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There are software companies who bring out so many new plug-ins that it’s impossible to keep up. Sound Toys’ approach is the exact opposite of this: Much of the company’s development work over the last few years has been devoted to the notoriously difficult task of modelling the non-linearity and distortion characteristics of analogue circuitry. Both AAX and bit support are apparently in the pipeline.
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There are software companies who bring out so many new plug-ins that it’s impossible to keep up. Sound Toys’ approach is the exact opposite of this: Much of the company’s development work over the last few years has been devoted to the notoriously difficult task of modelling the non-linearity and distortion characteristics of analogue circuitry.
Both AAX and bit support are apparently in the pipeline. At the time, it was widely used in sound reinforcement contexts, as well as at studios such as Motown. This meter is fixed in position at the plug-in’s output. Perhaps the least welcome of the latter concerns CPU load: Something that can be frustrating about many ‘warmth’ plug-ins, including REDD. This sort of unwelcome surprise is refreshingly absent in Radiator, where the saturation on peaks seems much more gently progressive.
In other words, you don’t only achieve saturation by cranking the input gain, then attenuate the results to taste; turning up the output gain overdrives the circuitry differently, sometimes with audibly different results. Between them, these two dials make it very easy to control both the amount and the character of the saturation, the flip side being that once you’ve found the right setting, you might need to attenuate the output signal in your DAW rather than within Radiator.
The treble and bass equalisers on offer here are not dissimilar in their effect to those in the REDD. This can be surprisingly useful, although boosting the bass tends to bring up ‘mud’ frequencies as well as true low end. The most obvious difference between the Line and Mic settings is that the former is pretty noisy and the latter is very noisy indeed, especially when you turn up the output gain.
Of course, Radiator doesn’t just excel on folk guitar or breathy vocals. All in all, Radiator is an excellent example of what’s good about Sound Toys’ approach to plug-in design. Most of all, unlike most distortion and warmth plug-ins, it’s really difficult to make Radiator sound bad! Highly recommended. Cons No bit version or AAX support yet. Summary There are many plug-ins around that aim to provide saturation and analogue warmth, but Radiator is at the top of the class.
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First off, gotta give them creativity points on the name for sure. This tool does what everyone is doing in EDM and HipHop by allowing you to alter the pitch and formants of a vocal track to give it the chipmunk or robot sounds we all seem to love right now. Soundtoys even admits this is an overused effect but still they understand supply and demand and give you their version, complete with a drive knob that borrows from Decapitator. Once you get a code to download, you are given your own code to share with others. This works as a virtual raffle ticket that puts you in the drawing for every SoundToys plugin ever made and will ever be made. So get out there and share.
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