WaveArts Releases Tube Saturator Plug-In
WaveArts has released Tube Saturator, a real-time analog modeling plug-in for Mac and PC. Unlike other tube simulators which use radically simplified models, WaveArts claim that Tube Saturator uses state of the art circuit simulator technology to capture every nuance of an analog system.
The actual schematic (consisting of resistors, capacitors, tubes, and so on) is precisely specified within the simulator and completely defines the signal processing– no approximations or short cuts! Technically, the plug-in is solving a set of mathematical equations, in real-time, to capture the non-linear and complex interactions of all the components in the system. To put it more simply– it sounds exactly like the analog circuit.
Use Tube Saturator to add a bit of analog warmth to recordings, or increase the drive for some distortion. You can use it as a saturating peak limiter too. This new technology is CPU intensive, but brings you analog realism like never before. As processors continue to get more powerful, more amazing plug-ins will be possible!
WaveArts’ Tube Saturator costs $150 and comes in the VST, Audio Unit, MAS, DX and RTAS plug-in flavors. More information on WaveArts Tube Saturator.