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Vintage Tube Distortion effect

Precisely modeled tube distortion module capturing the sensitivity, warmth, and character of real tube saturation found in analog circuits.

Vintage Tube Distortion effect

Precisely modeled tube distortion module capturing the sensitivity, warmth, and character of real tube saturation found in analog circuits.

Dynamics, your way

A compressor before the gain stage lets you shape the tube circuit’s response, and a master output limiter tames your fiercely distorted sounds

Dynamics, your way

A compressor before the gain stage lets you shape the tube circuit’s response, and a master output limiter tames your fiercely distorted sounds

Parametric EQ

4-Band parametric equalizer provides unparalleled control over your overdriven tones.

Parametric EQ

4-Band parametric equalizer provides unparalleled control over your overdriven tones.

Under the hood

Redoptor is a high-quality Vintage Tube Distortion emulator.

The organic sound of a tube amplifier being pushed into breakup has been the gold standard for as long as musicians have been experimenting with overdriven and distorted tones.

The gentle, natural compression and rich blend of even and odd harmonics produced by analog tube circuitry makes any signal feel more powerful, punchy, and alive. Unlike solid-state transistor and fuzz circuits which only produce odd harmonics and limit the incoming signal in a subjectively unnatural and unresponsive way, Redoptor smoothly responds to the dynamics of the source material, just like a real tube amp. This means that loud signals get saturated with more crunch and delicious harmonics, then return to their clean state gradually as their release tail decays. This enables dynamic, sonically pleasing distortions.

Exacting circuit emulation

In addition to its spot-on modeling of hot vacuum tubes being pushed into glorious, creamy distortion, Redoptor packs several features that allow it to accurately mimic the behavior of complex analog circuit components in all their interactive, complimentary glory. Every individual element of the plugin’s signal chain was designed to capture & recreate the quirks and subtleties of proper high-quality analog tube distortion. Additionally, Redoptor’s adjustable tube bias parameter adds subtle amplification of even harmonics and gentle transient reshaping - an extra smattering of grease between your 1’s and 0’s.

Completely adjustable prefilter

Redoptor expands on classic tube guitar amplifier circuitry by offering total control of the preamp’s frequency range. The high and and low cutoffs have optional insert points (before or after the signal is processed) allowing for incredibly versatile sound shaping – from sending lo-fi signals into shredded chaos to full-spectrum tone thickening, it’s really up to you.

The Tone Hunter's Dream EQ

While many typical amplifiers and emulations rely on a fixed graphical EQ offering limited controls, Redoptor features a powerful parametric equalizer with independent gain and frequency control for all 4 bands, allowing you to “hunt” for peaks in your audio, and surgically hush them or shove them into the stratosphere!

Tame Those Dynamics - part 1

We added two studio essentials for creative gain-staging.


Pre-gain compressor module providing even more freedom to sculpt your magnum opus within the Redoptor 2 sandbox. The preliminary compressor reins in peaks, lifts valleys and adds punch to your signal before it hits the highly responsive distortion stage.

Tame Those Dynamics - part 2

We added two studio essentials for creative gain-staging.


The master output limiter tames leftover spikes, polishes your signal and kisses its forehead before sending it on its way.

Character as Unique as you are

Saturation plugins often suffer from thin, metallic overdrive, flat responses and laminated tones. Redoptor perfectly emulates the behavior of classic hot-rodded tube guitar amplifier circuits, allowing it to sound just as good as its real-world analog ancestors.

Exacting circuit emulation

In addition to its spot-on modeling of hot vacuum tubes being pushed into glorious, creamy distortion, Redoptor packs several features that allow it to accurately mimic the behavior of complex analog circuit components in all their interactive, complimentary glory. Every individual element of the plugin’s signal chain was designed to capture & recreate the quirks and subtleties of proper high-quality analog tube distortion. Additionally, Redoptor’s adjustable tube bias parameter adds subtle amplification of even harmonics and gentle transient reshaping - an extra smattering of grease between your 1’s and 0’s.


Completely adjustable prefilter

Redoptor expands on classic tube guitar amplifier circuitry by offering total control of the preamp’s frequency range. The high and and low cutoffs have optional insert points (before or after the signal is processed) allowing for incredibly versatile sound shaping – from sending lo-fi signals into shredded chaos to full-spectrum tone thickening, it’s really up to you.


The Tone Hunter's Dream EQ

While many typical amplifiers and emulations rely on a fixed graphical EQ offering limited controls, Redoptor features a powerful parametric equalizer with independent gain and frequency control for all 4 bands, allowing you to “hunt” for peaks in your audio, and surgically hush them or shove them into the stratosphere!


Tame Those Dynamics - part 1

We added two studio essentials for creative gain-staging.


Pre-gain compressor module providing even more freedom to sculpt your magnum opus within the Redoptor 2 sandbox. The preliminary compressor reins in peaks, lifts valleys and adds punch to your signal before it hits the highly responsive distortion stage.


Tame Those Dynamics - part 2

We added two studio essentials for creative gain-staging.


The master output limiter tames leftover spikes, polishes your signal and kisses its forehead before sending it on its way.


Character as Unique as you are

Saturation plugins often suffer from thin, metallic overdrive, flat responses and laminated tones. Redoptor perfectly emulates the behavior of classic hot-rodded tube guitar amplifier circuits, allowing it to sound just as good as its real-world analog ancestors.

 

Tube emulation

Exact tube and tube's coupled circuits emulation

Screen fit

Several UI sizes and HiDPI support for better screen fit

MIDI Learn

MIDI Learn for easy controller assignment

Sound examples

d16group · Redoptor 2 demos
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Endorsement

Reviews

Beat 2020/01

Synthmania 2019/01

Bonedo 2018/11

Gear News 2018/11

Awards

Artists

Silent Descent

Redoptor has a huge range of tweakable parameters which leads to a truly great distortion unit. If you're looking for the perfect distortion, you will find it in one of these.

Evil Nine

Redoptor has been dope for gritting up our synths and samplers, giving them those lovely warm or in your face distortion sounds that we love.

p0gman

Tube distortion in its most classic form. I love the parametric EQ addition to this tube distortion which means you have so much control over what sound you are looking for.

Matthew Sim

I can't think of the last time using a distortion/saturation plugin as creamy, sonically pleasing, dynamic and responsive as Redoptor 2.

System requirements

Windows PC

OS version
Windows 7 or newer
CPU
2.0 GHz SSE (Multicore 2.4 GHz recommended)
RAM
8 GB (16 GB Recommended)
Software
VST2 / VST3 / AAX compatible host application (32bit or 64bit)

Apple Mac

OS version
Mac OS X 10.9 to macOS 12
CPU
Intel based 2.0 GHz (2.4 GHz recommended),
Apple Silicon
RAM
8 GB (16 GB Recommended)
Software
VST2 / VST3 / AU / AAX compatible host application (64bit only!)
(*) Hardware requirements / recommendations are based on estimates performed on available computers at D16 Group HQ, and therefore cannot cover all possible configurations available on the market. CPU usage may vary widely depending on the manner in which the product is used. Factors that may contribute to variance in CPU usage include particular patch and its complexity, the global quality setting, project sample rate. In order to form a better understanding of how a plug-in will behave within your current setup, we highly recommend downloading the demo and giving it a try.

Document containing system requirements for entire D16 Group plug-in line-up you can download from here Compatibility Chart

Note

This product is not a standalone program so you need a host application to use it.