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Looptrotter SAT 500  From Looptrotter

Looptrotter

$549.00

Retail:  $599.00

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Manufacturer's Description from Looptrotter

SAT 500 is a single channel module in 500 format fitted with a saturation circuit, which adds low order harmonics and smoothly evens the signal, all in an amazingly musical and ear friendly way. It can significantly increase the RMS level. The sound refers to old tube mixing consoles and tape recorders.

SAT 500 is equipped with unique solutions shaping the content of harmonics in the processed signal.

The LO SAFE option turns on the pre-emphasis and de-emphasis circuit, “preventing” the lowest frequencies from distortion. This option is specifically useful in case of instruments with high content of low frequencies, like bass guitar, kick drum, group of drums or the whole mix.

The BAND SPLIT option divides the signal band into two frequency ranges. This solution allows to saturate only the low frequencies, below the division point. High frequencies above the division point are mixed with the saturated signal in an unaltered form. This option is perfect for “thickening” the sound of instruments, without the audible saturation of high frequencies. There are three frequencies of division point to choose from – 800Hz, 2kHz and 6kHz.

The depth of saturation is smoothly controlled with the DRIVE knob. SAT 500 features an independent control over DRY and WET signal.

The depth of saturation (the amount of added harmonics) is indicated by two LEDs, lighting up at 4 and 8% THD.

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About Manufacturer

LOOPTROTTER Audio Engineering – a company founded in 2010 by Andrzej Starzyk from Warsaw, Poland. It comes as a result of over 10 years of research and experiments in the construction of pro audio, studio gear. The company encompasses passion, the pursuit of music and high-quality tone, as well as versatile knowledge and expertise in handling the sound, and singleness of purpose.

Looptrotter’s main objectives:

construction of original devices giving the sound this analog touch, warmth, and saturation so pleasing for both ears and soul,

combining the best solutions of all electronic technologies: electron tubes, discrete semiconductors, integrated circuits, microcontrollers...

construction of the most versatile but first of all creative and easy-to-use devices, complementing the cold and indifferent digital technology,

optimizing the signal path and meticulous selection of elements, targeting the best possibile sound,

continuous progress and perfecting the devices in terms of reliability and endurance.

Why yellow? Because in chromotherapy the yellow color proves to have a particular, positive influence on the human brain. It is believed to awaken and stimulate the mind, enhance creative thinking, and boost imagination. It helps to break through fixed notions and ideas. I’m confident, that this color best represents the objectives of Looptrotter company.

-Andrzej Starzyk