PRESS RELEASE — SANTA CRUZ, CA — Plugin Alliance, supporting all major plugin formats and uniting some of the best-known international audio companies under one virtual roof, is proud to warmly welcome a new plugin partner brand to the family. V76U73 is the first release of (original elysia co-founder) Dominik Klaßen’s new company NEOLD. The plugin creatively captures the old school vibe of one of the richest-sounding tube preamps and compressors in audio history as a painstakingly accurate emulation of the real analog circuits and gorgeous components of the Telefunken V76 and U73 to bring the wonderful tube sound of this classic vintage preamp and compressor combination to a single easy-to-use digital tool.
The Telefunken V76 is a legendary piece of audio history. After all, these iconic tube amps were designed with nearly unlimited funding from the German government, and have enhanced countless music productions from the Fifties through to today. Thanks to its rich, enchanting low end, and some of the smoothest highs ever heard, it is little wonder that the original V76 preamps have all been snatched up for top dollar by high-end studios and collectors the world over. Simply sending signals through these devices without moving any controls can breathe new life into — and bring a new dimension to — just about any signal!
Saying that, the V76 is not the only powerhouse of a tonal shaper from this treasured family of modules. Musically, the U73 compressor/limiter beautifully builds on this tone, adding exceptionally smooth-sounding ‘variable mu’ dynamic control that earned this tool ‘The German Fairchild’ nickname.
Needless to say, NEOLD V76U73 is a painstakingly accurate emulation of the real analog circuits and gorgeous components of the Telefunken V76 and U73 to bring the wonderful tube sound of this classic vintage preamp and compressor combination to a single easy-to-use plugin. Put it this way: while honoring the straightforward simplicity of the original modules, it also provides some features and optimizations that are only possible in plugin form. For example, a unique Linear function captures the textures of the V76 without its traditional band-limited frequency response, while the addition of a side chain Filter, Mix knob, and Stereo mode selector makes the U78 compressor even more flexible. Furthermore, automatic Gain compensation adds saturation and pleasing harmonics without ungainly jumps in level.
Ultimately, users can easily enhance vocals, guitars, bass, drums, and synths with the unique tone and dynamic control of these rare and sought-after studio classics, courtesy of NEOLD V76U73. No need to dream about owning their very own Sixties-vintage tube mixing console when it is now possible to feel that instantly compelling old school vibe building up track by track when applying multiple instances of NEOLD V76U73 to instruments and busses.
Deftly designed by Dominik Klaßen, Roger Schult, and Reimund Dratwa — the trio of masterminds behind the groundbreaking elysia Phil’s Cascade plugin also available via Plugin Alliance, V76U73 is the first entry in new pro audio plugin brand NEOLD’s creative canon, devoted to seamlessly bringing the best untapped resources of the analog world into the digital domain.
Plugin Alliance and NEOLD V76U73 is available now for $249.00, with an intro price of $199.99 until September 13. Check your Plugin Alliance account for further possible discounts as well. It requires macOS 10.9 or later and an AU, VST, or AAX plugin host.