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Berlin, September 13, 2012 – Native Instruments today introduced a new
collection of high-end effects, capturing the warm, natural sound of
tube-driven hardware. PREMIUM TUBE SERIES is made up of three individual
effects – PASSIVE EQ, VARI COMP and ENHANCED EQ – available either
individually or as a high-value bundle. PREMIUM TUBE SERIES makes these
effects available for the first time as native plug-ins that run
individually within a DAW in VST, AU, RTAS or AAX format. The effects
are modeled by Softube, the renowned team behind Native Instruments'

PASSIVE EQ is a fully-parametric, two-channel, four-band equalizer, with
additional high and low pass filters plus a wide collection of presets
for all use cases. Characterized by its versatile nature and natural
sound, it is well suited to a wide range of production duties – from
individual tracks to sub groups and even mastering. As with all the
effects in the series, running as an individual plug-in in any DAW gives
it significant ease-of-use advantages over hardware units, such as
built-in parallel processing options, and mid/side mode.

As its name suggests, VARI COMP is a compressor with a flexible range of
use cases, from instrument groups to individual tracks. Emulated to
possess a clear and warm 'analog' sound, VARI COMP limits and
compresses. In limit mode, it uses a unique automatic ratio and knee
adjustment, altering the compression ratio from 4:1 up to 20:1
automatically in response to the input signal.

ENHANCED EQ is an easy-to-use effect adept at providing tracks with both
subtle definition and rich loudness. Modeled from a boutique studio
standard, this is the EQ for adding warmth and weight to the low end of
individual tracks, thanks to a special curve produced by simultaneously
cutting and boosting the low frequencies. ENHANCED EQ works equally well
at adding clarity and shine to midrange.

The PREMIUM TUBE SERIES bundle is available at the NI Online Shop for
$229 / 199 EUR. The individual effects can also be bought separately:
PASSIVE EQ $169 / 149 EUR, VARI COMP $119 / 99 EUR, ENHANCED EQ $79 / 69

Additional information on the PREMIUM TUBE SERIES is available at:

About Native Instruments:
Native Instruments is a leading manufacturer of software and hardware
for computer-based music production and DJing. The company's mission is
to develop innovative, fully integrated solutions for all professions,
styles and genres. The resulting products regularly push technological
boundaries and open up new creative horizons for professionals and
amateurs alike.

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