Newfangled Audio’s Saturate vs HG Black Box

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nathanj
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342 posts since 23 Mar, 2013

Post Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:56 pm

Are these two comparable?

I’ve demod black box and absolutely love it but would prefer to buy it when it’s on sale again.

Does NA Saturate compare in any way?

Thanks
Nathan

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dionenoid
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373 posts since 3 Jan, 2019 from Holland

Re: Newfangled Audio’s Saturate vs HG Black Box

Post Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:42 pm

Nope, they're nothing alike.
More BPM please

nathanj
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342 posts since 23 Mar, 2013

Re: Newfangled Audio’s Saturate vs HG Black Box

Post Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:46 pm

Ha. Settles that then. Thanks!

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dionenoid
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373 posts since 3 Jan, 2019 from Holland

Re: Newfangled Audio’s Saturate vs HG Black Box

Post Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:52 pm

:D
More BPM please

Scarlet Pumpernickel
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68 posts since 30 Jul, 2017

Re: Newfangled Audio’s Saturate vs HG Black Box

Post Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:40 pm

Comparing "Saturate" to Sonnox' "Inflator" would seem more appropriate.

jbarish
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Re: Newfangled Audio’s Saturate vs HG Black Box

Post Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:58 pm

Scarlet Pumpernickel wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:40 pm
Comparing "Saturate" to Sonnox' "Inflator" would seem more appropriate.
Details, please. I own both and haven't considered them very similar. I would be very interested to know how to use Saturate to do what Inflator does.I know there are some that will dismiss Inflator as basically a waveshaper, but I've never seen anyone actually demonstrate a waveshaper that proves that what Inflator does is easily reproducible.

Scarlet Pumpernickel
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Re: Newfangled Audio’s Saturate vs HG Black Box

Post Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:15 am

Frankly, for a brief time, I had them both installed and tested side by side, I got the impression that with "shape" control set to 0 Saturate gave me very similar results at least "functionally" (ate substantially more CPU as well).

jbarish
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Re: Newfangled Audio’s Saturate vs HG Black Box

Post Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:41 am

Scarlet Pumpernickel wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:15 am
Frankly, for a brief time, I had them both installed and tested side by side, I got the impression that with "shape" control set to 0 Saturate gave me very similar results at least "functionally" (ate substantially more CPU as well).
Thanks for the tip, I'll check into it.

simon.a.billington
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1684 posts since 12 Nov, 2014

Re: Newfangled Audio’s Saturate vs HG Black Box

Post Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:09 am

Actually, it reminds me of Logic’s Clip Distortion more than anything.

Gotta say the HG-2 is a great plugin.

legendCNCD
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784 posts since 23 Sep, 2004 from there

Re: Newfangled Audio’s Saturate vs HG Black Box

Post Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:07 am

HG-2 Is a saint
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collider
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105 posts since 14 Jun, 2018

Re: Newfangled Audio’s Saturate vs HG Black Box

Post Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:33 pm

simon.a.billington wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:09 am
Actually, it reminds me of Logic’s Clip Distortion more than anything.

Gotta say the HG-2 is a great plugin.
Is Newfangled Audio’s Saturate better than Logic’s Clip Distortion?

simon.a.billington
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1684 posts since 12 Nov, 2014

Re: Newfangled Audio’s Saturate vs HG Black Box

Post Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:56 am

collider wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:33 pm
simon.a.billington wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:09 am
Actually, it reminds me of Logic’s Clip Distortion more than anything.

Gotta say the HG-2 is a great plugin.
Is Newfangled Audio’s Saturate better than Logic’s Clip Distortion?
I really don’t know, since I haven’t used Saturate. I’m just going by it’s UI and what it does. I’m sure it would bring some other things to the game, but I’m just guessing there.

Logic’s Clip Distortion is certainly capable, but lacks some more advanced options, like what you would find in Trash’s Distortion module.

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andrewklimek
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62 posts since 27 Jun, 2016 from Cleveland

Re: Newfangled Audio’s Saturate vs HG Black Box

Post Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:58 am

ie They're similar insofar-as both have an "S" shape on a graph :D

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