The OmniTec-67A vintage tube preamp turns even the most sterile of signals into a rich-sounding production by introducing lush vintage tube saturation and that 1567A sparkle. From gritty vocals to saturated drums and harmonically complex mixes, this vintage classic with a twist can do it all.

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Vintage Preamp OmniTec-67A

A brief history

Inspired by the famous Altec 1567A, our latest vintage emulation plug-in features lush vintage tube saturation just like its hardware counterpart. It’s the perfect tool to add saturation, harmonics, and subtle distortion to your vocal, bass, and drum tracks. The original unit was released in the early 1960s as a rack-mounted tube mixer that had a simple two-knob EQ and a whole lot of gain at a whopping 97 dB! Its sound was filled with grit, density, and character, with its signature green plate setting it apart from the rest. This is the unit for that unmistakable raw analog sound!

The 1567A went on to heavily influence the sound of countless Motown hits, from The Supremes to The Temptations, and it was famously used by engineers such as Russ Terrana and Matt Wallace. It is impossible to think of Motown without thinking of the purposefully distorted and oversaturated brass sections, electric piano, bass, and vocals in these songs, which gave them the sound that we all know and love today.

This iconic piece of studio gear can be credited for the sound of a generation, along with the recording techniques that these brilliant engineers used at the time. Following the Motown era, the Altec 1567A stuck around and became the gold standard for achieving a colored tube sound, at a fraction of the cost. Above technical excellence, Motown producers focused on creating an unmistakable aesthetic, which was so influential that many artists across pop, rock, soul, indie, and hip hop still use it today - from vocals to harmonic and rhythm sections, the Motown sound is here to stay.

Our OmniTec-67A has been faithfully modeled to bring this iconic studio sound to your DAW. Its drive tube input and output channels have their own 3-band EQ, as well as three tube types, allowing for maximum versatility.

OmniTec-67A Vintage Reverb Plug-in Frontplate

"I always ask myself how can I can get more out of the bass, and the Omnitec-67A answered that question. If you want that Motown hit sound added to your new age mixes, then choose my favorite, the Hitsville preset."

Albert “Lamont Sincere” Brown

Producer Mix Engineer
Motown/Capitol Records, Cam Wallace, Wiz Khalifa
Lamont Sincere

Vintage Warmth

Saturation with infinite options

The OmniTec-67A comes with three tube options, each with its own frequency response, output gain, and harmonic range. The tubes are responsible for bringing warmth and saturation to this plug-in, as well as that authentic analog feel. By comparison, the original unit only had one tube that could be used at a time.
The OmniTec-67A boasts a comprehensive 3-band equalizer, with three carefully chosen frequency ranges that give you even more control over your own “Motown” sound. This is another Black Rooster Audio twist incorporated into this release to expand on the original hardware unit.
For the three tube types we wanted to provide you with as much control as possible over the way the signal is manipulated within the OmniTec-67A plug-in. This is where the bias control comes in - it heavily influences the temperature and resistance at which the tubes are driven, so it is a key component in crafting the perfect, authentic-sounding tone.

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Audio samples of OmniTec-67A Plug-In

Plug-In Features

All Black Rooster Audio plug-ins are designed for high-performance and authenticity.

Inspired by the classics

This plug-in was inspired by the Altec 1567A vintage tube preamplifier, and of course, includes the Black Rooster Audio twist that we’re known for.

3 Tube Types

The OmniTec-67A features three tube types, providing you with a variety of options to add warmth and saturation to a track. Each tube type offers a different frequency response, output gain, and harmonic range.

Line/Mic Switch for Basic Gain Staging

The plug-in includes a line/mic switch, which allows you to select a source - each with its own frequency response and behavior (Mic impedance vs. Line impedance). The plug-in auto-compensates at the output stage.

Classic 3-Band Equalizer

As an extension to the original unit, we have added a vintage 3-band EQ. Its frequencies have been meticulously selected to provide you with even more options than its hardware counterpart did.

2 Bias Voltage Options

The bias control heavily influences how the tubes are driven, having an effect on their temperature and resistance. If they are too cold (over-biased), the valve sounds thin, and if they are too hot (under-biased) the valve oversaturates. Choose between 2 options to find the optimal tone for your production.

SSE2 optimized code

DSP operations are pipelined using the SSE2 instruction set. This ensures a high-performance operation despite our plug-ins’ very complex computations.

HighDPI/Retina Support

The user interfaces support high pixel density on both Windows and Mac OS systems, giving you the most enjoyable user experience on high DPI displays.

System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements (MAC)
  • SSE2 compatible processor (Intel Core CPU recommended)
  • 1GB of RAM
  • Mac OSX 10.9 or newer (Big Sur 11.x not yet supported)
  • VST, AU or AAX compatible host (64bit)
  • Display resolution of 1280x1024 pixels or higher
Minimum System Requirements (WINDOWS)
  • SSE2 compatible processor (Intel Core CPU recommended)
  • 1GB of RAM
  • Windows 7 or newer
  • VST or AAX compatible host
  • Display resolution of 1280x1024 pixels or higher

"Not just another pre-amp - my go-to device for bringing dull vocals to life, with a touch of saturation and smooth high freq's boost. Not to mention it's a great companion to analog style synths adding sweet extra harmonics and color."

Igor Korzhov

Producer/Mix Engineer
Igor Korzhov

Extensive DAW Compatibility

Black Rooster Audio Plug-Ins (AAX/VST/AU) are compatible with all major digital audio workstations (DAW) and many more.

Avid ProTools ProTools
Presonus Studio One Studio One
Steinberg Cubase Cubase
Reaper Reaper
Bitwig Bitwig
Audition Audition
Live Live
Logic Logic
Digital Performer Digital Performer
FL Studio FL Studio

This versatile twist on a Motown studio classic allows you to take your productions to the next level by uncovering a new level of detailed audio customization. Not only does it capture the sound of sought-after hardware classics, but it also allows you to create your own sound. From gritty vocals to saturated kick drums and harmonically complex mixes, the OmniTec-67A turns any signal into pure analog gold. Breathe new life to your digital recordings with all of the magic of analog processing, and none of the hassle of hardware gear - complete with our signature Black Rooster Audio twist.

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