Brown is a ‘Made in the USA’ suite consisting of four different plugins which include emulations of very rare units from the late 1940s to the present day, as manufactured by great pioneers in the field.
Brown packs emulations of hardware units originally made for the US Army and used in AM radio broadcasts. Eventually, due to their striking sonic character, they became widely used in recording and mixing studios worldwide.
So you can take our word when we say that this plugin suite is all about unique processors, which are extremely hard to come by. No wonder they have been used to grace the sound of immortal records by Frank Sinatra, Beach Boys, Steely Dan, Pink Floyd, Foo Fighters, in studios like Capitol Records, A&M Records, Motown West, Record Plant, and more.
Each plug-in included in the Brown suite comes in a “Standard” version and an alternative “ZL*” version, which operates at *zero latency and is thus suitable for use when tracking, at the cost of extra processing resources. For further details consult the Indigo user's manual in the Overview section.
Brown EQ includes three switchable EQs and is a tribute to a prestigious brand of iconic American-made high-quality audio consoles and outboard processors manufactured in the 1960s through to the 1980s for recording and post-production purposes.
A Brief historical note
These iconic creations were used by top film production houses, record labels, and live venues like 20th Century Fox, Universal, Lions Gate Films, Decca Records, Warner Brothers, Motown, Stax, The Hollywood Bowl, and The Grand Ole Opry.
Let’s take a closer look at the EQ models included in Brown:
- EQ Model 444 is a highly transparent 4-band semi-parametric EQ. Its High-pass and Low-pass Filters faithfully recreate an American console used in the movie industry.
- EQ Model 312 is a rare 3-band inductor-based EQ, all discrete op-amp design, manufactured in the mid of 1970s in the USA.
- EQ. Model 511 is a two-band discrete transistor and active inductor-based EQ with a smooth, punchy sound. This emulation is derived from a truly 'juicy' reissue, restoring the spirit and sound of the original consoles that included this EQ and powered some of the hottest hits of the late '60s and early '70s.
The Brown Dual-Mono Compressor derived from an All-Tube unit initially made for the US Army in the '40s and '50s for use in AM radio broadcasting. This plugin is equipped with 3 different emulations (Mode):
- COMP1: Derives from a vintage processor that we managed to improve even further, making it even more versatile while preserving the spirit of the original.
- COMP2: This is the original beast. So this emulation has precisely the same features and behaves like it, with 1 ratio settings, 1 attack time (30 ms), and 1 release time (2 sec).
- COMP3: Here is where things get fun. This is a 'Frankenstein' compressor. After a long period of experimentation, we got it to sound so great that we absolutely wanted to include this as the third option for some serious old-school dynamic euphoria.
Brown Pre includes all the preamps we sampled for Brown divided into 3 banks. Thus, you can use and abuse its distinct palette of tones as a 'mojo booster' for your mix.
- LINE: 24 line preamps (Ch.1 through 24)
from a vintage console of a prestigious brand built in Santa Clarita, California, in the '80s. All channels exhibit a slightly different response, which you can use to recreate an authentic analog desk experience in the box.
- MIC: 24 mic preamps (Ch.1 through 24) derived from the same console.
- CUST: 12 different 'colored' preamps emulations derived from several vary rare units. More details in the Brown User's manual.
The Brown Channel strip is the perfect choice for a high-quality vintage-style channel strip to enhance and massage your music. It blends all the great features of the included standalone plugins of this suite.
HOW TO TRY A PLUGIN: TRIAL MODE
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