Tube Saturator 2 is a super accurate circuit simulation of a tube pre-amp with analog EQ, which can be overdriven gently for warming effects, or cranked for fat distortion. Like its predecessor, Tube Saturator, TS-2 is based on circuit simulation techology to capture every nuance of an analog circuit. But while the original consumed large amounts of CPU power, TS-2 is now super efficient. The Saturation section of TS-2 runs about 7x faster than the original and yet the modelling is even more accurate. TS-2 includes the original circuit simulation of the three band Baxandall type EQ as found in many guitar amplifiers.
In addition to this breakthrough improvement in speed, TS-2 has many new features. You can switch between 12AX7 and 12AU7 tubes for different harmonic characteristics. The EQ can be switched to run pre or post saturation. Saturation and EQ are separately switchable. Also there is a 2x oversampling mode using a very high quality resampler algorithm. Use 2x mode to attenuate aliased distortion harmonics. Also new is a mix control to blend the processed sound with the original. And finally, TS-2 has a gorgeous new interface.
For more information see the product page, or see video examples of applying Tube Saturator 2 to different sounds.
TS-2 is available for AU/VST/AAX formats on Mac and Windows, licensed using Pace/iLok. The price is $99.
Upgrading from Tube Saturator
Existing Tube Saturator users can upgrade to TS-2 for 50% off. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will reply with an upgrade discount coupon. TS-2 will install side by side with original Tube Saturator, it won't overwrite it, so you can run them both. We will continue to host original Tube Saturator downloads and registrations indefinitely, and may release new updates if there are important bug fixes.
Tube Saturator 2 requires Pace licensing, the Wave Arts key code system is not supported. An iLok can be used but is not required; TS-2 supports either iLok2 or machine authorization.
Our other products continue to use dual Pace / Wave Arts licensing and we have no plans to move to using Pace exclusively. We plan to release a TS-2 update with a non-Pace option later this year.