Can anyone suggest what small pedal I could add to my signal chain to add some true tube warmth to my modeled signal? Not really a booster but just a pass through to warm it up.
(I do not make them anymore or sell them.)I use a little tube pedal I made for that purpose. (I do not make them anymore or sell them.)
Warmth is really a perceived sound made up of very slight overdrive and/or rolled off highs. You can simulate it with a TS808 or 9 if you set the controls correctly.
OK. You talked me into it. This is the schematic for the 1st version. I later changed it by adding a voltage divider at the output to attenuate the level and set a fixed output impedance. I don't remember what I used there (I don't seem to have drawn it), but I did set the output impedance to be the same as a TS9, whatever that is. That is one resistor if you want to look it up. I think I selected the other one to cut the output by 33%, because the signal is pretty hot as drawn.(I do not make them anymore or sell them.)
But I bet you still have a schematic
You can try this one:Can anyone suggest what small pedal I could add to my signal chain to add some true tube warmth to my modeled signal? Not really a booster but just a pass through to warm it up.
+1 If you're distorting the signal after the "magic box", you're not going to see much effect on the output waveform from the modeler.yeah, that's just not the way it works.
True, but the meaning of warmth in the tube world really means the opposite of harsh ... not necessarily rolled off highs (which would be the opposite of bright).Doesn't exist. THere simply is not magic little $99 box that gives "warmth"
EQ out a little high frequency with an EQ block and it will be what most people equate with "warmth"
The whole thing of "analog" warmth is kind of silly really, because you can have "warm" sounding digital recordings, and there are plenty of software tools that simulate vintage tones and warmth.
Waves Eddie Kramer mastering plugin for example. Somehow all those 1's and 0's can be "warmed up" without a tube in sight