URS Saturation Plug-In

Preamp Saturation Plug-in with 4 Vintage and Modern Preeamp Algorithms, Soft Clipping, and Even- and Odd-ordered Harmonics (Native) - Mac/PC RTAS, AU, VST
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URS Saturation Plug-In
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Inject some Classic Preamp Saturation into Your Tracks!

NOTE: This product requires iLok authorization. For more information, call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer at 1-800-222-4700.

The URS Saturation plug-in gives you the "feel" of four different preamps, ranging from vintage to modern, American to British, and even German. When you apply the Saturation plug-in to your tracks, you'll notice an increase in richness immediately, whether it's drums, guitars, vocals, bass or keyboards! Each of the four algorithms features a different type of input stage saturation, even and odd harmonics, and soft clipping for incredible Class A tube and discrete JFet preamp vibe. Add that "classic" tonal touch to your recordings with the URS Saturation plug-in!

URS Saturation Plug-in at a Glance:
  • Class A tube mic preamp algorithms
  • Discrete JFet mic pre - Modern
  • Mix Blend control, adjustable output control
  • Plasma-style VU metering

Class A tube mic preamp algorithms
The Saturation plug-in's Class A Tube Mic Pre Amplifier - Motorcity algorithm digitally re-creates the characteristics of a American tube mic pre amplifier that was popular in recording studios during the 1960's Motown era. Setting the drive control higher will add desired harmonics and tube soft clipping for a much more pronounced effect. The Class A Tube Mic Pre Amplifier - German algorithm digitally re-creates a German tube mic pre amplifier that was popular in European recording studios during early 1960's Beatles era. This type of tube pre amplifier is coveted for it's unique distortion, presence and authority in the treble ranges. The Class A Discrete Mic Pre Amplifier - British algorithm digitally re-creates the sought after classic British console all discrete mic pre saturation. This vintage amplifier was also used for the console's summing buss amplifiers. The added harmonics create the edge that is desired in both Rock and R&B music.

Discrete JFet mic pre - Modern
This algorithm digitally re-creates a modern JFet mic pre amplifier that comes the closest of any discrete device to tube saturation. Although similar to a tube it has its own unique harmonic structure and sound.

Mix Blend control, adjustable output control
A Mix Blend Control allows you to blend the right amount of Saturation with your source material. No need to use an additional parallel track or Aux send to get blend effects. At the 100 percent wet setting the Mix Blend Control is disabled. The Saturation plug-in also features an adjustable output control after the Mix Blend control to balance the final effect with your insert chain.

Plasma-style VU metering
Allows you to view both the input and output signal. The phenomena of added harmonics, soft clipping and saturation is that it sounds louder even when the meters do not indicate changes in level.

URS Saturation Plug-in Features:
  • Four vintage preamplifier algorithms
  • Even- and odd-ordered harmonics
  • Tube and discrete analog saturation
  • Soft clipping
  • Native support - Audio Units and VST
  • Class A Tube Mic Pre Amplifier - Vintage Motorcity
  • Class A Tube Mic Pre Amplifier - German
  • Class A Discrete Pre Amplifier - British
  • Class A Discrete JFet Pre Amplifier - Modern
The URS Saturation plug-in lets you add some classic vibe to your tracks!

Tech Specs

Software Type Preamp Saturation
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Download
iLok Required Yes
Format RTAS, AU, VST
Hardware Requirements - Mac Intel/PPC
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.4
OS Requirements - PC Windows XP
Manufacturer Part Number URSSATNATE

Customer Reviews

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5/5

URS SATURATION PLUGIN IS A MUST HAVE !!!

FIRST OF ALL ALOT OF PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT THIS PLUGIN AND THATS GOOD FOR ME .MAKBE YOUR A LITTLE SKETCHY ABOUT A PLUG IN PRE AMP' BUT LET ME BE THE FIRST TO TELL YOU THIS PRE IS AWSOME !!!!!!! IT WARMS UP THE WHOLE MIX.I RAN MY WHOLE TRACK THROW IT AND IT GOT HOT AS A OVEN.IT DEFINATELY TAKES THOSE DIGITAL COLD TRACKS AND MAKES IT SOUND LIKE YOU WERE USING A FOCUSRITE OR AVALON MIC PRE. IF YOUR MOVING MORE TO DIGITAL VERSE ANALOG RECORDING THIS IS A MUST HAVE! ONLY THING I DONT LIKE IS THE URS WEBSITE ITSELF.I HAD A LITTLE HASSEL GETTING THE PLUGIN AFER I PAID FOR IT .YOU HAFTO EMAIL YOUR QUESTIONS THEY DON'T HAVE LIVE SUPPORT BUT THATS WHY YOU BUY FROM SWEETWATER. I TALKED TO A SWEETWATER TECH ABOUT SETTING EVERYTHING UP AND WALLAH ! I WAS UP AND RUNNING.I STRONGLY RECOMMEND THIS PLUGIN FOR YOUR TOOLBOX.
Music background: PRODUCER ' BEATMAKER
4.5/5

Amazing Warmth and Zing!

Wonderful Plug-In! I have a project studio at home that i use to cut demos and other misc. things. After applying this plug-in on vocals, synths, drums, etc... the warmth and boldness of the sound is amazing! If you can't afford $2500 or even $1000 pre amps then this plug is just right for you! Especially when it gives you the same kick as the high dollar models. You can finally create real sounding radio vocals on cheap mics and get a great sounding result!! Thanks URS.
Music background: Recording Engineer, Pro Musician

Sweetwater Advice

Carson McClain

Saturate, distort, characterize, warm-up you, name it. The Saturator can give you a vintage sound or it can just fatten up your digital mixes, whichever you choose. It's yet another plug-in from URS that rocks and is different than many other plug-ins out there.
See also: URS, URS Plug-ins: Utility