HoRNet has released AnalogStage MK2, a new version of the console emulation plugin that re-creates those sound characteristics usually associated with analog gear (saturation, hiss, non linear frequency response, etc.). Here's what they say:
AnalogStage simulates the response of three different types of analog technology: operational amplifiers (the cleanest and more modern technology), transistor (the discrete transistor designs were popular in the 70s and have some fat saturation) and tube (the dynamic and smooth saturation of the past) both Transistor and Tube modes includes an advanced transformer emulation since that component is an integral part of the sound of that era.
It provides parameter linking across all instances or groups, automatic gain adjustment and intelligent oversampling. It also adds an high pass and a low pass filter, adjustable hiss level and a fully vectorial resizable user interface.
- Three different types of emulation: op.amp., transistor and tube.
- Parameter changes can be send to incenses on the same group or globally.
- Age control simulates the aging of the analog device changing saturation and frequency response.
- Adjustable input gain from -20dB to +20dB.
- "Mic" mode for an additional +20dB boost to create heavy distortions.
- Stereo VU meter calibrated to -18 dBFS.
- Adjustable automatic gain technology.
- Separate saturation and hiss controls.
- Saturation amount and hiss freely adjustable.
- 6 dB/octave high pass and low pass filters.
- Phase reversal button.
- Analog component tolerance emulation.
- Intelligent oversampling that allows the plugin to always work internally at 192kHz.
- Vectorial user interface which is sharp on every resolution.
- Freely resizable user interface.
- Apple Silicon M1 support.
- MacOS (10.11 and later) and Windows (Vista and later) support.
- 64-bit on Mac and Windows.
- Audio Units, VST, VST3 and AAX format.
Price: 19.99 EUR.