I recently posted the news of the Mellowmuse SATV plug-in, suggesting it may be an alternative to HEAT for those of us not able to stretch to Pro Tools HD or indeed HD Native!
Tonight I have had the first chance to play with it, after about 30 minutes of trying it on bass, acoustic, electric, voice and across the Master buss, I have to say I'm impressed.
I'm fortunate enough to have a lot of plug-ins and I have similar ones such as Tape Channel, Reel Tape Saturation etc. but none have impressed me as much as the SATV - this one is so gorgeous.
Mellowmuse say this; 'SATV is analogue modelled saturation plug-in with four preset models, perfect for adding harmonic depth and richness to any material.
The inspiration for the four preset models were:
A - Transistor
B - Transformer
C - Tube
D - Tape'
My advice is download the demo and try it on your mixes, it makes bass guitars sound all warm and thick, like a chocolate milkshake, gives electric guitars body and acoustic guitars presence. This one could become my go-to plug-in!
I've added a video as requested.