Brainworx bx_saturator Plug-in

Multiband M-S Saturation and Distortion Plug-in - Mac/PC AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, AudioSuite, RTAS, VST2, VST3
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Adds Presence, Clarity, and Character

Use the Brainworx bx_saturation multiband saturation/distortion plug-in to add that final bit of sparkle to your tracks and truly make them shine. Adding just the right amount of saturation brings guitars forward in the mix, makes drums snap and attack harder, and adds intelligibility to vocals in ways you can't achieve with EQ or compression. And bx_saturation is perfect for both individual tracks as well as complete mixes. Call Sweetwater to get the plug-in that adds instant excitement to any instrument or project - the Brainworx bx_saturation plug-in!

Brainworx bx_saturation Multiband Saturation/Distortion Plug-in at a Glance:
  • Add sonic brightness more effectively than you can with EQ
  • Fine-tune your stereo image with mid-side processing
  • Perfect for mixing, mastering, and sound design
Add sonic brightness more effectively than you can with EQ

Simply put, saturation and distortion add harmonics that weren't present in the original signal, giving audio enhanced frequency content. While you can "focus" the saturation of bx_saturation on the low end to add warmth and richness, using it on higher frequencies adds a natural sense of presence and brightness you can't get with traditional EQ. And the distortion sounds in the Brainworx bx_saturation plug-in sound as smooth as you could ask for, perfect for virtually any source material.

Fine-tune your stereo image with mid-side processing

One reason we love the Brainworx bx_saturation plug-in is that it actually gives you impressive control over your stereo image, useful both on full mixes and on individual stereo tracks and busses. Adding saturation or distortion has the effect of bringing a track forward or backward in your mix. Add a bit of saturation to a stereo reverb's sides to enhance the perceived width of your mix. Add some distortion to vocals in the middle of your mix to help bring them to the front. You have a lot of control over your mix elements with bx_saturation, without the level boosts you'd have to deal with when using EQ.

Perfect for mixing, mastering, and sound design

By adding just the right amount of sparkle to your individual tracks with the Brainworx bx_saturation plug-in, your mixing job will be much easier. Using it to help position individual elements reduces the need for extra EQ and compression in your mix. When you're ready to master, the mid-side processing in bx_saturation lets you fine-tune the sound of your entire stereo image. And with multiband operation plus extreme sonic flexibility, the bx_saturation plug-in offers a ton of effects potential for creative sound designers.

Brainworx bx_saturation Multiband Saturation/Distortion Plug-in Features:
  • Mid-side saturation/distortion plug-in for adding harmonic excitement to tracks and mixes
  • Perfect for adding high-frequency content in ways you can't achieve with EQ
  • Helpful for positioning mix elements closer or farther back in a mix
  • Mid-side processing helps you treat individual elements in a full mix, like adding presence to vocals
  • Can increase the perceived loudness of your project without increasing its actual volume
World-class mixes are a step away when you have the Brainworx bx_saturation plug-in!

Tech Specs

Software Type Multi-band saturation processing
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Download
Format AAX DSP, AAX Native, RTAS, VST2, VST3, AU, Audio Suite
Hardware Requirements - Mac Intel CPU 2GHz or higher, 2GB RAM minimum
Hardware Requirements - PC Intel-compatible CPU with SSE2 Instruction Set, Pentium 4 2GHz or higher, 2GB RAM minimum
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.6-10.10
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7, 8
Manufacturer Part Number PA-BWX-saturtrv2

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Simply Wonderful

This is a well thought out plugin which always seems to get into my mixes! I use it a lot on vocals and guitars and really like the m/s feature.
Music background: Producer/Mix Engineer
See also: Brainworx, Brainworx Plug-ins: Effects