Klanghelm SDRR the saturation chameleon v1.0.1 (Win / Mac OS X) | 17.6 MB
SDRR was build to satisfy almost all of your saturation desires. It provides a comprehensive set of controls to manipulate the character of the saturation to make it fit exactly. SDRR offers four different main modes: TUBE, DIGI, FUZZ, DESK and reacts dynamically to the input signal. Each mode has it's unique crosstalk behaviour, which can be switched of or exagerrated. A unique RMS level difference metering mode makes level matching an easy task.
SDRR can be different things: a saturation, a compressor, an EQ, a bitcrusher, a subtle stereo widener, or simply add some movement to your tracks with the DRIFT control. Add warmth, depth and character to your tracks with SDRR.
Don't forget to check out the free IVGI, which can be seen as the little brother of SDRR. It is based on the DESK mode in SDRR. Since IVGI is comparable to SDRR qualitywise, CPU-consumption wise and regarding aliasing (or better the absence of aliasing artifacts), it's a good way to also get an impression of how SDRR would perform on your system.
The TUBE mode consists of two different models of a 2 stage tube preamplifier. These two models can be blended into eachother with the CHARACTER control. WARM focusses more on the transient smoothing and compressing character accociated with tubes, while SIZZLE captures the harmonics generated, when driving the preamp without affecting the transients too much.
The DIGI mode: designed to precisely add even and/or odd harmonics to program material. Gives a very controlled sound. Again two models were created, which can be blended. The first one only generated the first 4 harmonics. DIGI is great for adding harmonics and excitement to yout tracks without colouring the signal too much and might act as a proof, that digital saturation can sound pleasent. Use the BIT->RATE control for bitcrushing/samplerate reduction effects. Combined with the DRIFT parameter it can get pretty wild!
The FUZZ mode: consists of two different models of classic germanium fuzz stomp boxes. Both are heavily modified for lower distortion levels to be suited even for mastering duties. The FUZZ mode takes advantage of the unique properties of germanium transistors and delivers a very warm, cosy sound.
THE DESK mode: Klanghelm's version of a flexible mixing desk channel strip plugin with just a few controls. faetures a sophisticated 2 band EQ with special designed curves to fit most material. Furthermore it offers control over the transient response of the saturation and the compression. The aim of the DESK mode is to be the only plugin needed for an at least OK recorded track to shine - all with very few controls.