Indigo is a five-plugin suite that embodies several 'must have' iconic units from different brands thathave earned a reputation as leaders primarily in the field of high-end mastering..
Each plug-in included in the Indigo 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.
The Indigo EQ1 features a 6-band Stereo Parametric EQ derived from a rare, all-tube Stereo Mastering Equalizer hand build in Denmark. Probably the most sought-after unit included in this collection.It is based on a tube circuit designed in the 1960s. The operating principle is that of frequency-controlled amplifiers, a topology that allows abetter global phase linearity.y. It is a state-of-the-art equalizer built using only the highest quality components. Equipped with 22 valves, this equalizer shines on any instrument, but mastering is its specialty.
The Indigo Stereo Tube EQ 2 is a 3-band Stereo EQ derived from a modern, discrete, class-A tube stereoEQ, with input and output Jensen transformers. This is a one-of-a-kind, wide-range EQ, so to speak, that focuses on broad-frequency brush strokes rather than honing in on specific frequencies. Thanks to its 'Aggression' control, it can heat up your sound considerably by generating very musical harmonics. Indigo Stereo Tube EQ2 is geared more towards mastering, but its versatility and sonic 'beauty' make it an ideal tone-shaping machine during the production phase.
The Indigo Stereo Shuffling Processor is a Stereo image processing tool characterized by switchable High-Pass and Low-pass filters with a 3 or 12 dB/oct slope, a Tube Preamp section equipped with two different emulations and a transformer-based, valve-buffered stereo processor designed to correct the typical issues of certain stereo mic techniques. Usually, this concept is often associated with the term 'shuffling' invented by Alan Blumlein in the early 1930s; hence the name Stereo 'Shuffling' Processor.This is an ambitious and unusual plugin that pays homage to two different units, dusting off some concepts and techniques that are perhaps a bit outdated today but are part of the history and evolution of the recording world.
The Indigo Opto Comp dual-Mono and Stereo versions are equipped with 3 different dynamics processors (Mode):
A: derives from the mastering edition of a 'vintage style' Stereo analog optical compressor (manufactured by a renowned Canadian company) hand-made in the '70s using Class A discrete transistor circuitry and classic input and output transformers.
B: derives from a modern optical mastering limiter/compressor, handcrafted in California and basedon classic designs of the early '60s. Simply put, it's thick, warm and it packs a huge tube-y character, and could make a mix that's as flat as a board feel ultra-deep and three dimensional. In short, it's a must-have if you need versatility and solid frequency response during mastering, mixing, or post production.
C: here is where things get fun. This is a 'Frankenstein' compressor we created by merging the maincharacteristics of the previous two models into a single, on-steroids, hefty emulation.
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