Helios® Type 69 Preamp and EQ Collection

Helios® Type 69 Preamp and EQ Collection

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The hallowed Helios Type 69, totally re-modeled with Unison technology.

Whether it was housed at Olympic in London, Musicland in Munich, or in the famed Rolling Stones’ mobile studio, the Helios Type 69 console was at the center of hundreds of iconic albums from rock’s “Golden Age.” From must-own albums by Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Pink Floyd, to Bob Marley and the Wailers, David Bowie, Black Sabbath, and AC/DC, the Type 69 delivered fat, unmistakable attitude, with a punchy midrange and an assertive growl.

The all-new Helios Type 69 Preamp and EQ plug-in for UAD-2 hardware and UA Audio Interfaces is a masterful, end-to-end circuit emulation of the rare hardware, going well beyond UA’s original Helios Type 69 plug-in.

Now You Can:

Track and mix through a stunning emulation of the Helios Type 69 vintage analog channel

Get the full character of the original hardware’s Lustraphone transformer-based mic preamp with Unison technology

Sculpt your sources with a colorful inductor-based three-band EQ

Shape guitars, vocals, and more with legendary Type 69 midrange aggression

Tweak low-end character with uniquely voiced low-frequency boost and cut filters

Mix with artist presets from J.J. Blair (Johnny Cash, George Benson), Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio), Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Tom Waits), and more

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Turn Your DAW into a Classic Helios Type 69 Console

Turn Your DAW into a Classic Helios Type 69 Console

In crafting the new Helios Type 69 plug-in, UA’s team of engineers dug deep into two original Type 69 Olympic-era “golden units,” faithfully modeling their custom-made, feedback-style, 70 dB input section — along with a complete emulation of the coveted Lustraphone mic input transformer. This end-to-end circuit capture is the only "triple amp" preamp on the UAD platform, giving you complex, colorful flavors that will make any source come to life.

Unison Technology for UA Audio Interfaces

Unison Technology for UA Audio Interfaces

Harnessing UA’s groundbreaking Unison technology, the new Helios Type 69 plug-in gives you the hardware’s line/mic preamp impedance, gain stage “sweet spots,” and exact circuit behaviors. Just insert the plug-in into the Console app’s Unison preamp slot to track in real time through a spot-on Helios Type 69 modeled preamp.

Passive, Aggressive EQ

Passive, Aggressive EQ

The new Helios Type 69 also offers a ground-up redesign of the original hardware’s famously bold passive three-band EQ. For the first time, the Helios Type 69 plug-in perfectly emulates the rich sounding inductor saturation behaviors that keep radical EQ moves sounding ultra musical, even at extreme settings.

The Low End Theory

The Low End Theory

With four uniquely voiced low frequency bell-shape boost filters, the Helios Type 69 Preamp and EQ Collection imparts the same solid and wide bass foundation found on seminal rock, pop, and reggae recordings. You can also clean up sources like overheads and room mics by switching the Bass band into a fixed 50 Hz low cut mode, with stepped gain control.

Add Tough Type 69 Attitude with any UAD Hardware

Add Tough Type 69 Attitude with any UAD Hardware

Of course, the Helios Type 69 Preamp and EQ Collection isn’t just for UA Audio Interface owners. UAD hardware owners can use the Collection on any mix, for bold, intense colors, without going outside the box. With the Helios Type 69 complete console channel emulation, plus the included DSP-lite Helios Type 69 Legacy plug-in, you can craft your projects with the same bold flavor found on the biggest records ever made.

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      Key Features

      Complete end-to-end circuit emulation of the original Helios "Olympic"-era Type 69 channel design

      Coveted Lustraphone mic input transformer and famously colorful passive inductor based EQ

      Feedback-style 70 dB preamp and Unison technology with mic, line, and Hi-Z inputs

      High Shelf, Mid Bell, and Bass Bell/Shelf EQ with bypass for DSP savings

      Includes Helios Type 69 Legacy EQ plug-in for DSP savings

      Requires a UAD DSP Accelerator Card or UA Audio Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide

      Customer Reviews

      Helios® Type 69 Preamp and EQ Collection

      Overall Rating

      4.9/5
      (91 reviews)

