Kush Audio Blyss v1.1.0 VST2 VST3 AAX [WIN]
A mastering-style EQ, sandwiched inside six stages of delicate Saturation, feeding a dead-simple ‘finishing compressor’. It’s an EQ with a vibe, the likes of which could only come from Kush.
Blyss Mastering Channel is a 3-stage processor designed specifically to make busses — both mix and instrument — sound “prettier”. It also happens to sound incredible on individual tracks too. While it has multiple cascading Saturations, a 6-band EQ and a mastering grade Compressor, all sections have been greatly simplified to reflect Kush’s old-school approach to processing: less is more, choices are limited but comprehensive, and all sections are designed to work together, making it nearly impossible to produce a bad sound.
Blyss’ Saturation is far and away Kush’s most lush color circuit to date, leaning towards “delicate” with a sensitivity and voicing that stays mellow and rich even when driven to extremes.
When first launching Blyss, it’s tempting to grab the big EQ knobs and go to town, but be aware: the heart of this machine is really the unassuming Saturation section, which integrates painstakingly modeled Input, Interstage, and Output transformers plus 3 discrete op-amp stages into one knob with one meter. You can do a lot for your sounds with the Saturation alone!