SSL Duende X-Saturator Plug-in

£82.99 (including VAT @ 20%)

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  • Stunning Range of Distortion Characteristics
  • Emulation of Valve or Transistor Style Distortion
  • Helps Instruments Sit Within or Cut Through a Mix
  • Heavy Distortion Characteristics at High Drive Levels
  • Wet/Dry Mix Control for Parallel Processing

SSL Duende X-Saturator Plug-in


The X-Saturator provides a stunning range of analogue style distortion effects. It is an emulation of an analogue circuit that introduces either 2nd order valve style or 3rd order transistor style distortion or a blend of the two. At low drive settings the distortion is mild and can add gentle warming to help instruments sit nicely in a mix or to add a little extra edge to help instruments cut through a mix. As drive levels are increased so is the level of distortion until at high drive levels heavy distortion occurs.

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Intuitive Controls

The SSL Duende X-Saturator Plug-in features simple controls, with a Harmonics control selecting 2nd or 3rd order distortion or a blend of the two, a Drive control setting the drive level, a Depth controlling the amplitude of the distortion and a Shape control adjusting whether the distortion has smooth or hard edges. A Headroom button offers an extra 6dB of headroom for creating heavily boosted/distorted signals without digital clipping. A dedicated wet/dry mix control uses parallel processing. There are Input and Output Meters and Input and Output Level controls. X-Saturator can be automated via standard DAW Automation data and has A&B Preset 'slots' with an A/B switch for easy comparison of two different combinations of settings.


  • A stunning range of distortion characteristics
  • Emulation of valve or transistor style distortion or a blend of the two
  • Great for helping instruments either sit within or cut through a mix
  • Superb range of heavy distortion characteristics at high drive levels
  • Wet/Dry Mix control for parallel processing
  • A&B Preset switch for settings comparison
  • Full DAW automation for all controls

System Requirements

Windows PC
  • Windows XP (SP2 or higher), Vista 32/64 Bit or Windows 7 32/64 Bit or Windows 8 (64-bit)
  • Intel Core2 running at 2.0 GHz or higher (or comparable CPU)
  • 2GB of RAM (or higher)
  • VST (32/64 Bit), VST3 (32/64 Bit) or RTAS (32 Bit) compatible Host
  • OS X 10.6.8 or higher (32-bit or 64-bit kernel), OS X 10.7.1 or higher (32-bit or 64-bit kernel), OS X 10.8.5, OS X 10.9 or higher
  • Intel Dual Core MAC running at 2.0 GHz or higher
  • 2GB of Ram (or higher)
  • AU (32/64 Bit), VST (32/64 Bit), VST3 (32/64 Bit) or RTAS (32 Bit) compatible Host