Wave Arts announced they are re-issuing Tube Saturator as a free plug-in. Tube Saturator Vintage uses 64-bit circuit simulation technology to faithfully reproduce the sound of a dual triode preamp.

Wave Arts TubeSaturator webWhile it sounds great, the circuit simulation technology is very CPU intensive, that’s why we developed its successor, Tube Saturator 2. Tube Saturator 2 is vastly more efficient, nearly identical in simulation accuracy, and adds many other features. However, some users prefer the sound of the original and request it, hence we have released it as a free plug-in.

Tube Saturator Vintage simulates a 12AX7 dual triode preamp with a three-band Baxandall equalizer. The drive control adjusts the coloration from gentle warming to full on distortion while keeping the output level constant.

Tube Saturator Vintage supports VST, AU, and AAX formats on Mac and Windows.

Download the free plug here.

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