      K. Hazell

      June 19, 2018

      Helios® Type 69 Preamp and EQ Collection

      cant live without this on bass and rock vocals

      UAD User

      June 19, 2018

      Great Pre

      Very good distortion comes out of this pre and great usable eq.

      a. meli

      June 17, 2018

      Impecable

      Increible en las frecuencias paso a ser una herramienta indispensable para gregar un tono a los bajos y bombos.

      a. meli

      June 17, 2018

      Impecable

      Increible en las frecuencias paso a ser una herramienta indispensable para gregar un tono a los bajos y bombos.

      a. meli

      June 17, 2018

      Impecable

      Increible en las frecuencias paso a ser una herramienta indispensable para gregar un tono a los bajos y bombos.

      S. Casamento

      June 15, 2018

      Favorite Pre Amp

      For me this is the best preamp yet by UA. It is so rich and responsive it will be my go to for vox and instruments.

      S. Casamento

      June 15, 2018

      Favorite Pre Amp

      For me this is the best preamp yet by UA. It is so rich and responsive it will be my go to for vox and instruments.

      T. Hamilton

      June 15, 2018

      Helios EQ

      The Helios EQ is an acquired taste, but a very useful tool once you grasp what this plug in can actually do. I was always a firm believer in attenuation never boosting when using EQ plug ins. Well, I can tell you with the UA Helios plug, you can throw out the old rule. This thing actually boosts frequencies in a musical way. There is no nasty build up either. All I can say is WOW!

      M. Deschambault

      June 14, 2018

      J’adore ce préamp

      Je l’ai essayé sur la voix, la guitare, la basse: tout simplement magique ! C’est chaleureux sans devenir brouillon dans les mids. Thumbs up UAD!

      UAD User

      June 7, 2018

      Increible saturación analoga

      Si quieres tener un sonido analogo en un paso esta es la opcion

      UAD User

      June 7, 2018

      Increible saturación analoga

      Si quieres tener un sonido analogo en un paso esta es la opcion

      A. Blaze

      June 2, 2018

      Does Magic on High Freq

      I`ve been a fan of a Legacy EQ , as it was so musical and had so many inspirational presets. The Preamp version is a "monster" - does magic on a High Freq. Great on overheads! Uses bit too much DSP, but thats a fair price for the true sound. Thanks!

      I. Chiforisin

      June 2, 2018

      Great eq

      I like the helios 69 eq, very musical eq.

      J. Weaver

      May 21, 2018

      Soooo good!!

      Just inserting this on a channel makes whatever better.

      M. Rom

      May 19, 2018

      Mid heaven.

      I liked the eq from the beginning. With the addition of the pre-amp and Unison capabilities, I can emulate the Rolling Stones Mobile Unit. The eq is made for guitars, in my humble opinion. Acoustic or electric, just placing it on the track or the incoming signal makes a difference. Tweak the mids and stuff just comes alive. Play with it, you won't be disappointed.

      I. Gang

      May 18, 2018

      It is the best sound. It seems to be using the original hardware. Thank you for your choice of many.

      It is the best sound. It seems to be using the original hardware. Thank you for your choice of many.

      G. Gamiz

      April 28, 2018

      Excelent!!

      I like the pre and the Hi-frequencies

      P. Mata Rodriguez

      April 26, 2018

      Excellent vintage sound

      Excellent vintage sound, easy to use and very easy to find a good sounding setup

      P. Moshay

      April 18, 2018

      didn't know this until i demo'd it, now i love it

      its amazing how fast you can fall in love with something like this..... its far from any other channel strip and so inspiring to use! Just about everything can sound much better with this channel strip. The eq make sounds JUMP out of the speakers!

      R. Kallinger

      April 15, 2018

      Helios Type 69

      I am a recording reggae artist. Ever since i started recording i did the recording editing and mixing of my vocals myself. Helios caught my attention cause it was used for some Bob Marley Productions. I had NO idea of how much this thing would take my vocals on another level. I am super happy i bought it! 100% worth it. crunchy edgy crystal clear vox. Definitely what my vocals needed.
      Greetings from Vienna (Austria)