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I don't know what's more exciting: the fact that the Hammer EQ is now plugin, or the fact that this is the first of many from A-Designs Digital...by Kush.
The Hammer's mythical top end sheen and tube-thickened low end quickly earned it a permanent place on mix busses around the world. Me, I've always been partial to its smooth, bite-free midrange—something that's difficult to find in any EQ, let alone in a plugin.
Try a little bump at 50Hz, 800Hz, and 10k, and your mix will noticeably pop out of the speakers. That one's called 'Subtle Vintage Points", one of over 60 custom UBK presets that are destined to bring a lot of magic to a lot of tracks in the near future.
Hammer DSP...the first in a series of incredible plugins from an even more incredible alliance between A-Designs and Kush.
Not everyone knows this, but the hardware Electra is Kush's best-selling product. I admit, I wasn't expecting that.
This plugin is the first one modeled by me; the biggest challenge was the midrange filters, they're proportional-Q (like the old API's, but tighter) so the bandwidth changes with gain. They're so articulate, I can make drums sound like they were tuned and even mic'd differently.
I know people love brightening things up, and this EQ does that with a buttery smooth precision, but I often use it to reduce highs and make things sound softer, less digital. This is hands-down my favorite bass eq as well, I turn up 40Hz and get a cinematic weight, clear and tightly defined.
Heads up: Electra DSP uses more CPU than a regular EQ. When you hear it, I believe you'll understand why that is. http://www.thehouseofkush.com/store