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.
Motown's Secret Sauce
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.
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 its very complex computations.
High DPI/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. Please refer to your DAW manual to learn whether it is HighDPI compatible if you're working on Windows.