REVIEW: Kush Audio Clariphonic DSP

Alongside the recently released UAD Shadow Hills Master Compressor (review coming), I can’t remember when I had this high expectations for a plugin. After having killed off many of my compressors with the UBK-1, Kush Audio has a lot to live up to with the...

REVIEW: Cranesong Phoenix II

Talk about rising from the ashes! Ladies and gentlemen, Phoenix is back in a new version, and this time it’s Native as well! But does the old classic still stack up against the competition? First of all, read Let’s talk saturation if you haven’t...

REVIEW: SoundToys Decapitator

Being a distortion and saturation nut I’ve been interested in Decapitator since its release. When I heard that one of my favorite mixing engineers Tchad Blake used it extensively, not least on some of my favorite releases the last few years (the Black Keys...

Let’s talk saturation

This week I’m evaluating Phoenix II, an old favorite that used to be TDM only but is now AAX, Metric Halo Character and the free SoundToys Little Radiator (today is the last day that it’s free so grab it now if you already haven’t). Reviews of each...

REVIEW: Universal Audio UAD EL7 Fatso

As you probably have noticed I got my hands on a UAD Quad Satellite recently and am trying out all kinds of plugins for it. The time has come for the EL7 Fatso to get its verdict. So what’s the fuzz about? The Fatso plugin is an emulation of a hardware unit by...