Friday Freeware: Tube Saturator Vintage By Wave Arts

Every Friday we bring a free plugin, software and sample packs for you. In this series, today I’m here with a great saturation plugin Tube Saturator Vintage by Wave arts.

Saturators are very useful plugins. They revert back the original characteristics of a sound wave.

The sound recorded in a computer converts into a digital file and in this process, the wave lost its original wave characteristic. To get those characteristic back we use saturation plugins.

Saturation plugins are the emulation of vintage tapes and tube gears. When we apply them to our track, we get a vintage pleasant feeling in the sound.

However, premium saturation plugins like waves saturation plugins cost you hundreds of dollars there are free version also available which you should try.

Wave art’s Tube Saturator Vintage is one of the best free saturation plugins which you can use to get the vintage feeling in your track. Its a reissue of the original Tube Saturator.

A circuit simulation technology is used to reproduce the sound of a dual triode preamp.

However, its circuit simulation technology is very CPU intensive so Wave art developed its successor, Tube Saturator 2.

Tube saturator 2 produce a more accurate simulation with fewer CPU uses. Tube saturator 2 is a paid plugin.

If you are okay with the CPU load then you can go with the free Tube Saturator Vintage.

FREE Wave Arts Tube Saturator Vintage Plugin AAX

Download Tube Saturator Vintage (Free)

Original Tube Saturator description

Tube Saturator is one of the most accurate real time tube amp plug-ins in the world. It uses circuit simulation technology to reproduce every nuance of an analog circuit. 

With circuit simulation, the analog schematic converted into a system of non-linear differential equations solved in realtime at each sampling period.

Let’s simplify the above mathematical terms.

You get the Exact sound like analog circuit.

Similar to preamps that you’d find in a guitar or high fidelity amp, Tube Saturator has a basic virtual circuit consisting of two 12AX7 triodes a Baxandall type three-band EQ feeding.

You can get the same tonal quality and distortion and as a real tube preamp.

Circuit simulation technology is very CPU intensive so you must have a fast computer to run this on your system.

Features of Tube Saturator 2

  • 64-bit circuit simulation technology with accurate tube preamp simulation
  • 3-band EQ: Baxandall
  • Distortion adjustment with the drive control
  • EQ bypass
  • Two common cathode 12AX7 preamp stages
  • For increased punch: FAT mode
  • Analog style metering
  • No latency
  • Up to 192 kHz sampling rate, depending on CPU speed.
  • Mono or stereo

Minimum System Requirements

Windows – VST2, VST3, AAX

  • Windows 7/8/10
  • AAX – Pro Tools 10.3.5 and higher

Macintosh – AU, VST2, VST3, AAX

  • OS X 10.7-10.12
  • AAX – Pro Tools 10.3.5 and higher

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Gautam Roy is a recording engineer and a blogger from India. He loves music, writing and travelling. He is also an active investor and a successful entrepreneur.

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