Faturator is a saturation/distortion unit, providing effects ranging from subtle warm saturation to harsh digital fuzz. On top of this, included coloring and stereo widening allows for changing the character of the sound in a quick and easy way. Contrary to many distortion effects, Faturator will preserve the dynamics of your sound and apply its effects on it regardless of input gain.
Like all kiloHearts' products, focus lies on ease of use while providing powerful functionality at a low price point. Faturator's simple user interface puts all controls at the fingertips of the user, making it easy to quickly find the sound you want. "A lot of plugins these days try to compete with feature lists, often forgetting that they're part of a creative process", says Per Svanberg, developer and co-founder. "We want to isolate the most important parts, and make them as quickly and easily accessible as possible."
Kilohearts AB is a small development studio focusing on development of software synthesizers and effects. The company’s mission is to help more people get their hands on professional quality audio software that is easy to use, without compromising quality and power. Based in Linköping, Sweden, Kilohearts AB currently employs two people.
Faturator is available now as VST and AudioUnit plug-ins. Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions are available on Mac OS X and Windows operating systems.
The full product can be purchased for €15 / $19, and a fully functional demo is available for download at http://kilohearts.com