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Studio Devil Virtual Tube Preamp

VST, AU, etc. plug-in Virtual Effects discussion

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K-Slash
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1692 posts since 9 Jul, 2006, from Paris, France

Postby K-Slash; Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:46 pm Studio Devil Virtual Tube Preamp

Howdy,

The newest member of the Studio Devil family of virtual tube amplifiers is here: VIRTUAL TUBE PREAMP! Now ALL your tracks can benefit from the natural warmth and compression that only a virtual tube amplifier can provide!

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Andywanders
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2229 posts since 3 Aug, 2003, from Narnia

Postby Andywanders; Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:05 pm

$99

After discount...

Too much for me I'm afraid.
A.M. Gold
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5562 posts since 4 May, 2007, from Mars Colony

Postby A.M. Gold; Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:55 pm

Gotta say that's almost a $99 GUI, though. :)

but seriously, worth a try. Direct competition would probably be the Wave Arts one, which is priced similarly (and is outstanding, but a CPU hog par extraordinaire).
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A.M. Gold
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5562 posts since 4 May, 2007, from Mars Colony

Postby A.M. Gold; Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:57 pm

Log in to account to download demo. Too lazy, may have account, may not. Never mind... :?
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hibidy
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41499 posts since 20 Dec, 2005

Postby hibidy; Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:15 pm

That's kinda steep considering the price for the bass/guitar sims.
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Aloysius
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11055 posts since 11 Aug, 2008, from Alto Icon

Postby Aloysius; Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:59 am

Some of these companies really price themselves out of the market. Then they wonder why they don't sell truck loads of 'product'.

I'll give it a go at some point but it will need to be something very special for me to part with 'only $79!' :) How lucky am I with that price???

$129.00 = sheer madness imho.
GreyLion
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2605 posts since 21 May, 2004, from Deep in the Heart of Texas

Postby GreyLion; Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:24 am

Yeah, the price is more than I'd wish it to be, too. That said, AMP is still my favoritest ever quitar-related plug. Quality stuff, and you sometimes still need to pay for quality, even these days where we're spoilt for choice.

Gonna d/l and test this weekend and likely buy it if it has the magic.

I'm wondering how much goodness it might impart as a front end for other plugs like Amplitube, or even the not-yet-released HeadCase.
Robmobius
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1277 posts since 9 Sep, 2010

Postby Robmobius; Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:56 am

I tried it... It's quite nice. But I still prefer the Wavearts (despite its high cpu).
A.M. Gold
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5562 posts since 4 May, 2007, from Mars Colony

Postby A.M. Gold; Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:02 pm

Robmobius wrote:I tried it... It's quite nice. But I still prefer the Wavearts (despite its high cpu).
I haven't gotten motivated enough to [search for password...try to log in...download], but my take is this is the exact reason this simple tube model and two band EQ is priced this way---i.e. it's supposedly going into extreme modelling accuracy territory, much like the Wave Arts one does.
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K-Slash
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1692 posts since 9 Jul, 2006, from Paris, France

Postby K-Slash; Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:03 pm

Tested it tonight, without a doubt one of the best tube emu out there.

If you haven't already, go get it, worth more than the price IMHO.

I prefer it over the Wave Arts one, but subtly.

Both are in the same league :).
K-Slash
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1692 posts since 9 Jul, 2006, from Paris, France

Postby K-Slash; Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:19 pm

Ah Xoc Kin
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337 posts since 28 Dec, 2009

Postby Ah Xoc Kin; Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:32 pm

I like the eq. control I get with the Wave Arts. This one has a few advantages, such as much lower CPU usage, and scroll-wheel support.
Sounds quite good so far.
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StudioDevil
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56 posts since 17 Jul, 2007, from New York, NY

Postby StudioDevil; Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:37 am

Most often it's easiest to test a plugin on a main mix or bus mix. But VTP works really well on individual tracks (in fact that's what it really was intended for, but there are no rules here).

Here's a really cool trick we've been playing with: Sounds really cool with two in series...try adding one VTP feeding a second...you get more gain and more symmetrical clipping. Really adds some nice stuff to kick, snare, vocals, just about anything.

Also, a lot of guitarists are using it as a front-end booster to a guitar amp sim! It works great for that, too!

Have fun with it and we're loving all the positive feedback!
Thanks!

Marc
analoguesamples909
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1497 posts since 28 Dec, 2007

Postby analoguesamples909; Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:31 am

any opinions on how this compares to Nick Crow Lab Tube Driver? I like the sympathetic EQ curves on the Studio Devil but the drive of both seem similar...
@midnight
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1584 posts since 22 Apr, 2011, from The House of Zaid

Postby @midnight; Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:56 pm

Is it oversampled?
Has anybody ever really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
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