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 ColorTone by TriTone Digital is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, an RTAS Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
Product ColorTone
Developer TriTone Digital
Price (MSRP)
Type / Tags Exciter / EnhancerDistortion / Overdrive / AmpDynamics (Compressor / Limiter)EQ
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
Operating System Availability
Download Released
Downloads Released
System Requirements
OS X 10.6 for latest version

ColorTone-Pro is a Tone Box which simulates the signal path of analog devices through the use of convolution and various proprietary non-linear processes. ColorTone-Pro is designed to provide analog-like character and flavor to the modern digital audio workstation.

ColorTone-Pro comes with a collection of classic studio models, including samples from world-class tape machines, EQs and mixing consoles.

ColorTone-Pro also allows you to load your own samples (instructions for sampling your own equipment are included) and provides you with our custom-coded Warmth algorithm to enhance the signal-path with extra harmonic goodness.

Additionally, ColorTone-Pro allows you to multiply the color of the selected circuit, increasing the color from the standard character to several times the original color.


  • Warmth: Adds additional, pleasing harmonic content to the signal. Positive settings "fatten" the sound, while negative setting are used to "thin" or "digitalize" a source.
  • Color: Multiplies the intensity of the original IR color from natural to several times greater. Negative settings reverse the color.
  • Norm Mode: Norm mode is straight modeling (100% wet). The intensity is set by the Color control.
  • Blend Mode: In blend mode, a cross-fade is calculated in real-time between the dry (original) and the wet (convoluted) signals. The ratio of these signals, as a result of this cross-fade, is based on the amplitude of your input signal. The hotter the input signal, the more color in the final result, as the cross-fade will tend more towards the wet signal. By changing the strength of the wet signal, you can reshape the dynamics of your audio:
    • If the wet signal is lower than the dry signal (this is usually the case when the top of the frequency curve is below the upper-middle portion of the frequency graph), you're turning the plugin into a compressor.
    • If the wet signal is higher than the dry signal (this is usually the case when the top of the frequency curve is above the upper-middle portion of the frequency graph), you're turning the plugin into an expander.
    • And this compression (or expansion) is nice and colored.
  • SLOW/FAST: User-selectable speed /knee options for blend mode operation:
    • "SLOW" will provide a gentle softknee, "compressor-like", operation.
    • "FAST" use an harder and more aggressive knee that emulate saturation of preamps & tape machines.
  • In: Controls the main input level.
  • Out: Controls the main output level.
  • The "Lock": When The Lock is on, the output knob automatically compensates for the gain setting of the input knob. Useful for "driving" the emulated unit when in BLEND mode.
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Discussion: Active
5 April 2017 at 4:43am

Does anybody have this plugin or the impulse pack inside?

21 May 2017 at 5:09pm

I purchased the plugine few weeks ago, but the website was down in a few days. : (Does someone know anything about them? A great software and I just wanted to join the community to share and download new impulses when that happened...

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