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KuSh Audio releases UBK Pusher

KuSh Audio UBK Pusher

KuSh Audio has announced the release of UBK Pusher, a “magnetic DSP colorbox” plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Pusher is a sound sculptor’s dream, an artist’s tool that bends the rules of physics to generate genuinely new musical distortions and transient colorations.

It models the unique sound-bending properties of 4 magnetized metal cores and, through the use of controls the world has never seen or heard before, lets you creatively shape their harmonic complexity and transient character. The result is an unprecedented palette of colors from the classic to the cutting edge.

UBK Pusher features

  • Unique “Transient Enhancing” distortions.
  • Magnetic Saturation behaviors not possible with Analog.
  • 4 Chaotically Interactive Magnetic Cores.
  • Punchy Diode Limiter with variable Attack & Release.
  • Colorations ranging from subtly sweet to downright alien.
  • Multi-point Serial & Parallel Blend signal flow.
  • Cheat Mode labels & explains everything clearly.

UBK Pusher for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for $149 USD. Requires iLok 1/2.

More information: KuSh Audio / UBK Pusher

Kush Audio intros UBK Pusher plugin

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Kush Audio has announced UBK Pusher, a “magnetic DSP colorbox”.

Kush Audio UBK Pusher

Pusher is a sound sculptor’s dream, an artist’s tool that bends the rules of physics to generate genuinely new musical distortions and transient colorations. It models the unique sound-bending properties of 4 magnetized metal cores and, through the use of controls the world has never seen or heard before, lets you creatively shape their harmonic complexity and transient character. The result is an unprecedented palette of colors from the classic to the cutting edge.

Pusher then feeds that texturized signal into what is easily the punchiest and wildest UBK compressor to date, and packs the whole control set into an unabashedly forward-thinking GUI that picks up where the UBK-1 left off.

Pusher also sports Kush’s new Custom Preset Managment system and a novel ‘Cheat Mode’ which labels & explains every one of this beasts controls. But the fun with this one is in the exploring… stay tuned!

More information: Kush Audio

Kush Audio releases Clariphonic DSP parallel equalizer plugin

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Kush Audio Clariphonic DSP

Kush Audio has released the Clariphonic DSP parallel equalizer effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

The long-awaited dsp version of the groundbreaking, award-winning parallel equalizer that brings gorgeous high frequency eq to your DAW.

Clariphonic DSP features

  • Mono/Stereo High Frequency Equalizer Plugin.
  • Two shelving bands.
  • Six unique corner frequencies from 800hz to 39k.
  • Parallel signal paths for each band.
  • Incredible clarity, minimal distortion and phase artifacts.
  • Independent muting and solo’ing of each band.
  • Effortless, foolproof operation, expensive results.

Clariphonic DSP for Windows and Mac (32-bit VST/AU/RTAS, 64-bit coming) is available to purchase for $149 USD.

More information: Kush Audio / Clariphonic DSP

Kush Audio intros Clariphonic DSP plugin

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Kush Audio has announced the Clariphonic DSP, a parallel equalizer effect plug-in.

The Clariphonic DSP, like its analog cousin, blends custom-tuned, silky smooth high frequency filters with the full range audio to lift open the midrange and top end with an effortlessness that is unrivalled by any other device in existence.

It’s effectiveness is matched only by its elegant simplicity, with toggles to select the filters and a knob to turn them in one direction: up.

Kush Audio Clariphonic DSP
There is no limit to the types of sweet high end the Clariphonic can produce.

Clariphonic DSP features

  • Mono/Stereo High Frequency Equalizer Plugin.
  • Two shelving bands.
  • Six unique corner frequencies from 800hz to 39k.
  • Parallel signal paths for each band.
  • Incredible clarity, minimal distortion and phase artifacts.
  • Independent muting and solo’ing of each band.
  • Effortless, foolproof operation, expensive results.

