I've been demoing some preamp emulators lately and this is my favourite so far.

[link]Markus Stock

Impressing stuff! Can be subtle and delicate or flat out distorted and agressive. A definite thumbs up!

Donald Wolfram

Spent the last month debating whether to buy a Neve or SSL summing solution... then I met the Redline Preamp.

Redline Preamp

Redline Preamp

Redline Preamp livens up any "too clean" signal with a customizable combination of even and odd harmonics, saturation, and soft clipping. Redline Preamp is a vintage console channel, a musical grunge machine, and everything in between.

Unique and concise editing options allow for anything from subtle coloration to high-class grunge, from vintage emulation to fattening of digital mixes. A showcase selection of carefully constructed presets ranging from the American Vintage to the full-blown Beyond Repair is included.

Highlight features include proprietary zero-latency tube modelling with detailed harmonics control, three tunable frequency bands with solo listening, and mid/side processing.

System requirements

Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
Mac OS X (Intel only): 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks),10.10 (Yosemite)

Redline Preamp is available in VST(32-bit & 64-bit)/AU (32-bit & 64-bit)/RTAS (32-bit)/AAX (32-bit & 64-bit) format.

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