|Product||Blue Tubes Series|
$69 each or $499 bundle
|Type / Tags||Multi FXDeesserDelay / EchoDistortion / Overdrive / AmpDynamics (Compressor / Limiter)EQGateImagingModulation (Flanger / Phaser / Chorus / Tremolo)|
|Copy Protection||PACE InterLok|
The Blue Tubes Bundle is a collection of 18 plug-ins processors designed to improve the quality of digital sound recordings. This bundle recreates the warm sound qualities of classic analog hardware and all 18 plug-ins provide a simple and functional "vintage-style" interface, as well as low CPU consumption.
Blue Tubes Bundle includes:
- BT BrickWall BW2S.
- BT Compressor CP2S.
- BT DeEsser DS2S.
- BT Compressor FA770.
- BT ExpanderGate GX622.
- BT Limiter LM2S.
- BT Analog Chorus CH2S.
- BT Analog Phaser APH2S.
- BT Oilcan Echo TLE2S.
- BT Tempo Delay DL3D.
- BT Stereo Imager ST2S.
- BT ValveDriver ADR2S.
- BT Equalizer BQ2S.
- BT Equalizer BX2S.
- BT Equalizer GEQ12.
- BT Equalizer PEQ2B.
- BT Equalizer PEQ5B.
- BT Equalizer PEQ322.
Reviewed By chrismuktar
October 6, 2005
The most useful and important products in this bundle are the compressors. The best compressors on the market are thought to be the Waves compressors. These, in my opinion, are better. They are more subtle and more musical, with a smoothness and richness that I can't quite believe is an emulation. They are CLASS.
All the other plugins are brilliant too. The waves de-esser is probably better than the one included here, but this isnt so important. The different in price/value is phenomenal.
A word of mention. THERE ARE NO PRESETS, much like their hardware counterparts. If you rely on presets to get started, you'll be starting from scratch here. It's been good for me because I've really learnt over time how to actually use a compressor and various other effects, rather than just dial up the 'ultramaximise' preset. In a matter of speaking this apparent falacy has been a positive blessing because my production has improved infinitely now that every move I make is deliberate. For this reason I will give the presets section 10/10, even though there are none, that is the point.
So, what these will do for you:
The plugins are NOT recommended to do britney spears stuff etc; you want the waves ones for that in your face, harsh digital sound
These plugins are recommended if you're trying to recreate Dark Side of the Moon in your bedroom or studio. They offer a smoothness, fidelity and character that is ever present on that album.
Comparisons.... also use/used T-Racks, Izotope Ozone, and loads of others. Now I'm settled.
Oh, very very low CPU usage too.
All in all, serious bit of kit; fantastic value for me, might just be most of the plugins you'll ever need, and you'll be searching your motherboard for valves its that good. 11/10.Read more