Voxengo VariSaturator - User Reviews
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Hello Aleksey, I just wanted to let you know that I have achieved some remarkable results on my current Zappa Plays Zappa project with your VariSaturator and Curve EQ. It's quite bizarre how well those 2 plug ins work together to create old analog effects. I say that because I almost can't believe how it transformed the audio.
Everyone always comments about how musical your plug-ins sound and this particular combination on this project is blowing my mind for that very reason.
Thanks for creating those devices.
I've just bought the VariSaturator and have to say it's a very very nice plugin.
I will be using this on the mix buss to give a full rich sound, and on vocals to add that soft distortion which is so pleasing to the ear.
Like all "cool button" plugins, which this could easily be,- you can overdo it, but the spice this adds is pretty special and I'll be using to add interest to audio in many many situations.
The sound is very very hi quality, and it's a bargain at the price.
I am using the GlissEQ and the VariSaturator on an upcoming jazz-elctronic dance release and it allowed me to selectively bring up very low level tom fill levels in a single track that had both hi hat and toms in it recorded in real time in the studio, so this application alone is amazing.
Thank you for your devotion to absolute quality and analog depth.
What can I say? These plugins are the bees knees! Crunchessor, GlissEQ and VariSaturator make an absolutely killer plugin team; stick them on each of your audio tracks and you have a key which unlocks a whole new sonic world of possibilities.
I have to say, Crunchessor is a FINE compressor, absolutely spectacular on everything from drums to vocals and all in between, with a whole range of different compressor types, from clean to vintage models. I'm not sure if this is emulating a hardware compressor, but it's definitely doing something right!
GlissEQ is one of the most flexible and versatile EQ plugins I have ever worked with. This analyses the audio as you work and gives you an extremely detailed spectrum analysis of your audio, allowing you to make informed decisions on where to boost or cut. If you leave the dynamic control alone, it provides a great EQ experience and will only allow your sound to be made better. Anyone new to EQ should get this, it's superb. Even better, if you have recorded frequencies over 24kHz, like on a vocal take recorded through a top quality mic, GlissEQ lets you observe all frequencies up to 48kHz and beyond, so you can add that airy quality to your vocal tracks.
VariSaturator, in my opinion, is just brilliant. If EQ doesn't quite work, use this instead and you have your solution. Brilliant on drums and guitar tracks.
If you are considering buying some top quality plugins, I would definitely recommend Voxengo time and time again, and I can almost guarantee you will be more than satisfied. If there is one thing I would love to see from Voxengo, it would be the manufacture of yet more stellar processors for audio applications.
During the last few years I replaced a lot of mixing outboard with Voxengo Plugins, simply because they sound better.
Voxengo Curve EQ has replaced nearly every digital or analog EQ I own (except the Focusrite stuff) and the various tubesim and saturation plugins have made my Telefunken tape machine obsolete.
Since I use Voxengo Pristine Space / Boogex all my guitar and bass amplifiers start to rot slowly in their corner, only being used for capturing impluses sometimes.
There certainly is still some use for my old stuff, but not too much since I have my Voxengo Plugins.
I have just finished mastering 'Is there time' by Rail Road Riders.
Most of the songs needed some final flavour and with Varisaturator I obtained what was needed. It is very easy to use. I flipped through the various proposed settings and quickly found what I was looking for for each individual song and all I needed to do therefater was a small adjustment with the available analogue like bottoms.
I used Varisaturated after the EQ (Voxengo GlissEQ) and before the final limiting.
Great tool Aleksey!