Softube Saturation Knob
The Saturation Knob is a modeled output distortion that can be used anywhere you need a little extra grit.
About Softube Saturation Knob
The Saturation Knob plug-in borrows from Softube’s famous distortion circuitry modeling, and can be applied to any channel that needs a little extra grit or break up. It features a single knob, but for this type of colorization tool, one knob is all you need.
How Does Softube Saturation Knob Work?
The three modes, Keep High, Neutral and Keep Low give you three kinds of characters of distortion. If you want to squash a drum loop but keep the bass drum fairly intact, you can use the Keep Low mode for example.
You can also use it to fatten up bass lines, add some harmonics and shimmer to vocals, or simply destroy your drum loop. And all of this can be done precisely to taste, depending on what type of flavor of saturation you’re looking for.
“My response when they told me the Saturation Knob is a free plug-in was—are you nuts? Seriously? It’s too good to be free! I use it to make guitars fatter and more aggressive, snares naturally brighter, kicks punchier, vocals warmer. Basically, it’s good for just about anything. Saturation Knob should be renamed Attitude Adjuster! If a plugin can be addicting, the Saturation Knob is it!