Bedroom Producers Blog releases BPB Saturator, a freeware tube and tape saturation effect in VST, VST3, AU, and AAX plugin formats for digital audio workstations on Windows 10 and macOS.
BPB Saturator is a freeware waveshaping saturation plugin. It is our holiday gift to you. Thanks for reading Bedroom Producers Blog! ❤
The plugin emulates tube-style distortion and tape-style saturation. It is optimized to sound great, albeit with low CPU consumption.See also: Top 100 Christmas 2020 Plugin Deals & Freebies!
We wanted to create a saturation tool that is lightweight and easy to use. Emulate a tube preamp by applying a bit of tube saturation, then simulate passing your audio through a tape machine with a bit of tape saturation. Or, go crazy and boost the input to use BPB saturator as a dual distortion effect.
BPB Saturator also features a pair of filters (high-pass and low-pas) that are smooth and transparent. Use the filters to clean up the signal, or to isolate a section of the signal that needs to be distorted. For example, try removing the top end from a bass sound, then add plenty of tube drive for a more aggressive sound.
How To Use BPB Saturator?
BPB Saturator is the more nuanced follow-up to our BPB Dirty Filter plugin. Whereas BPB Dirty Filter excels at over-the-top distorted sounds with plenty of filter resonance, BPB Saturator can deliver a far more subtle form of saturation.
You can use BPB Saturator to warm up virtual instruments, drum loops, bass sounds, or even the entire mix. Experiment with applying a subtle amount of tube saturation first to drive the signal. Then, add some tape saturation to introduce odd harmonics and level out any excess volume peaks.
Another rather obvious (and often overlooked method) to make your digital audio “more analog” is to remove the extreme high frequencies. For example, to warm up a virtual synthesizer, add a small amount of tape saturation, then apply a subtle high-frequency cut with the low-pass filter.
The plugin features a resizable user interface. If you’re using a high-resolution screen, click the 4K button in the upper-right corner to double to GUI size. You can also right-click the plugin to select the preferred GUI size.
Download BPB Saturator
You can download BPB Saturator for free exclusively at Bedroom Producers Blog. The plugin is free to use for any commercial or non-commercial purpose, including music production, video projects, sound design, etc. We are providing the plugin as-is without any express or implied warranty.
BPB Saturator is available in VST, VST3, AU, and AAX plugin formats for digital audio workstations on PC and Mac. Both 32-bit and 64-bit plugin hosts are supported. At the moment, the Windows version of BPB Saturator only supports Windows 10. We will release an update to support older versions of Windows in early 2021.
We provided both automatic and manual installers for BPB Saturator. Visit the product page below to download your free copy of the plugin.
More info: BPB Saturator
Wow you Rock BPB!
Who made that?
The same developer who made this. https://bedroomproducersblog.com/2015/06/20/la-petite-excite-vst/
Wow!!!! Thank you again!!!! Merry Christmas!!! Love LaPetite Excite (best free exciter). This saturation thing is must have!!!
Merry Christmas! :)
I really like this plug-in but it takes so much CPU that crashes my FL sessions each time I use it! Might be the first plug-in of them all and still.
Thanks for the report. I’ll see if we can fix this issue. Can you please let me know your FL studio version and OS?
Sure, it really eats up my CPU in FL Studio by more than 12%. A good plugin nonetheless…
Merry Christmas 🎄
Thank you very very much for the new saturator! I can promise it’s going to be used! 😊
Best wishes to you all!
thank you BPB!!
bpb, you are the best! Thank you!
Thanks, man! And thanks for reading BPB! :)
Thank you, Tomislav, BPB, and the guy who made this plugin!
You’re very welcome! :)
I love the fact that it’s called BPB because this is my favourite audio plug-in website ;)
By the way, I quickly tested this distortion on a plug-in and it sounds F**KING NiCE!
Thanks for the kind words and thanks for reading BPB!
Hey guys! Leaving a comment to flag AudioThing’s new freebie (for a limited time) Textures :)
Already posted on BPB but thanks anyway! :) https://bedroomproducersblog.com/2020/12/23/audiothing-texture/
Thank you so much for being a light in 2020! You make my dreams of creating music come true because of being broke.
Thank you so much!
Make some great music in 2021!
Nice, thank you and happy holidays!
Cheers, happy holidays!
Thank you so much 😭
You’re welcome! :)
Thanks for another one Tomislav! You were a bright spot in 2020. Be safe. And happy holidays! :)
Happy holidays and thanks for reading Bedroom Producers Blog!
Super appreciated mate, unlike eq and comps, I find you can never have too many creative drive options!
Haha, same here. I must have over twenty saturation plugins installed. So, I guess this isn’t surprising. :)
A little question: I’m working on a project consisting of making a track using only the BPB exclusive VSTs plugins (kontakt instruments not because I don’t have the full version jeje). Appart from the BPB Dirty Filter, BPB saturation, Groove BPB edition, wich other ones exists still avidable (from all times and dimensions :D)?
Thanks in advance
Cool, I’d love to hear that track when it’s finished. Anyway, there’s also BPB Cassette Drums. https://bedroomproducersblog.com/2016/11/23/drum-machine-vst/
Thanks for everything Tomislav & BPB.
This plug-in looks good, can’t wait to hear it too.
Happy Christmas to you & the team & a healthy & happy new year in 2021
Is this plug-in still available for George ?
I have collected the next VSTs from BPB:
-BPB Dirty Filter
-BPB Cassette Drums
-UrsaDSP Lagrange (I’m not shure if you guys helped with the developement of this one. I saw you logo on some pics of the UI of the plugin)
I couldn’t download Electrix BPB Edition, it’s not available anymore.
It’s there any that I’m missing?
Thank you for the fantastic blog and Happy Holidays :D
Some minor issue in FLStudio Vst2 Win7.
One second lag while opening GUI plugin.
Thanks for reporting, I’ll look into it!
Thanks BPB! Also thanks for providing the manual installation files, the old school (and better IMO) way . Happy holidays!
I agree – manual installers are the best. Happy holidays, thanks for being a part of BPB’s community!
Thanks for your effort and being generous,Tomi.
Thanks! Merry christmas Tomi :D
Any specific hardware unit(s) that this is supposed to sound like? Curious to know what kind of sound to expect from it. I already have so many plugins so I am a bit more cautious of adding a new plugin to the pile haha – esp if it does something similar to plugins i already have in my collection.
Regardless, appreciate another awesome freebie, i bet there will be tons of people who will use this a ton.
Ow, I guess it’s time to upgrade, then?
Anyways, thanks BPB for making 2020 a little less awful. :-*
Merry things and happy whatevers to whomever reading this!
chris AKA smokey o sullivanon
thank you for the plugin, and all the great work you do on this site, Happy Christmas All
Wagner dos Santos Cezaron
Thank you very much Tomislav!
Thank you BRB!
Another awesome and useful plugin. I will have much fun with this!
doesnt work for me in cubase 9.5
64bit vst3 doesn’t show up at all
64bit vst2 blacklisted and can’t reactivate
Legendary stuff Tomi, please keep rocking!
There is a holiday freebie by the great percussionist Ben Aylon here: https://www.benaylon.com/product/xplosive-rhythms
Merry Christmas and a great 2021 to you and everyone out there!
Thanks Tom and have a great Christmas & New Year celebration.
Got round to installing this today. And it is rather excellent! Thanks a lot BPB and happy holidays :-)
Love this plugin! I always love having some saturation plugins on tap for those extra mojo needs.
I seem to be having an issue, however, when trying to use this plugin while channel splitting in REAPER. I’ve confirmed that the plugin works well, but if I try to split the dry signal in channel 1+2 and the saturator in 3+4, the plugin stops working. Other effects work fine.
if you update this, can you include a *simple* auto gain compensation option, so you can increase the grit and reduce the output at the same time?
i mean unless this is used as a gain box, most of the time users will be turning the output down every time they increase the saturation.
Is this plugin mono for the internal processing, or is it Waveform 11 (free) that’s doing something weird? It sounds great, but I wish it was stereo. Also the suggestion for some auto-gain is a good one. :D
Perhaps this may be of some help to you. Waveform 11 Free has some issues when dealing with VST3 plugins. It has a tendency to process them as mono or only uses one channel and the other is left silent. I couldn’t figure out what it was. When I load VST2 versions this problem doesn’t appear.
Maybe, but I think I was using the AU-version. I’ll have to check with the new version of WF11…
can’t get the 64 bit to show up in ableton on windows, 32 bit works fine but not the 64
I like the tape flavor mucho.
But why is it 64 channels in/out (At least in Reaper)?
And quite heavy on the RAM for a simple plugin btw.
Just please add numerical values for IN and OUT and Autogain compensation for tube/tape.
It eats a lot of CPU btw ))) 0.4% on 9900K
Does it use oversampling (2x,4x,16x)?
i want to use this plugins. and i excited to use this plugins
Still no update for lower versions of windows?
Juan María Solareon
Hey, just downloaded (I didn’t notice before… I used Ferric until now when I needed saturation). I cannot say if it is better or not, but in any case easier to understand. And… already at 02 (%) of tube saturation I listen details. After that, it is a question of taste, of course, and of the concrete audio signal.
believe it or not, I also appreciated the short “how to use saturation” sentences… it is always important to remind the essential points and not to get lost in details.
Have a great day
Exxelent plug-in…. still!!
Getting a lot of milage from this one , and really digging the sound color and simplicity of the GUI.
Is it due for an update?
…a couple of wishes :
• Wet/Dry for parallell processing
• Numerical readout on ALL parameters, HZ on the filters
• Input ..invert button … output. So when you raise the gain for the input , the same amount goes down on the output, for easy comparison and gainstaging.
• Oversampling (perhaps)
– Again, a lovely simple plugin
Many thanks for Everything you do…much appreciated !
Hvala lepo 😍 i Pozdrav!
With just a little boost of the tape and some LPF, my guitars and cymbals sound warmer and bigger. This plugin is awesome. Thank you so much!