Overview

SPL’s TwinTube is one of those magical devices that make subtle changes that result in a huge improvement in your tracks. Simply adding a bit of TwinTube’s analog tube warmth can dramatically improve vocal and instrument tracks. TwinTube also increases perceived loudness without changing actual gain, making it an incredibly useful tool to have in your signal-processing arsenal.

All the character, tone, and utility of the hardware version is now available as an Analog Code plugin. As with all of SPL’s Analog Code plugins, the TwinTube is an exacting software model of the original analog hardware processor.

TwinTube combines two essential tube effects in a single processor: saturation and harmonics processing. Both stages process the signal separately, so you can apply them individually or combine them.

Harmonics processing can be applied to four different fundamental frequency bands to improve presence and clarity with minimal affect on signal levels. The saturation control behaves similarly to tape saturation, adding warmth and density, regardless of sound source.

The Analog Code
During listening tests of this technology, a hardware developer remarked that SPL had “cracked the Analog Code!” and in the process, coined the name of SPL’s software product line.


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Features

  • Precisely modeled plugin version of SPL’s world-class tube effect processor
  • Tube and tape saturation effects
  • Increase perceived gain without increasing level
  • Subtle coloring to dramatic distortion with a simple knob tweak.
  • Harmonics and saturation controls that can be used separately or combined
  • Works magic on a wide variety of signals including vocals, acoustic guitars, drums, brass, and more
  • Store up to four different sets of adjustments.
  • Mouse Wheel control for rotary controls and faders.

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Soundprank/Colin E. Fisher
    Soundprank/Colin E. Fisher

    This plugin delivers vacuum tube saturation for days, from subtle warmth to dirty grunge, it sounds fantastic on digitally harsh sounds, and absolutely KILLS on vocals and brassy… Read More

  • Ethan Mates
    Ethan Mates

    Saturation is one of the most important keys to mixing in the box, particularly heavier music, and this plug delivers tons of tube vibe and thickness for days!

  • Thomas Gold
    Thomas Gold

    One of my "go to" tools for warming up a sound. I just throw it onto a channel and I can instantly get a warmer, thicker sound. I can easily dial in more harmonics and saturation to taste. Simple… Read More

  • James Wiltshire
    James Wiltshire

    Anyone working with digitally sourced material needs this in their production life. It just spits out vibe.

  • Stonebridge
    Stonebridge

    Tired backing vocal and poorly recorded guitar saver. Amazing results and super easy to work with!

Customer Reviews

  • ★★★★☆
    TWINTUBE
    by GILLES
    I love the sound and possibility that offer, but the peak indicator should stay on wen overload so it is easier and safer to work with and really know what is going on. Also the volume control as no… Read More
  • ★★★★☆
    Add a little extra
    by KJR
    I use this plugin regularly to add a little more dimension to my individual tracks or my master. It gives a warmth that sounds like a tube was used in the mix. I've tried other plugins to get the… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    nice for lead vocals / instruments
    by Niels Dettenbach
    allows enriching vocals and lead instruments with harmonics to bring them further in front of the mix and even "work" on smaller / consumer hifi gear - without going to harsh. Using it on an AUX… Read More

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, AAX AudioSuite, Venue 32-bit, Venue AAX, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.8 through 10.12
Windows 7 through 10
Pro Tools 10.3.10 or higher or any VST/VST3/AU-compatible host running on a supported operating system

Mac
Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

PC
Intel-compatible CPU with SSE2 instruction set (Pentium 4 compatible or higher; minimum 2 GHz recommended)

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM

Downloads

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