Mac Music  |  Pc Music  |  440Software  |  440Forums  |  440tv  |  Zicos

Share this page
Welcome visitor

Tube Saturator - Wave Arts enters the Warmth War !

Tuesday November 3, 2009. 10:31 AM, by Nantho Plug-ins > Wave Arts
Plug-ins : Tube Saturator - Wave Arts enters the Warmth War ! - macmusicWave Arts announces the release of Tube Saturator, their first step into the world of accurate real-time analog modeling.

Unlike other tube simulators, which use radically simplified models, Tube Saturator uses state of the art circuit simulation technology to capture every nuance of an analog circuit. With circuit simulation, the analog schematic completely defines the signal processing. The schematic is converted into a system of non-linear differential equations which is solved at each sampling period, in realtime. That's mathematical talk for "it sounds exactly like the analog circuit".

The circuit simulation technology is extremely CPU intensive, and hence we are only able to simulate very simple circuits. Tube Saturator is in fact a basic circuit consisting of a Baxandall type three-band EQ feeding two 12AX7 triode preamp stages. It's similar to preamp stages you'd find in a guitar amp, but it is by no means a complete guitar amplifier model, that would be way too expensive to simulate even with today's fast CPUs. However, it is extremely accurate, and hence you can get the same distortion and tonal characteristics that you'd expect from a real tube preamp.

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.

Increasing the Drive control increases the (digital) input gain while decreasing the (digital) output gain, so you can easily adjust distortion levels. The FAT switch changes the bias circuit of the first preamp stage to increase gain.

Tube Saturator runs as a plug-in within any host application that supports VST, Audio Unit, MAS, DX and RTAS plug-ins. It costs $149.95.

For more information on Tube Saturator and to try a free demo, please visit :
Add your comment!
You must be logged in as a registered member to use this feature!
Share this news

Buy Wave Arts

online at:
near Woodbridge (US) at:
  • Sam Ash Music Edison, 10 km
  • Sam Ash Music Springfield, 15 km
  • SHI Somerset, 20 km
  • Legendary Pro Audio Jersey City, 28 km
  • J&R Music World New York, 30 km
  • Sam Ash Music Brooklyn, 32 km
  • Dale Pro Audio New York, 33 km
  • Tekserve New York, 33 km
  • Rogue Music New York, 33 km
  • Alto Music Middletown, 33 km
  • Not registred?
    Become a member now! It free and fast and it'd allow you to post news, ads, messages in the forums, change your language/time setting...
    For your site
    Add dynamic content to your own site for free. By inserting some simple HTML code in your pages, you can easily publish MacMusic news on your web site. Your visitors could then immediately link to the news which is updated daily.
    This MacMusic section is managed by d-cipher with the help of the translators team.
    02:23 CEST - © MacMusic 1997-2017