Overloud has released Sculptube, a processor dedicated to adding valve-produced harmonics to sounds. It creates an authentic tube coloration which goes from slightly warmed-up tones to heavy distortions.
Sculptube is the latest product in the Overloud plugin line, called Gems, dedicated to mixing and mastering.
- Hyper-realistic simulation of tube warming/distortion.
- Triode and Pentode simulation.
- Tube biasing control.
- Built-in EQ and parallel processing to sculpt the tone.
- Low CPU usage: more than 1500 instances on a Macbook Pro Retina.
- Multilevel undo-redo.
- A/B Comparison.
- Scribble Strips: take notes anywhere on the plugin panel.
- Meter Calibration: calibrate the VU meters at 4 different sensibilities.
The Overloud Sculptube is a versatile tool to build a wide variety of analog tones:
- Warm-up: with mild Drive settings you can recreate an authentic analog coloration to individual tracks or mixes.
- Distort: Sculptube can be used to overdrive the input and recreate different kind of tube distortions, including Triode and Pentode curves.
- Excite: thanks to its built-in eq and parallel processor, it can be used to revive the tracks by adding natural harmonics in the high-end.
Sculptube is available as VST, AudioUnit and AAX plug-ins as well as stand-alone application, 32 and 64-bit for macOS and Windows operating systems.
Sculptube is available at the introductory price of €89 / $89 until December 17th 2017. The list price is €139 / $139.