AES 2009: KuSh Audio Clarity Control

CControl

Gregory Scott – Erfinder des UBK Fatso- kommt zur AES mit einem neuartigen EQ namens Clarity Control. Es handelt sich um einen shelving Filter mit zwei parralellen Wegen die gleichzeitig LowEnd und High End anheben. Laut Scott ergibt sich durch verschiedene Flankensteilheiten und deren Verschaltungsmöglichkeiten eine Flexibilität wie in einem 4 Band EQ.

The signal path is super minimal --- it’s primarily a capacitance network made up of Wima and Panasonic caps --- but the switching architecture is extremely cool and allows for a lot of new possibilities. I wanted to create an eq that was artistic and right-brain in nature, to get you to think about sound in terms of textures and colors rather than numbers.

To that end, there are 2 engines per channel, the Focus Engine and the Clarity Engine, each of which can have 1 active band. I call them engines because they work on both ends of the spectrum despite being a single band. Anyway, there are 4 unique bands to choose from in each engine, each with its own slope and corner on top and bottom. So essentially it’s a dual channel 2-band eq that behaves like a 4-band hi/low eq, with 8 available filter shapes per channel which, because of the switching network, can be configured in 16 possible combinations.

Wobei das ganze sehr phasenstabil sein soll und im Höhenband bis 40kHz reicht. Scott dazu :

The Clarity Engine works further out in the spectra, with the highest band’s corners being somewhere in the 40hz area on the bottom and the 40k range up top (!). I‘ve never heard air or shimmer like it. You have to be careful, the top on the Clarity Engine is like crack, it’s highly addictive and really easy to do more than is wise because it always sounds good, it just takes the lid off the sound and opens it up. Use with caution!

Außerdem besitzt das Gerät die Möglichkeit das Orignalsignal zuzumischen – nach parrallel Kompression kommt jetzt also parallel-EQing.

Wir sind gespannt !

I want some Crack,
Arne

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