A bucket full of old school goodness

Character is a plugin that lets you add the luscious distortion characteristics of classic analog circuits to your source tracks. To create Character we asked top flight tracking, mixing and mastering engineers to send us their favorite analog hardware; the mic pres, DIs and EQs that they used for recording, mixing and mastering. We then used SpectraFoo to measure the ways that these processors add lovely, gooey analog distortion to the sound run through them and modeled this distortion using our proprietary +DSP technology. Character provides over 20 different models, incorporating the sound of tubes, transformers and solid state devices. Character has a Drive control (and auto drive) to allow you to push the distortion even harder for over-the-top sound mangling.

Engineers/Producers/Remixers/Musicians—Is Metric Halo Character for you? Yes!

  • Rely on the best sound quality available with Metric Halo’s award-winning DSP
  • Add subtle euphonic distortion to enhance your tracks
  • Emulate the characteristics of classic devices on clean tracks
  • Insert on every track for an analog-sounding mixer
  • Use with high-drive for special effects
  • Use subtle settings to add the gloss and sheen of classic analog tube and solid-state input stages
  • Get the soft saturation characteristics of a transformer coupled analog mixer
  • Get quick results with the many Metric Halo presets provided


  • 20 different Character models
  • Oversampled and antialiased for analog euphonic distortion
  • Manual Drive control sets how hard you hit the distortion
  • Autodrive enables consistent distortion for all signal levels
  • Output Gain allows you to level match
  • Adjustable UI size
  • Metric Halo Preset Manager provides cross-platform presets

System requirements

Windows Windows 7 and later
Mac Mac OS 10.7.x and later
Pro Tools Pro Tools 10.x and later
Max Sample Rate 192 kHz
Copy Protection  Requires iLok


AAX Native

This product is tested by the Seller for support of current versions of the indicated Avid products and operating systems. For compatibility questions related to older systems, please contact the Seller.

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