AudioThing turns up the heat with the Valves vintage tube overdrive plugin

AudioThing has turned its emulation eye to vintage tubes, cooking up the appropriately named Valves overdrive plugin. This also features Cabinet/EQ and filter sections, giving you additional tone-honing options.

Valves offers up to 16x oversampling that’s designed to give your tracks an “authentic tube character,” while the Cabinet/EQ section emulates several types of guitar amp. The filter, meanwhile, offers low-pass, high-pass, band-pass and notch modes, and can be used pre- or post-valve. 35 presets are included.

Valves is available now from the AudioThing website priced at €29 (regular price is €59). It runs on PC and Mac in VST/AU/AAX formats, and there’s also a demo.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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