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v2.01 FabFilter Saturn

FabFilter Saturn
  
FabFilter Saturn

Take your music to the outer limits...

Distortion and saturation play a very important role in music production. From subtle, clean, and warm tube or tape saturation to the wildest multiband guitar amp effects: FabFilter Saturn delivers!

Saturn 2 introduces a host of new features such as a redesigned interface with modulation visualization, new subtle saturation and linear phase processing for mastering, many new distortion styles, and more.

Fabfilter Saturn 2 Warmth, Harmonics, color, and Dynamics

FabFilter Saturn 2 offers a range of different high-quality distortion models, inspired by the vintage sound of tubes, tape, transformers, and guitar amps. In addition, you get five creative FX distortion styles to mangle your sounds in weird and unexpected ways.

With its multiband design and per-band feedback, dynamics, drive, tone, and modulation options, Saturn 2 will bring a unique flavor to your music.

Fabfilter Saturn 2Bring your sounds to life

Add life and depth to your music using the extensive modulation section. By applying subtle modulation to crossover frequencies, dynamics, band levels, or tone controls, great warmth and definition can be achieved.

With all the XLFOs, EGs, XY controllers/sliders, envelope followers and MIDI sources you will ever need, you get practically unlimited modulation possibilities. Creating new modulation connections could not be easier: just drag and drop. And Saturn 2 visualizes all modulation in real-time to show exactly what’s going on.

Fabfilter Saturn 2FabFilter goodies

Finally, FabFilter Saturn 2 contains all the usual FabFilter goodies: perfectly tuned knobs, MIDI Learn, Smart Parameter Interpolation for smooth parameter transitions, interface resizing and full-screen mode, support for Avid control surfaces, GPU-powered graphics acceleration, extensive help with interactive help hints, SSE optimization, and much more.

Key features in FabFilter Saturn

  • 28 different distortion styles, from subtle tube saturation to heavy guitar amps and bit crushing Improved
  • Multiband processing (up to 6 bands), with optional linear phase processing Improved
  • Adjustable slope for the crossovers, offering 6, 12, 24 and 48 dB/oct options New
  • Per-band drive, mix, feedback, dynamics, tone, and level controls
  • Live modulation visualization for targets and sources New
  • Optional HQ modes: Good (8x oversampling) and Superb (32x oversampling) Improved
  • Fully redesigned, easy-to-use interface, including a new design of modulation sources and floating slot panel New
  • Interactive multiband display
  • Endless modulation options, with all the 16-step XLFOs, XY controllers/sliders, envelope generators, envelope followers, and MIDI sources you will ever need Improved
  • Curve control in EGs and transient detection in EFs New
  • Easy drag-and-drop modulation with 50-slot modulation matrix
  • Supports common Pro Tools hardware control surfaces New
  • Mid/side processing
  • Various interface sizes and Full-Screen mode New
  • GPU-powered graphics acceleration
  • Unique per-component presets
  • Interactive MIDI Learn
  • Carefully designed and curated Factory Presets, plus the support of V1 presets Improved
  • Per-band solo and mute options
  • Smart Parameter Interpolation
  • Extensive help file with interactive help hints
  • Undo, redo and A/B switch features
  • Available in VST, VST3, Audio Units, AAX Native and AudioSuite formats (64-bit and 32-bit on Windows, 64-bit only on macOS)

FabFilter Saturn is my new favorite plug-in. I love distortion and I’ll put it on everything from vocals to 808’s.
— Damien Lewis (Grammy-nominated producer, mixer and engineer)

No matter what type of distortion you go for with [FabFilter] Saturn, it always maintains a creamy and ‘producer’ sound.
— Music Tech Magazine

PDF Manual

Fabfilter Saturn is also included in the FabFilter Mixing Bundle

All FabFilter plug-ins are available in VST, VST3, Audio Units, AAX Native, and AudioSuite formats.

Windows

  • Windows 10, 8, 7, or Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • VST 2/3 host or Pro Tools

Mac OS X

  • macOS 10.12 or higher (64-bit only)
  • Audio Units host, VST 2/3 host, or Pro Tools.
  • Intel or Apple Silicon processor

All plug-ins updated, Dolby Atmos support for Pro-Q 3 and Pro-L 2

Dec 13, 2021

All FabFilter plug-ins have been updated with bug fixes and improvements, including immersive audio support in Pro-Q 3 and Pro-L 2. This update is free for existing customers and we recommend everyone to update to the latest plug-in versions. So what’s new?

Pro-Q 3, Pro-L 2:

  • Extended support for immersive/3D audio channel layouts, now up to Dolby Atmos 9.1.6. Note: AAX only supports layouts up to Dolby Atmos 7.1.2.

