Kush Audio has released Novatron, an analog-modeled “Varitone Tube Compressor” effect plugin for Windows and Mac.
With separate in/out Transformer Saturation, two optional Tone Circuits, and a monstrous compressor with “groundbreaking attack and release characteristics”, the Novatron produces the same three-dimensional ‘solidity’ and tone typically reserved for expensive hardware.
Novatron is an analog-modeled compressor that borrows so many sonic properties from so many different classic hardware units that, ironically, it could only exist in the world of dsp.
It has separate input and output transformer Saturations, two optional Tone circuits, and a monstrous Compressor with groundbreaking attack and release characteristics, all of which give you a nearly endless set of colors and styles to play with.
But what mainly sets this plugin apart from all the others is its gorgeous sound; through painstaking modeling of the first 100 microseconds of the compressor’s response to transients, Novatron produces the same three-dimensional ’solidity’ and tonal smoothing effect that is typically reserved for expensive hardware. It also tames transients with a distinctly analog character: fast, firm, and weighty, bringing a much-needed warmth and realism to the world of ITB productions.
Novatron (VST/AU/AAX) is available for $149 USD. Subscriptions are also available starting at $9.99 USD/month.