Plugin Alliance has released the Black Box Analog Design HG-2 plugin, a faithful emulation of the high-end hardware Black Box Analog Design HG-2 tube processor, with additional digital controls—Input Gain, Density, Calibration, Air and Mix—providing a greatly expanded palette of tube flavors and saturation. The boutique stereo processor’s multiple, diverse tube circuits not only make tracks sound richer and fuller, they also make them sound louder, bigger and punchier at the same peak level. Much more than a mere distortion box, the HG-2 can impart subtle harmonic coloration and sparkle without compromising fidelity, or add brilliant saturation that totally changes the character of a sound.
The Plugin Alliance Black Box Analog Design HG-2 is available now for $249, with a special intro price of $149 through the end of February. It requires macOS 10.8 or later and an AU, VST, or AAX plugin host.