u-he Satin Tape Saturation Audio Plug-in

Dial in some analog-tape goodness! u-he Satin adds saturation, transient smoothing, high-frequency compression and more -- plus lo-fi noise when you want it.

To develop Satin, u-he took a journey back to the golden age of magnetic tape recording. They wanted to recreate all kinds of tape machines in software, from the ground up. After many months spent on research, measurement and on developing an architecture that would be flexible enough for the job, they knew they had nailed it...

But u-he couldn't stop there: They added the old noise-reduction systems that were often (mis)used for timbral compression effects. Then more heads and a global feedback path, which made an uber-tape-delay and realistic 'one-shot' tape flanging possible.

Users familiar with analog recording gear should instantly feel at home with Satin, and digital afficionados will also learn to love the magic of tape -- Satin invites you to explore and find out for yourself.


- Mix-and-match emulation spans all major historical developments in tape technology
- Control multiple instances from one panel - 'glue' multiple tracks together
- High-quality: internal sample rate up to 384kHz, continuous tape speed control
- All the 'goodness' of tape (saturation, transient-smoothing, HF compression etc.)
- Full control over the 'badness' (head-bump, wow&flutter, asperity noise, hiss etc.)
- Record/repro EQ standards (separately selectable), classic NR compander standards
- Extra FX modes: through-zero tape flanging, host-synchronizable 4-tap stereo delay

- Current PC or Intel Mac
- Multicore CPU with SSE2 (Sandy Bridge architecture or newer recommended)
- Mac OSX 10.5 or newer
- Windows XP/Vista/7/8
- 1GB RAM, more recommended
- 30 MB free disk space
- Display 1000x600px and up
- OSX: VST2 or AU compatible host software
- Windows: VST2 compatible host software
- Supports 32bit and 64bit in all formats
- AAX support for Pro Tools 10, 11 & 12
Base Item
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1035-550

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Web: https://u-he.com/support/

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