The Clariphonic DSP plugin will be available November 9th, 2012.

More information: Kush Audio / Clariphonic DSP

Kush Audio UBK-1 effect plugin released (RTAS)

Kush Audio UBK-1

Kush Audio has released its UBK-1 effect plug-in in RTAS format.

The UBK-1 doesn’t just Compress, it generates compelling movement and dynamic motion. It doesn’t just Saturate, it softens the harsh digital edge and makes unruly or uninteresting tracks livelier and easier to mix. It doesn’t just add Density, it creates highly musical textures and rich, euphonic distortions.

The UBK-1 lets you bring ordinary sounds to life with an ingenious interface that is simple to grasp but incredibly deep and powerful. This dynamics-shaping animal will surprise and inspire you in ways that typically require expensive analog hardware, because it was painstakingly designed and meticulously tweaked for 18 months by an unapologetic analog snob. So make it as subtle as you could want, or more explosive than you thought possible; with the UBK-1, digital takes one gigantic step closer to the analog experience. Enjoy!

UBK-1 for Windows and Mac (RTAS) is available to purchase for $299 USD. AAX, VST, and AU formats coming soon.

More information: Kush Audio / UBK-1

Kush Audio introduces UBK-1 plugin

Kush Audio has introduced the UBK-1, a groundbreaking three-stage dynamics processor plug-in with simultaneous serial and parallel audio paths that open up unprecedented levels of control over a sound’s shape, tone, and harmonic character.

Kush Audio UBK-1
Kush Audio UBK-1

The processor has three engines – Saturation, Compression, and Density. Five meticulously tweaked compressor curves are provided, all based on the popular UBK FATSO hardware.

A high pass (HP) sidechain filter with an unusually wide frequency sweep allows for unorthodox shapes of compression. Two “Tele” style rockers control the wet/dry Mixes, and feature several optimized preset positions as well fully variable operation. A Headroom control simultaneously adjusts the sidechain level of all three engines without affecting the plugin’s output level. At the end of the chain, the Density engine adds an additional frequency-selective compressor/harmonic saturator, with a switch for targeting the mids or highs. The cumulative effect of these three engines is a thickness and musicality typically associated with expensive analog processing.

“I’m an analog guy, so I wanted to create a plug-in with an intuitively simple but deep interface that bends sound and inspires my creativity the way my hardware does,” said designer Gregory Scott. ”I’m proud to say that this thing delivers in spades, on all fronts.”

The UBK-1 will be available in RTAS, AU and VST for Mac and PC. Mac RTAS is available immediately, with other versions expected by the end of 2011. The $299 selling price includes one master license valid for all available formats and platforms.

Kush Audio’s Gregory Scott will be personally demonstrating the UBK-1 at the NYC AES show in booth 253.

More information: Kush Audio

Goldbaby Productions SuperAnalog808, high quality TR-808 sample pack + free Cheetah MD16 pack

Goldbaby Productions SuperAnalog808

Goldbaby Productions has released SuperAnalog808, a new sample pack featuring the sounds of the Roland TR-808 drum machine.

Punchy, warm, analog drums with Round Robin Layering. Using high-end outboard and a compulsive attention to detail… this 808 sample set is pure analog drum heaven.

Why have you created another TR-808 sample set? For a start the 808 is one of my favorite drum machines! Secondly I thought I could offer something a little different. This sample pack has been recorded at a higher sampler rate and has extensive Round Robin treatment to recreate the feel and movement of an analog drum machine. The Tape808 used tape to give it extra Mojo… this time I have used some new high end outboard. Tasty…

Is there anything else that is different? Yes there certainly is. This pack has tuned chromatic BD and Conga patches. So you can play them on your keyboard!

