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Introducing Radiator, a twin drive tube enter channel and EQ, based mostly on the traditional Altec 1567A tube mixer from the 1960s.

The unique Altec 1567A {hardware} was a rack-mounted five-input tube mixer with detachable transformers, a easy two-knob EQ, an unmistakable inexperienced faceplate, and a whopping 97 dB of achieve. The sound, by right this moment’s requirements, is coloured and gritty, with a heaping serving to of fine outdated vogue {hardware} noise. In its day, it was used on many early Motown hits, and located its approach into the PA racks of numerous church buildings and college auditoriums throughout the USA.

Radiator brings the traditional Altec tube sound to desktop recording rigs, capturing the distinctive heat and punch of the unique {hardware}. That includes the modeled bass and treble tone controls from the unique unit, a mixture management for straightforward parallel processing, and the saturation and harmonic results of the unique {hardware}’s enter and output amplifiers. All of those totally different circuit components work together, permitting a variety of tones to be created with only a few easy knobs. Plus we allow you to determine if the unique noise is on or off.

Over the previous few years the Altec mixers have been picked up by recording studios as an affordable technique to deliver analog coloration and character to pc based mostly digital recording. With producers like Matt Wallace of early Maroon 5 fame using the 1567A on their early hits, and now bands just like the Black Keys (who had a customized console constituted of Altec 1567A’s) the demand, and worth, for these funky little coloration containers have soared.

Pc recordists in every single place can now get the Altec tube sound – on each enter channel, with out the hassles of interfacing to esoteric analog gear, and at a a lot decrease value. Radiator additionally contains Little Radiator, an easier single-stage tube pre-amp mannequin based mostly on the Altec 1566A {hardware}, the little brother of the Altec 1567A.

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