Saturation plugins for mixing, mastering and music production

Dive into our curated selection of saturation plugins, designed to add warmth, character, and depth to your audio projects. Whether you're aiming to subtly enhance your mixes or dramatically transform them, our collection features many of the best saturation plugins in the pro audio. 

 

Color and Saturation

    • $249
    • NEOLD
    • WUNDERLICH
    • ★★★★★
    • A mojo machine with the vintage sound of ultra-rare, WUNDERLICH vacuum tubes running through a unique combination of preamp, Vari-Mu compressor, EQ, and onboard mixer.
      • Hardware Emulations
      • NEW!
    • $249
    • NEOLD
    • BIG AL
    • ★★★★★
    • Built from authentic vintage components of the radio era. Designed to add saturation, color, and analog flavor to your mix.
      • Hardware Emulations
    • $249$69.99
    • Mixland
    • Vac Attack
    • ★★★★★
    • A warm harmonically-rich optical limiter for compression with tube saturation that’s great on vocals, drums, basses, and your stereo bus.
      • Hardware Emulations
      • Hidden Gems
      • Sale
    • $249
    • NEOLD
    • WARBLE
    • ★★★★★
    • WARBLE is the ultimate vintage tape modulation & lo-fi effect that makes everything you throw at it sound special, unique, and creative.
      • Hardware Emulations
    • $149$49.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_enhancer
    • ★★★★★
    • A great mixing plugin for musicians, featuring tuner, saturator, compressor, EQ, clipper, and meters, making mixing and recordings easy.
      • M/S Inside
      • Made by BX
      • NEW!
      • Sale
    • $249$59.99
    • Black Box Analog Design
    • HG-2
    • ★★★★★
    • Emulation of sweet tubes and creamy-sounding transformers make your tracks sound richer, fuller, and louder.
      • Hardware Emulations
      • Made by BX
      • Mastering
      • Sale
    • $249$79.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_clipper
    • ★★★★★
    • Create competitively loud masters and maintain clarity. The ultimate clipping solution from Brainworx: An easy to use soft and hard clipper with that studio sound.
      • Creative FX
      • Hidden Gems
      • M/S Inside
      • Made by BX
      • Mastering
      • Sale
    • $199
    • Kiive Audio
    • Tape Face
    • ★★★★★
    • Tape Face is an analog emulation of a classic Irish tape machine with a few added features to give you versatility in every mix!
      • Creative FX
    • $149$69.99
    • Kiive Audio
    • XTComp
    • FET compressor plugin with British mode that adds colorful analog-style compression to drums, guitars, basses, and vocals.
      • Creative FX
      • Hardware Emulations
      • M/S Inside
      • Sale
    • $349
    • Louder Than Liftoff
    • SILVER BULLET mk2
    • ★★★★★
    • A cascading analog MOJO box that recreates Louder Than Liftoff’s legendary stereo tone amp and EQ rack unit with studio saturation, Baxandall filters, and Colour: modular analog signal chains
      • Hardware Emulations
      • Hidden Gems
    • $249$59.99
    • Looptrotter
    • SA2RATE 2
    • ★★★★★
    • Warm up your audio with pleasing harmonics and gentle peak reduction. Add smooth saturation while keeping your lows powerful and your highs smooth.
      • Hardware Emulations
      • M/S Inside
      • Made by BX
      • Sale
      • TMT inside
    • $329$79.99
    • Black Box Analog Design
    • HG-2MS
    • ★★★★★
    • Mastering grade tube saturation & harmonics, now with M/S processing and advanced filters for even more creative saturation.
      • M/S Inside
      • Made by BX
      • Mastering
      • Sale
      • TMT inside
    • $349$69.99
    • Maor Appelbaum Mastering & Hendyamps
    • THE OVEN
    • ★★★★★
    • A color box with endless mojo and unique controls, based on the original boutique hardware.
      • Hardware Emulations
      • Hidden Gems
      • M/S Inside
      • Made by BX
      • Mastering
      • Sale
      • TMT inside
    • $299
    • ACME Audio
    • Opticom XLA-3
    • ★★★★★
    • ACME’s vivid Opto Compressor, full of Mojo and Harmonic Coloration!
      • Hardware Emulations
      • Hidden Gems
      • Made by BX
    • $199
    • elysia
    • mpressor
    • ★★★★★
    • With ground-breaking features like a gain reduction limiter and negative ratios, the mpressor redefines what a compressor can do.
