Black Box Analog Design HG-2

Black Box Analog Design HG-2

Overview

Meet your mix buss’ best friend: The Black Box Analog Design HG-2.

There’s good reason why celebrated mix engineers like Dave Pensado, Bob Horn, and Jack Douglas use the high-end Black Box Analog Design HG-2 tube processor on their mixes. The boutique stereo processor’s tube circuits not only make tracks sound richer and fuller, they also make them sound louder, bigger and punchier - at the same peak level!

Now you can have that lush and vibrant sound in the Black Box HG-2 plugin. Brainworx collaborated with Black Box to model the HG-2’s sweet tubes and creamy-sounding transformers, and then added a host of powerful digital mods to greatly expand the processor’s tonal palette and range of saturation-based compression.

Paint Tracks with Different Colors
HG-2 emulates four different vacuum tube stages combined in series and parallel circuits to color your mix and individual tracks with a wide range of rich and varied harmonics. Separate gain controls for emulated 6U8A pentode and triode tubes are placed in series between buttery virtual transformers warming the plugin’s input and output. 

HG-2 lets you create the perfect blend of tubes for the best-sounding mixes and individual tracks. Color your world.

Supported Formats
AAX AudioSuite, AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, VST2, VST3
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Highlights

  • Additional digital controls – Input Gain, Density, Calibration, Air and Mix
  • Modeled transformers and separate gain controls for virtual 6U8A pentode and triode tubes add warmth, body and tube sweetness to thin mixes and sterile mono and stereo tracks
  • Parallel Saturation circuit selects one of two modeled 12AX7 tubes for adding tube radiance to scorching overdrive distortion on instrument and vocal tracks
  • New, continuously variable Mix control adjusts wet/dry balance, preserving detail and punch

The HG-2 plugin is destined to become a classic. It is a winner and should be in everyone’s arsenal.

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