SATUR-8 is another original project introduced by LOOPTROTTER AUDIO. It is a result of thorough research and time-consuming experiments which were to lead to coming in the analogue sound to the cutting-edge technology. It provides eight separate channels and saturation block referring to the sound of vintage valve consoles and tape recorders.
SATUR-8 works as an analogue soft limiter as well. It slightly aligns the signal and adds low-order harmonics in a smart way. It can be used either during recording and mixing stages. The unit sets a solid and fat sound in the recording, proccessing and mixing stage of previously recorded tracks.
The Looptrotter Monster Compressor was a primary point of reference for the creation of SATUR-8 because of its acknowledged saturation system based on vaccum tubes. We managed to achieve a distinct sound of vaccum tubes with the usage of semiconductor technology.
SATUR-8 is user-friendly. All the channels are equipped with two knobs: DRIVE (saturation depth) and OUTPUT (output level). Saturation depth (the amount of added harmonics) is indicated by two LEDs at 4 and 8% THD.
SATUR-8 is also an analogue summing mixer 8 x 2 with insert slot. Each of the eight channels allows to set the panning (L, C, R), whereas stereo output level is set with a Master pot. AUX input allows you to hook up another SATUR-8 and multiply the number of channels.