But you won't enjoy life as much. The bandwidth of the filters react to the input gain level. On the mix, on busses, and on individual tracks. Every eq filter and compression curve, every distortion fingerprint. I'm hooked on running the stereo bus of my console through this thing while mixing. All bands have been tuned well for their intended applications, and all of them prove rich and powerful under virtually all circumstances. A novel combination of four meticulously tuned filter types — a subtly resonant butterworth high-pass, baxandall low shelf, two proportional-Q mids, and mastering style high shelf — opens up completely new creative possibilities for how your tracks impact the emotions of the listener.
Toggle switches let you select Silk, Shimmer, Presence, and Sheen frequencies for Clarity; and Lift and Open for Focus. Stereo matching would have been easier with rotary switches, but this would also have increased manufacturing costs — and of course wild filter sweeps would also be impossible with discrete steps. The tone of this box is quite literally electric, with a crackling but incredibly smooth and detailed midrange, tightly defined low end, and unmistakably analog high frequencies. It has a shelf at 15 kHz. These are the frequencies stated in the most recent revision of the manual.
I found it very useful with ribbon mics if some top end is needed, without inducing any harshness. There are two rotary gain knobs for Clarity and Focus. Tracking electric guitars was fabulous with the Lift or Open boost. It seems silly, but it sounds fabulous. Every control can push your sound into unexpectedly cool territories.
The sonics of Kush overflows with emotion, texture, and vibe. The heart of the Electra is two fully sweepable Proportional-Q bands tailored to allow for extreme pushes without sounding stressed or unnatural. Low proportional Q, low shelf. This isn't magic, or a trick device. Note how the shelving filters add weight to the signal and open up the top end! It's kind of a secret weapon for bringing mixes to life. The vibe of the filters is electric, with a crackling but incredibly smooth and detailed midrange, thick but tightly defined low end, and sparkling high frequencies that are unmistakeably analog. Studiocare Professional Audio Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, registration number 778381.
Description The Electra, or Electrified Transient Equalizer, is a 4-band, multi-topology eq designed to precisely and musically redefine how the transients and harmonic energy of a sound interrelate, opening up completely new creative possibilities for how sounds interlock, move air, and impact the emotions. The Clariphonic has also become a mainstay of my mastering setup. By contrast, the proportional-Q mid-bands can deliver more precise, surgical results at higher amplitudes, yet the sound remains stable and somewhat natural, thanks to the special design of their filter curves. The actual audio circuit design employs a straightforward approach, too. The circuit layout under the lid is also as clean as it could be. It spans an unusually wide range, with continuously adjustable corner frequencies from 3.
Like I said, Gregory seems to like making sure that the feeling of music is never overlooked. Why would I want that? But that sounds really limited. Not being based on any well-known vintage device, the Electra sounds distinctive, inasmuch as this can be said about an equaliser boasting this much flexibility and these mostly transparent, open-sounding line stages. It has a very gentle Baxandall curve that affects the mid-range around 1-2 kHz and then gradually becomes more powerful, until it reaches its full boost or attenuation at around 90Hz. Their adaptively musical shape allows you to add a tight 'thwack' to snares, brighten a vocal without sacrificing warmth, or even completely rebalance the elements within a drum loop as if you had faders for the various elements. The vibe of the filters is electric, with a crackling but incredibly smooth and detailed midrange, thick but tightly defined low end, and sparkling high frequencies that are unmistakably analog. Topping it all off is a sparkling, fully sweepable 3.
However, this criticism should really only be considered a side note. Alternatively, please feel free to use our accounts on social media such as Facebook or Twitter to get in touch. The more you boost or cut, the narrower these filters get, which makes them gentle at low gain and powerful at high gain. The beauty of this is that it not only cleans up unwanted infrasonic rumble, but can also accentuate the fundamental frequency of the bass drum at the same time, for even more clarity and sonic impact. Credit is subject to status. Ribbons, overheads, vocals… anything that needs shimmer will love the treatment this filter gives.
The last pass shows a playful approach with the meaty filter-sweep through the entire midrange. It's intentionally designed to do things a bit differently. The bandwidth stays broad at lower gain settings, and it becomes increasingly narrow with higher boosts or cuts. The second unusual feature of the Clariphonic is the bizarre set of frequencies that are available - and how they are labeled. The novel combination of four meticuously tuned filter types - a subtly resonant butterworth high-pass, fixed low shelf, two proportional-Q mids, and mastering style high shelf - combine forces to open up completely n.
I've already got a couple. Although I am really getting used to using this when mixing and mastering, this box also has many uses while tracking. Sure, you can go too far. Their adaptively musical shape allows you to add a tight 'thwack' to snares, brighten a vocal without sacrificing warmth, or even completely rebalance the elements within a drum loop as if you had faders for the various elements. The vibe of the filters is electric, with a crackling but incredibly smooth and detailed midrange, thick but tightly defined low end, and sparkling high frequencies that are unmistakably analog. The Electra is analog at its finest, and represents Kush's ongoing commitment to pushing the envelope and creating processors that fuel the creative and artistic aspects of mix engineering and music production.