thanks for the report, pascal. i love everything soundtoys does, but have really curbed my plug-in buying lately... but this does sound interesting. have you tried it as a channel/console emulator? do you think it works, or was made at all, do act like this? wonder what it would sound like on every channel of a mix...
i'll have to demo it i guess!
sorry taylor, for some reason i didn't get your reply in my email and didn't come back to the thread until today - i guess it's a bit late now:)
as a channel emulator, i think radiator can work well depending on sound source and providing you use very conservative settings. i've used it for two months now and i've found it very useful in many ways, especially as an instrument preamp, mainly guitar for me these days, with fairly conservative settings so i get more body out of the overall sound. i also used it as a distortion plugin, this time in a parallel chain so i can eq/filter the distorted signal further and bring it back subtlety into the mix. when pushed heavily, i can produce some very interesting results and works very very nicely on sine waves.
with further experimentation i found that all knobs have a distinctive and idiosyncratic way of distorting the signal and interact in a non-linear fashion with each other so depending on your sound source, there's always room for tweaking in very interesting ways.
@porya: for console emulation i often use the mcdsp's analogue channel plugin AC101. some great presets for a wide varieties of situations. bear in mind it's a very very subtle effect. nowadays, i mix down all my projects in mixbus and don't use much of AC101 as such. in mixbus, each channel is in itself modeled on its analogue counterpart and impart a certain sound to the material bringing back this elusive 'warmth' to the overall mix