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Saturation Knob

Saturation Plugin by Softube
Free (AAX) / €25 (RE)
Saturation Knob
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Saturation Knob by Softube is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as an AAX Plugin and a Rack Extension 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.

Get the AAX version here

Get the RE version here

Also available in SONAR as a ProChannel plug-in

Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 3.60 from 5 reviews

Saturation Knob
Reviewed By @tata_arias
April 9th, 2021

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
March 27th, 2021

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
October 10th, 2020

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
May 9th, 2020

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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Saturation Knob
Reviewed By nonewwavenofun
March 12th, 2020

It's a decent plugin by itself. Crunchy, analog-style saturation that can be applied to either the high or low end. What annoys me is the absolutely gigantic installer (over 100MB). Instead of just giving you the .dll, you have to go through and untick every limited demo they try to give you as well. Use Klevgrand FreeAMP or SGA1566 instead.

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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.


The Noodlist
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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