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Kush Audio Novatron

Kush Audio Novatron

4.9 4.9 out of 5, based on 2 Reviews

Great dynamics plugin.


3 weeks ago

Kush Audio Novatron by bobtheninja

  • Sound Quality 5 out of 5
  • Ease of use 5 out of 5
  • Features 4 out of 5
  • Bang for buck 5 out of 5
  • Overall: 4.75
Kush Audio Novatron

The Novatron is really easy to use, has very useful and effective attack & release settings, incredible-sounding saturation stages & a sound that just totally works. I'm very impressed. Used it on a mix a couple of days ago, and I'm already looking forward to mixing with it again later this week in a more song-oriented setting. I have really high hopes for using this on vocals.

Highly recommended.

Last edited by bobtheninja; 3 weeks ago at 03:10 PM..

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2 weeks ago

Kush Audio Novatron by barryfell

  • Sound Quality 5 out of 5
  • Ease of use 5 out of 5
  • Features 4 out of 5
  • Bang for buck 5 out of 5
  • Overall: 4.75
Kush Audio Novatron

Novatron has been my go to comp since the first beta dropped, and i'm so glad it's finally gone public so you have the chance to enjoy and use it as much as I have been. UBK have met their high standard again and risen the bar for sure. In line with the outpouring of unanimous positive response it's had on the likes of this forum, I am certain you will be stoked with this compressor.

It's very flexible, super solid, and has several innovative ideas that simply aren't found on other compressors.

I love it when a new approach to such an established processing stage is released, and this one builds on but improves on the traditional classic designs we know and love.

This is compression for the 21st century. Why limit yourself to just one compression type when you can have a hybrid of FET/VCA/Vari-Mu, and all the flexibility and respective strengths they bring to the table. My favourite (non-transparent) software compressors of the last few years have all had the very important transformer colouration, albeit seldom as controllable as in Novatron which has both in and out stages (note it can be turned of if you want transparency). This adds to its credence as the new swiss army knife of compressors IMO. It used to be the case i'd have to pick between FET/VCA/OPTO compression and colour or transparent compression, but Novatron can just about do it all and delivers what I want with ease time and again so I rarely even have to think about which comp to use anymore

For me Novatron perfectly bridges the gap between the simple but effective few parameter compressors like the 1176 and 'fully featured' compressors which give extensive control. As per the usual Kush design ethos, many of this plugins parameters are non-numeric or subjectively labelled promoting the 'use your ears rather than your eyes' workstyle.

Of course, useful/innovative functionality means nothing if the sound isn't stellar, and to date nobody i've heard from has been disappointed! It has a solidity and depth that i've never heard on a software comp before so consistently across material and settings. I often find software comps suck the life out of signals too easily and it can take quite a bit of work to find the sweet spots where they don't, but I find Novatron to have a huge sweet spot, and find myself dialing in what I want without compromise quickly and easily. Sound wise, 'big' is what I think when I think Novatron, with that lovely round warmth what one can often only get from hardware compression.

Disto, Arouser, MJUC and Pro-C 2 were my go to algo comps before Novatron, but it's eclipsed them all in most cases for me and is a total workhorse.

CPU wise it is light enough to be used across a mix, and has a great function in project wide toggling of oversampling so you can quickly check how that sounds across your project or just before bouncing.

These are amazing times for DSP compression, and have no doubt that Novatron is worth at least demoning to see how far some of our scenes best DSP guys have come.

I can all but guarantee that you won't be disappointed.

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