Plugin Alliance announces Neold 'BIG AL': A One-Off Dual-Stage Tube Saturator Plug-in

The Music Telegraph | Text 2021/02/09 [11:09]

Plugin Alliance announces Neold 'BIG AL': A One-Off Dual-Stage Tube Saturator Plug-in

The Music Telegraph| 입력 : 2021/02/09 [11:09]

 

▲ Neold 'BIG AL'

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Plugin Alliance announces Neold 'BIG AL': A One-Off Dual-Stage Tube Saturator Plug-in

 

 

Plugin Alliance, supporting all major plugin formats and uniting some of the best-known international audio companies under one virtual roof, recently announced 'BIG AL' - an emulation based on one-off analog hardware harvesting novel circuitry and authentic NOS (New Old Stock) components from the 1930s, exclusively designed for this dual-stage tube saturator from new pro audio plugin partner NEOLD offering a broad palette of stunning sound flavors flowing from the interactive network within its preamp and transformer-coupled power amp, where it generates gorgeous harmonics. 

 

 

“This is such a great tool to add glorious harmonic saturation, extra flavor, and vibe!”

 

JUNO Award-winning mixer/recording engineer George Seara (James Bay, Drake, Shawn Mendes, Sting), 2021

 

 

BIG AL’s frequency conditioning begins right in the EF9 preamp stage. Indeed, it is a filter freak at heart - hence the Low control being implemented as a Baxandall filter that allows for adjusting saturation intensity by around 100Hz in (optional) combination with boosting or cutting the bass at the same time. The High control is an additional EQ band placed in front of the preamp tube; its peaking filter boosts or cuts high-frequency content around 10kHz — essential for provoking or taming BIG AL’s potentially aggressive treble.

 

The straightforward user interface is spiced up with a jumper matrix, allowing access to BIG AL’s core circuitry: E (Emphasis Shift), B (Bass Compensator), and V (Voltage Sag) provide powerful options with which to make complex changes to the distortion profile on the fly by simply inserting or pulling out a few (virtual) plugs. An AL4 power pentode and its output transformer act as the finishing spice, driven hot by the preamp stage.

 

BIG AL is a truly gorgeous kind of harmonic saturation that will always sound organic, musical, and bold.

 

 

Price

$149.99 USD

(Introductory price until March 4, 2021 - rising thereafter to $199.99 USD)

 

 

Supported Plugin Formats:

AAX AudioSuite, AAX Native, AU, VST2, VST3

 

Supported Operating Systems:

macOS 10.9 through 10.15

Windows 7 through 10

 

 

* A fully-functional, 14-day trial of NEOLD BIG AL is available to anyone registering for a free Plugin Alliance account: here

 

** NEOLD BIG AL is included in Plugin Alliance’s monthly MIX & MASTER Bundle (https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/products/pa-mix-master-bundle-monthly.html) and annual MIX & MASTER Bundle (https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/products/pa-mix-master-bundle-yearly.html) subscription services, and also its monthly MEGA Bundle (https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/products/pa-mega-bundle-monthly.html) and annual MEGA Bundle (https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/products/pa-mega-bundle.html) subscription services at no extra cost.

 

*** Note that the proprietary Plugin Alliance Installation Manager means users can select, download, and install only the products and formats needed for their system. 

 

 

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About 'Plugin Alliance' 

World-class plugins. Dongle-free. Plugin Alliance is supporting all major plugin formats and uniting some of the best-known international audio companies under one virtual roof.  The Santa Cruz, California-based company empowers world-renowned analog hardware companies with a digital strategy and provides software developers with services that allow them to develop products with increasing quality and quantity. It does this by providing professional marketing and distribution as well as platform features like a state-of-the-art authorization system. An open invitation is eternally extended to all developers, engineers, and artists to join its fast-growing community. 

 

 

 



 

 

About 'NEOLD'

NEOLD creates unique analog audio machines from ultimately rare NOS (New Old Stock) components. These exclusive one-offs are then modeled to become truly outstanding creative plugins for DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations). With a passion for vintage topologies, the new pro audio plugin brand also loves to breathe exciting new life into classic analog masterpieces.

 

 

 

 

 

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