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Preamp-MAX by LVC-Audio is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
Preamp-MAX requires Windows Vista or later, as 32-bit or 64-bit host, and a processor that supports SSE2 (AMD or Intel processor from around 2004 or later).
Preamp-MAX requires OS X 10.8 or later, a 32-bit or 64-bit host, and an Intel Core2Duo (or better) processor.
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Preamp-MAX is a complete channel strip plugin that specializes in analog modeling and saturation. It includes a comprehensive preamp modeling engine with 21 distinct preamp models. Each model features unique characteristics that cover clean preamps, tube-style vintage preamps, console preamps, and tape machines. As a channel strip plugin, Preamp-MAX is a highly configurable tool for use on a variety of tracks and buses. With features such as a multipurpose gate/expander, flexible 4-band EQ, a versatile stereo compressor, and separate saturation processor, Preamp-MAX is more than a preamp.

The processing order of Preamp-MAX is customizable and includes:

  • Preamp: 21 separate preamp modules with configurable drive, noise, and channel variability.
  • Gate/Expander: A digital gate/expander with external side chain input, selectable lookahead, and tuned side chain filtering modes.
  • EQ: A 4-band EQ with selectable vintage EQ modes to mimic many different types of EQs.
  • Compressor: A clean stereo compressor with side chain filtering and output mixing for creative parallel compression.
  • Phuzz: LVC-Audio's Phuzz algorithm for adding multiband saturation with time-dependent response.
  • Tools: Common tools including LVC-Audio's output clipping, stereo width, phase, panning, and DC filtering.

Preamp-MAX also builds on many standard LVC-Audio features. This includes a resizable interface; waveform history display; spectrum analyzer view; stereo vectorscope with configurable and recallable color display options; Auto Level control (for auditioning the sound of the plugin without volume changes); undo/redo history; and A/B comparison controls. Preamp-MAX also includes linear and minimal phase oversampling options.

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