Precision K-Stereo™ Ambience Recovery
Precision K-Stereo Ambience Recovery
Precision K, a Bob Katz house call.
Yes, a bit like having the "master" himself on your mix session. Used judiciously, and with a bit of experimentation, the spacial improvement, mainly depth of field is most welcome. Care must be used not to alter the "mono-ness" of the bass frequencies. When necessary, I incorporate another plug in that allows me to mono frequencies below whatever frequency threshold I set. Only on rare occasions is this employed. I really like what the Precision K does for my mixes and Masters.
MUY FACIL DE USAR.....
Si bien es cierto que con otros plugin (varios) se pueden obtener resultados similares, la facilidad de uso y el todo en uno me enamora de este plugin. Crea un sonido vivo y realista en un sólo plugin y siempre con la ventaja del uso DSP UAD, que deja la cpu del ordenador libre para otras acciones. RECOMENDADO!
5 stars. Love all the UAD plugins
Wish I didn't buy it. Pretty disappointing. Far too subtle.
O. Gonzalo Mallén
Nice and useful plug in
I havent had much time to try it as much as I like. But it makes music sounds different, richer and colorful giving it a different presencié. I uses it in master track but I think Is perfect to separate frequencies in a bass and drum bus or in synth and vocal tracks to spread stereo field. Nice.
Great to make a mix wide open without loosing pressure!!
Dont buy this.
Wow what a waste of $199! It is totally useless to me. I bought it 2 days ago.....LOVED what it was doing to the ambience and sides....until my customer sent the master back to me and had me listen to it on headphones. When using the recovery (one of the best parts) it delays the signal slightly....and ruins all the percussion like everyone says. I should have read this before buying. Will UAD give my money back? This is useless to me. Thanks.
Just not for me
I demoed this for a week or so. When sitting in my mix position in my studio, I really liked what the plugin did. But when I transferred those mixes to other places, like my car, I hated it. It's like the power and immediacy got sucked out of it. I think that if your mixes lack stereo spread, you need to find out why, not just apply a plugin that does something to your perception of it.
Very Useful, Adds dimension lost from vca compressors
Vca compressors, which provide excellent glue to mixes often shrink mixes somewhat. This plugin is an elegant solution to recovering the width and depth lost. In conjunction with a few select outboard pieces this can really bring a song to life. I haven't had the issue with drums that others have in terms on phasing or delays. I wonder if some of the people hearing this are having latency issues. Or perhaps, I haven't pushed it to the max yet.
The Missing Link
Well I won't lie i was kinda skeptical at first cuz as Bob Katz said"it's not a reverb,neither an imager"than what is it?
So i demoed it...Opened my recently mixed track in DAW and the mastering chain i used was
Manley Massive Passive
Precision K Stereo
Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor
Ampex ATR 102
Kept K stereo disabeled and worked my way down the chain adjusting everything to taste until i was happy with the way it was sounding
then i enabled K stereo and set recovery at 1.5 ,enabled M/S gain and set Side to 2 and there you have it...the other dimension which is really hard to achieve otherwise.
I find this plugin remarkable. If you're at that stage in a mix where your balance sounds good but you're lacking that extra space and width that other mixes seem to get, just drop this over the mix bus. Works brilliantly on vocal groups too. All the presets are brilliant and it's ending up on every mix and master I'm now working on.
Its just another effect...but needed!
You can do the same thing with some other plugins, but this plugin makes it easy. I would say its comparable to the wack waves "One Knob effect.
For me to spend money on it...it had to make a noticeble difference, and it does.
That finishing touch on your mix/master
A great plugin
Use it when mastering or on the 2-bus when your mix is done.
Apply it wise, subtile and hardly audible. It can give you that last 2% extra on your project.
The indispensable existence which gives the depth in mastering.
Delay effect :(
I have bought this plugin, because it makes nice stereo ambience in mastering, but.... I have bought it and I found that kick in the track is DOUBLED! Why this?? Also it makes L/R disharmony. If I turn of RECOVER button, all playes good, but it doesnt play as I want it. i want to have recovery mode ON and I dont want to hear double delayed kick. The thing is, this is not appearing in each track, sometimes it sounds nice and without this delay. I have tryied EQ, to cut some frequencies but this kick was all the time double. Can you fix this somehow?? 200 eur for plugin which I almost cant use its not very fair. I have bought this for mastering, but my customers returns these tracks to me and I need to remaster them again...
Gives me that extra little sparkle on my master.
K Stereo Sonic Bliss
The K- Stereo is exactly what i was looking for. The "Big" preset, under katzman totally opens up the mix. All of a sudden the different tracks have room to breathe, and the track just sounds more expensive. One of the best plugins Ive purchased from UAD, which is saying a lot.
Not bad, not bad!
I don't know how it works but it works, since I have it I allways try to put somewhere in the mastering chain and it is allways better with it than without it.
Nothing big, but I think it fixes my mistakes in the stereo field without causing further problems :)
AAA plug in ...
A must for individual track enhancement or to give your whole mix the depth and clarity. great for scoring short movies speeches music etc... too many benefits to list 5 stars.....
This is one of the best tool I found to open space in my masters , this is simply a must have, great price and incredible results. I love it.