Use right out of the box, but you should definitely read the provided user manual (and watch the video linked below) in order to understand all the ins and outs of this little beast.
You can further expand its possibilities by purchasing its big brother SlickEQ GE. Which adds several advanced features and workflow improvements. More info: SlickEQ (10. 8 MB download size, ZIP archive, 32-bit amp; 64-bit. VSTAUAAX plugin format for Windows amp; Mac OS X) 4 SGA1566 by Shattered Glass Audio SGA1566 is a freeware saturation effect which emulates the complete circuitry of a vintage tube preamplifier in real time.
Since each component of a real tube preamp is carefully modeled, the. CPU hit can get quite large rather quickly (especially if you8217;re using multiple instances of the plugin). But the lovely tube style saturation which can be achieved with. SGA1566 definitely makes up for the the amount of processing power which is required for the plugin to work. Although I was thoroughly impressed by the plugin8217;s sound in my original. Review of SGA1566. I also wrote that my plan was to use this.
Plugin offline for sound design purposes and not so much in mixing sessions, due to high CPU usage.