Fuse Audio Labs VPRE 562A

Fuse Audio Labs has released the VPRE-562A, a precise emulation of a tube based, low wattage amplifier from the early 1960s. Originally intended as a PA amplifier but often used as a bass or guitar amplifier by UK bands from that era, the 562A offered mic and turntable inputs and three output taps, including low impedance outputs allowing it to drive speaker cabinets. The 562A circuit comprises an EF86 gain stage, an ECC82 phase splitter and two 6L6 push-pull pentodes driving the output transformer. The tonestack features a passive design that implements two rolling shelf filters controlling the low and high end response. With its unconventional tone shaping capabilities, the VPRE-562A offers a wide variety of flavors: From subtle vintage coloration or gentle equalization to full-on, gritty distortion. Fuse Audio Labs invites you to use it on almost any type of source to make it either blend in or cut through a mix.

The Fuse Audio Labs VPRE-562A is available now for $69, with a special introductory price of $29 until June 22. It requires macOS 10.9 or later and an AU, VST, or AAX plugin host.