Tube Saturator 2 是一个带有模拟 EQ 的电子管前置放大器的超精确电路模拟,它可以被轻轻地过度驱动以产生变暖效果,或被扭曲以产生脂肪失真。与其前身 Tube Saturator 一样,TS-2 基于电路模拟技术来捕捉模拟电路的每一个细微差别。由单个电子管、电阻器和电容器组成的电路被转换成一个数学方程系统,该方程组经过数值求解以产生与真实电路完全相同的声音。但是,虽然最初消耗了大量 CPU 功率,但 TS-2 现在非常高效。TS-2 的 Saturation 部分的运行速度比原始部分快 7 倍左右,但建模更加准确。TS-2 包括许多吉他放大器中的三频段 Baxandall 型均衡器的原始电路模拟。

除了速度上的这一突破性改进外,TS-2 还具有许多新功能。您可以在 12AX7 和 12AU7 电子管之间切换以获得不同的谐波特性。均衡器可以切换为在饱和前或饱和后运行。饱和度和均衡器可单独切换。还有一个使用非常高质量的重采样器算法的 2x 过采样模式。使用 2x 模式衰减混叠失真谐波。同样新的是混合控制,将处理后的声音与原始声音混合。最后,TS-2 拥有华丽的新界面。

Tube Saturator 2 is a super accurate circuit simulation of a tube pre-amp with analog EQ, which can be overdriven gently for warming effects, or cranked for fat distortion. Like its predecessor, Tube Saturator, TS-2 is based on circuit simulation technology to capture every nuance of an analog circuit. The circuit consisting of the individual tubes, resistors, and capacitors is converted into a mathematical system of equations which is numerically solved to produce the exact same sound as a real circuit. But while the original consumed large amounts of CPU power, TS-2 is now super efficient. The Saturation section of TS-2 runs about 7x faster than the original and yet the modelling is even more accurate. TS-2 includes the original circuit simulation of the three band Baxandall type EQ as found in many guitar amplifiers.

In addition to this breakthrough improvement in speed, TS-2 has many new features. You can switch between 12AX7 and 12AU7 tubes for different harmonic characteristics. The EQ can be switched to run pre or post saturation. Saturation and EQ are separately switchable. Also there is a 2x oversampling mode using a very high quality resampler algorithm. Use 2x mode to attenuate aliased distortion harmonics. Also new is a mix control to blend the processed sound with the original. And finally, TS-2 has a gorgeous new interface.