PreSonus has released five retro-inspired effects with the Analog Effects Collection of plugins, comprised of Analog Delay, Analog Chorus, Red Light Distortion, Rotor, and Tricomp. Formerly only available in Studio One Professional and Artist, the plugins are also now available via PreSonus Hub in VST3, AU, and AAX format.
Analog Delay is a classic emulation plugin of an analog BBD delay known for its ability to create a warm delay sound that can range from subtle modulation to spirals down a psychedelic rabbit hole. It also offers a State-Space Modeled Drive control designed to add analog “grit” for more tonal sculpting.
Analog Chorus is a one- to three-voice chorus processor with optional LFO delay-time modulation and stereo-width control. It offers a wide range of effects, from subtle to extreme, with its roots in ‘70s-era analog guitar pedals and studio effects processors.
Red Light Distortion is an analog-distortion emulator with six selectable distortion models plus two EQ controls, a Mix control, and independent Drive and Distortion controls for designing unique distortion.
Rotor is a rotary-speaker emulation plugin designed to simulate the sound of a tube-powered amplifier with independently rotating high-mid horns and a bass woofer that adds a sense of motion and unique tonal character. Each speaker’s rotation can be set to a range of speeds, with braking and acceleration effects when changing speeds.
Rounding out the collection is Tricomp, a three-band compressor plugin with automatic threshold and ratio settings, plus a relative control for the low and high bands and switchable Attack and Release controls to finalize a mix or add “brilliance or punch” to frequency-rich signals.
The plugins are available for purchase individually at the PreSonus Shop for $19.95 each or all five as a collection bundle for $79.95. PreSonus Sphere members and Studio One 5 Professional users will receive a complimentary license for each plugin in VST3/AU/AAX formats. Go here for more specifics.