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There's a reason the eq that inspired this plugin has endured 45 years of musical fashion & trends: it does all the right things to sound. But even a stunning classic isn't safe from UBK's meddling tastes! For starters, this eq's curves are a bit tighter than the original. Next, UBK added a Saturation knob to overdrive a customized op-amp. That knob generates a very creamy, lush distortion, he'll often use the Sat on its own, no EQ'ing. It's fat, and very much a signature Sly-Fi sound! Stepped/fixed controls can be perfect, or they can get in the way, so a UBK mode where all freq and gain knobs sweep freely was added Last, both a classic 'A' and modern 'B' mode switch was added with the UBK mode, so you can choose the one that works best for each track.


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...subtler : doesn’t distort audibly, yet keeps peaks in check and adds a nice layer of fat down there. - SlyFi Axis : more an eq, and it has already been said, but the saturation is excellent, has a bit from its hardware inspired distortion, but drives even more into its own crunchy goodness. - U-he...

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Fuse Audio Labs releases the VCL-373 Vintage Compressor/Limiter

Thanks for your comment Pro5. Fuse may in fact have a little something for you in the pipeline, character EQ-wise, neither an E27 nor a 32c, though ;) Best, Ray

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HoRNet SW34EQMK2, new life for an analog classic

I (briefly) put this up against Sly-Fi Axis, and I very quickly got an almost indistinguishable sound, even (especially?) with the saturation, which is one of Axis' strongest features. Not having used the original, I agree with everyone that the EQ pop-ups are crazy irritating. It was a good idea in theory, but not in...

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