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Mix bus, meet your new best friend. The Black Box Analog Design HG-2 is a line level, stereo unit designed to add saturation, harmonics, natural compression, increased RMS and enhancement during mixing and mastering. It is designed to easily and naturally do what usually requires multiple pieces of gear and do it better! Tubes, transformers & tone! The HG-2 uses Cinemag input transformers to feed two paths: The main signal path travels through a 6U8A Pentode tube stage that then drives into the Triode stage that follows, resulting in everything from subtle harmonics to full on saturation. Also fed from the input transformer is a parallel signal path that utilizes a set of 12AX7 tubes, voiced specifically for harmonics and saturation. This parallel saturation circuit is outfitted with a 3 way “Tilt” switch that allows the user to choose the frequency content of the signal feeding the circuit. The “low position saturates just the low mids and sub frequencies, the “flat” position saturates full bandwidth and the “high” position saturates only the high mids and high frequencies. The result is the ability to add top end to dull tracks, enhance low end or enhance and add energy to the entire signal. The “harmonics” knob allows the user to control how much of the processed, parallel signal is fed into the main signal before hitting the Pentode stage. Finally, both stages reach the passive output attenuation before a pair of Cinemag output transformers. In addition to the saturation stages, an “air” switch adds a subtle top end lift and the “alt” tube button switches between two different 12AX7 tubes in the parallel circuit. Switching between tubes allows the user to swap tubes for different types of saturation and switch back and forth instantly. The meter select chooses wether the meter is fed from the input or output, and the “bypass” switch is a true bypass that shorts the input directly to the output with no additional circuitry in line. Black Box Analog Design HG-2 Features High voltage Pentode & Triode tube stages Parallel saturation with mix control 3 way “Tilt” frequency control over parallel saturation Instantly selectable/swappable saturation tubes “Air” lift Cinemag input and output transformers True bypass selectable meter Illuminated push button switches & sealed relays heavy duty steel chassis.

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The HG-2 plugin from Plugin Alliance and Black Box Analog Design is here!!!

We're so excited to announce that the HG-2 plugin is officially here and available for sale! A lot of you have already been using the demo so now is your chance to grab it for $100 off through the end of Feb! https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/products/black_box_analog_design_hg-2.html Before getting into the details, I just want to share a couple things to...

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My plan.

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Analog Summing & Outboard Hardware Questions

...(not a word, I know) in the form of a TK Audio BC1-S, SSL Fusion, and Black Box Analog Design HG-2. My question concerns the number of digital to analog and analog to digital conversions that I'll have in my setup and whether I'm thinking correctly in giving each processor their own dedicated connection...

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