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Tube processors & distortion units
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Thermionic Culture The Swift

2 channel valve EQ that combines features of the best USA and UK equalisers with Thermionic magic!

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Thermionic Culture Phoenix HG15

The Phoenix HG 15 provides higher gain and tighter compression with low noise. Up to 53dB gain makes the unit suitable for most commonly-used condenser microphones. It also features Bass Cut, Presence and Air. Read review »

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Thermionic Culture Culture Vulture Super 15

The Culture Vulture Super 15 showcases several inspired new features. More options and colors then ever before!

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Thermionic Culture Culture Vulture

Originally designed as a "distortion box" to simulate distortion in valve amps it has found lots of uses beyond this. We know that some owners use them on drum loops, vocals, piano sounds and even across entire tracks (it is a stereo unit).

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Thermionic Culture Phoenix Side Chain Standby

The Phoenix is a stereo compressor, which can be used as a pair of mono compressors. It has a ‘soft knee’ or ‘variable mu’ characteristic in that the compression ratio increases with the amount of compression being used.

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Thermionic Culture Phoenix Mastering Plus

Recall-able with indented pots and slightly different power supply and metering circuit. The compression curve of the mastering Phoenix is slightly gentler than that of the standard one, but it does have a more "positive" effect.

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Thermionic Culture The Rooster 2

The Rooster is a dual channel valve based design mic/line & DI pre-amp with EQ and a distortion section based around the same 5725 valve used in the ever-popular Culture Vulture.

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Thermionic Culture Earlybird 2.2

The Earlybird 2.2 is a two channel all valve pre-amp employing a balanced push-pull circuit. The unique use of this type of circuit gives very low noise and plenty of headroom with minimal distortion.

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Thermionic Culture Earlybird 4

The 3u 19" 4-channel Earlybird 4 preamp has a unique valve design, in that it uses Class A bias valves in a push-pull circuit, company founder and chief designer Vic Keary believes that this is one of the finest pre-amplifiers available today.

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Thermionic Culture Pullet

The Pullet is a passive equaliser originally designed to complement the Earlybird pre-amp. The Pullet will provide a variable Q boost and cut at 11 frequencies each. In addition high top can be boosted or cut with a shelving filter.

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Thermionic Culture Fat Bustard mkII

12 channel valve summing mixer that provides sound shaping possibilities too, with a simple yet powerful bass ( 50Hz ) and treble ( 10kHz ), Stereo Width and Depth controls, and the new ‘Attitude’ distortion section.

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Thermionic Culture Little Red Bustard

Following on from the phenomenal success of The Fat Bustard summing mixer whose features include Attitude, EQ, stereo width, and of course a big fat sound, we find there’s a demand for a similar warm sounding summing mixer with more channels at a lower price, keeping the unique Attitude control.

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Thermionic Culture Fat Bustard mkII Limited Edition

This Special Limited Edition Fat Bustard II is introduced for those purists who want the facilities of the Fat Bustard summing mixer (special equalisation for the mix, stereo width, bass to centre) but a little less colourisation and even lower distortion and noise, though not as much max "Attitude". The top response now extends to 50+ kHz with consequently less phase shift. It uses 12AY7 double triode input valves in place of 5965s.

Both Fat Bustards have exactly the same 14 inputs, and same controls. The black more Aggressive Fat Bustard continues to be made, so the user has a choice until all the Green ones have been sold. Both are the same retail price.

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Thermionic Culture Freebird

The Freebird is a 3 Channel valve EQ, company director Nick Terry explains, "We've introduced a new product that can be considered as part of a modular system, in our own unique style of course. The Freebird has 3 channels of broad but versatile valve EQ. The unit is a half rack design but can be put together in a 19 inch rack case with another unit to give 6 channels of EQ.

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Thermionic Culture The Nightingale 2

2 x Mic amps with useful valve eq. Both have their own outputs (XLR unbalanced). These can be combined or taken individually into
1 x vari-mu compressor-based on The Phoenix but with a little more "attitude". The compressor section has its own input ("balanced" XLR) which can be selected instead of a feed from the mic amps.

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