Loopy Saturation

KMR Audio has announced the arrival of a new product from LOOPTROTTER Audio Engineering in Poland. The SA2RATE is a two channel version of the LOOPTROTTER SATUR8, and was developed after several years research and development into saturation circuits. The SA2RATE also works as an analogue soft limiter. It aligns the signal and adds low-order harmonics to give a ‘solid and fat’ sound to recording, processing and mixing. The company say that its Monster Compressor was a primary point of reference during the creation of the new product, because of its saturation system using vacuum tubes. The SA2RATE uses semi-conductor technology, and also captures the sound of vacuum tubes. Each of the two channels is equipped with two knobs; DRIVE (saturation depth) and OUTPUT (output level).