The bx_saturator is capable of adding subtle warming to mixes, boosting perceived loudness, or full-on trashy distortion effects. Add subtle color or grunge with precision control, provide a little glue to a buss or mix, or make a pristine drum track sound like The White Stripes.
Brainworx has greatly improved — and actually rewritten — the Saturation algorithm, which is now smoother and has audibly better anti-aliasing.
The bx_saturator offers a large palette of saturation options. Easily introduce the satisfying broadband saturation characteristics of analog outboard gear, or use multiband and M/S adjustments to add color only where you need it. The multiband crossovers allow you to zero in on a frequency range to bring single instruments or vocals forward in the mix. bx_saturator’s “True Split” crossover technology ensures that Mid and Side channels are perfectly in phase. The ability to fatten and even slightly distort Mid & Side signals independently - and separately for high and low frequencies - will give you many great, fresh and inspiring sounds.
The plug-in offers instant access to transparent and flexible multi-band and M/S processing without the hassle and complex routing required for similar hardware configurations, or the risk of signal degradation. Often saturation processors will have the undesirable effect of distorting the full frequency range of source material. With bx_saturator, you can customize the distortion range to perfectly suit the source material, offering effects not typically possible with other equipment.
The bx_saturator can be used as a mastering tool to increase the perceived volume of mixes without clipping them, or add saturation to select frequencies, enhancing certain instruments and bringing them forward in the mix. Bring out delicate signals like acoustic guitars and percussion in full mixes without increasing their actual level or eq-ing them in a harsh or offensive way. Distort vocals in full mixes without loosing the punch of your drums or the clarity of your keyboards or guitars. Use multiple instances in a mix to add body to each instrument, allowing you to deliver final mixes with intensity and distinctly pleasing loudness characteristics without loss of clarity.