SDRR was built to satisfy almost all of your saturation desires. It provides a comprehensive set of controls to manipulate the character of the saturation to make it fit exactly. SDRR offers four different main modes: TUBE, DIGI, FUZZ, DESK and reacts dynamically to the input signal. Each mode has its unique crosstalk behavior, which can be switched off or exaggerated. A unique RMS level difference metering mode makes level matching an easy task. SDRR can be different things: a saturation, a compressor, an EQ, a bit-crusher, a subtle stereo widener, or simply add some movement to your tracks with the DRIFT control. Add warmth, depth and character to your tracks with SDRR. Don't forget to check out the free IVGI, which can be seen as the little brother of SDRR. It is based on the DESK mode in SDRR. Since IVGI is comparable to SDRR quality-wise, CPU-consumption wise and regarding aliasing (or better the absence of aliasing artifacts), it's a good way to also get an impression of how SDRR would perform on your system. SDRR is available in the following formats (all included in one single license):
Windows (64bit): VST, VST3, AAX Native for ProTools® 11 or higher
macOS (64bit): AU, VST, VST3, AAX Native for ProTools® 11 or higher
The four modes in SDRR:
The TUBE mode consists of two different models of a two stage tube preamplifier. These two models can be blended into each other with the CHARACTER control. WARM focusses more on the transient smoothing and compressing character associated with tubes, while SIZZLE captures the harmonics generated, when driving the preamp without affecting the transients much.
The DIGI mode: designed to precisely add even and/or odd harmonics to program material. Gives a very controlled sound. Again two models were created, which can be blended. The first one only generated the first 4 harmonics. DIGI is great for adding harmonics and excitement to your tracks without coloring the signal too much and might act as a proof, that digital saturation can sound pleasant. Use the BIT->RATE control for bit crushing/sample rate reduction effects. Combined with the DRIFT parameter it can get pretty wild!
The FUZZ mode: consists of two different models of classic germanium fuzz stomp boxes. Both are heavily modified for lower distortion levels to be suited even for mastering duties. The FUZZ mode takes advantage of the unique properties of germanium transistors and delivers a very warm, cosy sound.
THE DESK mode: Klanghelm's version of a flexible mixing desk channel strip plugin with just a few controls. It features a sophisticated 2 band EQ with special designed curves to fit most material. Furthermore it offers control over the transient response of the saturation and the compression. The aim of the DESK mode is to be the only plugin needed for an at least OK recorded track to shine - all with very few controls.
The first examples demonstrate how the different SDRR models perform on an acoustic drum bus phrase: first dry, then processed with each of the models. No other processing involved.
In the last drums example SDRR is used on each drum element and on the bus.
Next are some clips to demonstrate SDRR on electric bass.
More examples to follow ...
Download the manual for more information
French version of the manual
(kindly translated by TATOO MANDARINE studios)
Download the free IVGI
IVGI's base sound is comparable to the DESK mode in SDRR and gives you an idea, how SDRR performs quality-wise and CPU-wise. If IVGI runs smoothly for you, SDRR will do the same. Also, if you like what IVGI does, you'll love SDRR.