In this free video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert Team member Julian Rodgers looks at the Analog Design Black Box HG2 from Plugin Alliance. This plug in offers saturation and distortion effects through three contrasting valve stages.
Learn as Julian uses the Black Box HG2 to introduce subtle harmonic distortion across a range of instruments
Signal Flow In HG2
The HG2 uses a Pentode and a Triode in series with a parallel circuit introducing a third valve for saturation effects. The HG2 uses modelled 12AX7 tubes (or ecc83 valves if we're keeping things European) to achieve a variety of harmonic distortion effects, however unlike many plugins of this type this keeps things subtle with outright crunch only available at the very extremes.