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Saturation Knob

Saturation Plugin by Softube

Saturation Knob has an average user rating of 3.83 from 6 reviews

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User Reviews by KVR Members for Saturation Knob

Reviewed By RobertSchulz [read all by] on August 26th, 2022
Version reviewed: 2.5.46 on Windows.
Last edited by RobertSchulz on 26th August 2022.

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.

Reviewed By @tata_arias [read all by] on 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.

Reviewed By pvallejosb [read all by] on 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.

Reviewed By SRMusics [read all by] on 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.

Reviewed By Duncle22 [read all by] on 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.

Reviewed By nonewwavenofun [read all by] on March 12th, 2020
Version reviewed: 1 on Windows

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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