Voxengo release the VariSaturator plug-in for Mac OSX and Windows 25/02/08
Voxengo tell us that their new VariSaturator VST and AU plug-in is designed to apply saturation effects over audio material. They say that it can be used both to boost the loudness of the audio tracks without increasing their peak levels proportionally, and to apply subtle harmonic coloration that makes tracks sound more pronounced and polished.
Hereâ€™s the details in Voxengoâ€™s own wordsâ€¦ VariSaturator features two saturation modules which are applied in sequence, in two-band mode each. The valve saturation module applies asymmetric valve processing that closely resembles the sound of valve amplifier cascade, and being a digital emulation, it applies its best sonic features without side artifacts like noise, strong phase shift and high frequency roll-off. Another saturation module VariSaturator features is a digital "waveshaping" saturator with feedback topology. This module applies smooth two-band saturation which can amplify signal level and apply desirable harmonic coloration.
VariSaturator can be used in a variety of audio processing cases: you may apply it with good results over drum, bass and vocal tracks, over sub-mixes and of course over complete mixes. Since VariSaturator does not provide a brick-wall limiting performance, when applied over full mixes, it is best used for the final loudness boost inserted before the finishing brick-wall limiter.
Note, though, that since VariSaturator applies distortion, it may damage original sonic qualities of the audio material if used incautiously. For initial evaluation of VariSaturator's sonic performance you can use the factory presets VariSaturator comes with. VariSaturator features:
Valve and digital saturation
Internal channel routing
64-bit floating point processing
Contextual hint messages
Pricing and Availability:
A one-month introductory price of $55.96 is now effective which is 20% off the regular price. More information and demo version: