Up to Eleven!
SaturnLO is a highly-accurate in the box reproduction – developed with DiBiQuadro proprietary technology – of the preamp section of a classic boutique Lead Overdrive guitar amplifier which defined the standard for modern high-gain amplification, with its unparalleled sound, beautiful design and high quality components.
Its Normal channel delivers unique crystalline cleans that can cut like a knife with the channel’s Bright switch on or pushed to pure raw with its Crunch mode, while the Overdrive channel gives you a super-thick tone as a result of a masterly conceived multiple gain stage path. With Bass, Middle, Treble, and Output controls for each channel, it provides loads of tone-shaping in a handy straightforward way. No matter what kind of tone you are trying to achieve – pop, blues, rock, metal – SaturnLO will get you there.
…If you want to get that rich, dynamic, fully saturated yet pristine gain, then you are looking at the right place!
The perfect approach to circuit modeling
SaturnLO features a built-from-scratch 64-bit engine which is based on general purpose hi-quality algorithms and the most recent non-linear models. Particular attention has been put on the definition of the Non Linear Solver to get the maximum quality and realism, without losing details in favor of performances (Double-Precision Non-Linear Computing).
Double-Precision Non-Linear Computing
Also, SaturnLO brings a completely new philosophy to the table: being able to shape your tone by giving total access to the circuit components. Managing each gain stage level, shaping the tone-stacks or modifying the tubes characteristics: there is virtually no limit to what you can achieve with SaturnLO!
Tune your circuit values with the TWEAK mode
We put great passion and dedication to get the perfect representation of the hardware. If you don’t trust our words, then trust your ears.
These samples are the result of some DI tracks, SaturnLO and (for the crunch/hi-gain) a N4 library reproducing poweramp/cabinet/mic/mic-preamp. No LPF or HPF. In some there is a small EQ adjustment.
SaturnLO CLEAN + Rev
SaturnLO CRUNCH + Rev
SaturnLO CRUNCH C5
SaturnLO CRUNCH C5 + Rev
SaturnLO OVERDRIVE LEAD
SaturnLO OVERDRIVE LEAD + Rev + Delay
SaturnLO OVERDRIVE Brighter
SaturnLO OVERDRIVE Brighter Stereo
SaturnLO OVERDRIVE M25
SaturnLO OVERDRIVE M25 Stereo
The Renderer is a Windows application to process an input wave file in OffLine mode. It can be invoked via command line too. Its purpose is to render long and processing demanding configurations (e.g. high upsampling).
GUI: tooltips and Edit Mode
The graphic engine has been designed with a purpose in mind: keeping a clear indication of the status of the graphic elements without altering their 3D rendering on the scene. Tooltips serve this purpose perfectly especially when dealing with knobs status. A typical approach to this problem would be to compress the height of the knobs trying to prevent the user to commit parallax errors. As a side effect the graphic designer would be forced to take into account this constraint by limiting the 3D depth of the scene.
Another good reason to use a tooltip-based approach is to allow the update of the knobs status by using an Edit Mode.
When using a state-of-the-art system – see minimum requirements in the Installation Guide – SatunLO GUI is able to deliver more than 60 FPS at a reasonably low CPU usage for a super fluid knob tweaking and a hyper realistic meter response.
SaturnLO is distributed exclusively as Windows 64-bit installer, which delivers these 2 formats:
- Plugin in VST3 64 bit format;
- Renderer in Windows executable
Even if you are a Windows user, we strongly recommend to demo the 15-days trial version before making any purchase. Requirements are reported in the table below.
Formats and operating systems different from the ones specified above are not supported yet.
SaturnLO can be used on the most popular DAWs (digital audio workstation) on Windows.
Here is a list of the DAWs on which SaturnLO has been tested:
- Cockos Reaper
- Presonus Studio One
- Steinberg Cubase/Nuendo
- Cakewalk Bandlab/Sonar
- Ableton Live*
- Image-Line FL Studio
*Note for Ableton Live users on Windows 10: it is strictly required to run Ableton Live in compatibility mode for Windows 8 (from Ableton Live icon, Properties, Compatibility TAB, Compatibility mode checked + Windows 8).