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Saturation Knob

Saturation Plugin by Softube
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Saturation Knob by Softube is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
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Saturation Knob is the analog sounding, simple to use, yet versatile way of adding some sweet distortion to your tracks. The knob itself controls the amount of saturation, and there are three different distortion characteristics to choose from by flicking the switch.

With the switch set to Neutral, the entire frequency spectrum of the sound gets distorted when you turn up the Saturation knob. Put it on Keep Low, and the saturation will mainly affect the lower part of the frequency spectrum, while the top end stays clear. Conversely, with Keep High selected, the low end will retain its clear sound and instead only the treble parts of the sound will get distorted. This makes a wide variety of distortion characteristics available to you.

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Average user rating of 3.83 from 6 reviews
Saturation Knob

Reviewed By RobertSchulz [all]
August 26th, 2022
Version reviewed: 2.5.46 on Windows

Great saturation plugin. Use it to up to 10 or 11 o'clock for gentle saturation, and above for a more distorted sound.

One important thing: They updated the plugin (along a generic Softube plugin overhaul) and the plugin has more parameters and most of all meters now.

You can adjust input and output gain independentely, have meters for Peak; Momentary, Short and Integrated RMS or LUFS for both stereo channel, input highpass and more.

Most important one is an automatic gain compensation feature which is absolutely great.

Set the mode, Dial in the amount of saturation and click on 'Set'. The plugin will thereafter automatically adjust the volume to unity gain.

The GUI is resizable as well now.

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Saturation Knob

Reviewed By @tata_arias [all]
April 9th, 2021
Version reviewed: 2020.10 on Windows

It's an excellent, great-sounding product. it is really very easy to use. and it's free!!! It has the necessary controls so that the saturation works in bass, normal and treble. For very it is a must-have plugin.

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Saturation Knob

Reviewed By pvallejosb [all]
March 27th, 2021
Version reviewed: 1 on Windows

Don't konow why this has two stars. This is an excellent plugin and it's free! It's logical the lack of features, because if it had more it would be expensive. It sounds amazing.

Also most of the negative reviews are because the process of downloading it and not about the plugin quality.

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Saturation Knob

Reviewed By SRMusics [all]
October 10th, 2020
Version reviewed: 2.4.83 on Windows

Now I have an unnecessary account and still no saturation knob. The website does not work properly. And then about i lock. It really doesn't get any more complicated than that.

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Saturation Knob

Reviewed By Duncle22 [all]
May 9th, 2020
Version reviewed: 1.0 on Windows

One of the best free saturation plugins out there. Sounds good, simple to use & its free. Another must had in your plugin arsenal.

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Comments & Discussion for Softube Saturation Knob

Discussion: Active
13 March 2020 at 8:04am

You can pull the DLL out of the installer by opening it with a file archiver like 7-zip or WinRAR.

22 April 2020 at 9:12pm

You can no longer pull the DLL out of the installer. Everything has to be installed, including their proprietary Licencing software.


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The Noodlist
16 March 2020 at 4:01am

A mix and master output option would be a bonus.

This installer is small compared to IK Multimedia's T-RackS 5. over 3GB.

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