A single triode stage circuit
typical for guitar preamps is captured in this
plugin. The model engine is based on a system of
non-linear ODEs. Some smart calculation techniques
are used to reduce the computational load.
This effect could be used to apply
mild tube overdrive to add some presence to your
tracks, or you could chain a couple of instances
together for a full-blown high-gain overdrive. You
may want to throw in some EQ as well to better shape
the signal and use a poweramp/speaker simulater
The plugin UI has a real-time
transfer characteristic plot display. It provides an
overview of the things going on inside the tube. It
also has a peak-detecting algorithm that will flash
a line when the level exceeds 0dB. You can monitor
stereo channels separately or at once by clicking
the corresponding buttons under the plot display.
16x switchable oversampling is also
implemented to reduce the aliasing effects. Please
note that for the most time the aliasing is low
enough to switch off the oversampling. When
oversampling is enabled, the plot display will not
be of much use, because of the phase smearing
introduced by the oversampling filters. Still good
enough for monitoring the in/out levels.
3OD is free.