Wave Arts Tube Saturator 2
Tube Saturator 2 is a super accurate circuit simulation of a tube pre-amp with analog EQ, which can be overdriven gently for warming effects, or cranked for fat distortion. Like its predecessor, Tube Saturator, TS-2 is based on circuit simulation technology to capture every nuance of an analog circuit. The circuit consisting of the individual tubes, resistors, and capacitors is converted into a mathematical system of equations which is numerically solved to produce the exact same sound as a real circuit.
But while the original consumed large amounts of CPU power, TS-2 is now super-efficient. The Saturation section of TS-2 runs about 7x faster than the original and yet the modeling is even more accurate. TS-2 includes the original circuit simulation of the three-band Baxandall type EQ as found in many guitar amplifiers.
In addition to this breakthrough improvement in speed, TS-2 has many new features. You can switch between 12AX7 and 12AU7 tubes for different harmonic characteristics. The EQ can be switched to run pre or post-saturation. Saturation and EQ are separately switchable. Also, there is a 2x oversampling mode using a very high-quality resampler algorithm. Use 2x mode to attenuate aliased distortion harmonics. Also new is a mix control to blend the processed sound with the original. And finally, TS-2 has a gorgeous new interface.
- Accurate tube preamp simulator using circuit simulation technology
- Two common cathode preamp stages
- 12AX7 and 12AU7 tube models
- Drive control for distortion adjustment
- Baxandall 3-band analog EQ
- Saturation and EQ bypass switches
- High quality 2X oversampling mode
- Wet/dry mix control
- Analog style metering
- No latency
- Up to 192 kHz sampling rate
- Mono or stereo
Mac OS 64-bit and later
Supported Plugins: VST-2, VST-3, AU, AAX, RTAS
Windows Win 7 and later
Supported Plugins: VST-2, VST-3, AAX, RTAS