support reviews loopmasters.com
  • top rated
macpc
32-bit / 64-bit

Trident A-Range

EQ by Softube

Bobkulick brett chassen 120x120 pluginboutique
"3k on the A-Range is God's gift to rock guitars!!!"
Bob Kulick & Brett Chassen. Dave Grohl, Lemmy Kilmister, Billy Gibbons, Ronnie James Dio.
Greggwells 120x120 pluginboutique
"The Trident A-Range and FET Compressor sounds very, very analog to me."
Greg Wells. Producer and songwriter for Katy Perry, Weezer, Adele, Timbaland, Mika, OneRepublic, Pink, The Deftones, Rufus Wainwright, etc.
Doug aldrich 120x120 pluginboutique
"I had a guy over here and I pulled up the Trident and we both were like 'wow, that sounds amazing'. It's just a great plugin."
Doug Aldrich. Producer/Guitar wizard of Whitesnake.

The Trident A-Range equalizer is a legendary piece of equipment. As only thirteen A-Range consoles were ever made, it remains a holy grail for sound engineers and producers around the world that hope to create works of art equal to those that were originally recorded on the A-Range - David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust, Queen, Elton John, the list goes on...

It is sometimes said that one of the disadvantages of digital mixing and recording is that the happy accidents one could experience with analog gear just don't happen in the DAW. People saying that clearly haven't tried Softube's Trident A-Range equalizer.

Because the Trident A-Range is not only a tremendously nice sounding and highly characteristic equalizer. Its four frequency bands also have a way of integrating in sometimes rather unpredictable ways. More often than not you will find that the equalizer ends up giving you something even better than you may have expected when you made a certain setting. In this sense, the Trident A-Range is more of a musical instrument than a strictly scientific tool. We think this is one of the major reasons it has been used on so many great classic rock albums and why it's still one of the most coveted pieces of audio equipment around.

Only thirteen A-Range consoles were ever built, and the Softube plug-in version is a very exact model of channel 15 of the Trident A-Range at Sweet Silence Studio 'B' in Denmark. This is producer Flemming Rasmussen's favorite channel for recording lead vocals. Flemming also used it for the solo and rhythm guitars on Metallica's "Ride The Lightning" and "Master of Puppets", as well as Ritchie Blackmore's guitar on the Rainbow albums "Difficult to Cure" and "Bent out of Shape".

The A-Range channel features four bands of equalization plus high and low pass filters. By driving the console hot, it is possible to get it to distort with a hairy and effective saturation that is just right in some situations, and just wrong in others! We added a separate Saturation control to let you choose easily. Turn it down for clean (and less CPU draw), and up for the sound of a Trident A-Range hard at work.

Only thirteen A-Range consoles were ever built, and the Softube plug-in version is a very exact model of channel 15 of the Trident A-Range at Sweet Silence Studio 'B' in Denmark. This is producer Flemming Rasmussen's favorite channel for recording lead vocals. Flemming also used it for the solo and rhythm guitars on Metallica's "Ride The Lightning" and "Master of Puppets", as well as Ritchie Blackmore's guitar on the Rainbow albums "Difficult to Cure" and "Bent out of Shape".

The A-Range channel features four bands of equalization plus high and low pass filters. By driving the console hot, it is possible to get it to distort with a hairy and effective saturation that is just right in some situations, and just wrong in others! We added a separate Saturation control to let you choose easily. Turn it down for clean (and less CPU draw), and up for the sound of a Trident A-Range hard at work.

Features:

  • EQ with a will of its own
  • Created together with original designer Professor Malcolm Toft
  • Each and every component carefully modeled
  • Saturation control
  • Very CPU friendly

System Requirements:

Version 2.0 of the Softube plug-ins have the following minimum requirements:

All Native Versions:

  • Mac OS X 10.9 or newer
  • Windows 64-bit, versions 8 or 10
  • Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or newer
  • Screen resolution larger than 1280x800
  • 1 GB RAM or more, and at least 6 GB hard disk space for installation (individual plug-ins take less space)
  • Any VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (Pro Tools 10.3.7, 11.0.2 or higher) compatible host application
  • Softube/Gobbler account
  • Gobbler application to manage license activation and plug-in downloads
  • Please make sure that you always use the latest iLok License Manager. It is not included in the Softube installer, but can be downloaded from www.ilok.com
  • Broadband internet access for downloading installer and register licenses​

Please Note: 

  • Windows XP and Vista are no longer officially supported
  • All Softube plug-ins support both 32- and 64-bit hosts, although a 64-bit OS is required. Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo

AAX DSP version

  • For AAX DSP you need to meet the requirements for the Native version. You also need to have an Avid HDX processing card
  • Different plug-ins will have a different load on your HDX card, please see the AAX DSP Supported Instances per DSP card for more information

Product Reviews

More by Softube

  • award
  • bundle
  • top rated
osxpc
Arb screenshot
4(1)
your price$299.00
  • bundle
  • top rated
osxpc
Brilliancepack screenshot pluginboutique
5(2)
your price$199.00
    osxpc
    Td screenshot hires pluginboutique
    your price$89.00
    • top rated
    osxpc
    Tsar1r screenshot hires pluginboutique
    5(3)
    your price$89.00

    You may also like

    • award
    • top rated
    osxpc
    Valve exciter gui1
    4(43)
    your price$49.00
    • award
    • top rated
    osxpc
    Psp piano verb 2 original
    4(17)
    your price$49.00
    • sale
    • top rated
    osxpc
    Tonycolemandrums ui
    4(177)
    your price$39.99
    -60%
    • hot!
    • award
    • top rated
    osxpc
    Stereosavage pluginboutique expand 120
    5(187)
    your price$79.00
    • hot!
    • top rated
    osxpc
    Msw1 big ui pluginboutique
    4(1691)
    your price$29.00
    • top rated
    osxpc
    Softube tube tech classic channel userinterfacethree
    5(1)
    your price$449.00