Top 5 Saturation Plugins For 808s


This week’s tutorial is a breakdown of the best saturation plugins for 808s.

808s have become a standard in several genres of music. The right 808 can be the driving force of a song or act as the perfect balance for movement in the low end. Some 808s have incredible low end, but lack the upper harmonics that can cut through smartphone, laptop, & bluetooth speakers.

Adding saturation & distortion to your 808s is an excellent tool to add those upper harmonics to your 808s so they can be heard across all different types of speaker systems. Saturation & distortion is also a great way to add extra excitement & make an 808 your own unique sound that can stand out from other 808s.

In this video, Realistic breaks down his top five saturation plugins for 808s.

  • He talks about why he likes them on 808s & breaks down the tools of these plugins that allow for a incredible sounding 808.
  • He briefly gives an overview of each plugin, so if there are any plugins in this video you would like to know more about, feel free to mention it in the comment section below & we will do a full video on that plugin.

Follow along as professional engineer Eric “Realistic” Michael breaks down his top five saturation plugins for 808s.

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✅ 808 One-Shots ✅ 808 Audio Loops ✅ 808 Midi Loops
Created by: @soundoracle x @realisticproductions


The majority of today’s music is heard for the first time on either a phone, laptop speakers, or earbuds It can be frustrating as hell to have a dope track with the perfect 808 but it disappears when you’re music is played on smaller speakers.

That is why we created the 808 Formula 2. Laptop speakers, phone speakers, whatever. Your bass will be heard

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Realistic is a Music Producer and Engineer located in the Twin Cities. He has been producing music for Hip-Hop & Pop music since 2004. In 2017 he graduated with an AAS in Music Production & Engineering.

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