CS1V brings the warmth and depth of an analogue console to your tracks and mixes. Drive increases the level of saturation. Tone adjusts pre-amp character; darker and heavier in the low range anti-clockwise, and progressively brighter high end harmonic boost clockwise. There are two selectable preamp modes: A is darker in character overall, while B has a flatter frequency response.
The default "Channel" mode is intended for mono tracks. When inserted on stereo tracks or auxes, the "Buss" setting can be used to add a subtle amount of crosstalk, as in a hardware mixer. Engaging the automatic gain control (AGC) attenuates the output to match the source volume.
Group mode allows all instances of CS1V in your session to be controlled from any one instance of CS1V. For example, setting Drive on any CS1V will update all other instances in the same group (1-8), making it easy to shape the character of your DAW's mixer as a whole. Drive, Tone and bypass can all be controlled as a group.