Nick Crow Lab has updated its TubeDriver free effect plugin to version 1.3.

TubeDriver – tube amplifier emulation plug-in for Windows (VST 32 and 64bit) and Mac OS X (VST and AU 32 and 64bit).

Changes in current version:

  • Overall Dry/Wet control added;
  • THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) meter added;


  • Pre EQ – High Pass, Peak, Shelf and resonant Low Pass filters.
  • BIAS – Adjusts tube stage’s grid bias which control the symmetry of the tube amp saturation.
  • DRIVE -Amount of gain applied by the tube amp.
  • VOLUME – Output level..
  • BOOST – +12 db additional gain applied by the tube amp.
  • BYPASS – Switch TubeDriver in bypass mode.
  • MONO – Switch TubeDriver in mono mode – process Left Input, output Left and Right.
  • PHASE – Invert phase of output signal.
  • HP Freq – Post High Pass Filter frequency.
  • LP Freq– Post Low Pass Filter frequency.
  • Dry/Wet– Overall Dry/Wet control.
  • Oversample – Oversampling Rate in realtime.
  • 16x On Render – Oversampling Rate in Render (Mixdown) mode of host:
  • OFF – Oversampling Rate in Render (Mixdown) mode of host same as in realtime;
  • ON – Oversampling Rate have a maximum (16x) value in Render (Mixdown) mode of host.

TubeDriver is available at no cost.

More info: TubeDriver – free tube amplifier emulation plugin


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