Saturn isn’t only a great saturator, with a lot of different algorithm, it can goes far beyond.
The modulator section gives to this plug powerful options we all know in high rates Synths, like serum or Massive.
Episode II! Let’s see another fast trick. Today I wanna dip into the fantastic capabilities of Fab Filter Saturn. Saturn isn’t only a great saturator, with a lot of different algorithm, it can goes far beyond. The modulator section gives to this plug powerful options we all know in high rates Synths, like serum or Massive.
We love to discover every little function of the plugins, and use them in a non-common way.
Let’s dig in!
Let’s assume we don’t consider the multiband possibilities of this plug-in and focus on the entire spectrum. Let’s start right with the modulation menu by clicking this tab here.
There are 5 possible source that can be triggered by the signal itself, a sidechain, XY coordinates, seconds or bar division, and even Midi Events.
Today we gonna focus on the envelope generator.
The envelope generator can be triggered by the internal signal, external signal or midi note. We need to set it to listen the internal signal and adjust the threshold until the white bar is triggered. Basically you now have an envelope that can automate every parameter of the Saturn. Here’s comes the power of this modulation, with the target button you can patch a cord to any knob and button and modulate it. There’s a lot of potential here, and the modulation scheme is just a matter of creativity.
For the purpose of this video let’s connect the envelope the main volume of the band. So the envelope now trigger the volume and can be a positive or negative modulation. The positive option will help our transient to be higher than the body.
Saturn is very flexible and you can use several modulator together with infinite combinations, so here’s a patch you can study and use for filtering and give power to transient! Easily controllable thanks to the XY Pad, it can be quickly automated.