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Customer Reviews 48 Reviews

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by L. Franco (6/12/2014):

The Precision Enhancer kHz has become an indispensable tool in my vinyl restoration chain. Remo ... Read more

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Overview

Precision Enhancer kHz Plug-In

Specialized Tool Designed to Enhance High Frequencies and Breathe New Life into Dull Tracks

The Precision Enhancer kHz is a sophisticated tool with a simple control set, primarily designed to bring dull or poorly recorded tracks to life. However, with five distinct Enhancement “Modes”, the Precision Enhancer kHz will find uses on virtually any source. It can be used to minimally massage the middle and upper frequencies of a mix, or drastically alter the presence or dynamics of individual tracks or groups. Unlike other enhancers that function by frequency delay or filtered clipping, the Precision Enhancer kHz works on specialized techniques of equalization and dynamic expansion that can be used as a highly versatile effect.

The five Modes (A, B, C, D and the shift-clickable “All”) present various control configurations to support the widest array of source material. With Modes A and B, the filtered audio is mixed in with the dry signal according to the Effect control. For Modes C, D and All, audio is passed through a unique upwards expander where the expanded audio is then filtered before being mixed with the dry signal. For these modes, Effect is used as a fader on the way into the expander. The release can be adjusted to either Fast or Slow via the Speed button, giving a greater range of dynamic/frequency enhancement. For Mode C, the sweepable filter applied to the expander's output is identical to the filter used with Mode A. For Mode D and All, the expander's output is passed to a set of filters in parallel. Finally, the Precision Enhancer kHz includes control over the final Output control with metering to compensate for gain changes created by the effect.

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  • Aziz Ibrahim

    (Simply Red, The Stone Roses)

    "I found that the Precision tools on the UAD were awesome ... they really hit the nail on the head."

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    Amazing at Vinyl Record Restoration
    by L. Franco (Thursday 6 June, 2013)

    The Precision Enhancer kHz has become an indispensable tool in my vinyl restoration chain. Removing vinyl crackle and clicks is a delicate thing, and even though I audition these processes to make sure none of the actual music is being removed while applying these processes, the reality is that some … Read More

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    It does what it has to do
    by C. Van Roosendael (Friday 22 February, 2013)

    I never used a lot of enhancing plugins on my projects... Not that i don't have them, but they were sounding a bit like "metal" i think... If i compare this one with the air enhancer, standard in pro tools, then i have to say that this one is not comparable... It is easy to use and does what it shou … Read More

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    by R. Masters (Friday 28 March, 2008)

    A very fast and easy way of finding that sweet spot that’ll make the difference. Thanks a lot UAD you keep on digging into my bank account. … Read More

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    Great plugin!
    by W. Wei (Thursday 6 June, 2013)

    I'm almost at any time will think of him, he let me live tracks, and flat tracks, plug in after him, just like women do, like beauty, before and after great! … Read More

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    by A. Bogetic (Saturday 18 June, 2011)

    Try as I might, I've not been able to justify this purchase to myself. I compose for film (shorts and documentaries) and instrumental jazz and also produce vocal pop/rRnB. I guess I thought this might have been a tool similar to an Aural Exciter, that might give a little bit of shine or sparkle … Read More

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Artists
  • Dave Isaac

    Three-time GRAMMY® Winner Dave Isaac Shares Tips for Widening Tracks with UAD Powered Plug-Ins... Read More

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Features & Specs

Precision Enhancer kHz Plug-In

Features:

See the UAD Instance Chart here

Parameters:

  • Effect adjusts the level of the new enhanced signal from 0 to 100%
  • kHz Frequency of 1kHz-10kHz defines the cutoff frequency for the enhancement process for Modes A and C
  • Speed defines the attack and release characteristic of the enhancement process
  • Mode (A, B, C, D and All) determines the specialized type of enhancement applied to the signal
  • A EQ Sweep-Sweepable frequency enhancement only
  • B Vocal-Non-Sweepable frequency dynamic enhancement, optimized for vocals
  • C Dyn Sweep-Sweepable frequency dynamic enhancement
  • D Expand 1-Non-sweepable dynamic enhancement, emphasizes high and low frequency content
  • All Expand 2-Non-sweepable dynamic enhancement, emphasizes all frequencies
  • Output adjusts final combined dry signal and effect from 0 to -20 dB
  • Effect meter and output meter with 3 second 0 dB peak hold
  • Global power switch bypasses plug-in
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Docs

UAD Plug-Ins Manual

UAD System Manual

UA Product Catalog.pdf

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