Thermionic Culture – The Culture Vulture

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Culture Vulture Super 15 Overview

The Thermionic Culture Vulture Super 15 is an exceptional tube distortion unit, designed to deliver a wealth of sonic possibilities to your studio.

This extraordinary device incorporates the tenets of its original Culture Vulture counterpart and takes them to new heights with an expanded set of 15 saturation modes, skillfully mimicking the sound of a myriad of vintage and modern recording and processing devices.

Incorporating several innovative features, the Super 15 boasts a Drive switch with three positions, including a +10dB option nestled right in the center, providing an extensive range of distortion effects. The unit is equipped with balanced line inputs and unbalanced line outputs, a design choice firmly backed by the creator Vic Keary, who asserts that unbalanced lines can deliver superior sound quality.

The Culture Vulture Super 15 offers an array of tools for sculpting saturation. Explore the drive, level, and tone controls in combination with the various saturation modes, from subtle to scorching tube color.  The Super 15 ensures longevity and minimal noise with carefully selected NOS valves, meticulously matched for stereo.

This versatile and potent unit is exactly why tube saturation is celebrated for mixing applications worldwide; connect and see why the Culture Vulture is popular with engineers in all styles of music!

Select Features of the Culture Vulture Super 15

  • A wide choice of distortion effects including 3 SQ (“squash”) settings.
  • 5 musically tuned sharp dynamic mid lift settings.
  • Bias control is more useful than ever before for type of sound and mid lift.
  • Extra mid way +10dB setting on Drive switch, before Overdrive (+20dB) .
  • Broad Presence control on + 10 dB position.
  • -10dB attenuator enables comparison between the above, or useful to control high levels.
  • Extra Output level to easily drive DAWs.
  • Transformer balanced line input, unbalanced DI input.
  • Unbalanced Hi & Lo outputs for better transparency.
  • Low pass filter to remove unwanted HF overtones.
  • Extra low noise, long life.
  • Selected NOS valves, carefully matched for stereo.

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