Black Rooster Audio Offers OmniTec-436C Plug-In

Black Rooster Audio offers OmniTec-436C as its latest release — turning to the Fifties-vintage Altec 436 vari-mu tube compressor and subsequent versions thereof that became a firm favourite among mod-happy studio engineers of the time as inspiration for the beautifully-designed vintage gear emulation plug-ins producer’s own potent addition to any contemporary collection, accurately assisting in recreating the distinctive sound of pop music’s early era from the comfort of a present-day DAW (Digital Audio Workstation).

Flash-forward to today, then, and Black Rooster Audio’s OmniTec-436C is, itself, a very musical-sounding plug-in. Thanks to the tube-based modelling involved, it never sounds harsh, but rather very mellow over the entire frequency spectrum. Clearly colouration is evident, yet it never overwhelms. On top of that, though, it consistently seems to ‘glue’ tracks together in the most appealing way possible.

Put it this way: with OmniTec-436CBlack Rooster Audio has succeeded in flawlessly replicating the best features from the Fifties-vintage vari-mu tube compressor to which it owes its inspiration, yet modernises them for present-day DAW workflow with the introduction of several further flexibility-inducing features, including MODE and LINK switches allowing for selecting between LIM (limiter) and COM (compressor) and STEREO and DUAL MONO, respectively; gain staging via fine-tuning the volume of both the INPUT and output signals, while MAKEUP gain catches the attenuation from the processed compression; side-chain signal filtering with SC HIGH and SC LOW filters from 20 Hz to 12 kHz and 100 Hz to 20 kHz, respectively, while activating the SC LISTEN mode makes it possible to listen to the isolated side-chain signal after filtering; and MIX, to perfectly blend between the dry and wet signal.

OmniTec-436C is available to purchase for a time-limited introductory promo price of only $29.00 USD — rising thereafter to its regular price of $59.00 USD — as a 64-bit AAX-, AU-, and VST-compatible plug-in for macOS (10.9 or later) and a AAX- and VST-compatible plug-in for Windows (7 or later) directly from Black Rooster Audio via its dedicated webpage, which also includes in-depth information (including some superb-sounding audio demos), here: https://blackroosteraudio.com/en/landing/omnitec-436c