Budding producers may be interested to learn Arturia has used it’s True Analog Emulation® technology to model three classic pre-amps and filters. Recreating the tonal atmosphere of classic tracks from the 60s and 70s, Arturia claim they are “plugins you’ll actually use”. On special offer until 4th April 2018 at 199€ for the three Preamp bundle, 99€ for the three Filters – existing Arturia customers are recommended to log in to their accounts to see if they are eligible for even further personal discounts.

THREE PREAMPS

V76-PRE 

With an EQ modelled after the late 60s Telefunken V612, signals pass through the virtual circuitry and vacuum tube of the V76. As with the other preamps plugins, Mid/Side operation is an enhancement over the original hardware – which in this case was a feature of Abbey Road Studios in the late 1960s, and used on many classic albums including The White Album by The Beatles.

1973-PRE 

A recreation of Rupert Neve’s iconic 1073 solid state preamp, a signature sound of many 1970s tracks and highly sought after hardware today (we recently visited a recording studio with two dedicated 1073 channel strips feeding an SSL desk) with 3 band EQ and switchable transformers.

TridA-Pre

Peter Gabriel, David Bowie and Elton John are just three of the artists who have produced albums benefitting from the rich and musical colour of Soho’s Trident Studio’s A Range, the essence of which is recreated here with True Analog Emulation®.

THREE FILTERS

MINI-FILTER

Arturia claim to have accurately recreated Dr Moog’s iconic, smooth ladder filter – also updated it with modern features. The 24dB per octave ladder filter has always been at the core of the famed Model D monosynth, an edition of which Ucan Play is the proud owner of.

M12-Filter

A highly programmable feature laden reworking of Tom Oberheim’s formidable multimode filter as found on the Matrix-12. Capable of extremely complex sonic manipulations, with a mod matrix and randomisation.

SEM FILTER

A simple and great-sounding state-variable filter drawn from the earliest days of analogue synthesis, with mode blending, analog soft-clipping and a sequencer.

As with their V Collection, Arturia continue to produce lush and scalable GUIs. We found each of the Preamps genuinely has an individual sonic character which when used tastefully helps isolate and separate instruments in a mix. When pushed into soft clipping, harmonic distortion is very refined, and the inclusion of EQ and Mid/Side use is a welcome addition. All three EQs helped bring clarity to a mix, imparting warmth and character to dry signals. Already convinced by the quality of the preamps, we look forward to spending more time with the three filters. First impressions are positive, we are impressed with the sonic quality and flexible potential of these standalone filters, unconstrained from synthesizers – and the breadth of sonic manipulation at our disposal.

Demo versions and audio demonstrations are available for all of these plugins, available in VST, AU, and AAX format by following the links above.