Voxengo VariSaturator 1.6 released - Press Release
Apr 14, 2009: An updated version 1.6 for Voxengo VariSaturator is available for download. VariSaturator is an audio effect plug-in designed to apply saturation effects to audio material. VariSaturator can be used both to boost the loudness of the audio tracks without increasing their peak levels proportionally, and to apply subtle harmonic coloration that makes tracks sound more pronounced and polished. It is available in AudioUnit and VST plug-in formats, for Mac OS X and Windows XP and Vista computers.
Version 1.6 includes the following changes:
- Crossover filter steepness parameter added.
- "Radial" knob mode can be now disabled completely.
- "Off-Line Render" indication added.
- Global level metering parameters added.
- Routing change-related issue fixed.
- Knob read-outs now require a single click for keyboard entry.
- Occasional crashes in WaveLab and other hosts fixed.
- Host sample rate switch-related problem fixed.
- Mouse control issue fixed.
- Minor visual improvements implemented.
VariSaturator features two saturation modules which are applied in sequence, in two-band mode each. The valve saturation module applies asymmetric valve processing that closely resembles sound of valve amplifier cascade, and being a digital emulation, it applies its best sonic features without side artifacts like noise, strong phase shift and high frequency roll-off. Another saturation module VariSaturator features is a digital “waveshaping” saturator with feedback topology. This module applies smooth two-band saturation which can amplify signal level and apply desirable harmonic coloration. If you have some “muffled” track in the mix that needs to cut through the mix better, VariSaturator will help you in this case easily.
- Two-band processing
- Selectable crossover filter steepness
- Valve and digital saturation
- Multi-channel processing
- Internal channel routing
- Channel grouping
- Mid/side processing
- Up to 8x oversampling
- 64-bit floating point processing
- Preset manager
- Undo/redo history
- A/B comparisons
- Contextual hint messages
You may purchase Voxengo VariSaturator end-user license for US$59.95. Voxengo VariSaturator and other plug-ins can be download at the Voxengo web site: http://www.voxengo.com/