Pro-Q 3:

  • In the surround version of the plug-in, it is now possible to let a curve affect all three front speakers (L/C/R).
  • The interface will now clearly show that it’s in-band solo mode when loading a session that was accidentally saved with Band Solo enabled, or when toggling solo via a Pro Tools control surface.
  • The interface now restores the previous zoom level when closing and reopening.
  • The interface now remembers the previous manual threshold value for each band when you switch between auto and manual mode.
  • Added Use Accessible Colors item to the Help menu, toggling to a brighter color for spectrum collisions.

All plug-ins:

  • Improved rotational drag mode for knobs to avoid unexpected sudden changes.
  • For newly installed plug-ins on Mac, factory presets will now be saved in the user’s Documents folder, in FabFilter/Presets.
  • Fixed issues with text input for controls when running in Pro Tools, on macOS Big Sur and Monterey.
  • Improved Full-Screen mode on Mac when using multiple monitors: the menu bar and the dock will now remain visible on other monitors. Fixed an issue with Timeless 3 and Volcano 3 where dialogs (e.g. Save As for presets) would not show up in Full-Screen mode. The camera area on a 16″ MacBook Pro will not overlap the full-screen area anymore.
  • Fixed a bug that caused keyboard shortcuts (e.g. the space bar) not to work in Reaper on Windows after using the mouse wheel and not moving the mouse.
  • The Windows installers now remember the VST2 folder location that was last used.
  • Pro-L 2: Fixed a small issue with higher oversampling rates (8x and more) wherein some very specific cases, True Peak limiting could introduce a bit more distortion than needed.
  • Timeless 3: Fixed an issue that could cause a crash when running at very high sample rates, which also caused VST3 validation in Digital Performer to fail.
  • Volcano 3: Fixed a possible crash when modulating curves routed in parallel.
  • Small bug fixes and improvements.

What’s new v2.1?

Saturn 2:

  • Fixed a bug that caused missing modulation visualization when using 150% High DPI scaling on Windows.

All plug-ins:

  • Fixed an issue with text entry for parameters on macOS Catalina.
  • Fixed occasional crashes on macOS when loading projects in some DAWs (e.g. Logic Pro), related to having PACE-protected third-party plug-ins in the same session.
  • Fixed occasional crashes in Bitwig on macOS, when opening sessions that contain FabFilter VST3 plug-ins with side chain support.
  • Fixed interface scaling issues on macOS 10.14 and higher, when dragging a plug-in interface between Retina and non-Retina monitors.
  • All VST3 and AU plug-ins with now show up in the DAW without the ‘FabFilter ‘ or ‘FF ‘ prefix in their name.
  • On macOS, all plug-ins are now 64-bit only.
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements.

What’s new in version 1.19?

All plug-ins

  • Updated plug-in for full compatibility with Mac hosts built specifically for macOS 10.14 (Mojave), such as Logic Pro 10.4.4, running under macOS 10.14.0 or 10.14.1. Previously this could lead to an all-black plugin interface.
  • Improved the way settings are saved when multiple plug-in instances are open to make sure the last setting that was chosen is saved correctly for new instances.
  • Added support for 300% scaling on 8K displays (High DPI) on Windows.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause incorrect scaling of the plug-in interface in Cubase 10 or Live 10 on High DPI displays in combination with certain graphics drivers on Windows.
  • Added a Refresh item to the Options submenu of the presets menu: this makes it possible to manually refresh the menu (and any V1/V2 Preset Folder submenus if available).
  • Fixed a bug on Mac that could cause program changes received by one plug-in to be forwarded to other FabFilter plug-in instances.
  • Various minor bug fixes and improvements.

What’s new in version 1.18?

All plug-ins:

  • Fixed possible crashes in Logic Pro X, which occasionally tries to initialize plug-ins with invalid/uninitialized buffers.
  • Fixed possible crash in Nuendo 7 on macOS when closing a plugin.
  • Fixed issues with key stroke stealing on Windows when using the Avid S6 control surface.
  • Fixed incorrect appearance of plug-in interfaces in Live 10 in High DPI mode.
  • The VST 2.4 plug-in will now automatically adapt its channel layout to match the audio/track it is placed on. Note that the separate “(Mono)” version of the plug-ins are still included for backwards compatibility.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when moving the mouse over the right edge of a menu with icons.
  • Small bug fixes and improvements.

FabFilter Saturn 2 New Features #GettingStarted

Eric Burgess shows new features in FabFilter Saturn 2, including New Amp Models, Redesigned visual modulation, Drag & Drop modulation & Linear Phase.

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