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Kush Plug-Ins Explained®

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    Introduction (1:27)


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    The UBK-1 Controls (9:37)


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    The UBK-1 on Drums (14:40)


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    The UBK-1 on Bass (6:16)


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    The UBK-1 on Acoustic Guitar (4:43)


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    The UBK-1 on the Mix (5:38)


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    Clariphonic Controls (5:12)


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    Clariphonic on the Snare (6:05)


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    Clariphonic on Drums (7:00)


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    Clariphonic on Acoustic Guitar (5:54)


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    Clariphonic on the Bass (4:04)


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.


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Debbie
Submitted 10 months ago

Excellent overview and demo!

This is a great introduction to some very useful plugins. It has helped me to understand what exactly they can do to a sound source - and also how easy it can be to over-use them.

I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist, Musician, Studio One

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Sage Halo
Submitted 1 year ago

Good Job!

A good straightforward explanation of how these plugins work with good examples of how they effect sound. Presenter had a good knowledge of how the plugin works and how to use them. Good job!

I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Producer, Beat Maker, Logic Pro

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Macaroni
Submitted 1 year ago

Very good tutorials

Well done and very informative.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro

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anthonytop40
Submitted 2 years ago

Revealing!

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

I am a: Musician

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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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Kush Plug-Ins Explained® is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent overview and demo! This is a great introduction to some very useful plugins. It has helped me to understand what exactly they can do to a sound source - and also how easy it can be to over-use them.
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good Job! A good straightforward explanation of how these plugins work with good examples of how they effect sound. Presenter had a good knowledge of how the plugin works and how to use them. Good job!
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very good tutorials Well done and very informative.
Date published: 2017-06-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Revealing! An easy to understand tutorial about the ins and outs of these Kush plugins.
Date published: 2016-05-27
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