by Nick Crow Lab
4.9 / 5     (9 votes)
Win32 Win64 OSX
TubeDriver is a tube amplifier emulation.
  • Pre EQ - High Pass, Peak, Shelf and resonant Low Pass filters.
  • BIAS - Adjusts tube stage’s grid bias which control the symmetry of the tube amp saturation.
  • DRIVE -Amount of gain applied by the tube amp.
  • VOLUME - Output level..
  • BOOST - +12 db additional gain applied by the tube amp.
  • BYPASS - Switch TubeDriver in bypass mode.
  • MONO - Switch TubeDriver in mono mode - process Left Input, output Left and Right.
  • PHASE - Invert phase of output signal.
  • HP Freq – Post High Pass Filter frequency.
  • LP Freq– Post Low Pass Filter frequency.
  • Oversample - Oversampling Rate in realtime.
  • 16x On Render – Oversampling Rate in Render (Mixdown) mode of host:
  • OFF - Oversampling Rate in Render (Mixdown) mode of host same as in realtime;
  • ON - Oversampling Rate have a maximum (16x) value in Render (Mixdown) mode of host.
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Miguel's Cousin Oct 24 2022
(5 / 5)
Oct 24 2022
I would love to have something to say about this plugin, but my M1 Silicon Mac just completely rejects it. Any chance for a fix? And thank you (I'm sure creating all this is a lot of hard work). I'm giving you 5 stars because I have faith in you, Nick!
Eel Oct 18 2022
(5 / 5)
Oct 18 2022
One of the best!!!!!!!
Eel Oct 11 2022
(5 / 5)
Oct 11 2022
One of the greats!
Lucien Aug 13 2021
(5 / 5)
Aug 13 2021
I am a mastering engineer and musician, This plugin became my go to distortion. I use to use SDRR which I still enjoy a lot, with gorgeous interface. This one look like crap but ... wait ! It sounds so huge, one knob magic ! This plug is probably underrated, and it's the best tube simulator I know, very good for mastering, to swell up and fatten sounds up. Can be very subtle (my favorite application) or very saturated. The EQ is a bit limited and I'd love to have vu meters but this plugin is now in my top ten, I highly recommend it. Love to use underrated old plugs. Also try TLS pocket limiter, very similar, its a limiter, though, but it really fattens things up also. That limiter and Limiter No6 are the best, for me.
Jhakiman Nov 07 2019
(5 / 5)
Nov 07 2019
Sencillamente Impresionante! Felicitaciones al desarrollador. Gran Trabajo...
Därius Sept 22 2019
(5 / 5)
Sept 22 2019
I am in love with this, hugs to the creator! The UI is flawless, very handy and well-thought out, the sound is satisfying a.f. and I see this piece becoming a go-to for me in all kinds of applications where I think "gain". It stays remarkably true to the source and transparent imo, even with loads of overdrive.
Manuel Oct 31 2017
(5 / 5)
Oct 31 2017
You search for a good and efficient HiFi Tube Amplifier emulation? You've got it. TubeDriver internal structure is truly efficient, woww! Try the last updated version (v1.3): Same as v1.22 with two more parameters : THD(total harmonics distorsion) vu metering and Mix/Wet function.
Sphere Sept 26 2016
(4 / 5)
Sept 26 2016
Very good for guitar dynamics.
charlie Aug 11 2015
(5 / 5)
Aug 11 2015
I use this plugin as a pre-amp when I record vocals and acoustic instruments. I like how it shapes the sound for me. It's one of my three go-to plugin when recording along with Eventide's UltraChanel and Nick Crow's Wagner Sharp.