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.

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 Grammy awards, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Coldplay

How can I get it?
Saturation Knob is available for free! Simply sign in to your Softube/Gobbler account and click the 'Get Your Free License' button at the top of this page.

Then go to our Download page and install the Gobbler App, which is used to install our software. Sign in to the app using your Softube/Gobbler account and click the 'Install' button next to the Saturation Knob to install it. This will make it ready for use in your DAW.

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

Mixing Synth and Real Bass Tracks With Plug-Ins From Volume 1
Softube Saturation Knob, features and tutorial
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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 Grammy awards, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Coldplay