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Step Inside the All New Mondosonic Studio

The all new Mondosonic Studio, located in Ottapalam, Kerela, is a custom Music Production Facility and Studio. With Recording Equipment, Workflows..... read more

Bishwadeep Conceptualizes Sound Design in the Box

Having spent most of his career in Song and Music Recording, Bishwadeep Dipak Chatterjee was constantly toying with the idea of getting involved in designing sound for films..... read more

Celto Acoustique

Established in 2011, CELTO Acoustique is a premium manufacturer of professional audio products for the events and install industry. Founder, owner and CEO - Arthur Felix first displayed his entrepreneurial skills at the age of 14 when he built..... read more

Acoustically OdBle

With Vijay Benegal and Mujeeb Dadarkar

Vijay Benegal and Mujeeb Dadarkar have between them more than 4 decades of extensive experience in the audio industry in India. They have done it all, from recording and mixing for ad films, to doing live sound for renowned artistes..... read more

All About Music, the Marantz Story

In conversation with Joel Sietsem and Alankara Santhana

Marantz has established a strong foundation in the industry with their High fidelity audio systems since the 1970s. Marantz designs products that have intricate detail..... read more

Acoustic and Audio System Design for Small Rooms - PART 6

By - Rahul Sarma, CEO, Menura Acoustic Labs in collaboration with Sound Wizard

We started this series with the definition of a small room, and went on to discuss wave interactions. We continued onto sound isolation, absorption and diffusion in parts 2 and 3. Parts 4 and 5 covered system design goals and finally how to optimize a system..... read more

Studio Showcase

If you had a sign above every Studio door saying ‘This studio is a Musical Instrument’ it would make such a different approach to recording.” - Brian Eno..... read more

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Italian audio software developers Overload have added Sculptube to its series of effects plug-ins. Its processor features both triode and pentode simulated tubes by using DSP technology and has three different tube configurations available, each to provide a different sound.

 Top features include:

• Hyper-realistic simulation of tube warming/distortion
• Triode and Pentode simulation
• Tube biasing control
• Built-in EQ and parallel processing to sculpt the tone
• Low CPU usage: more than 1500 instances on a Macbook Pro Retina
• Multilevel undo-redo
• A/B Comparison
• Scribble Strips: take notes anywhere on the plug-in panel
• Meter Calibration: calibrate the VU meters at 4 different sensibilities

 THREE TONES IN ONE PROCESSOR: Overloud Sculptube is a versatile tool to build a wide variety of analog tones.

 WARM-UP: With mild Drive settings it allows to recreate an authentic analog coloration to individual tracks or mixes.

 DISTORT: It can also be used to overdrive the input and recreate different kind of tube distortions, including Triode and Pentode curves.

 EXCITE: It’s built-in eq and parallel processor, it can be used to revive the tracks by adding natural harmonics in the high-end.

 THE MAGIC OF TUBE BIASING: The Bias knob controls the amount of current through the tubes.

• At low current the tubes are under-biased and the sound is inclined to be thinner and break up easily.
• At medium current settings the Sculptube distorts least, and this is the typical setting for just warming up a sound.
• At high current the tubes are over-fed and the tone becomes quite fat and harmonically rich.


There are 3 settings for the type of distortion:

• Program 0 (Triode) creates the typical musical effect found with triode valves, with very rich 2nd harmonic distortion, good for warming up a sound.
• Program 1 (Pentode) creates a Pentode distortion, with prevailing odd harmonics, which makes the sound more aggressive while retaining that valve character.
• Program 2 (Special) is obtained with a pretty unusual way of configuring the valve, which gives an extra octave at higher bias settings.