Exact emulation of vintage tube distortion units.
Redoptor is a high quality Vintage Tube Distortion emulator from the D16 Group’s SilverLine effects plug-ins collection. The popularity of tube distortion units is a result of their superiority over the solid-state fuzz distortions, which are based on transistor clipper circuits. Tubes produce even and odd harmonics and naturally compress the signal, while transistors produce only odd harmonics and limit the sound.
Redoptor has an adjustable tube bias parameter. This allows subtle amplification of even harmonics and gentle transient reshaping in the signal. Similarly, like a hardware tube distortion, Redoptor reacts dynamically to each change in the amplitude of the input signal. As a result, the amplitude of even harmonics is not constant in time.
Redoptor has a very precisely modeled tube distortion module. The emulation doesn’t just focus on the characteristics of the tube part of the circuit; it also models the rest of the circuits co-functioning with the tube within the distortion unit to capture all the subtleties’ and dynamics of proper high-quality analog tube distortion.
Completely adjustable preamp
In a typical guitar amplifier, the preamp is usually fixed. In Redoptor it is not. Redoptor allows the cut-off point for low and high tones to be set before the signal is amplified.
Redoptor has a full parametric equalizer with 4 controllable bands. This degree of EQ is rare in this type of device. Most typical amplifiers have a fixed graphical equalizer, with 3 or 4 bands and only allow gain of the signal in each band.
Independent stereo channel processing
Redoptor is a fully functioning stereo tube distortion with an independent path for each channel in the stereo signal. This allows each channel to have completely different harmonics and distortion added to it. Try doing this with synth sounds – the timbre will sound much more defined.
Use Redoptor on guitar, drum loops, arpeggiated sequences, synthetic or acoustic sounds and you’ll hear its warm, rich and truly unique character.