The Virtual Preamp Collection brings the authentic tone of two of the audio industry’s most classic microphone preamplifiers to your digital audio workstation. Each preamp uses state of the art analog modeling technology to recreate every aspect of the preamp circuit from mild coloration to full on saturation and distortion.
The Virtual Preamp Collection or “VPC” was originally designed to be used with the VMS-1 Hardware Mic Pre, but it can be used with any clean sounding preamp to add extra vibe. VPC can also add real analog preamp tone to any track or mix, and even create rich sounding distortion effects.
The FG-73 preamp module is modeled after one of the most famous British discrete solid state preamps in the audio industry that has been used on countless recordings. It has a bold, present, and warm sound that sounds great on any audio source and even full mixes.
This FG76 preamp module is modeled after a classic vintage tube preamp that has been used on many classic recordings. It has a thick, warm, and colorful tone that can make tracks and mixes sound more ‘alive’. The bottom end saturates in a very unique and musical way, making it a great module for bass guitar and kick drum tracks.
The Bulb indicates the amount of saturation applied to the input signal. It will begin to light up at the first point of saturation and glow even brighter as the input level or Virtual Drive is increased.
The Virtual Drive knob simulates the action of increasing the amplifier input gain while automatically decreasing an internal output trim, so it can set the gain staging of the preamp easily. For most color and tone effects, the left part of the knob should be used. For more saturation and full on distortion, the virtual drive can be pushed to the right side or even fully cranked.
Trim & Phase Reverse
The Trim Control is an output gain control.
The Phase Reverse switch is very classical: in Mono and Stereo, it flips the signal’s polarity for all channels, right after the input, before entering the preamp algorithm.