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VPRE-72 Free Vintage Tube Preamp

Preamp Emulation Plugin by Fuse Audio Labs
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VPRE-72 Free Vintage Tube Preamp
VPRE-72 Free Vintage Tube Preamp by Fuse Audio Labs 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.
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Version
1.0
-Intel compatible CPU (at least 2 GHz recommended)
-2GB RAM
-Windows 7 or newer
-A display resolution of 1280x1024 pixels or more
-A VST2, VST3 or AAX compatible host
Product
Version
1.0
-Intel compatible CPU (at least 2 GHz recommended)
-2GB RAM
-Mac OS 10.9 or newer
-A display resolution of 1280x1024 pixels or more
-A VST2, VST3, AAX or AudioUnits compatible host
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Recording History

Some pieces of classic studio equipment just don't need an introduction: Here is the VPRE-72! The archetypical preamp was released in the early 1950s and built by several iconic brands such as Maihak, TAB, Siemens and TFK. A legend in itself to the present day, the V72 also became the blueprint for the later V76 and the classic REDD.47 preamps used on numerous Beatles sessions.

The Real Thing

Divine and subtle – this is why you hear the magic of this aerial tube pre on countless kicks, snares, vocals and basses all over the world. The VPRE-72 catches the exact spirit with a faithful emulation of the input and output transformers, the dual EF804s pentode circuit with its peculiar feedback structure, as well as the heavy output choke which produces a subtle touch of air.

And Then Some

The VPRE-72 is as straight forward as it gets: Use the Drive control to apply as much tube circuit glory as your signal needs, or even push it a little further for some gentle and truly musical saturation. No matter how far you go, the gain is always compensated, and the added V76-style low and high cut filters let you shape the results to your liking in no time at all.

The Best Pres...

...in life are free? Certainly not – especially in the case of highly sought after vintage devices. The VPRE-72 is a different story, though, since we're offering it completely for free without any ifs or buts. Enjoy it, and make sure to not miss our tried and trusted grouping feature, which comes in super handy when using the preamp as the first insert across your session.


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Comments & Discussion for Fuse Audio Labs VPRE-72 Free Vintage Tube Preamp

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metatronatra
metatronatra
15 November 2023 at 12:38am

download link on fuse site doesn't seem to work as of yet- will check back every few hours to see if it's restored.

djkybernetik
djkybernetik
15 November 2023 at 5:22am

November 15, 6:22 am, same here, download links don't work, i have written a message to the fuse audio labs support. hope the fix it in the nest hours.

djkybernetik
djkybernetik
15 November 2023 at 5:43am

the fuse audio support has send me an mail, the VPRE-72 is not released yet, the wants more infos from me, i send the urls, and i have screenshots.

Barry Hufker
Barry Hufker
8 December 2023 at 5:08am

I was able to download the plugin without difficulty. Opening a sound file, I recalled the plugin and explored the sound. The presets are rather limited and the 80Hz and 3k filters were a bit fiddly, but otherwise the sound was very good. I ran VPRE-72 through Plugin Doctor, comparing it to another V72/73 plugin from another developer. It was interesting. Fuse Audio Labs' VPRE-72 compares very well and is to my mind, the more favorable of the two. Thank you Fuse. I look forward to enjoying this fine product.

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