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FS: UBK Fatso Comprssor by Kush Audio $1800 Shipped CONUS

Discussion in 'Merch Stand' started by lolzgreg, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. lolzgreg

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    This posting is for a UBK Fatso Stereo Compressor by Kush Audio.

    The unit is in near mint condition and has been carefully racked in the same spot in my studio for as long as I have owned it. I purchased the item new.

    The price is $1800 shipped CONUS.

    USPS Money order, Paypal +3%, or local pickup in cash, please. I am 15 minutes from Scranton, PA.

    Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Cheers!

    Here is a description for anyone interested:

    Have you already heard of the mind-blowingly fat and warm sounds you can pull out of the Empirical Labs FATSO? It's like taking your sound straight out of the digital world and putting it back in that round and full analog domain. And because of that, the FATSO has been a studio mainstay for years. In fact, the folks over at KuSh Audio loved theirs so much, they thought it'd be fun to find a way to tweak it to add even more features to their already-favorite character compressor. Meet the UBK FATSO.

    The goal behind the UBK FATSO was this: find a way to create a collection of fixed-setting compressors that could all around just get the job done, no matter the source. Beyond that, each preset compressor had to have its own distinct flavor and vibe so engineers would have the right palette of colors and "grab" at the ready, no matter what challenges a session presented. They succeeded.

    In addition to all the tone-sweetening characteristics you'll find on the classic FATSO (which is at the heart of this hot-rodded version), the UBK FATSO add three brand-new presents, meticulously crafted and tuned by ear. You've got "Splat," an API console-inspired compression setting that can enhance anything but really takes vocals and electric guitars to a thick, creamy edge when you dig into it.

    Up next is the "Smooth" setting - essentially classic limiting with a special twist. The goal was to make a "tracking-style" limiter that helped you, the engineer, shave around 6-10dB off the peaks, without sounding like too much happened - just an all-around sweetness and better-behaving tracks. With your tracks through this setting, you'll find you need less EQ and compression; things just fit. But go on and abuse the setting to more-than-pleasant musical results.

    Finally, there's the "Glue" setting. Put any earth-shakingly low source through this setting, and you won't believe it. The bass locks into place. It sounds clean, clear, and loud without getting in the way of the rest of your mix. Your bass, in a word, is "glue." It just sticks right where it needs to be. Of course, you'll be happy with it on a bunch of other instruments.

    If you're looking for the ultimate in warmth, roundness, and unbelievably musical compression - the UBK FATSO is your pick. It has all the best qualities of the FATSO, with an extra dose of perfectly tuned "squeeze" to help your tracks really stand out.

    KuSh Audio UBK FATSO 2-channel Analog Tape Simulator Features at a Glance:

    Offers the same design as the Empirical Labs FATSO, with six new preset compression curves designed by UBK (with the blessing of Dave Derr of Empirical Labs)
    Modes are "Splat," "Smooth," and "Glue"
    Soft clip features modeled after broadband tape saturation. Smooth clipping up to 20% THD
    User programmable high frequency saturation
    Switchable transformer circuits, which can add the musical artifacts generated by classic devices like NEVE, API, etc.
    Four compression modes - One for tracking, one general purpose, one "bus" compressor, and SPANK (see below). All LINKABLE!
    SPANK! - An additional limiter that musically smashes the dynamic range, and can be used to stop clipping before digital recorders
    Huge "DISTRESSOR" knobs with high resolution numbering
    Distortion indicator lights - A 0 VU LED and a "Pinned" (5%) LED
    Sidechain output and input for EQ-ing control signals.
    Locked, calibrated, output level - allows speed in setting tape and live mix levels.
    Foolproof operation - it's almost impossible to get a bad sound
    Discrete and integrated combination - the best of speed/linearity with repeatability. Hand tested & selected components
    Switchable 110/220 volt operation
    True bypass

    Tech Specs
    Number of Channels 2
    Controls Splat/Smooth/Spank (Button), Warmth, Toasty/Comfy/Linked (Button)
    Frequency Response 2Hz-60khz (-3 dB)
    Side Chain Inserts Yes
    Inputs 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS
    Outputs 2 x XLR, 2 x TS
    Sidechain I/O 2 x 1/4"
    Rack Spaces 1U
    Height 1.75"
    Width 19"
    Manufacturer Part Number UBK EL7

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    #1 lolzgreg, Feb 15, 2016
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