U78 Saturator
Valve plug-in based on the circuitry of the famous vintage German U73b Compressor allowing saturation of an exact band.
Software product, electronic download, immediate delivery.
Exact model of valve circuits
Uses iLok protection system. The USB dongle is not required. More info
Plug-in in AAX, Audio Unit and VST format compatible with all major audio workstations
Compatible with MacOS and Windows
This effect offers advanced calibration (headroom adjustment) - the relation between the digital and analog levels.

Legendary analog saturation

U78 is the advanced saturation section taken from u73b, made to achieve perfect saturation across all your tracks, mixes and masters.

Made for your tracks

Analog saturation is the favorite tool of many producers. When applied with elegance, it adds so much character, presence and definition to your tracks. We decided to create an advanced saturator, aimed especially on producers looking for adding the extra flavor to their tracks. U78 takes the masterfully simulated analog saturation from u78b Compressor and takes it to the next level. With advanced controls, this plugin ensures you find the perfect analog character for your tracks.


Gain – adjusts the input gain of the saturation circuit. The higher the settings, the richer the sound that can be achieved.

HiPass –sets the cut-off frequency of the high-pass filter, which comes before the saturation circuit in the signal path. The range is from 30 Hz to 800 Hz.

LowPass – sets the cut-off frequency of the lowpass filter, which comes before the saturation circuit in the signal path. The range is from 1 kHz to 8 kHz.

Tone – controls the U78 Saturator's unique tone filter. Lower settings produce darker sounds with more low-frequency content; higher settings result in brighter, sparkling sounds.

Mix – controls the dry and wet signal ratio. The dry signal is delayed to match the wet signal path latency to prevent phasing issues.

ADSR Product Showcase

Review by Michael White

For more technical specifications and workflow tips, please refer to user manual here.

Technical info

System requirements of the selected product. For some effects and applications, we have versions compatible with older systems. Please visit the Downloads page and browse the available versions if your system is older than specified here.

Mac OS X 10.11 - macOS 12
AAX 64b, AU 64b, VST2 64b, VST3 64b, Apple Silicon Compatible
Windows 7 - Windows 11
AAX 32b, AAX 64b, VST2 32b, VST2 64b, VST3 32b, VST3 64b

Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews Write a review
Get started now. Try U78 Saturator for free for 30 days.
Try for free