Year of issue: 2021
Developer: Plugin Alliance
Developer site: plugin-alliance
Platform: Intel only
Interface language: English
Tablet: Files to replace, kijen (requires WIN emulation)
System requirements: macOS 10.9 through 11.0.1 | Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)
Description: Unique harmonics Plugin Alliance – NEOLD BIG AL v1.0.0 is a two stage tube saturator that offers a wide palette of wonderful sonic flavors emanating from the interactive network in its transformer preamplifier and power amplifier. Unique analog hardware, based on brand new circuitry and authentic 1930s NOS components, has been specially designed for this plug-in.
The BIG AL shaping starts right in the EF9 preamp stage. The Low control is implemented as a Baxandall filter that allows you to adjust the saturation intensity around 100 Hz in additional combination with boosting or cutting bass at the same time.
The High control is an additional EQ band located in front of the preamp tube. Its peak filter boosts or cuts high frequency content around 10 kHz, which is important to incite or tame the aggressive potential of the BIG AL.
The jumper matrix provides access to the basic BIG AL circuitry: emphasis shifting, low frequency compensator, and voltage drop provide powerful capabilities for making complex distortion profile changes on the fly by inserting or pulling out a few simple plugs.
The finishing touch is added by the AL4 power pentode and its output transformer, which are heated by the preamp stage. Result? Truly great harmonic richness that will always sound organic, musical and bold. Get now
Features of the
- Tube saturator based on vintage components from the radio era
- Uses pre-lamps and electric lamps to create sound coloration (“Power Saturator”)
- Emulation based on one-time hardware created specifically for this plugin.
- Simple user interface spiced up with three jumpers for deep inline modifications
- Very musical and analog sound, saturation and filters
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