Metric Halo Character - for Mac AU, VST, AAXNative & DSP (Pro Tools 10, 11 & 12) Windows VST, AAXNative & DSP (Pro Tools 10, 11 & 12) - - A bucket of old school goodness...Character is a plug-in that lets you add the luscious distortion characteristics of classic analog circuits to your source tracks. To create Character we asked top flight tracking, mixing mastering engineers to send us their favorite analog hardware; the mic pres, DIs EQs that they used for recording, mixing mastering. We then used SpectraFoo to measure the ways that these processors add lovely, gooey analog distortion to the sound run through them modeled this distortion using our proprietary +DSP technology.Character provides over 20 different models, incorporating the sound of tubes, transformers solid state devices. Character has a Drive control ( autodrive) to allow you to push the distortion even harder for over-the-top sound mangling.Key Features- Provides 20 different Character Models- Oversampled antialiased for analog euphonic distortion- Manual Drive control - to set how hard you hit the distortion- Autodrive - to enable consistent distortion for all signal levels- Output Gain - to level match- Adjustable UI size- MH Preset Manager - Provides cross-platform presetsAs Ed Abbott of Universal Mastering says, â€œCharacter is so cool, because it has all of the good stuff none of the bad. Who ever heard of noiseless, phase coherent non-linear distortion? To the best of my knowledge it`s never been done!â€ Rob Caggiano (Guitarist for Anthrax, producer engineer) adds, â€œI tended to use the â€˜Classic Britishâ€™ character setting on the ULN-8â€™s mic pres, quite a bit. It just sounds awesome! It gave the guitars vocals exactly the tone I was looking for, it even delivered an aggressive sound for a conga percussion riff!â€ï¿½ï¿½Itâ€™s like having this cool little analog desk â€“ itâ€™s digital, but you can put Character on it.â€ - Charlie Pilzer, Grammy Award Winning Mastering Engineer Musician.Try it today â€” Youâ€™ll love it!Is MH Character for you?Engineers/Producers/Remixers/Musicians- Rely on the best sound quality available with Metric Haloâ€™s award-winning DSP.- Add subtle euphonic distortion to enhance your tracks.- Emulate the characteristics of classic devices on clean tracks.- Insert on every track for an analog-sounding mixer.- Use with high-drive for special effects.- Use subtle settings to add the gloss sheen of classic analog tube solid-state input stages.- Get the soft saturation characteristics of a transformer coupled analog mixer.- Get quick results with the many provided Metric Halo presets.- Get inspired!Tech SpecsSystem Requirements- Mac: Mac OS X 10.6.8 newer. Intel Processor. AU, VST, AAX (Pro Tools 10, 11 & 12) host. 32 & 64 bit. Native & DSP.- Windows: Windows 7 newer. Intel Processor. VST AAX (Pro Tools 10, 11 & 12) host. 32 & 64 bit. Native & DSP.Licensing Requirements- iLok.com account.- iLok dongle is optional â€” you may install the license on iLok for portability.- Only one license required â€“ works on all supported platforms.