Bedroom Producers Blog has recently released BPB Saturator, a free tube & tape saturation plugin for PC & Mac that is versatile, lightweight, and easy-to-use.
Weekend and it’s time for another free plugin. My good colleague from the Bedroom Producers Blog (BPB) has published BPB Saturator, a new saturation plugin. Completely free with no strings attached.
The interface is very simple: six parameters in total with which you can set the effects effortless and precisely. No sub-menus, no hidden features, easy and quick. It is based on waveshaping that simulates tube and tape saturation. Thanks to its core, it can work either as a classic saturation tool or as a tube-based distortion effect for dirty sounds.
The plugin has a tube and tape saturation section, each of them can work independently or together for a cumulative effect. Tomislav (BPB Blog) says:
Keep the tube and tape models below 15 for a subtle saturation effect. Use higher values for audible distortion and a subtle volume boost.
Further, it features a pair of transparent filters (highpass & lowpass) for removing any unwanted frequencies. This is always helpful. Often there are areas that sound less beautiful and in this case, a built-in one is very useful. They can also be useful to simulate the frequency range of analog gear. All in all, you get a simple but effective plugin for free. With a few knob turns you can add character to any sound. Thanks, BPB for this free release.
BPB Saturator is available now as a free download for PC & Mac and runs as a VST, VST3, AU, AAX plugin.
More information here: BPB