Modeled from a channel on one of the original 13 Trident A-Range consoles.
The Trident A-Range is a legendary piece of equipment. As only thirteen A-Range consoles were ever made,
it remains a holy grail for sound engineers and producers around the world that hope to create works of art equal to those
that were originally recorded on the A-Range — David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust, Queen, Elton John, the list goes on…
A-Range plug-in from Softube is the first and only native and TDM plug-in that has been fully endorsed by original designer
Malcolm Toft and Trident Audio.
The Softube Trident A-Range EQ Plug-in is a model of a channel on one of the original
13 Trident A-Range consoles. Softube chose to model channel 15 from the console at Sweet Silence Studio 'B' in Denmark, producer
Flemming Rasmussen's favorite channel for recording lead vocals. Flemming also used it for the solo and rhythm guitars on
Metallica's "Ride The Lightning" and "Master of Puppets", and Ritchie Blackmore's guitar on the Rainbow albums "Difficult
to Cure" and "Bent out of Shape".
The A-Range channel features 4-bands of equalization and high and low pass filters.
The sound of the bands is often referred to as "colorful" and "musical". When running a hot enough signal through the original
unit and boosting the bands, it is possible to get it to distort, the result is a hairy and effective saturation that is just
right in some situations, and just wrong in others!
Authentic User Interface
An authentic aubergine color (well, as good as it gets on a computer screen…) and the exact same controls as the real
thing (with the exception that Softube added the Saturation and the Output volume, and removed a couple of controls that weren't
relevant for computer recording).
The distortion of the original desks is of course captured by the plug-in. Instead of using an input volume to drive the signal,
Softube chose to use a Saturation knob instead — so that you don't have to compensate the Output volume all the time.
set the Saturation to OFF if you don't need it, which will also make the native version more CPU efficient.
bands of equalization
Four extremely musical bands of equalization. Each band has four selectable frequencies carefully chosen by well renowned
producer and designer Malcolm Toft for the consoles at legendary Trident studios in London.
Top and bottom bands have
shelving character while the mid filters are bell shaped.
Developed by Softube and Trident
The Trident A-Range plug-in was developed by Softube in co-operation with Malcolm Toft and Trident.
Low and High
The ultimate problem solver. Make sure to use these a lot. If you need even more filtering, just press multiple buttons.
Requires iLok USB key. It is not included in the Softube installer, but can be downloaded from www.ilok.com.
Softube Trident A-Range EQ Plug-in - Native Download Features:
- Created together with original designer Malcolm Toft
- Each and every component carefully modeled
- Same sweet sounding EQ filters that made the original legendary
- Interaction between the different bands, making this equalizer one of its kind
- Saturation control
- Very CPU friendly
Add the sound of this historic console to your mixes! Order today
Softube Trident A-Range EQ Plug-in - Native Download Specifications:
- System requirements
- Mac OS X (10.4 or higher), Windows XP or higher
- Mac: Intel or
PowerPC processor (G4 or higher), Windows: PIII or higher
- 512 MB RAM
- Any VST, AudioUnits or RTAS compatible
- iLok USB key and the latest Pace Interlok drivers