VariSaturator is an audio effect AU and VST plugin designed to apply saturation effects to audio material. VariSaturator 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.
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 sound of a high-quality valve amplifier cascade. 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. If you have some “muffled” track in the mix that needs to cut through the mix better, VariSaturator will help you in this case easily.
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.
- Strong harmonic enhancer
- Mix saturator
- Track saturator
- Drum bus compressor
- Stereo, mid-side, 5.1 processor
- Two-band processing
- Stereo and multi-channel processing
- Mid/side processing
- Preset manager
- Contextual hint messages
- Crossover steepness switch
- Internal channel routing
- Up to 8x oversampling
- Undo/redo history
- All sample rates support
- Valve and digital saturation
- Channel grouping
- 64-bit floating point processing
- A/B comparisons
- Zero processing latency
This plug-in is compatible with Windows (32- and 64-bit Windows XP, Vista, 7 and later versions) and Mac OS X (10.5 and later versions, 32- and 64-bit, Intel processor-based) computers (2 GHz dual-core or faster processor with at least 1 GB of system RAM required). A separate binary distribution file is available for each target computer platform for each audio plug-in specification.
This audio plugin can be loaded into any audio host application that conforms to the AudioUnit or VST plugin specification.
RTAS compatibility is available by using the FXpansion VST-RTAS adapter.