Neural DSP has partnered with Darkglass Electronics, who have been creating products that have changed the way bass players craft their sound, to bring you the first official Darkglass plugins modeled on two of their best selling products - the B7K Ultra and the Vintage Ultra.
Microtubes B7K & Vintage Ultra Original hardware features
Master Master volume adjusts the overall volume of the unit. Ideal for fine tuning the output on clean mode.
Blend Mixes the clean input signal with the overdriven signal.
Level Sets the volume of the overdriven signal.
Drive Sets the amount of saturation in the overdriven signal.
Attack Switch Sets the amount of treble content to saturate between “Boost”, “Flat” and “Cut”.
Grunt Switch Sets the amount of low frequency content to saturate by selecting between three different bass boost levels before the clipping stage.
Bass +-12dB @ 100Hz
Lo Mids +-12dB switchable 250Hz, 500Hz and 1kHz
Hi Mids +-12dB switchable 750Hz, 1.5KHz and 3kHz
Treble +-12dB @ 5kHz
The Plugins come in 32 – 64-bit VST / AU / AAX.
Latest OS Compatibility for Windows & Mac
iLok License Manager and iLok account needed.
“This is the ultimate Vintage & B7K Ultra emulation”
Doug Castro CEO, Founder of Darkglass Electronics
Plugin exclusive Features
On top of all the original features of the original pedals, we include:
Input and Output Gain knobs
Input will affect on how much signal the plugin will feed in. This will affect the amount of distortion range of the drive pot. Adjust according to your purposes and input signal levels. The output will affect on how much signal the plugin will feed out to your DAW channel. Meters will show if input or output signals are clipping by holding a red indicator for “X” seconds.
Stereo Signal Processing Switch
Original hardware has the power to process only a mono input signal. With the Stereo switch you are able to process a Stereo input signal. Ideal for experimenting with new bass sounds, synths and more.
Change between both pedals inside the same plugin, each pedal will keep its own configurations, except for global plugin configurations such as Quality, Input, Output, Stereo, EQ and Resize.
Toggles between the two different window sizes for the plugin. Allows to have a smaller or bigger view depending on your workflow needs.
This functionality allows the user to Save, Import and Export presets, understood by parameter values within the plugin. The arrow on the right side of the list displays a list of the presets included by factory and the ones created by the user. The floppy disk icon on the left, allows the user to save the current configuration as a preset. The trash bin on the right allows the user to delete the active preset. (This action cannot be undone). If you tweak an existing saved preset and you need to recall the saved version, please load another preset and load back your desired preset. Clicking on the name of the modified preset once its loaded will NOT recall its values.
Changes the quality with which the plugin will process the signal, based on different levels of oversampling (Specific numbers will be administered soon). The higher the quality more processing CPU power needed.
Link/Unlink EQ Switch
Originally the pedals come with a fixed EQ that will be applied to both Clean and Distorted Signal. With this new feature, it is possible to have different and independent EQ´s for each of them. Activate switch to make them independent.
Tue is a Danish music producer and sound engineer, who is well known in metal genre for his work with bands like Meshuggah, Dark Tranquillity, The Haunted, Mnemic, Hatesphere, Ektomorf, Cataract, Exmortem, Born from Pain, among others. "Within minutes of getting the Darkglass Ultra plugin, I had the bass sound sorted out for the record I was mixing that day. My life is all of a sudden easier, and not just easier… Better too!"
"I've been waiting for a plugin like this! This is one of those plugins that after using it once, you start thinking of all the other mixes you've done that you could have used it on."
Author of The Systematic Mixing Guide. Mastering engineer for Devin Townsend, Animals as Leaders, Plini, Periphery, Architects, SiKTh, Intervals, among others. "It's a pleasure to work with Neural DSP as they continue to operate at the frontier of digital modeling technology, pushing the boundaries with cutting-edge algorithms, and creating the most realistic and efficient modelers on the market."
Kane Churko is a multi-platinum Juno award-winning Canadian producer & songwriter best known for his work with artists such as Papa Roach, Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment, Ozzy Osbourne, Skillet, Gemini Syndrome, As Lions, VAMPS, and more. "Until now the idea of a Darkglass plugin has been just a fantasy for producer and engineers. Now it’s finally a reality and Neural DSP absolutely nailed it! The plugin is everything I wanted it to be and it only took a few seconds to realize it was going to be an important tool for me. To have a plugin of the B7K that sounds so good feels like some sort of magic. I can’t wait to see what else this company does!"