Harmonics Analog Saturation Processor

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Did you ever try to give a track attitude by adding distortion, but then wind up with a washed out, lifeless sound instead? Harmonics, with its never-before-heard approach to dynamics in distortion, is the answer.

Guitars, vocals, drums, bass, even synths often need some extra grunt to push them over the edge, but distortion can destroy dynamics and cause more problems than it solves. Too little and your sound doesn’t cut through and fill its space. Too much and you lose the light and shade, the attack and decay. Transients blend into tails, and detail and definition go out the window.

Softube Harmonics might be the best way to get that elusive analog mojo in the box.

Howie Weinberg, Mastering Engineer Superstar (Nirvana, Tom Waits, The White Stripes)

But with Harmonics, you get much more than just five awesome-sounding analog distortion models. You also get a revolutionary new approach to handling dynamics during the process of distorting the sound. The input signal is listened to and analysed by the plug-in, allowing the dynamics and detail to be preserved and enhanced even after heavy distortion is applied.

Add to that the fact that Harmonics has five totally different-sounding component-modelled distortion styles, high and low cut filters, a mix knob and more, and you end up with a very powerful secret weapon indeed.

I just tried Harmonics and I’m gobsmacked. Wtf, this sounds incredible. I’ve tried it on drums and guitar and it’s like the Best compressor and transient enhancer but literally sounds like hardware. If I was blindfolded I’d swear the signal was passing through tubes, and a lot of them. Wow.

BT a k a Brian Transeau, American music producer, composer, technologist, audio technician, multi-instrumentalist

In Short

  • Five genuinely different component-modelled distortion sounds
  • Revolutionary ‘Dynamic Transient Control’ technology
  • ‘Amount’ knob to control the amount of saturation
  • ‘Character’ knob controls tone or color of the distortion
  • High and low cut filters can be placed before or after distortion
  • Wet/dry blend knob for parallel processing
  • THD meter allows fine control of subtle saturation
  • All of the grunt, none of the drawbacks
  • Includes presets by Joe Chiccarelli and Howard Willing

Harmonics Sound Examples

Sound examples made with Harmonics Analog Saturation Processor on various sound sources. Enjoy!

Harmonics Sound ExamplesSound examples made with Harmonics Analog Saturation Processor on various sound sources. Enjoy!
Harmonics Walkthrough
Harmonics Product Video
Click to show Howie Weinberg

Softube Harmonics might be the best way to get that elusive analog mojo in the box.

Howie Weinberg, Mastering Engineer Superstar (Nirvana, Tom Waits, The White Stripes)

Click to show Brian Transeau a k a BT

I just tried Harmonics and I’m gobsmacked. Wtf, this sounds incredible. I’ve tried it on drums and guitar and it’s like the Best compressor and transient enhancer but literally sounds like hardware. If I was blindfolded I’d swear the signal was passing through tubes, and a lot of them. Wow.

BT a k a Brian Transeau, American music producer, composer, technologist, audio technician, multi-instrumentalist

Click to show Greg Wells in the studio

ooooooo this is a winning plugin!!!! I’ve never had this kind of control over the harmonics… I’m in love. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Greg Wells, Producer and songwriter for Katy Perry, Weezer, Adele, Timbaland, Mika, OneRepublic, Pink, The Deftones, Rufus Wainwright, etc.

Click to show Kevin Kadish. Photo: Slowguy.

I love this plugin! It's so versatile! It's perfect for just adding a little grit to the mix, overdriving a vocal, or making anything lo-fi. Its a one-stop shop for all of your 'dirty' needs! ;)

Kevin Kadish, Grammy nominated songwriter and producer for artists such as Meghan Trainor and Jason Mraz.

Click to show Joe Chiccarelli

...the perfect all in one plug-in for adding crunch to drums, fuzz to bass and edge to a lead vocal...

Joe Chiccarelli, Mixer/Engineer/Producer for Beck, U2, The Strokes, Elton John, etc.

Click to show Howard Willing

Fantastic plug-in - super versatile and musical. Love the thickness it creates…

Howard Willing, Producer, engieer and mixer for Smashing Pumpkins, Sheryl Crow and Kris Kristofferson.

Click to show Joe Chiccarelli

...so many flavors of saturation and overload in one box...

Joe Chiccarelli, Mixer/Engineer/Producer for Beck, U2, The Strokes, Elton John, etc.

Click to show Warren Sokol

I'm really impressed with how much you can control the sound you are shaping & the results you can get, with such a simple & easy to use interface! Will definitely be getting some milage out of this one!!

Warren Sokol, Mastering Engineer (Imagine Dragons, Paul McCartney, Lana Del Rey)

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The New Harmonics plugin is capable of being extremely subtle & extremely heavy handed depending on what needed & it sounds so warm & natural, without getting spongy, or muddy!

Warren Sokol, Mastering Engineer (Imagine Dragons, Paul McCartney, Lana Del Rey)

Click to show Warren Sokol

Harmonics plugin is really impressive!

Warren Sokol, Mastering Engineer (Imagine Dragons, Paul McCartney, Lana Del Rey)

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