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Faturator by Kilohearts is a simple, yet powerful saturation plugin. With the turn of a big knob (stereo turbo) and a few sliders (drive, fuzz, color, mix) you can add anything from subtle, warm, clean color to severe, dirty, digital mayhem. It is surprisingly flexible. It works well on drums, guitar, synth, and vocal tracks (when used sparingly to add an edge). It also sounds great on basses — really fattens up the low-mids and subs.
Cool-looking, user-friendly interface.
Simple, yet powerful (not too many controls).
Nice sound, free of harsh, unwanted aliasing.
CPU friendly (didn't notice much usage at all).
Responsive developer (frequent updates and great communication).
None come to mind — just a word of caution: a little Faturator goes a long way. I advise tweaking until you hear the desired effect and then backing off ever so slightly to avoid overkill — unless of course that's the sound you are seeking.
With Faturator, you can effortlessly add width and loads of color without sacrificing dynamics. It is very capable of adding a full range of sound — from warm to cool to freezing cold. Note: This is not an analog tape simulator plugin, but it's no slacker when it comes to adding modern distortion and oomph! I highly recommend Faturator to any eMusician, producer, film/video/game scorer, DJ, sound designer, etc., who is looking for a sonic secret weapon. Tommy Zai gives Faturator two strong, meaty thumbs up. Thank you, Kilohearts, for creating this fantastically fuzzy plugin.