WHAT IS IT
A hardware dual mono distortion unit based around valves. Its typically used in conjunction with a DAW to add analog valve warmth to digital sounds, but it can also act as a DI box.
We’ll look at what it is, how it works and why valves are so highly regarded in audio. Then we’ll put it to the test and compare the results to plug-ins.
The basic Culture Vulture is £1,200 and both the mastering version and the 15th Anniversary edition are £2150. You’ll also need to budget for cabling (approximately another £40).