Thermionic Culture The Culture Vulture
Thermionic Culture The Culture Vulture

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Stereo valve distortion unit
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Thermionic Culture The Culture Vulture is probably our most popular piece of Thermionic Culture kit. It’s the original harmonic distortion unit, and still the only piece of studio gear dedicated just to adding valve-based harmonic distortion. Those of you familiar with distortion with be fully aware of the sonic advantages of using valves over solid state components, advantages that Thermionic Culture and their range of all-valve processors are all too familiar with!

Thermionic Culture the Culture Vulture is used by producers the world over; Paul Epworth, Mike Crossey, Stephen Street, Ben Hillier and Alan Moulder all have one of these in the rack at Miloco Studios.

The Culture Vulture has three settings for the type of distortion it provides: T, P1 and P2.

T is the classic musical distortion, used primarily to add warmth to the sound.

P1 adds distortion over odd harmonics, providing a more aggressive distortion whilst maintaining a classic valve sound.

P2 is the over the…

Thermionic Culture The Culture Vulture is probably our most popular piece of Thermionic Culture kit. It’s the original harmonic distortion unit, and still the only piece of studio gear dedicated just to adding valve-based harmonic distortion. Those of you familiar with distortion with be fully aware of the sonic advantages of using valves over solid state components, advantages that Thermionic Culture and their range of all-valve processors are all too familiar with!

Thermionic Culture the Culture Vulture is used by producers the world over; Paul Epworth, Mike Crossey, Stephen Street, Ben Hillier and Alan Moulder all have one of these in the rack at Miloco Studios.

The Culture Vulture has three settings for the type of distortion it provides: T, P1 and P2.

T is the classic musical distortion, used primarily to add warmth to the sound.

P1 adds distortion over odd harmonics, providing a more aggressive distortion whilst maintaining a classic valve sound.

P2 is the over the top distortion, adding harmonics and using an unconventional valve in an unconventional manor to provide the distortion, allowing for unique and exciting distortion effects.

Also provided on Thermionic Culture The Culture Vulture is a bias control used to vary current through the valve used for distortion. This provides a great range of distortion effects depending on how extreme and effect you’re looking for.

The usual Thermionic Culture Low-Pass filter is included to remove unwanted harmonics above 6khz or 9khz depending on the switch position. There are as Drive and Overdrive controls that vary the signal level before it hits the distortion stage of the unit.

Finally the output control varies the level before the valve output stage of the unit, allowing further shaping of the distorted sound.

Finally the unit has a “bypass” switch enabling the user to fully bypass the distortion effects of the unit for comparison between the clean and dirty signal.

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Gear Status

New Gear

Brand

Thermionic Culture

Input Impedance

30kΩ

Output Load Impedance

2kΩ (should ideally drive a 10kΩ + input impedance)

Frequency Response

± 1.75dB over 50Hz to 15kHz (at low distortion)

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£1,265 ex. VAT

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