Plugin Feature: UBK Sly-Fi – Deflector

Hey, guys. What’s up? Welcome to a new video.

In this one, we’re going to talk about the Deflector. New plug-in from Sly-Fi, which is made by UBK, Greg Scott. The same guy who makes all of the cool Kush Audio gear.

In this one, we’re looking at his Deflector plug-in. It’s a plug-in that’s emulated after his modified hardware. So he’s made some tweaks. We’ll talk about that.

Anyways, I have a song. I’m going to play it, and then we’ll get into the plug-in. Yeah. So here we go.

[mix]

I have this on a kick drum. Just so you know, VST and Audio Units are out now. They’re currently working on AAX development. So I have this thing running in Patchwork from Blue Cat audio.

But know it totally works fine. There’s no weird buggy stuff or anything. It’s been great. I’ve had this for about a week. I’m using it every day. You guys pretty much probably know how Distressors work. This is his version. It’s been tweaked a couple of ways. So the distortions have been modified. They’re a little fuzzier, a little warmer, a little darker.

There’s a 250 High-pass option, which leaves pretty much all of the lows uncompressed, which is nice, rather than just the normal 60.

He’s also added a 6kHz side-chain filter so you can kind of get rid of all of the harshness, which is great on vocals. I have this on a kick drum. I’m going to try to keep this video short and sweet, but just know, check this out on a vocal, and the 6kHz option will get rid of like — you can almost use it as a de-esser, which is pretty rad. And it’s dark, so it’s cool for background vocals and things like that.

Anyways, let’s hear it. I have it on this kick drum.

[kick]

Without it.

[kick without Deflector]

Obviously, on the left here, you’ve got your input and output knobs. Then you have your distortion modes here. Off would be like no distortion. Just normal. Then there’s two others.

You have your metering. So your I/O and your gain reduction. Then over here you’ve got your high pass options and your side-chain push options set at 2kHz and 6kHz.

Then you have your attack and release knobs. There is a dry/wet slider here at the bottom, so you can run it in parallel, which is always awesome.

Bypass and then tons of presets. Vocals, bass, drums to try out. Some of Greg’s favorite settings.

This is really cool. It’s really dark. It’s got a thing…

[kick]

Select your ratios here. So, 40:1 would probably be the Nuke setting.

[kick]

Here’s with the high-pass off.

[kick]

Just super obliterated.

[kick]

Which was 60, and then with 250 on…

[kick with 250 high-pass]

Which makes a huge difference in the track I think.

[mix, adjusting high-pass]

Just great ways to control the bottom end without having to kick another EQ in after.

But yeah, I’m trying to keep these short and sweet. Go check these out. I’ve got the website here. Slyfidigital.com. You can demo these things. You can also check out the two other plug-ins, which I’ll have videos for as well, which I’ll also have links to down below. You can demo this stuff, buy it…

These things are really special and really unique. It’s some of the first stuff I’ve been really excited about in a while, so definitely check this stuff out. I think you’ll dig it. I think it’ll be something new that is not just another EQ plug-in or another compressor plug-in.

That’s all I’ve got for you in this video. Check out the other two. There’s an EQ and a distortion box, and they’re both really cool. The EQ is my favorite.

Anyways, I’ll see you guys in the next video. Thanks for watching. Later.

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