by Xenium Audio
3.6 / 5     (13 votes)
Win32 Win64
X-Tube simulates a tube amplifier saturation effect.

This VST plugin can be used in Microsoft Windows 32/64bit (XP SP2 or later, Windows 7) OS with any VST DAW.
  • Type of vacuum tube for simulation - 12AX7.
  • Mono, Stereo, Qudro and 5.1 audio track support.
  • 64-bit floating point processing.
  • Easy to use and operate.
  • Zero latency processing.
  • 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x, 12x, 16x oversampling mode.
  • IIR-type 3 Band equalizer with ±12dB range.
  • Separate adjustment of drive and bias.
  • 12 Factory presets / 8 User presets.
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classxbeatzcoburg Feb 06 2023
(5 / 5)
Feb 06 2023
Cool plugin. But I have loud klicks/spikes or whatever you can call this, when I load the plugin or switch the presets. It is not a big issue at all, I simply lower the volume of the channel. I write this, just to let you know!
Rudy Jan 19 2022
(3 / 5)
Jan 19 2022
It's a pretty good plugin. Even the oldschool 200's GUI design is actually appealing. But its a CPU hog and I get Spike's when loading the plugin and after awhile from using it stops from outputting sound signal from my daw and I am forced to restart my DAW. It's bummer. Using Studio One on window 10.
FL Studio user Feb 08 2021
(5 / 5)
Feb 08 2021
Using the x64 version on Win10, sure the GUI looks like it was designed in 1995 but It's very good tube simulation plugin, very rich overtones. It's very light on modern 2021 systems even with oversampling. Very good.
Her Nyman Feb 09 2020
(1 / 5)
Feb 09 2020
This crashes too much to be funny, had to let go.
DonnieDarkcore Jun 18 2021
Jun 18 2021
I agree. It crashes. Looking for version 1.1 to see if it's the same case and the developers website is broken at the download page.
Martin Jun 21 2021
Jun 21 2021
You'd probably get help if you state the DAW, Rig OS and core Rig specs that you are using. Lemme guess the DAW though, Logic or Reaper? hehe. As for FL Studio users, I noticed a 100% CPU usage spike on launching the plugin on v20.0.4.629. Switching the channel to surround and back to stereo normalizes the CPU usage for me. Hope that helps
Jen Jan 16 2018
(0 / 5)
Jan 16 2018
Sounded great for a while that it started go crazy.
ksavHOMEworks Dec 11 2017
(5 / 5)
Dec 11 2017
use x2 and settings (only adjust eq section)....works and sounds delish... huge thanks to makers <3 <3 <3
plateedge May 13 2015
May 13 2015
It work's if you don't switch from high to low oversampling. I mean from 1 to 16x and back, sounds good but becareful!
Emptycell Apr 09 2013
(1 / 5)
Apr 09 2013
It was a total car wreck on my system. CPU usage that went off the scale. Nothing would work. Shame it looks good
Anonymous Jun 22 2012
(4 / 5)
Jun 22 2012