Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Tech Tues.: Kush Audio's Omega Transformer Plugins.

   Kush Audio's Omega Transformer Plugins are the latest addition to their list of unique plugins. They're currently offered in two "flavors"; Model N (Neve) and Model A (API).

   The Omega Transformer Plugins were designed to be used with Kush Audio's 500 series Omega Transformable Mic Pre but can be used on their own to add vibe/color to your tracks.

From the website:
"The Omega 500 Series Preamp has a silky smooth, relentlessly musical sound that needs far less processing to glue into a mix. But if I want even more vintage sweetness, drive, or shimmer, I use Omega Transformer plugins in the mix and the Transient Harmonic Coupling (THC) technology instantly makes anything sound like I recorded it with a vintage API, or a vintage Neve. Or...
Omega Nails the sound of those old preamps, because it was designed as a complete sonic ecosystem. There are no fancy 3D GUI's to fool my eyes, just an unmistakably authentic sound. The Omega Preamp doesn't need the plugins to sound heavenly.  The Transformer plugins don't need the Preamp, it adds vintage love to anything. Together, they create an arsenal of tones in a color palette that will continue to expand for years to come."

   The Omega Plugins are simple to use. Just one Knob that you turn until you hear what you like. There's also a phase switch and a -20db Pad switch. I did a quick test on drums plus a synth bass track and liked what I heard.

Here's a video review by Paul Drew via Protools Expert on the Omega Plugins:

And here's a video by Gregory Scott of Kush Audio showcasing a track that was recorded with their Omega Transformable Mic Pre:

The Omega Transformable Mic Pre from Gregory Scott on Vimeo.

The Omega Transformer Plugins are $29 each.

The Omega Mic Pre is $549 at Front End Audio.