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Looptrotter

SA2RATE 2

Add low order harmonics, while smoothly evening out sounds in a musical and ear-friendly way.

Product Type:

Saturation, Mixing, Mastering, Hardware Emulation, TMT

User Groups:

Mixing Engineers, Mastering Engineers, Producers, Sound Designers

A Touch Of Colour - DRY
A Touch Of Colour - WET
Analog Feel - DRY
Analog Feel - WET
Colour Me - DRY
Colour Me - WET
Mid Burn - DRY
Mid Burn - WET
Mid Side Burn - DRY
Mid Side Burn - WET
Perceived Loudness - DRY
Perceived Loudness - WET
Subtle Burn - DRY
Subtle Burn - WET
Thumping Kick - DRY
Thumping Kick - WET
Trash Rate - DRY
Trash Rate - WET
Warm Glue - DRY
Warm Glue - WET
Looptrotter SA2RATE 2 Examples

Enhanced sonics through tasteful saturation

Looptrotter’s world-famous solid state saturation circuit adds low order harmonics, while smoothly evening out sounds in a musical and ear-friendly way. Use SA2RATE 2 to significantly increase your RMS level without raising peaks (and without introducing the artifacts of overcompression and limiting) all while adding welcome analog character to your mixes.

Custom-tailored saturation for clearer lows and smoother highs

SA2RATE 2 employs two unique circuits to help avoid the most common problems associated with oversaturation. “LO Safe” engages a pre-emphasis and de-emphasis circuit to prevent the lowest frequencies from distorting, allowing sources like kick, bass, drum groups and mix buses retain the power and clarity in their lows. Meanwhile, “HI Smooth” boosts high frequencies before the saturation circuit and attenuates them afterwards for deeper saturation and greater transient control of higher frequencies without added harshness.

Easily dial in the perfect character without overdoing it

SA2RATE 2’s Drive control adjusts the input level and the depth of the saturation at once, with the amount of added harmonics indicated by two LEDs that light up at 4% and 8% THD. Independent DRY and WET signal control lets you achieve the perfect blend between the processed and dry signal, allowing the plugin to sound very subtle, adding only slight coloration, or bold and aggressive with 100% saturation engaged.

Plugin-only features make it even more powerful than the original hardware

As always, the engineers at Brainworx have added new digital-only features to this emulation. The LO Safe & HI Smooth filters have been upgraded further with the option of tuning their center frequencies to your taste. Also added is the “Magic” feature from Looptrotter’s SATUR summing mixer which warms up and opens the whole mix, giving it a wide, vivid, analog feel. Also included are M/S functionality for dialing in separate saturation to mids and sides, the Mono Maker, Stereo Width, new Density feature and the ground-breaking TMT (US Patent No. 10,725,727), offering an unrivaled analog experience in the box.

Downloads

Download this plugin and all other Plugin Alliance installers HERE, using the PA Installation Manager desktop application.

Download the product manual for Looptrotter SA2RATE 2 here

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, AAX AudioSuite, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 12 down to macOS 10.11
Windows 11 down to Windows 8

Mac
Intel, or Apple Silicon (except for AAX) architecture

PC
x64-compatible CPU

System requirements

Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM

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Full License Intro Price

If you don’t want to start a MEGA Bundle subscription you can buy a perpetual (forever) license of Looptrotter SA2RATE 2 instead.

Either pay $99.99 today and own the license forever – or just pay your license off in 4 easy monthly rates of just $24.99.

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