A Piece of German audio history
Capture the vibe of one of the richest sounding tube preamps and compressors. The NEOLD V76U73 is an emulation of the Telefunken V76 and U73, which are legendary pieces of audio history. The V76 preamp was designed with nearly unlimited funding from the German government and has enhanced countless songs from the 1950s until today. With the nickname “The German Fairchild,” the U73 compressor/limiter used a variable mu design that made it incredibly popular with mastering engineers in Europe until 1980 when it was discontinued.
Get rich low end and smooth highs
With a rich and enchanting low end, along with some of the smoothest highs you’ll ever hear, it’s no wonder that the original V76 preamps have all been snatched up for top dollar by high-end studios and collectors all around the world. Simply running signals through these devices without moving a single knob can bring new life and dimension to just about any signal. The U73 compressor/limiter builds on this tone, adding exceptionally smooth-sounding “variable mu” dynamic control.
Create your own tube mixing console
Have you ever dreamt of owning a 1960’s tube mixing console? Now you can. Apply an instance of the V76U73 to all of your instrument tracks and busses to achieve a compelling old-school vibe. Enchant vocals, guitars, basses, drums, and synths with rare vintage tones and dynamic control.
A faithful emulation with extra features
The V76U73 is a painstakingly accurate emulation of the real analog circuits of both the V76 and U73. While the plugin honors the straightforward simplicity of the original modules, it also provides some features and optimizations that are only possible in plugin form. There’s a resizable GUI, four layouts that you can manipulate and use to conduct A/B comparisons, a sidechain filter, Mix knob, and a stereo mode selector.
The first of a new brand
Designed by Dominik Klaßen, Roger Schult, and Reimund Dratwa—the masterminds behind the groundbreaking Phil’s Cascade plugin from elysia—this is the first entry in the new pro audio plugin brand NEOLD, a line devoted to seamlessly bringing the best-untapped resources of the analog world into the digital domain.
• A faithful model of the V76 preamp and U73 compressor/limiter.
• Powerful high- and low-pass filters for broad and musical tone shaping.
• A unique “linear function” to capture the textures of the V76 without its traditional band-limited frequency response.
• The addition of a sidechain filter, Mix knob, and stereo mode selector.
• Automatic gain compensation for adding saturation and pleasing harmonics without level jumps.
• Incredibly simple operation that provides immediate results.