Kush Audio Clariphonic DSP is one of those "that was almost too easy" plug-ins. In the past, I sometimes struggled to get that "high-end sparkle" on my mixes, but this plug-in has made it feel like now I'm cheating! The Clariphonic can open up the top end on ANYTHING just by using two simple filters. To my ears, the "Focus" filter brings out the definition in the upper midrange while the "Clarity" filter acts like an extremely clean high frequency shelf that adds "air" better than anything I've ever heard. (Really the only downside to this plug-in is that it sounds SO good I can easily add too much high frequency boost to a track. I always make sure to toggle the bypass button to contantly compare the processed and unprocessed signals to save myself from overdoing it.)
A Time Saver
This plugin is almost always used when I'm wanting a mastered sound on guitars and vocals. It saves me a whole bunch of steps vice doing this with standard parametric eq type plugins. It really makes your guitars "pop" in the mix with very little effort.
Bring your mix to LIFE!
If you find that your mix is sound kinda dull and needs some high end sparkle. You need KUSH Clariphonic. Definitely gives your mix that pro edge and makes it shine. THANK YOU KUSH!!
Cleanest lift on the highs for a Vst. I like it better than the one knob - brighter plugin. Only down part about this is if you don't own a ilok. That's an additional $60 To the plugin.
Breaths Life into Your Mix
quality high end is what separates a good mix from a great mix. i have always had trouble achieving that sparkling, crisp, professional high end that i love. even with adequate EQing, there was always that extra "wow" factor missing. this DSP has taken my mixes to a WHOLE new level!
the parallel eq does an incredible job giving you that "sexy shine" without sacrificing the processing you've already done. like many of the other reviewers, this plug-in has found a permanent home on my mix bus.
additionally, just a touch on the drum bus and vocal bus brings the clarity of a track to life. read the manual CAREFULLY though, because as easily as this DSP can save your mix, it can sink it. a little goes a long way!!
i would have paid far more and had bought this far sooner had i known what i was missing out on.
A little sprinkling of Clariphonic across my mix buss turned out to be just the ticket for bringing a flat mix to life. It was like putting a pinch of salt in my soup… ALL the flavors seemed to perk up! This plugin does exactly what I hoped it would do — make things clearer — in a simple, intuitive way that was easy to figure out and easy to hear. Highly recommended!
One of a kind
This plug-in rocks for restoration work — and a bunch of other things. Nothing else like it in my plug-in arsenal.
Controls names are not yet intuitive to me, but I'm working on it. Nonetheless, the results are terrific. But just like with salt, the flavor is addictive and it's easy to get too much.
My approach: apply to taste, and then back off.
Sweeeeet top end!
This makes the top end of your mixes shine without making you cringe from the harsh frequencies. Throw a tape saturation plug (VTM for me) right after boosting the highs and WOW! It has already found a home on the mix bus.
Clariphonic is on my mix bus permanently
When I heard that there was a plugin version to the hardware version I was in music heaven. After downloading it and trying it out it was clear I would not use another mix without it. You have control over boosting midrange and highs like never before. When your listening to a song the mix goes from listening to a recording on your speakers to sounding like the performers are in the room. It just makes everything clearer. It's the best plugin I've bought in my opinion! Get one today!
The KuSh Audio Clariphonic DSP Plug-in
This product does everything it claims to do at a great price. Adds that big league professional shine on your mixes." A little dab will do ya" . We have used it primarily in that role on the mix buss. It's a winner.
This thing is awesome!
Well, I needed something on my tracks to add 'sparkle, air, and clarity.
I tried using EQ, but problem is, you end up messing with frequencies that may/may not need messing around with. What's cool about this DSP is that is just 'ADDS' that stuff on the high end without really messing around with your other frequencies. The sound is very subtle, but I really can hear a big difference on my tracks. But, like others have said before, you can get carried away using it. You have to very slowly and carefully find the sweet spot where it opens up, and then leave it. Makes your high mids and sonic highs open up and then your tracks sound so CLEAR! Let me tell you folks - Clarity is sooooo important to your tracks. This DSP takes the 'blanket' off of the high end and really opens things up. Worth every dollar! A++++
could be great
this one could be great if it worked in Windows 7 ProTools 11. as it is, the plugin crashes after a minute or two. Kush knows about this but does not know when a fix is coming. such a shame. i could really use that smooth top end lifting.