IVGI can deliver very soft and subtle saturation that feels at home on the master buss, but it is equally capable of very dense and dirty distortion effects to spice up single tracks. IVGI’s base sound is comparable to the DESK mode in its big brother plug-in, SDRR (coming soon). Just as SDRR does, IVGI reacts dynamically to the input signal. Even the modelled fluctuations react dynamically and change depending on the drive setting, all so it doesn’t get in the way of the SOUND.
Stereo tracks will benefit from its modelled crosstalk behaviour. Also like SDRR, IVGI features a “Controlled Randomness”, which determines the internal drift and variance inside the unit. This randomness contributes to the liveliness and authenticity of IVGI’s saturation character. All internal processes are modulated to some extent to make this possible. IVGI gives you a sensible amount of controls to manipulate the character of the saturation itself.
Finally, IVGI offers a unique ASYM MIX knob to alter the symmetry of the signal without affecting the harmonic content much. Usually, asymmetry leads to an increase in even order harmonics. But in IVGI’s case, dialing in asymmetry makes the negative part of the signal “cleaner”. In this way, you can preserve the dynamic structrure of the source and get a more transparent result. Actually, you can think of ASYM MIX as a transparency control.
IVGI also lets you alter the frequency dependency of the saturation with the RESPONSE control. IVGI is internally calibrated to 0VU = -18dBFS.