NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 22, 2021) - Blackbird Studio and Nashville-based developer of audio tools KIT Plugins (KIT) have teamed up to release the BB N105 plugin, the first-ever channel strip emulation of the rare Neve analog console in Blackbird’s legendary Studio A. The emulation is the only one of its kind, bringing the cleanest and most pure sonic quality and sound of Studio A to modern DAWs. The BB N105 is the second release from Blackbird Studio and KIT Plugins following the Blackbird High Gain Profile Pack for Kemper, and is part of a long-term partnership exclusively announced via Billboard, read more (HERE).
Produce Like A Pro revealed the first full demonstration of the BB N105, here:
The Neve console in Blackbird Studio A is far from ordinary and has been used to record countless albums by some of the most well-known, renowned music artists in the world. Originally built in the ‘70s, the console underwent massive restoration and received a series of modifications from some of the best minds in the audio industry, making it not only unique but one of the best examples of its namesake ever to exist. The engineers at KIT carefully sampled Channel 21, taking into account all of the factors that change the sound, running the signal through the unique Amp of master bus B, and capturing the samples using McBride’s favorite A/D converters.
"The sound of that Neve is special," said McBride in his interview with Billboard. "I've seen this happen numerous times where someone would bring their tracks in, the engineer set it up, the producer walked in and said, 'What'd you do [to get that sound]?' 'Well, I just ran him through the console.' They have their own color."
“...completely delivers on replicating what it was going after. The eq is clean and fat at the same time, just like the 8078. The distortion alone on the preamp stage makes this a winner. But the beauty and slight enhancing in the insert quality takes this thing way over the top to be a new favorite of mine.” - Marc Daniel Nelson, Music Producer/Mix Engineer (Fleetwood Mac, Jason Mraz, Colbie Caillat)
"I am replacing every plugin in my mix with this plugin."
- Ron DiSilvestro, award-winning Producer
“The KIT Blackbird BB N105 plugin is, so far, the closest to actual analog I've personally encountered. I'm not sure what KIT and Blackbird have done, but I can't wait to see what's next.” - EverythingRecording.com 5/5 ★★★★★
BB N105 Features:
- Input switchable between Mic and Line just like the original analog equipment.
- Preamp saturation bypass for Preamp tone without unwanted distortion. (Great for Mic modeling systems.)
- Four-band EQ with High and Low Pass Filters.
- Adjustable Output Gain and Phase flip.
Pricing and Availability:
The BB N105 Plugin runs on MAC and PC and is compatible with all DAWs that support the following formats; VST3 (Steinberg Virtual Studio Technology 3), AU (macOS Audio Unit), and AAX (Avid Audio Extension).
View the full comprehensive overview, here: https://kitplugins.com/products/kit-bb-n105
The BB N105 Plugin is available now for $99.99 with a voucher for a free subscription set to launch at a later date at KIT Plugins. More details tba. The BB N105 is also available online at Sweetwater. Download a free trial version or learn more, by visiting www.kitplugins.com.