If you want a touch of 60s warmth on your tracks, reach for Little Radiator. It’s great for fattening up bass, guitar, drums, or vocals. And it’s fantastic on electric piano.

This modeled tube pre-amp from Soundtoys is based on the Altec 1566A, a simple little preamp straight out of the Motown Era.  Little Radiator drives and breaks up in very interesting ways, creating rich harmonic distortion, exactly like the 1566A.

Little Radiator

Looking for something a little dirtier? Flip the Bias switch and dial in a slightly choppy, misaligned sound that’s perfect for lo-fi drums or adding grit to vocals. You can even choose to recreate the noise of the original preamp. Little Radiator has boatloads of color and character. It’s just what you need to shake the “clean” off of your computer recordings.

Radiator

Want even more tone-shaping options? Take a look at Little Radiator’s big brother, Radiator. Based on the Altec 1567A mixer amp, Radiator gives you a great-sounding equalizer section, Mic/Line modes, and a sound that conjures up some of the greatest Motown recordings of the 60s. Log in to your account to view all available upgrade options.

Radiator

Highlights

Call up 60’s Motown vibes instantly with the sound of the Altec 1566A pre-amp

Add character and grit to vocals, bass, electric piano, drums and more

Flip the Bias switch for choppy, lo-fi sounds

Add some line noise for a subtle, authentic feel

Quotes

“In use, I found the Little Radiator to be more organic – and more substantial-sounding – than many saturator plugins on the market.” – Sonic Scoop

Specs

Current version: 5.1.1

Plug-in formats (both 32 and 64-bit):

  • AAX Native, AAX AudioSuite, VST, and Audio Units (AU)

Supported sample rates:

  • Minimum: 44.1 kHz, Maximum: 192 kHz

System requirements:

  • Operating systems: Mac OS X 10.8 or later; Windows 7 or later
  • An internet connection is required at the time of activation.

Supported host applications:

  • Pro Tools (10.3.5 or later), Live, Cubase, Nuendo, Sonar, Logic, Digital Performer
  • Click here to view our full list of compatible host applications.

Other requirements:

  • iLok.com account (An iLok USB dongle is not required. Create a free account here)

Download Manual

Soundtoys, Little Radiator, Radiator and their respective logos are all trademarks of Soundtoys, Inc.

*All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Soundtoys. These trademarks are used only for historical reference or to identify products whose sounds or tone were studied in the development of Soundtoys 5.

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