SuperAnalog808 features

  • 1168 x 24 bit / 96 kHz wav files.
  • Instrument patches for: Battery 3, Guru, EXS24, Kontakt 3.
  • Patches make use of extensive Round Robin mapping for a more analog feel.
  • Also includes tuned Chromatic BD and Conga patches (Kontakt, EXS24, Battery).
  • Outboard gear used: Great River Harrison 32 EQ, A-Design EM-PEQ, Kush Audio UBK Fatso, Mutronics Mutator, Crowther Audio – Prunes & Custard, Malekko – B:Assmaster, Boss – Dimension C.

SuperAnalog808 is available to purchase for $39 USD.

Goldbaby has also released the Cheetah MD16, a free sample pack featuring the sounds of a 16 bit British drum machine that came out in 1990.

Probably one of the ugliest drum machines I have ever seen! However it actually has some rather good drum sounds. Plenty of grit and punch with some rather good electro style sounds.

The Cheetah MD16 sample pack is available as a free download.

More information: Goldbaby Productions

Review: Goldbaby Productions The FatJuno-6

Goldbaby The FatJuno-6

The FatJuno-6 is the second sample library in which Goldbaby combines vintage synthesizer sounds with UBK Fatso processing.

The Juno-6 was the first in the Juno series of Synthesizers. Released in 1982 it has become a legend for its warm, full sound and lush analog chorus.

Initially this synth was going to be part of Fatso Synths Vol 2. However it became obvious early on that this synth, through the UBK Fatso, deserved its own product… I’m proud to present The FatJuno-6!

The FatJuno-6 includes 140 instrument patches in both Kontakt and EXS24 formats, each featuring the following categories: mono, poly, layered, raw, and single cycle oscillator. The Kontakt version (which I am using) also has some additional arp instruments and a few multis.

I’m not sure how different the instruments sound in each sampler, but I’m seeing many patches with identical names so I reckon those will be very similar to one another. Regardless, both formats make use of the same 1,630 24bit wav samples.

The FatJuno-6 Arp instrument Kontakt
The FatJuno-6 – Arp patch (with Poly Step script) in Kontakt

The Juno-6 is a six voice polyphonic synthesizer with digitally controlled analog oscillators — pulse, saw, and square + white noise and a square-wave subosc. With its analog filter and chorus this synth is capable of some incredibly fat poly-synth sounds (punchy bass sounds, warm lush pads).

This particular model does not have any patch memory or MIDI so sound patches needs to be (re)programmed every time you want to use them.

The FatJuno-6 samples folder shows that Goldbaby created close to 40 different patches for this sample library. These are all multi-sampled, except for the single cycle oscillator patches.

Before the sampled sounds were crafted into Kontakt/EXS24 instruments they were processed with the UBK Fatso. This is basically a tone-sweetening Empirical Labs EL7 Fatso Jr. (features harmonic generation+soft clipper, high frequency saturation, transformer & tape head emulation, and classic knee compression), modified by KuSh Audio to feature three new presets.

The nice thing about using a sampler like Kontakt is that you can do a lot more than just map these Juno-6 samples across the keyboard. Effects, modulation and scripts are used, and various parameters (filter, LFO, pitch, etc.) are assigned to the modwheel and velocity making the sounds dynamic and expressive.

The 140 instrument patches included in The FatJuno-6 offer a wide range of sounds, including drum sounds and sound effects. In Kontakt’s instrument edit mode you can explore the patches to see what is going on and modify the sounds to your liking.

So what do I think?

Product: The FatJuno-6 by Goldbaby Productions
Format: Kontakt/EXS24 (24bit wav)
Price: $49 USD

Goldbaby’s work continues to impress me. The FatJuno-6 includes a wide range of sounds in 140 well designed patches. Apparently some of the instruments with sustain loops were hard to get right because of the chorus effect, but I think they came out great as well.

You can really tell that a lot of work went into making this library — High quality multi-samples, creative & expressive instruments, instant usability, and most of all… a huge fat sound.

If you are looking for the sound of the Juno-6 this is the sample library to get.

More information: Goldbaby Productions