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What is Soft Saturation ?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by housefukr, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. housefukr

    housefukr Guest

    What is soft sat and why and when would I want to use it ?
  2. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    It's basically distortion, like when tape overloads. People use it to warm things up a bit, put an edge on a sound to make it define and to emulate the sound of tape.
  3. housefukr

    housefukr Guest

    so if i am trying to keep the songs drums very punchy this would essentially be taking that away ?
  4. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Try it and see what it does for yourself. That's the best advice I can offer. If you hate it, shut it off .
  5. housefukr

    housefukr Guest

    thanks .... on another note do you know a good mastering guy ?
  6. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    I might know one... :wink:

    By the way - When you say "soft saturation" is there a particular piece of gear you're referring to?
  7. housefukr

    housefukr Guest

    yeah, tc electronic's eq soft sat .....

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