ColorTone is a “"Tone Box"” which simulates the signal path of analog devices through the use of convolution and various proprietary non-linear processes. ColorTone is designed to provide analog-like character and flavor to the modern digital audio workstation.
ColorTone is available in two formats: ColorTone-Pro and ColorTone-Free.
ColorTone-Pro allows the user to load their own samples (instructions for sampling your own equipment are included) and provides the user with our custom-coded Warmth algorithm to enhance the signal-path with extra harmonic goodness. ColorTone-Pro comes with a selection of classic samples.
ColorTone-Free is another free plugin from TriTone Digital.
ColorTone-Free provides the user with a preset group of classic signal-path samples. ColorTone-Free cannot load new samples and does not contain the Warmth algorithm.
Both versions of ColorTone allow the user to multiply the color of the selected circuit, increasing the color from the standard character to several times the original color.
WARMTH- Adds additional, pleasing harmonic content to the signal. Negative settings "thin" the signal. (ColorTone-Pro only).
COLOR- Multiplies the intensity of the original IR color from natural to several times greater. Negative settings reverse the color (negative settings are ColorTone-Pro only).
MODEL- Select the desired signal-path model.
NORM MODE - Norm mode is straight modeling (100% wet). The intensity is set by the Color control. (ColorTone-Pro only) .
BLEND MODE- In blend mode, a cross-fade is calculated in real-time between the dry (original) and the wet (convoluted) signals.
The ratio of these signals, as a result of this cross-fade, is based on the amplitude of your input signal.
The hotter the input signal, the more color in the final result, as the cross-fade will tend more towards the wet signal.
That is pretty cool already, but here's something even better!
By changing the strength of the “wet” signal, you can reshape the dynamics of your audio!
- If the wet signal is lower than the dry signal (this is usually the case when the top of the frequency curve is below the upper-middle portion of the frequency graph), you’re turning the plugin into a compressor!
- If the wet signal is higher than the dry signal (this is usually the case when the top of the frequency curve is above the upper-middle portion of the frequency graph), you’re turning the plugin into an expander!
And this compression (or expansion) is oh-so-nice and colored! (ColorTone-Pro only)
IN- Controls the main input level.
OUT- Controls the main output level.
THE "LOCK" - When The Lock is on, the output knob automatically compensates for the gain setting of the input knob.
THE METERS - Combined VU and peaking meters. Peaks are shown in purple.
Mac OSX 10.2 or later / Windows XP
G4 867 MHz / Pentium 1.5 GHZ or faster recommended
Up to 32 bit/96 kHz operation (with appropriate IRs)
VST, RTAS and AU support via free Pluggo extensions
In honor of the recent launch for Windows, ColorTone-Pro for Windows is available until March XX for a special introductory price of $69.00.
Mac $129.00 USD