Unique dual-stage saturation
with creative tonal control.

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A new way to shape sounds


Kelvin combines flexible dual-stage saturation with powerful push/pull equalization in an inspiring new way to shape sounds.

Deceptively simple to use, Kelvin offers detailed saturation models, mastering-grade performance, and vast sonic possibilities with just a few parameters. Pick your favourite combination from several transformer, tube, and diode circuits to bring tracks to life with rich harmonic coloration and warm saturation, or get creative with frequency specific distortion and beautiful analog-style tone sculpting.

Highlights


Add rich harmonic coloration, thickness, and high-end sheen to tracks and full mixes
Increase punch, energy and RMS with mastering-grade signal integrity
Explore vast sonic possibilities by combining different transformer, tube, and diode circuits
Shape saturation across frequencies for precise fine-tuning or creative sound design
Fuse saturation with musical analog-style EQ, including classic passive Low/High bands
Add width and dimension using the unique harmonic Spread feature
Add rich harmonic coloration, thickness, and high-end sheen to tracks and full mixes
Increase punch, energy and RMS with mastering-grade signal integrity
Explore vast sonic possibilities by combining different transformer, tube, and diode circuits
Shape saturation across frequencies for precise fine-tuning or creative sound design
Fuse saturation with musical analog-style EQ, including classic passive Low/High bands
Add width and dimension using the unique harmonic Spread feature

Key Features


Interactive dual-stage saturation

Kelvin is built around two flexible saturation stages placed in series for unique and complex sonic interactions between stages. This gives you a deep lively sound, and a huge palette of tones available just by exploring combinations of models, order, and gain staging. Dial in some low-end transformer thickness and drive it into a tube stage for a touch of high-end sweetness, or find the perfect blend between "buzzy" diode clipping and warm tube overdrive.

Uncompromising detail

With carefully tuned algorithms and high fidelity oversampling Kelvin goes from subtle coloration to hefty tone mangling without ever losing musicality. Choose from 8 extremely detailed and program-dependent saturation models, each offering a distinct sonic flavour. Combine intricate models of renowned analog gear with modern models adding pure 2nd/3rd order harmonics, or custom models integrating qualities from several sources for a sound unique to Kelvin.

Depth, dimension, and clarity

An innovative harmonic Spread feature allows you to create stereo width by introducing small variances in the harmonics generated on the left and right channel. It’s a unique and natural sounding way to add dimension to both stereo and mono sources, without affecting mono playback compatibility. The De-fuzz option reduces saturation of high frequencies and cleans up artifacts to retain clarity even when the input is driven into distortion.

Creative tonal control

Kelvin's intuitive pre/post filters give you separate control of frequency specific saturation and equalization. Push or pull frequencies into saturation without affecting tonal balance to fine-tune or radically change the saturation character, and follow-up with EQ for seamless shaping of harmonics, density, and overall tonal balance. Choose from several filters with musical curves and analog-matched magnitude/phase response, or add extra colour with classic Pultec style bands extended with continuously variable frequency controls.

Specification


  • Dual-stage saturation with separate control of gain and model for each stage
  • Freely combine 8 highly detailed models of transformer, tube, and diode saturation circuits
  • Flexible tone shaping filters to adjust saturation per frequency and overall tonal balance
  • Beautiful sounding analog style filters, including passive Pultec style low and high bands
  • Unique harmonic “Spread” feature to create width by introducing subtle harmonic variances
  • “De-Fuzz” feature to reduce mid-high frequency saturation and clean up artifacts
  • Optional soft clipper on output to discreetly shave off peaks or add a 3rd stage of crush
  • Auto-gain on output tuned to keep loudness balanced while still allowing musical crescendos
  • Smooth audio rate modulation of main parameters
  • Dry/Wet control for easy parallel processing
  • 4 quality modes, ranging from Low Latency to Pristine using high fidelity linear phase oversampling
  • Option to always use highest quality for offline rendering
  • A/B preset switching
  • Integrated reference level system to automatically adjust input level to match loaded presets
  • Presets by experienced artists and engineers
  • Native support for both Intel and Apple Silicon processors

Purchase

Personal License
$99
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Windows: VST3 (32/64 bit), AAX (64 bit)
Mac: VST3, AU, AAX (64 bit)

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Current version: 1.0.1 (August 2021) - View Changelog

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Manual (English, 4.5 MB)

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