Tube Saturator is the world's most accurate real time tube amp plug-in.
Unlike other tube simulators, which use radically simplified models, Tube
Saturator uses state of the art circuit simulation technology to capture
every nuance of an analog circuit. With circuit simulation, the analog
schematic completely defines the signal processing. The schematic is
converted into a system of non-linear differential equations which is
solved at each sampling period, in realtime. That.s mathematical talk for
.it sounds exactly like the analog circuit..
The circuit simulation technology is extremely CPU intensive, and hence we
are only able to simulate very simple circuits. Tube Saturator is in fact
a basic circuit consisting of a Baxandall type three-band EQ feeding two
12AX7 triode preamp stages. It.s similar to preamp stages you.d find in a
guitar amp, but it is by no means a complete guitar amplifier model, that
would be way too expensive to simulate even with today.s fast CPUs.
However, it is extremely accurate, and hence you can get the same
distortion and tonal characteristics that you.d expect from a real tube
Use Tube Saturator to add a bit of analog warmth to recordings, or
increase the drive for some distortion. You can use it as a saturating
peak limiter too.
Increasing the Drive control increases the (digital) input gain while
decreasing the (digital) output gain, so you can easily adjust distortion
levels. The FAT switch changes the bias circuit of the first preamp stage
to increase gain.
Accurate tube preamp simulator using 64-bit circuit simulation technology
Two common cathode 12AX7 preamp stages
Baxandall 3-band EQ
Drive control for distortion adjustment
FAT mode for increased punch
Analog style metering
Up to 192 kHz sampling rate, depending on CPU speed.
Mono or stereo
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