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TS-2 Tube Saturator

Tube Preamp Simulator by Wave Arts
Tube Saturator
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TS-2 Tube Saturator

Tube Saturator 2 is a super accurate circuit simulation of a tube pre-amp with analog EQ, which can be overdriven gently for warming effects, or cranked for fat distortion. Like its predecessor, Tube Saturator, TS-2 is based on circuit simulation technology to capture every nuance of an analog circuit. The circuit consisting of the individual tubes, resistors, and capacitors is converted into a mathematical system of equations which is numerically solved to produce the exact same sound as a real circuit. But while the original consumed large amounts of CPU power, TS-2 is now super efficient. The Saturation section of TS-2 runs about 7x faster than the original and yet the modelling is even more accurate. TS-2 includes the original circuit simulation of the three band Baxandall type EQ as found in many guitar amplifiers.

In addition to this breakthrough improvement in speed, TS-2 has many new features. You can switch between 12AX7 and 12AU7 tubes for different harmonic characteristics. The EQ can be switched to run pre or post saturation. Saturation and EQ are separately switchable. Also there is a 2x oversampling mode using a very high quality resampler algorithm. Use 2x mode to attenuate aliased distortion harmonics. Also new is a mix control to blend the processed sound with the original. And finally, TS-2 has a gorgeous new interface.

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TS-2 Tube Saturator

Reviewed By DiBase [all]
May 1st, 2021
Version reviewed: 1 on Windows

Really liked the Vintage one but as it was crippling the CPU I changed to this version that get's the job done easily.

Thanks to Kvr and Wavearts.

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TS-2 Tube Saturator

Reviewed By vata44 [all]
April 28th, 2010
Version reviewed: 1.00 on Windows

Okay, so I guess I am one of those who really like that "tube" sound. I have been in love with the free RubyTube for some time now. I have also loved the BlueTubes by Nomad Factory, but I knew some day I would get that tube sound I wanted in full. I must say IMO I have found it and I am VERY happy to be the proud owner of this product. Will everyone like it? Probably not as personal opinion/preference is as varied as species on our planet...

Features are simplistic and that is something that I like... but I feel maybe, just maybe there could have been room for a little more creativity. I don't know what, but people are always surprising me out there and for $100, I would think there might be a small bell or whistle.

Documentaion... I cannot find it if it exists. However it is so straight forward that I doubt it is honestly needed. I like that as well.

Presets are good starting points... I don't know how varied you could get with a plugin like this. A little, a little more, a lot or tons of tubage... ;)

They were very prompt when asking them questions before purchase and I feel as if that is a good representation of what I should expect if I have problems.

Value... like I mentioned, this is "the" sound I have been seeking for my style of music (which is not common at all), so to each your own.

Stability, time will tell.

CPU Hog? Oh yes! 1 plugin was taking 45% of my Intel core 2 duo 2ghz
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