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Softube Saturation Knob - no gain compensation???
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wdkbeats
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Hey, just played a little with the Softube Saturation Knob and I really like what it does to sound, but why oh why doesn't it have gain compensation? It totally changes the gain structure of the mix, so you have to compensate with Mixtool or any other gain plugin...
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But then they would have to rename it "Saturation KnobS".

Just Kidding. This isn't a Presonus plug, so you may not get an answer here. Other than the smart alec-y one above.
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If you want a nice saturation plug, plus more, try FabFilter Saturn. Its awesome.
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http://www.klanghelm.com/VUMT.html

^Nice VUmeter that I use... has a nice trim to it. Wouldn't have to open up mixtool just to trim. You could trim w/ this and also check your levels. The meter is post-trim, so it's very useful.


I don't know why you'd expect this plugin to have a trim on it though. That's just the way it is sometimes.
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I don't expect it to have a trim knob, I expect it to have automatic gain compensation - the more you drive it, the more it turns down the output, preserving the gain structure.
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wdkbeats wrote:I don't expect it to have a trim knob, I expect it to have automatic gain compensation - the more you drive it, the more it turns down the output, preserving the gain structure.


I agree but that's not how this plugin is suppose to work. It is what it Is.

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wdkbeats wrote:I don't expect it to have a trim knob, I expect it to have automatic gain compensation - the more you drive it, the more it turns down the output, preserving the gain structure.


Gotcha.
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themuzic wrote:
wdkbeats wrote:I don't expect it to have a trim knob, I expect it to have automatic gain compensation - the more you drive it, the more it turns down the output, preserving the gain structure.


I agree but that's not how this plugin is suppose to work. It is what it Is.


This plugin is Softube's way of reaching out to people, like a free commercial/promotion thing.
I've got all their plugins (except two), and this "Saturation Knob" is a feature taken from one of their Eq's.

Pro Tools users has also got one for free. They have offered a "smaller" package for Sonar, and so on.

Softube has developed the Abbey Road plugins, as well as some new ones for Roland/Cakewalk.
They have also been involved in the making of one of the Marshall series of amps with built in dsp/effects.

So this is a marketing thing for sure, so we have to take it for what it is .
Never the less, Softube is a great company.
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Its been part of SONAR for a few years. Experience has shown me that it requires a very gentle touch and it becomes a very smooth bit of color.
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