      • Hardware Emulations
      • Made by BX
    • $199$39.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_refinement
    • ★★★★★
    • Tame nasty high frequency harshness. Add sparkling presence and life with precision.
      • M/S Inside
      • Made by BX
      • Mastering
      • Sale
    • $199$39.99
    • SPL
    • Vitalizer MK2-T
    • ★★★★★
    • Make music and speech more comprehensible, loudness more intense, and the stereo width of songs wider using the SPL Vitalizer MK2-T unmasking EQ.
      • Hardware Emulations
      • M/S Inside
      • Made by BX
      • Mastering
      • Sale
    • $299
    • Lindell Audio
    • SBC
    • ★★★★★
    • The SBC compressor is an aggressive compressor based on the legendary American hardware.
      • Hardware Emulations
      • Mastering
    • $199
    • Brainworx
    • bx_saturator V2
    • ★★★★★
    • Flexible M/S Multi-Band Saturation plugin, to get your mixes and signals to cut through.
      • Creative FX
      • Hardware Emulations
      • M/S Inside
      • Made by BX
    • $149
    • elysia
    • karacter
    • ★★★★★
    • elysia’s charismatic M/S coloring box adds tame to twisted shades of saturation and tube-inspired tone.
      • Hardware Emulations
      • M/S Inside
      • Made by BX
    • $249
    • elysia
    • Phil's Cascade
    • ★★★★★
    • elysia Phil's Cascade is a unique saturation plugin based on a one-of-a-kind analog prototype, built exclusively to be turned into a plugin! Features esoteric tubes and transformers from the last century.
      • Hardware Emulations
    • $199
    • SPL
    • TwinTube
    • ★★★★★
    • Tube Tone and Warmth in an easy, smooth way. Make your bass drums, guitars and vocals stick out.
      • Hardware Emulations
      • Hidden Gems
      • Made by BX
    • $99$29.99
    • Noveltech
    • Character
    • ★★★★★
    • Noveltech CHARACTER intelligently enhances the tonal spectrum and dynamics(!) found in the signal. No nonsense auto-improvement tool.
      • Hidden Gems
      • Made by BX
      • Sale
    • $99$29.99
    • Noveltech
    • Vocal Enhancer
    • ★★★★★
    • The audio enhancer that Instantly turns dull recordings into polished vocal performances
      • Creative FX
      • Hidden Gems
      • Made by BX
      • Sale
      • Virtual Instrument
    • $149
    • Unfiltered Audio
    • Bass-Mint
    • ★★★★★
    • Augment, manipulate, enhance, and shape your low end in new and unprecedented ways with Unfiltered Audio’s Bass-Mint.
      • Creative FX
    • $149
    • Unfiltered Audio
    • LO-FI-AF
    • ★★★★★
    • Go beyond standard bitcrushing with artifacts and degradation from MP3s, CDs, vinyl, tape cassettes and more.
      • Creative FX
    • $149$49.99
    • Vertigo
    • VSM-3
    • ★★★★★
    • Add warmth, richness, brightness, and detail to your mixes using the VSM-3: The precise and powerful mastering saturator.
      • Hardware Emulations
      • M/S Inside
      • Made by BX
      • Mastering
      • Sale

 

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The best selection of saturation plugins for music production

 

Saturation is a key element in audio production, providing tracks with the warmth and fullness that digital recordings often lack. Our selection of saturation plugins, featuring standout options like Black Box Analog Design HG-2MS, Maor Appelbaum Mastering & Hendyamps THE OVEN, Black Box Analog Design HG-2, Kiive Audio Tape Face, and Looptrotter SA2RATE 2, delivers this essential effect. These top products have been chosen for their ability to emulate the harmonic richness of analog equipment, offering everything from subtle harmonic enhancements to rich, tape-driven warmth.

Incorporating these saturation VSTs into your workflow can dramatically improve the texture and presence of your music, making your tracks feel more "alive" and cohesive. Whether you're working on mixing, mastering, or sound design, the right saturation plugin can be the missing piece that completes your sonic picture.

We encourage you to explore our collection and discover how these plugins can transform your music. Begin a free trial today and experience the depth and warmth that our best saturation plugin selections can bring to your audio projects.