPRE-562A features

  • Precise emulation of the original circuit.
  • Two different input characters.
  • Capabilities added in the digital domain (e.g. Pre/PA).
  • Super intuitive controls.
  • Gentle EQ that extends over a wide range of the spectrum.

Available for Mac OS and Windows in AAX, AU, VST2.4 and VST3 in 32 and 64 bits.

VPRE-562A is on sale for $29 USD until June 22nd, 2019 (regular $69 USD). It comes in VST/VST3, AU and AAX plugin formats. A fully functional 14-day trial is available for download.

More information: Fuse Audio Labs