I use this on nearly everything, including master channels. Brilliant. Just discovered mid/side... YES
Voxengo Tube Amp does wonderful job for taming dynamic peaks. So I say that Tube Amp can be used as a good bus compressor or a decent limiter. If you raised Drive knob slightly, it would supress the peaks and would not result in any audible distortion. If you reduced the dybamic of peaks by about 3 dB or little more, listeners would not notice audible difference between Tube Amp and expensive compressor or limiter plugins. And the more important fact is that Tube Amp adds warm saturation of tube amp to your track. So Tube Amp is perfect 'glue' compressor or limiter for master bus. This is very easy solution.
I'm been pursuit for the harmonic sound for my music in PC, then I encountered Foobar2000, a music player program, then I introduced the Voxengo tube amp, warmifier and finally warmifier's VST plugins into the given player. After optimized the setting among VST and player, it produced the sound that pure, clear, clean, crispy, and warm. The journey for harmonic sound was end by mean of Voxengo's VST plugins.
I am Currently using several Voxengo plugins, I can only say these plugins are 100% professional quality, superior design. continue the great work.
Add me to the chorus of people singing praises about Voxengo software. I've just recently started getting into computer audio recording (Cubase 4 on an Intel Mac), and was looking for some improvement over the stock plug-ins. I downloaded a couple of the free Voxengo plug-ins (the Tube Amp and Overtone GEQ), and based on that, will be purchasing some others now.
Echoing what others have said, the Voxengo plug-ins sound musical (what a concept!) and are reasonably priced. It's obvious the person who designed them has a discriminating and musical ear. I was able to make some immediate improvements to a couple tracks with the free plug-ins. I almost feel like I'm using analog gear, due to the warm, musical tone of this software. Great job! I also appreciate the modular concept of the plug-ins, how they all share a number of common parameters, which makes it easier to switch from one to the next.
The Voxengo website is well organized, making it easy to get information on the software. It's also clear that the software is updated regularly to fix any issues that come up. (Wouldn't it be nice if all software companies did this?)
I don't write too many testimonials, but when someone does something right, it should be recognized, and Aleksey Vaneev has done just that. Thank you for designing this software, and making it available to the public.
Спасибо вам большое за ваши прекрасные плагины! Я с пребольшим удовольствием пользуюсь всем вашим детищем) Очень рад что у вас такое разнообразие плагинов со своим лёгким дизайном и большим функционалом. Желаю вам счастья и добра и процветания!!!
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Very warm, very clean, very useful! I didn't expect such a great warm sounding tube drive from a free plug-in! I'm using it on almost every project and now I'm gonna get Voxengo Warmifier for sure :-)
Julian Janev - mixing and mastering engineer
I'm sort of new with DAW's, previously I "decided" to go with samplitude, but later found it to restrictive since it can't handle 7.1 surround (or itself without crashing), unless one looses his/her mind and cough's up $3000 for Sequoya. My choice has fallen on Reaper, which is clearly above everything I've ever likely to come across. As THE DAW it is capable of doing everything I / you could ever need, especially when combining it with Voxengo's plugins, WOW!, I mean you people are incredible, and I know that because my ears tells me so. The end result is everything that ever mattered, which is why we're all doomed, but that's another story ;o)
Like Sacha (above) I use Tube Amp instead of a compressor for my final mixes of acoustic guitar and vocal. I just dial drive down to 0 and use tube and bias. It's so warm. Thank you.
Tube Amp is by far the best of all of the free plugins i have ever used. It is so incredibly useful and sounds fantastic. Everyone should give this amazing freebie a try!