Softube - Harmonics Analog Saturation Processor *

by Softube

Product Details

  • Compatible with Studio One Professional (Versions 3.5.5 and higher) or Studio One Artist with separately purchased 'VST and AU and Rewire Support' (Versions 3.5.5 and higher)
  • Five genuinely different component-modelled distortion sounds
  • Revolutionary ‘Dynamic Transient Control’ technology
  • ‘Amount’ knob to control the amount of saturation
  • ‘Character’ knob controls tone or color of the distortion
  • High and low cut filters can be placed before or after distortion
  • Wet/dry blend knob for parallel processing
  • THD meter allows fine control of subtle saturation
  • All of the grunt, none of the drawbacks
  • ***Softube Harmonics requires the use of  a Pace iLok account. Studio One does not require Pace iLok products for normal operation. 

Start a fire

Did you ever try to give a track attitude by adding distortion, but then wind up with a washed out, lifeless sound instead? Harmonics, with its never-before-heard approach to dynamics in distortion, is the answer.

Guitars, vocals, drums, bass, and even synths often need some extra grunt to push them over the edge... but distortion can destroy dynamics and cause more problems than it solves. Too little and your sound doesn’t cut through and fill its space. Too much and you lose the light and shade, the attack and decay. Transients blend into tails, and detail and definition go out the window.

But with Harmonics, you get much more than just five awesome-sounding analog distortion models. You also get a revolutionary new approach to handling dynamics during the process of distorting the sound. The input signal is listened to and analyzed by the plug-in, allowing the dynamics and detail to be preserved and enhanced even after heavy distortion is applied.

Add to that the fact that Harmonics has five totally different-sounding component-modeled distortion styles, high and low cut filters, a mix knob and more, and you end up with a very powerful secret weapon indeed.

System Requirements

Mac OS X 10.12 or higher

Windows 7 x64/x86 SP1 + platform update, Windows 8.1 x64/x86, Windows 10 x64/x86

General Specs

  • Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or newer
  • Screen resolution larger than 1280x800
  • 1 GB RAM or more, and at least 6 GB hard disk space for installation (individual plug-ins take less space)
  • Any VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (Pro Tools 10.3.7, 11.0.2 or higher) compatible host application
  • Supported sample rates:
    • 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo.
  • Softube account
  • iLok account
  • iLok generation 2 and up, if you intend to use an iLok dongle for authorizing your plug-ins (note that an iLok dongle is not a requirement).
  • Internet access for downloading the plug-in(s) and managing the license(s).

All Softube plug-ins support both 32- and 64-bit hosts, although a 64-bit OS is required.