- Tube saturation (adjustable clip).
- Eight stage filter.
- Adjustable bias & distortion gain.
- Delay/echo unit with dedicated filter.
- Fuzz unit.
- Dry/wet control.
- Two distortion modes.
Retron is a monophonic tube amp plugin designed to add light to heavy tonal coloring & light - medium distortion to audio. Retron is designed to give an old/aged sound to anything it processes, and features effects including a phazer, delay with analog filter, fuzz module and a built in compressor. The main filtering in Retron is handled by an 8 stage low pass filter, and there's also a dedicated filter for the delay/echo effect with a choice of form pass, phat pass and low pass filters.
Retron produces your normal clipping distortion & features adjustable tube saturation (clip), bias and gain. In addition to that the tube amp feature's a kink option which gives a central dead zone that is similar to the crossover distortion that is created from an under-powered tube push pull output stage. This effect is quite different to normal distortion, as the sound will just fizzle out.
Retron also features a tone slider which gives the user great control over the sound, within the Retron circuit the tone slider has access to & controls many parameters at once, most of which are not available on the interface to alter separately. In a basic sense the tone slider will control treble and bass, but with other elements of the sound also being changed.
Retron has a custom circuit which has been optimized for lower CPU usage, which makes it useful to be used in multiple instances in a project.