Saying that, the V76 is not the only powerhouse of a tonal shaper from this treasured family of modules. Musically, the U73 compressor/limiter beautifully builds on this tone, adding exceptionally smooth-sounding ‘variable mu’ dynamic control that earned this tool ‘The German Fairchild’ nickname.
Needless to say, NEOLD V76U73 is a painstakingly accurate emulation of the real analog circuits and gorgeous components of the Telefunken V76 and U73 to bring the wonderful tube sound of this classic vintage preamp and compressor combination to a single easy-to-use plugin. Put it this way: while honoring the straightforward simplicity of the original modules, it also provides some features and optimizations that are only possible in plugin form. For example, a unique Linear function captures the textures of the V76 without its traditional band-limited frequency response, while the addition of a side chain Filter, Mix knob, and Stereo mode selector makes the U78 compressor even more flexible. Furthermore, automatic Gain compensation adds saturation and pleasing harmonics without ungainly jumps in level.
“NEOLD V76U73 brings that instant warm character to any source you put it on. You were lucky to have access to a pair of them in the studio; now I can get that feeling natively on as many tracks as I like.” - GRAMMY® Award-nominated mixing engineer Damien Lewis (Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Rihanna), 2020
NEOLD V76U73 is available for purchase (as an AAX AudioSuite-, AAX Native-, AU-, VST2-, and VST3-supporting effect plugin for macOS 10.9 through 10.15 and Windows 7 through 10) at an attractive introductory price of $199.99 USD until September 13, 2020 — rising thereafter to an MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) of $249.00 USD — from here: https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/products/neold_v76u73.html
A fully-functional, 14-day trial of NEOLD V76U73 is available to anyone registering for a free Plugin Alliance account here: http://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/registration.html
NEOLD V76U73 is included in Plugin Alliance’s monthly MIX & MASTER Bundle (https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/products/pa-mix-master-bundle-monthly.html) and annual MIX & MASTER Bundle (https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/products/pa-mix-master-bundle-yearly.html) subscription services, and also its monthly MEGA Bundle (https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/products/pa-mega-bundle-monthly.html) and annual MEGA Bundle (https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/products/pa-mega-bundle.html) subscription services at no extra cost!
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