Alborosie Dub Station brings Jamaican flavour to your studio
Alborosie Dub Station is the newest plug-in by manufacturer AudioThing. This plug-in emulation comes from the sacred studios of reggae and is basically a special delay effect, which gets you into reggae roots territory. Great care was taken to model the original components and hardware that were used by legendary musicians and studio pioneers of this music genre. No less than three hardware effects have been digitised here: Filter Man, Echowuk and Spring Bling! Let Alborosie himself tell you about it…
AudioThing developed the Alborosie Dub Station to create a new effects device in software form that authentically deals with the sound of tape delays used in reggae music. The signal of your audio or instrument tracks is first passed through an emulation of an MCI 2 in order to obtain the typical tape delay sound (Echowuk). Then it’s on to a replica of a Fairchild Spring Reverb, which of course ensures more breadth and liveliness of the sound (Spring Bling). Finally, the signal passes through a filter unit (Filter Man), which is equipped with a passive high-pass filter with eleven steps (70 Hz to 7.5 kHz). Exactly this filter section is an important part of the reggae sound from Jamaica. These sonics shaped the sound of this genre!
AudioThing Alborosie Dub Station is currently available at Plugin Boutique at an introductory price of $94 instead of $155. The plug-in runs on Windows 7 or higher as well as Mac OSX 10.7 or higher as VST, VST3, AU and AAX in 64 bit. With one license you can run the effect on three computers at the same time, which is more than enough. If you are still unsure about this, you can download a demo version first or check out the PDF user manual from the manufacturer’s website.