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Shares Our Verdict If you’re already creating good mixes, try Redline Preamp – it could be just what’s needed to edge them towards greatness. Pros Combats ‘digititis’. Great for accentuating mix elements.
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Shares Our Verdict If you’re already creating good mixes, try Redline Preamp – it could be just what’s needed to edge them towards greatness.
Pros Combats ‘digititis’. Great for accentuating mix elements. Flexible preamp character. Easy-to-use and CPU-friendly. Cons Subtlety will be lost on some. Not for novice producers. Thus far, dB’s Redline series has impressed us greatly, with Redline Reverb and Redline Equalizer both scooping five star ratings.
Up next is Redline Preamp, an analogue preamp emulation that imparts “warmth, character and overall mojo” to signals. To understand where dB is coming from with this plug-in, it’s necessary to grasp what a preamp is and the effect it has on a sound.
A preamp is an analogue device that converts a low-level electrical signal into one that’s of a sufficient level to drive the equipment following it eg, a recording device, a mixing console, amp and speakers, etc. Preamps are largely intended to deliver a clean reproduction of the input signal – however, with analogue gear, it’s inevitable that a very small amount of signal ‘colouration’ typically harmonic distortion will take place, and this becomes especially apparent when the unit is driven hard.
Likewise, many analogue mixing desks have preamps built in, and the console channels themselves can lend similar colouring. Overview Redline Preamp isn’t based on a particular piece of real-world equipment, so it gives you controls with which to define its character. The topology is as follows: These three are mixed and sent through an optional clipper, and the resulting signal is mixed with the dry input.
There are controls to set the overall drive amount and “warmth” even or odd harmonics, or a combination of both , and the centre section sets the drive per band. The clipping threshold can be adjusted and any loss of level compensated for with the Makeup knob. There’s optional mid or side operation, too. In use Our initial impression was of being underwhelmed – it was hard to tell if Redline Preamp was working at all on many sources.
The penny dropped, though, when reminding ourselves of what it emulates: Closer listening revealed that there is indeed something subtle going on. Many engineers will attest that differences between preamps become apparent when they’re used on every track in a project, so we plonked an instance of Redline Preamp on every track in a busy mix, to simulate running the tracks through an analogue summing device or console… and Bingo!
It sounded like the same mix, but smoother, easier to listen to and more ‘pro’. We also used Redline Preamp to accentuate the relevant ranges of instruments. For instance, driving the low band of a bass sound can make it more consistent across different notes. The treble band does a fine job of highlighting the ‘breath’ of sound sources and we don’t mean just vocals.
And it’s ideal for use with edgy guitar sounds: The mid band gives the most obvious effects, particularly on the resonance of a snare drum.
And it was with percussive sounds that we most appreciated the Warmth knob: Oh, and you can create obvious distortion, too, by cranking the drive dials and boosting the input with a gain plug-in. Summary We’d place Redline Preamp low down on the list of ‘must haves’ for aspiring producers – we’d recommend investing in quality compression, EQ, reverb, etc, plus a good monitoring setup.
More experienced engineers, however, may find that Redline Preamp is just what they need to kick their mixes up a notch or two. Hear what Redline Preamp can do to bass and guitar: Bass without Redline Preamp.
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