About this product
The Trident A-Range is a legendary piece of equipment. As only thirteen A-Range consoles were ever made, it remains a holy grail for sound engineers and producers around the world that hope to create works of art equal to those that were originally recorded on the A-Range — David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust, Queen, Elton John, the list goes on...
The A-Range plug-in from Softube is the first and only native plug-in that has been fully endorsed by original designer Malcolm Toft and Trident Audio.
The plug-in is a model of a channel on one of the original 13 Trident A-Range consoles. We chose to model channel 15 from the console at Sweet Silence Studio 'B' in Denmark, producer Flemming Rasmussen's favorite channel for recording lead vocals. Flemming also used it for the solo and rhythm guitars on Metallica's "Ride The Lightning" and "Master of Puppets", and Ritchie Blackmore's guitar on the Rainbow albums "Difficult to Cure" and "Bent out of Shape".
The A-Range channel features four bands of equalization and high and low pass filters. The sound of the bands is often referred to as "colorful" and "musical". When running a hot enough signal through the original unit and boosting the bands, it is possible to get it to distort, the result is a hairy and effective saturation that is just right in some situations, and just wrong in others!
"Softube's Trident A-Range Discrete Equalizer is an amazingly warm EQ that adds a lot to my mixes. Although the true magic of it lies in the saturation knob. I can twist it up a bit to add a little extra character or really crank it and get a cool over-saturated sound that still is very pleasant."
TONY MASERATI, Mixer
(JAZ-Z, BEYONCÉ, JAMES BROWN, J-LO, etc)
"3k on the A-Range is God's gift to rock guitars!!!"
BOB KULICK and BRETT CHASSEN
(recording credits includes DAVE GROHL, LEMMY, RONNIE JAMES DIO, ALICE COOPER, BILLY IDOL)
Download the Softube Plug-ins manual from http://download.softube.com/manuals/Softube%20Plug-Ins%20Manual.pdf
Please note! The product shown in the video is not a Rack Extension. The features shown in the video may differ from the features of the Reason Rack Extension.
ALL VISUAL AND AURAL REFERENCES TO THE TRIDENT A-RANGE EQ TRADEMARK ARE BEING MADE WITH WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM PMI AUDIO. THE TRIDENT, A-RANGE AND TRIANGLE LOGO ARE TRADEMARKS OF PMI AUDIO GROUP, USED UNDER LICENSE