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Saturn introduces harmonics even if all bands are bypassed.

Is it normal behavior or a bug?
It seems Saturn always generates (probably 3rd) harmonics internally bypassed.
I checked it with Span, which showed, for example, a -6dB sine wave at 200Hz fed into Saturn came with -40dB harmonics at 600Hz.

It may not be a big deal as a saturator plugin, but I'd like to use it as a volume shaping tool without saturation as well.

I'm using latest Saturn and Logic X. Thanks!


Hi Katze,

You're right, Saturn does introduce harmonics even when alle bands are disabled. Saturn has a gentle saturation stage on the output, which adds subtle harmonics plus prevents feedback from getting out of control.


Floris (FabFilter)

Got it. Thanks for clarifying!

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