United Plugins has announced the availability of a new version of the analogue simulating plugin called Front DAW. The plugin is compatible with all major DAW applications (VST/AAX/AU) on both Windows and OS X.
The idea of the Front DAW as the front door to your recording application comes from Greg Brimson, British producer, remixer and musician, as the result of his long term desire for the old-school analogue sound in his DAW.
As the name suggests, Front DAW is intended to be used as the very first plugin on every track (if desired – FD is really CPU friendly). The plugin adds gain and subtle saturation to them. Thanks to VARM (Variable Analogue Random Modeling – used also previously on Royal Compressor) each track would sound slightly different even with identical settings.
But using identical settings may not be the case for everybody, because the plugin offers three types of saturation circuits: BR represents classic fat British consoles, US stands for punchy American style input. Switching to GE will give you velvet-sounding colourful vintage German tube console.
All you have to do is to set the gain, choose saturation mode and set the saturation amount with the Mojo knob.
Similarly to other United Plugins effects, Front DAW comes with 15-days fully working trial version. Those who decide not to buy a license and activate during that period can enjoy the plugin's sound even after the trial expires. Only the functionality is then limited to one type of saturation, no hi-pass filter availability and Mojo set to 50% with no chance to edit.
Price: €49 / $54.