I can't really imagine to work with voice overs without our SPL Tube Vitalizer. This device makes the voice clearer and more pleasant to listen to. It is also perfect for processing choirs in an arrangement and some instruments with a "heavy" center. It nicely raises high frequencies and raises the bass to a completely different dimension.
The device has been used by me for many years and does not cause problems. It will definitely remain one of the main devices we use and will use in the future.
It works well where other tube compressors do not. It is basically very unique in its operation.
It is not a universal device, but specialized equipment for professionals, for specific tasks, mainly for working with the voice and softening certain tracks in the arrangement.
The device has 2 lamps at the input, which can operate in attenuation or limiter mode. Of course, they can be excluded from the circuit.
In addition, a processing part and 2 LC filters for bass and high frequencies. Additionally, the compressor acts more as a limiter for high and low frequencies. Each of the compressors can be adjusted separately.
Additionally, the bass can be raised in soft and tight modes.
This allows for an interesting manipulation of the bottom end.
The Drive function allows you to determine the influence of the device on the processed material.
The device is very intuitive to use and after a few initial attempts it will start to give the expected results. However, you have to be careful not to overdo the processing of the material.
Compared to cheaper Vitalizers, the device operates in a more subtle way, which allows for a greater range of possibilities and refinement of the processed material.
I have exchanged many devices in the studio over the years, but the SPL Tube Vitalizer will remain irreplaceable in some tasks.