Saturator by denise

Saturator

by denise
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Most saturation plugins will destroy your transients as well as the sound. The Denise saturator gives you complete control with extreme distortion to smooth tape style saturation.

The Denise Saturator is a lightweight but powerful saturation plugin for adding colour and depth to individual tracks and bus-groups. Its deceptively straightforward interface gets you results fasts, but don't be fooled: the plugin features continuous ‘transients’ and ‘smooth’ controls that provide you with a flexible and intuitive way to let through the transients in your track and emulate the pleasing smooth sound of tape hysteresis. Together with its different timbre styles, and auto-makeup and stereo-link options, the Denise Saturator gives you many ways to shape your sound, with minimal CPU load.

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1. "You are trying to distort a drum track or percussive synth lead, but killing your track's transients in the process." Most saturation and distortion plugins will reduce transients and take the live out of your track. The Denise Saturator features a continuous ‘Transients’ control, allowing you to let through the transients in your track unharmed. 2. "You like the sound of a particular saturator, but it's either sounding too harsh or too smooth, without any features to help out." Most saturators feature just one 'drive' control, and some switches to change the saturation style. Besides the different standard style options on the Denise Saturator, it features a continuous ‘Smooth’ control, that allows you to adjust the smoothness of the saturation from extreme distortion to smooth tape style saturation, independent of the 'Drive' control. 3. "You use saturation a lot in your productions to add flavor, but all plugin instances amount to a huge CPU load." Many saturators utilize convoluted and CPU-heavy algorithms to get their specific sound. Due to its clever 'Transients' and 'Smooth' features, the Denise Saturator is very flexible but at the same time extremely efficient on the CPU, allowing for many many instances.

DRIVE (0% to 100%): Drives the signal into the saturation transfer curve. Set at 0%, the plugin is fully transparent. INPUT (-24dB to 24dB): Input gain that lets you boost or attenuate the signal going in, giving you more control over the saturation amount. OUTPUT (-24dB to 24dB): Output gain to manually compensate for the volume boost created by the drive function. TRANSIENTS (0% to 100%): Attack applied to the Saturator's internal side-chain, allowing you to let through the transients in your track. SMOOTH (0% to 100%): Release applied to the Saturator's internal side-chain, allowing you to smooth out the saturation and emulate tape hysteresis. STYLE (dark / natural / bright): A menu that lets you choose different saturation timbres, allowing you to shape the tonal balance of the saturation. LINK (on/off): A switch that allows you to link the left and right channel saturation, allowing you to preserve the stereo image of your track. SAFE (on/off): A switch that turns on a smooth brickwall limiter at the end of the internal processing chain, making sure no clipping will occur.

Release date: 18 JUL 2018/22:00
Latest version: 1.1.0
Platform: OSX
Formats: VST, VST3, AU
Latest version: 1.1.0
OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or newer
Formats: VST, VST3

OSX

Version: 1.1.0
Changed: GUI update: buttons, dials and font size
Version: 1.0.1
Changed: Fixed style menu resetting to default after re-opening the GUI
Version: 1.0.0
Changed: Original release

Windows

Version: 1.1.0
Changed: GUI update: buttons, dials and font size
Version: 1.0.1
Changed: Fixed style menu resetting to default after re-opening the GUI
Version: 1.0.0
Changed: Original release
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OSX: VST, VST3, AU
Windows: VST, VST3
Release: Jul 18, 2018