Analog Transformer Saturation Emulator
Platform: PC, Linux
There are no surprises with this great VST sound shaping tool. You want the sound of an analog transformer? Turn up the saturate 'til you're happy. That is about it. For those not familiar with the sound of recording with real transformer-based gear, the results can be a little more subtle than you might expect at first. But the difference between analog and digital is actually a subtle thing, so this is an accurate way to reproduce the characteristics of a transformer. Remember, it may not sound like much on one track, but put it on a lot of tracks that matter, and the net result should be noticeable.
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