Black Rooster Audio has modeled the Altec 1567A Tube Mixer and turned it into the OmniTec-67A plug-in. If your audio tracks could use a good helping of tube-style saturation and character, this plug-in is for you.
Black Rooster Audio OmniTec-67A
The latest plug-in by Black Rooster Audio, OmniTec-67A, brings the sound of the Altec 1567A Tube Mixer / Preamp to your DAW. With its rich saturation and unique character, the original from the 1960s is known as a “secret weapon” that injects life into even the dullest of signals. It’s been used by many Motown artists, engineers Russ Terrana and Matt Wallace, and the Black Keys, among many others.
Black Rooster Audio says that the OmniTec-67A plug-in is a faithful emulation of the original. It works on vocals, drums, bass and even on harmonically complex mixes, the company claims.
But they haven’t stopped there. To give you extra flexibility while shaping your sound, the plug-in lets you choose from three types of tubes, each of which has its own frequency response, output gain and harmonic range. And there are two bias settings to choose from, which affect the temperature and resistance of the tubes. Black Rooster Audio has also incorporated a 3-band EQ in place of the original’s simple bass and treble controls.
If you’re looking for a plug-in for beefing up sterile or lifeless audio track, the OmniTec-67A plug-in should definitely be on your list. And with the extra tweaking options, it should be even more versatile than the original.
Price and compatibility
The OmniTec-67A plug-in is now available for an introductory price of USD 49 instead of USD 99. The plug-in runs on Windows 7 or higher and macOS 10.9 or higher in VST, AU and AAX formats (64 bit). A trial version is available from the developer’s website.