When we released the 2d card and MIO Console v.5 for our interfaces, we introduced a new feature called Character. To create Character we asked our beta testers to send us their favorite analog processing devices; 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 changed the sound run through them, in particular the way the analog circuits add distortion. We then modeled this distortion using our +DSP technology.
We've now brought this technology to Pro Tools as the Character AAX plug-in for Pro Tools 10. Character provides over 20 different models, incorporating the sound of tubes, transformers and solid state devices. Character for Pro Tools also adds a Drive control to allow you to push the distortion even harder for over-the-top sound mangling.