This is my new weapon for precise saturation introduced at the 2bus or in Mastering. It's a great compliment to the HG-2 because you can direct it in ways, via M/S and filtering that no orther saturation plugin offers.
Everything bx is amazing and this is no exception.
Love the bx_saturator_V2, it is a great sounding saturator. Like many of the PlugIn Alliance tools that I use, the bx_sat has become my go to saturator for all my projects.
Very good sound , tasty !
by Anthony Lee
Really happy with the bx_saturator. It tends to find it's way onto most mixes I do - especially amazing at anchoring a kick and snare right at the centre of the stereo field. I also use it on vocals to help the mid-range sit on top of the mix.
by Chris Bernhardt
- this Saturation is just amazing - and it does something good to your Tracks witch you can not explain -
by John DeLorme
This may be one of my most used plugins! I use it on practically everything. The V2 is a HUGE upgrade from the original, and I liked the original a lot. The V2 distortion is a lot smoother, so you can get a lot heavier handed with it, whereas the original got kind of harsh fairly quick... though, sometimes that was pretty great for aggressive content. That said, you really should not think of this as just a distortion plugin. I think of it more as extremely colorful 2 band upwards compression. You can really sculpt a sound with this tool. It is great for addressing the clarity and warmth of a source... whether you need more or less. It can be extremely subtle to moderately invasive compared to other distortion plugins out there. It is not a distortion you would use to destroy a sound... it is a distortion you would use to enhance or sculpt a sound. It is super easy to use, too. The ability to solo the individual bands was a really nice touch. I highly recommend it.
by tom mcintosh
loud results without the squashed sound, it's a no brainer.
For special occassions
This is not my go-to saturation plugin. To me, it doesn't sound "natural" enough for that. However! When I need to get deep into a sound and really re-shape it, the Mid/Side aspect, and the XL parameter both really let me manipulate the character of whatever material I'm working on. I don't have any other tools quite like it.
by Bourian Boubbov
Just a few words to let you guys know that I am totally digging the Saturator 2 plugin. It's just been a few days that I've used it and I am only scratching the surface but, oh what a surface! :D The plugin is incredibly flexible with its frequency selections and the m/s mode. The user can practically pinpoint any given frequency and apply Saturator V2's magic. Super wide range of colours! A few examples: Right now I am working on a Psytrance track. Pads needed sparkle and width, done! The typical punchy bass with clear, sharp upper mid/highs for the attack needed some more... attack, so I dialed in some fizz ( saturation) to the upper mids and had a very different bass. Kick needed some low/low mid pressure, I dialled the frequency, added drive to taste and instant warmth and weight, boom! Hi-hats, didn't quite cut through. Instead of bouncing down some white noise, cutting it to length, fading it out and adjusting its volume for sizzle on top of the original, positioning it on a new track, I just added some really high overtones and swept down until they were too obvious. Backed them off and done. Clarity w/o harshness. Define a BD or bass, in the middle a bit? No problem, just dial the Mid drive, select your frequency range, shakalaka! Bass/BD "cohesion" bus. Added parallel drive/distortion for more body and sustain. Too easy! Being a French Horn and Bass player I can only imagine the colours I can create with adding driven upper mids/highs to my bass or the Horn when I need it to cut through ambient layers. I am getting carried away big time! :D Great plug in guys, great job!! P.S.: I do have the Vertigo VSM-3, the FabFilter Saturn, Halcyon, about to get the Elysia Karacter, I love the Sansamp, the other PA ( Green, yellow, orange) pedals, I LOVE distortion, yet the Saturator V2 is in a place of its own! M/S and frequency bracketing along with the wide range of driven tones are a total winner! Can't wait for more Distortion from Plugin Alliance!