Saturation Knob

The free plug-in Saturation Knob is a modeled output distortion that can be used anywhere you need some grit. Use it to fatten up bass lines, add some harmonics and shimmer to vocals, or simply destroy your drum loop.

The three modes, Keep High, Neutral and Keep Low give you three kinds of characters of distortion. If you want to squash a drum loop but keep the bass drum fairly intact, you can for example use the Keep Low mode.

How can I get it?
Saturation Knob is available for free. For VST, AAX and Audio Units, Saturation Knob is part of the installer package, which includes all Softube plug-ins. You will find the installer on our Download page.

Propellerheads Reason users can get it from the Propellerheads store:​/product​/softube-saturation-knob

Softube Saturation Knob, features and tutorial
Click to show Michael Brauer

My response when they told me the Saturation Knob is a free plug-in was—are you nuts? Seriously? It's too good to be free! I use it to make guitars fatter and more aggressive, snares naturally brighter, kicks punchier, vocals warmer. Basically, it's good on just about anything. Saturation Knob should be renamed Attitude Adjuster! If a plugin can be addicting, the Saturation Knob is it!

Michael Brauer, Seven times Grammy awarded recording and mix engineer for among others Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Coldplay and many others.