Kush Audio Clariphonic DSP mkII Plug-in

2-channel Parallel Equalizer Plug-in with Focus and Clarity Control - Mac/PC AAX2, VST, AU
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End the Struggle of Searching for the Perfect Top End

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It's been called silky, airy, shimmery, and on, and on. But grabbing that perfect top end for your mix can be just as difficult as naming it. With the introduction of the Kush Audio Clariphonic parallel equalizer, grabbing that "sheen" has never been easier. And now you can harness all the power of the original rack unit in the updated Clariphonic DSP mkII plug-in for your computer. Featuring all of the same control as the hardware unit, the DSP mkII will bring the clarity to your mixes that you've been slaving to achieve.

Kush Audio Clariphonic DSP mkII Parallel Equalizer Plug-in at a Glance:
  • The mix clarity you've been searching for
  • Incredibly easy to get your sound
  • Parallel design doesn't alter your original source
The mix clarity you've been searching for

If, like with most recording engineers, you're constantly on the hunt for the perfect smooth-and-silky top end "air" to your tracks, the Clariphonic DSP mkII plug-in offers it to you on a silver platter. The parallel processing through dual Focus and Clarity engines treat high and low frequencies independently and then sum them before their independent gain controls, giving you an airier, more open, polished and detailed track. Modeled from Kush's rack unit, Kush is very first to offer this quality and simplicity in a plug-in.

Incredibly easy to get your sound

Just like its father, the rack unit, the Clariphonic DSP mkII takes the constant tweaking out of the process with two main controls per channel (Focus and Clarity). Toggle switches for either control let you further define your signal's character. What used to take hours of critical listening and constantly tweaking a lot of controls, you can now do with a throw of a couple switches and a turn of a single knob. And the sound never gets brittle. Just more, and more clear. Put simply, it's extremely difficult to get a bad sound out of this box.

Parallel design doesn't alter your original source

The original Kush Audio Clariphonic was the worlds first two-channel, fully parallel dual high-shelving equalizer. In basic terms, that means it splits your signal, dials the effected signals exactly the way you need them, and lets you sum the signals back together for a full, and clear sounding track. Ever split a drum track, compress one and put them back together for that huge punch while maintaining a natural sound? Same concept. And it does it all internally without giving you any of the headaches of multiple signal paths and latency issues that can sometimes accompany this process.

Kush Audio Clariphonic DSP mkII Parallel Equalizer Features:
  • 2-channel parallel equalizer plug-in
  • Simple to use interface
  • Splits incoming audio into 6 parallel paths
  • 2 x Clarity engines
  • 2 x Focus engines
  • 2 x Full Frequency direct though paths
  • Boost only EQ architecture
  • Full set of front-panel controls
  • Perfect for mixes and individual stems
  • Classic, Stereo, and Dual Mono modes
  • AAX2, VST, AU
The Clariphonic DSP mkII Parallel Equalizer plug-in is the sound you're chasing.

Tech Specs

Software Type EQ
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Download
Bit Depth 32-bit/64-bit
iLok Required Yes
Format AAX2, VST, AU
Manufacturer Part Number Clariphonic DSP mkII

Customer Reviews

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Kush Audio Clariphonic DSP mkII Plug-in (good stuff)

I've been turning knobs for years and loving it. Now that I'm 63 years old, I don't mind giving up some control. Especially if it means saving time, better word flow, and it puts the result I'm looking for is in short reach. The Kush Audio Clariphonic DSP mkII Plug-in gave me all of the above. It was almost too easy to get that smooth sparkling high end I use to work much harder for, or didn’t get at all.Being that the hardware version is always better, I can't wait to get my hands on one of those!!!
Music background: Retired electronics tech/gospel song writer/project studio owner


Just the best, precision high frequency tool around.

Smooth Top End

I just used this plugin for the first time last night. On a rough mix, mind you, just to get an idea. I took some time to carve out my own sound, then discovered they have some really helpful presets that can give you a HUGE difference in what this thing is capable of. I mid/side mixing option really made my cymbals stand out within the mix I was working on. I eventually went with my own sound I created, then bypassed and it seemed like the whole song had been muffled the whole time. Definitely, will be used on EVERYTHING GOING FORWARD!. Cant wait to try it on vocals alone. Yes ladies and gentlemen, this is the secret sauce that will set your hi end mixes apart.
Music background: Hip-Hop/Boombap

Very best of kush plugins

Near perfection, as the name implies clariphonic. It can be sublet and it can bold. I love the dual mono mode.
Music background: Home studio

Good from the start

Very straight forward
Music background: Artist/producer

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Tyler Berggren

This is my preferred tool, whenever I'm trying to get something to pop out of a mix. By blending analog-modeled treble filters with the dry signal, Kush Audio's Clariphonic plug-in lets me add silky smooth, analog-esque top-end presence to my digital tracks. It does wonders on everything from individual sources to full mixes.
See also: Kush Audio, Kush Audio Plug-ins: Equalizers