AnaMod XF Tube Transformer and Tube Simulator
The AnaMod XF Tube Transformer and Tube Simulator is designed to shape the sound of your music in a purely analog fashion!
Whether tracking live instruments or re-amping existing recordings, many engineers use a tube amplifier to shape the sound of a track. The AnaMod XF Tube provides a unique way to do this in a highly controllable fashion. The XF Tube is an analog model of a highly-configurable amplifier. It provides an input transformer, 2 tube stages, and an output transformer. Any of the stages may be bypassed and each stage has switchable parameters. The transformer stages allow for the selection of an iron or nickel core while the tube stages provide options for both pentodes and triodes as well as configuring the stage as either push-pull or single-ended.
The XF Tube, while being model-based, is a purely analog device. It was created using The AnaMod Process to model the complex tube and transformer characteristics of vintage amplifiers. Unlike digital plug-ins or processor-based outboard gear, there is no latency and no A/D or D/A conversion to compromise the sound.
AnaMod XF Tube Transformer and Tube Simulator Features
- Versatile modeled tube amplifier
- Selectable Iron and Nickel transformers
- Selectable Triode and Pentode tubes
- All analog—no latency or digital conversion
- Single space 500 series moduleTwo transformer stages (2 choices each)
- Two vacuum tube stages (4 choices each)
- Vacuum tube configurations: Push-Pull or Single Ended
- Drive controls for each tube stage
- Individually bypass each transformer or tube stage
AnaMod XF Tube Transformer and Tube Simulator Specifications
- Input Impedance: 20 kΩ, balanced
- Output Impedance: less than 50 Ω
- Noise Level: better than 74 dB below +4 dBu, 0-30 kHz
AnaMod XF Tube Transformer and Tube Simulator Includes
- XF Tube Transformer and Tube Simulator
What We Think
The Anamod XF Tube is a very tweaky device, but a very flexible and powerful device. The two amplification stages are identical and cascade together (the output of stage one feeding the input of stage two). This allows you to mix, match, stack, and tweak to your hearts content. First you want to crank the drive on stage one and select your tube, triode or pentode. As well then as if the tube simulation is single ended or push/pull. Then select your transformer simulation (iron or nickle). You will find that you will try all the combinations to find the proper settings for what the audio calls for. Once stage one is set up, you then move to stage two. How you set up stage two is completely dependent on the settings of stage one. This is where you mix, match, stack, etc. This is where it gets super creative. At first the FX Tube can seem a little overwhelming due to how customizable it can be. But once you get the hang of it, it is powerful and impressive. It is a tool that you should have two of, and use it in mono, stereo, tracking, mixing, bus, and mix bus. The more you use it, the cooler it gets. If you really like to have control over the tones and sonic character you get, this is a piece you need to look into.
- Ryan, Pro Sales Manager
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