Native Instruments Premium Tube Series
Native Instruments introduced a new collection of effects, capturing the sound of tube-driven hardware.
Premium Tube Series is made up of three individual effects – Passive EQ, Vari Comp and Enhanced EQ – available either individually or as a bundle. The collection makes these effects available as native plug-ins that run individually within a DAW in VST, AU, RTAS or AAX format. The effects are modeled by Softube, the team behind Native Instruments' Vintage Compressors.
Passive EQ is a parametric, two-channel, four-band equalizer, with additional high and low pass filters plus a collection of presets for all use cases. It is suited to a range of production duties – from individual tracks to sub groups and mastering. As with all the effects in the series, running as an individual plug-in in any DAW is designed to give it advantages over hardware units, such as built-in parallel processing options, and mid/side mode.
As its name suggests, Vari Comp is a compressor with a range of use cases, from instrument groups to individual tracks. Emulated to possess an 'analog' sound, Vari Comp limits and compresses. In limit mode, it uses an automatic ratio and knee adjustment, altering the compression ratio from 4:1 up to 20:1 automatically in response to the input signal.
Enhanced EQ is an effect designed to provide tracks with both definition and loudness. This EQ is designed for adding warmth and weight to the low end of individual tracks, thanks to a special curve produced by simultaneously cutting and boosting the low frequencies. Enhanced EQ is also designed to work at adding clarity and shine to midrange.
Pricing & Availability:
The Premium Tube Series bundle is available at the NI Online Shop for $229 / 199 EUR. The individual effects can also be bought separately: Passive EQ $169 / 149 EUR, Vari Comp $119 / 99 EUR, Enhanced EQ $79 / 69 EUR.
Additional information on the Premium Tube Series is available at www.native-instruments.com/premiumtubeseries.
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