Have you heard this fantastically put together piece of code yet? I did just then. Absolutely fabulous. Source audio + Clariphonic DSP boosts = Source audio as if it was 'tracked' better. Even if this doesn't come up against the hardware totally, it works just fine on my tracks
A fantastic solution to highs boosting, and better than otb IMO because of the ability to put it on any track that needs it. And that's a lot of tracks.
The design is amazing, with such a simple yet purposeful philosophy behind the piece - to get better highs on tracks and clearer mixes. Kind of like a pultec or the dangerous bax, where the limited options works in the favor of the mixer - no thinking required, just tweaking. And the plugin allows tweaking easily.
I suggest all who haven't heard it for themselves yet do so, it could change your mixes forever.
I know that this is my issue, and I don't mean to be a "rabble-rouser" as I am normally pretty positive, but don't all of Kush Audio plugins require the purchase and use of an ilok? Booooo!!! That fact has prevented me from buying many plugins in my audio life, and somehow I still don't regret it. I have worked in so many studios that have had deal-breaking situations regarding the ilok. No thanks. I just wish more developers would see the light and abandon that garbage. I understand the issue of protecting their work and all, but an ilok? Ok, I will get off of my "high horse" and quit whining now.
Well, I guess to my own 'loss', I don't deal with iLok or any other hardware keys. The last one I had was for the C-Lab's Notator/Creator program for the Atari ST
I understand the developer concerns. But reading the recent topics on Kush trying to find 64bit programmers with iLok ability, it can easily be concluded that the cost of the 'app' has nothing in it for the user [but higher cost, and a key that needs to be worried about breaking or losing].
On topic ... I look forward to Henry's release. If I find it a total must have, well, I may reconsider ... I would be surprised. Challenge/Response I do for main apps. Don't want to with plugins or libraries. I've yet to grab my latest AITB purchases, or do any updates because of complaint read. [but that is another matter].
You know what guys, I'm going to be getting both Henry's library and the plugin. Yes that's right. And not to compare, but they are both useful. Henry's will sound better because IMO and Gregory Scott's opinion too the hardware sounds better, however the plugin sounds better than anything I've heard ITB and on-par/better than many Nebula libraries. And the tweakability trumps Nebula easily. But when I feel the track needs more quality, then I will go to HO libraries (they are so cheap).