In the digital world almost everything is possible. With the right skills and technology you may create absolutely anything you wish. And so we took the circuitry of the legendary U73b Compressor and played around a bit.
More than just modeling
We removed the U73b compression function. Added filters, the tone control and finally added the strong gain control. We kept the heart of the machine to deliver the beautifully musical tube sound.
The result is the Saturator that sounds like no other – the U78. Based on a real thing equipped with dream functions.
U78 Saturator Controls
Gain – adjusts the input gain of the saturation circuit. The higher settings the more rich sound can be achieved.
HiPass – sets the cutoff frequency of the HiPass filter which is connected in front of the saturation circuit. The range is from 30 Hz to 800 Hz, turn the knob to the minimum to turn off the HiPass filter.
LowPass – sets the cutoff frequency of the LowPass filter which is connected in front of the saturation circuit. The range is from 1 kHz to 8 kHz, turn the knob to the maximum to turn off the LowPass filter.
Tone – controls the U78 unique tone filter. Low settings produces dark sound with higher low frequencies content. On the contrary, higher settings are for bright and sparkling sounds.
Mix – controls the dry and wet signal ratio. The dry signal is only delayed to match the wet signal path latency to prevent the phasing effect.