Metric Halo Character - Analog Circuit Modeling Plug-In

Metric Halo Character - Analog Circuit Modeling Plug-In

Metric Halo Character - Analog Circuit Modeling Plug-In


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Product Highlights

  • 20 Models
  • Tubes, Transformers, Solid State Devices
  • Drive Control
  • AAX (Native or DSP)
  • Audio Units
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Metric Halo Character overview

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Character from Metric Halo is a plug-in that models the functioning of various analog circuits, including microphone preamps, DIs and EQs used for recording, mixing and mastering. In particular, the plug-in seeks to mimic the way analog circuits add distortion. The plug-in features over twenty different models, incorporating the sound of tubes, transformers, and solid state devices.

A Drive control allows for pushing the distortion harder for over-the-top sound mangling. The software utilizes a complementary gain amplifier, meaning that as the Drive is increased to get more harmonic distortion, so the overall gain is automatically lowered by the same amount after the model. This allows for changing the tonal quality without changing the final output level.

With full supports of Pro Tools' automation, Drive level changes can be recorded to create dramatic changes in a particular sound without the need to ride the output level during playback.

Note: Requires an iLok 2 key if one is not already present on the system. A single license authorizes all specified plug-in formats.


Character Models
  • Transformer: Jensen transformer-coupled input
  • Valve: Tube-based EQ input stage
  • FET: Model of a solid state (transistor) front end
  • Soft Sat: Tube-based EQ with saturation
  • Boutique Tube: Hand-made tube microphone preamp
  • American Transformer 1:Variation of the "Transformer" model
  • American Transformer 2: Second variation of the "Transformer" model
  • California Tube Mic: American-designed tube microphone preamp
  • California Tube Line: American-designed tube line input
  • Modern Tube DI: Mastering-quality tube DI
  • Modern Tube EQ: Mastering-quality EQ
  • Modern Tube Soft Sat: Mastering-quality EQ with saturation
  • Modern Tube LG: Tube microphone preamp with a low gain setting
  • Modern Tube MG: Tube microphone preamp e with a medium gain setting
  • Modern Tube HG: Tube microphone preamp with a high gain setting
  • Modern Tube Sym: Mastering-quality EQ
  • Modern Tube Soft Sat: Mastering-quality tube microphone preamp with saturation
  • Classic British Mic Pre: A favorite large-console microphone preamp
  • American Solid State: FET mastering EQ
  • California Vocal Box: Transformer-coupled tube vocal processor
  • California Vocal Box Drive: Transformer-coupled tube vocal processor with increased gain
  • British Mic Pre Clone: A popular clone of a favorite British microphone preamp
  • Controls the gain of the signal feeding the Character model
  • Boost or cut the input to the model by +/-24 dB
Output Gain
  • Tailors the final output level by +/-24 dB
UPC: 832081000330
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Metric Halo Character specs

System Requirements Host software that supports AAX (Native and AAX DSP modes, Mac or PC) or Audio Units plug-in formats
iLok account
iLok 2 hardware key

Metric Halo Character reviews

Character - Analog Circuit Modeling Plug-In is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does what it says on the tin! I demoed this plugin as part of the Metric Halo production bundle and when the demo period ran out this was the plugin I missed the most! Really handy for putting a bit of 'hair' on a signal, Character is now frequently my first insert on tracks where it really shines as a preamp. A nice touch is the auto-gain feature which keeps the volume the same no matter how hard you drive it .. our brains will always perceive louder as 'better' so this definitely aids better decision-making. Personally I think it's great, but as always, demo before you buy to make sure it works for you!
Date published: 2014-05-20
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