Softube Trident A-Range v2.5.9 [WiN]

Publisher: Softube
Product: Trident A-Range
Version: 2.5.9-R2R
Formats: VST/VST3
Requirements: Windows 64-bit, versions 7, 8 or 10
  • Publisher: Softube
  • Product: Trident A-Range
  • Version: 2.5.9-R2R
  • Formats: VST/VST3
  • Requirements: Windows 64-bit, versions 7, 8 or 10

The Trident A-Range equalizer is a legendary piece of equipment. Only thirteen A-Range consoles were ever made, but it remains a holy grail for sound engineers and producers around the world due to the list of classics that were originally recorded on the A-Range — David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust, records by Queen, Elton John, Rainbow, Metallica… the list goes on.

Rare, real, raw.

  • Each and every component carefully modeled
  • Created together with original designer Professor Malcolm Toft
  • EQ with a will of its own

Sweet but edgy sound, and organic, musical interactions between the bands make this a more powerful companion than it may seem. Balance guitars, vocals, drums, and much more, with the rare and raw sound of Trident.

Happy accidents welcome

The Trident A-Range is not only a tremendously nice sounding and highly characteristic equalizer. Its four frequency bands also have a way of integrating in sometimes rather unpredictable ways. More often than not you will find that the equalizer ends up giving you something even better than you may have expected when you made a certain setting.

Be creative!

The Trident A-Range is more of a musical instrument than a strictly scientific tool. We think this is one of the major reasons it has been used on so many great classic rock albums and why it’s still one of the most coveted pieces of audio equipment around.

Have a listen

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A legendary piece of equipment

Only thirteen A-Range consoles were ever built, and the Softube plug-in version is a very exact model of channel 15 of the Trident A-Range at Sweet Silence Studio ‘B’ in Denmark. This is 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’, as well as Ritchie Blackmore’s guitar on the Rainbow albums ‘Difficult to Cure’ and ‘Bent out of Shape’.

Four bands, endless possibilities

The A-Range channel features four bands of equalization plus high and low pass filters. By driving the console hot, it is possible to get it to distort with a hairy and effective saturation that is just right in some situations, and just wrong in others! We added a separate Saturation control to let you choose easily. Turn it down for clean (and less CPU draw), and up for the sound of a Trident A-Range hard at work.

Softube Trident A-Range features

  • Console 1 Ready: works as a native plug-in and in Softube Console 1, our mixing ecosystem.
  • Amp Room Ready: works as a native plug-in and as a module in Amp Room, our pro audio guitar platform.
  • EQ with a will of its own
  • Created together with original designer Professor Malcolm Toft
  • Each and every component carefully modeled
  • Saturation control
  • Very CPU friendly

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