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Kush Plug-Ins Explained

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    Tutorial 1

    Introduction

    1:27

    Michael gives a welcome and a quick overview of the preset nature of the two Kush plug-ins.

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    Tutorial 2

    The UBK-1 Controls

    9:37

    Discover the power hiding beneath the interface of the UBK-1 and the unique signal flow from section to section.

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    Tutorial 3

    The UBK-1 on Drums

    14:40

    Uncover the myriad of tones and shapes that your drums can take on by utilizing combinations of of the three processors in the UBK-1.

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    Tutorial 4

    The UBK-1 on Bass

    6:16

    See how you can mix and match algorithms to make a sampled bass come to life with renewed tone and grit.

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    Tutorial 5

    The UBK-1 on Acoustic Guitar

    4:43

    Michael shows how judicious use of the Density control can tuck in the over-zealous attack of an acoustic guitar.

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    Tutorial 6

    The UBK-1 on the Mix

    5:38

    In this video Michael shows how the UBK-1 can also inject glue and harmonic cohesion to an entire mix.

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    Tutorial 7

    Clariphonic Controls

    5:12

    Take a tour of the Clariphonic interface to unlock the power of this amazing EQ.

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    Tutorial 8

    Clariphonic on the Snare

    6:05

    Learn how the Clariphonic does more than simply brighten a snare in a drum mix. but actually appears to focus it, creating the illusion of bringing it forward.

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    Tutorial 9

    Clariphonic on Drums

    7:00

    This time the Clariphonic opens up the top end over a three channel drum mix. But beware of the pitfalls of a tonally unbalanced mix which get exaggerated when boosting further.

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    Tutorial 10

    Clariphonic on Acoustic Guitar

    5:54

    Michael shows how the various filter options on the Clariphonic are ideal for seamlessly making acoustic guitars sound more open and focused.

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    Tutorial 11

    Clariphonic on the Bass

    4:04

    Explore how an EQ that focuses specifically on upper frequencies can actually be really useful on an instrument that's main focus is on lower frequencies.

Do you use Kush Audio plug-ins? Well, DAW guru Michael Costa is back and this time he is taking on Kush Audio's UBK-1 motion generating compressor and the Clariphonic dual channel parallel EQ. Michael breaks down the interfaces and how these two amazing, analog sounding plug-ins can be used on several different types of instruments.

The series starts off with Michael giving an introduction and quick overview on the preset nature of the two plug-ins. Next, Michael digs in and explains the controls and interface of the UBK-1 compressor. After explaining the unique signal flow between the UBK-1's sections, Michael moves on to showing how this powerful plug-in can be used on drums, bass, acoustic guitar and on an entire mix.

Next its on to the Clariphonic EQ. Michael gives us the full tour of the interface, discussing each control in-depth. There are many possibilities when using the Clariphonic EQ and its presets, and over the next few videos Michael moves on to showing how this amazing EQ can be used on a snare, three channel drum mix, acoustic guitar and bass.

If you're going to use Kush Audio's UBK-1 & Clariphonic EQ, do it like a pro. Let Michael show you how to get the Kush analog experience, get "Kush Plug-Ins Explained" today.

anthonytop40
Submitted 10 months ago

Revealing!

An easy to understand tutorial about the ins and outs of these Kush plugins.

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I was classically trained in piano from the age of 7 and had a strong obsession with popular music right throughout my youth. I played keyboards in various rock bands in the mid 80's but found a pronounced leaning towards the technology and computer side of music as samplers and computers became more attainable in the late 80's.

2. What training have you had?

In 1989 I completed my Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Music Technology from La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. Much of my tech knowledge in those pre-internet days came from devouring issues of Keyboard, Mix and EM - monthly, without fail.

3. When did you get into recording?

I started getting into recording in 1984 with a Tascam 244 4-track cassette system. In 1989 I moved to a Digidesign Sound Tools II system - a true random access 2 track editor - and that was the beginning of a long association with Digidesign products. I married this hardware up to Opcode's Studio Vision for many years as well as getting in at the ground floor with Pro Tools v1 in 1991. I've been a Pro Tools user since then right up to the current day.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I've been lucky enough to work with a huge cross section of talent within the Australian music scene. Names like: INXS, Little River Band, John Farnham, Kasey Chambers and Richard Clapton. Plus music editing on breakout movies like Shine and Strictly Ballroom with Oscar nominated composer, David Hirschfelder.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I think I'm good at training because I really love this stuff - I genuinely want to show people how cool these tools are. Even as a fully grown adult, I still find myself getting excited like a little kid about the magic we can do with our systems these days and wondering how far it can go in the years to come. I hope that enthusiasm is contagious!

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    Do you use Kush Audio plug-ins? Well, DAW guru Michael Costa is back and this time he is taking on Kush Audio's UBK-1 motion generating compressor and the Clariphonic dual channel parallel EQ. Michael breaks down the interfaces and how these two amazing, analog sounding plug-ins can be used on several different types of instruments.

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Date published: 2016-05-27