Cheap saturation plugin

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KVRist
348 posts since 27 Aug, 2020

Post Thu May 13, 2021 6:28 am

Nobody seems to have mentioned this, so for the record, all paid Voxengo saturation plugins are cheap, very good and each of them has a unique flavor, e.g. Warmifier, VariSaturator, Powershaper, OVC-128 etc. I find that Aleksey's plugins handle aliasing exceptionally well, which is particularly important in the case of saturation, so be sure to check them out.

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KVRAF
3812 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from Land of The Charity Shop

Post Fri May 14, 2021 8:47 am

Melda Mamp even better when it's on sale at -50%.
https://www.meldaproduction.com/MAmp
MAmp is a great sounding vintage amp. Whether you are looking for a soft saturation to enhance the harmonic content or a great sounding creative distortion, MAmp is the right tool for the job.
Currently trying to turn noise into music. :neutral: Is boutique the new old?

KVRAF
3805 posts since 26 Nov, 2015 from Way Downunder

Post Fri May 14, 2021 1:58 pm

crickey13 wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 6:28 am
Nobody seems to have mentioned this, so for the record, all paid Voxengo saturation plugins are cheap, very good and each of them has a unique flavor, e.g. Warmifier, VariSaturator, Powershaper, OVC-128 etc. I find that Aleksey's plugins handle aliasing exceptionally well, which is particularly important in the case of saturation, so be sure to check them out.
Warmifier has been double-precision / alias-free for years and years. Voxengo are in the top-tier of all DSP developers in sound and quality :tu:

KVRist
261 posts since 25 Jan, 2010

Post Sat May 15, 2021 1:04 pm

Decapitator is on sale for $49

https://www.soundtoys.com/product/decapitator/

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KVRist
42 posts since 17 Apr, 2019

Post Sat May 15, 2021 3:12 pm

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KVRer
23 posts since 17 Oct, 2020

Post Sat May 15, 2021 3:48 pm

Black Box HG-2. Wait for the inevitable sale. I got mine for like $13, tax included.

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KVRian

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631 posts since 19 Jan, 2008

Post Sun May 16, 2021 12:55 am

YoddYarmonics wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 3:12 pm
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That looks sick! Maybe when I'll get my hands on a voucher I'll get it.

KVRAF
3805 posts since 26 Nov, 2015 from Way Downunder

Post Sun May 16, 2021 5:19 pm

Wondering about IK's Saturator X (or whatever it's called). 18 Euro with Jampoints deduction is cheap. Is it good? Recently got their tapes which are excellent.

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KVRer
11 posts since 12 Feb, 2021

Post Mon May 17, 2021 1:20 am

smd12 wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 1:04 pm
Decapitator is on sale for $49

https://www.soundtoys.com/product/decapitator/
Yes, this is a really good sale for Decapitator. This is the lowest it usually goes. Unfortunately for OP, it uses iLok, but the plugin is worth it imo. You can authorize the license to the computer and completely forget about iLok. Another option is iZotope Trash 2, if they're ok with dealing with iZotope's ecosystem for a little bit. It frequently goes on sale for $10 as part of some bundles on PluginBoutique, has been given away a handful of times in the past, and as a result licenses can be found second-hand for $15-ish. Really solid standalone plugin.

KVRian
886 posts since 8 Mar, 2009

Post Mon May 17, 2021 3:30 am

Soundtoys authorisation with Ilok is utterly painless. Just bang in the serial number they give you when you purchase, and after having done that, you'd never think it was using Ilok. Bought SieQ the other day for about 26 quid on a whim.
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KVRAF
1688 posts since 2 Jul, 2010

Post Mon May 17, 2021 3:35 am

I like the workflow on Saturator X, being able to quickly flip through a bunch of very different saturation modes. Unfortunately they "bite" with very different thresholds so levels are a bit all-over-the-place when doing this.

Having found a saturation style I like on Saturator X, I tend to shoot it out against a similar style from Reelbus / SDRR / True Iron / Fuse stuff and may be able to dial in something more suitable with their extra controls.

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