Kush Audio says that its new Silika compressor plugin is “sonically identical” to analogue hardware

Kush Audio’s previous plugins received a string of five-star reviews, but its new compressor, Silika, promises something extra special. The company claims to have “completely closed the Analog/Digital gap” with this one, stating that it’s “sonically identical” to the types of hardware that it’s modelled on.

It might be relatively simple to look at, but we’re told that Silika’s supposedly impressive sound stems from its complex harmonic distortion generator. The distortion is controlled with the Input knob, which can be switched and blended to taste.

The signal then passes through a compressor/limiter with four available ratios, standard Attack/Release/Threshold/Mix controls, and sidechain filtering options.

Kush certainly isn’t underselling this one, claiming that it “represents the dawn of a new era for Kush plugins and digital sonics in general”.

You can download the demo and assess this claim for yourself; a full licence will set you back $99. Silika runs on PC and Mac in VST/AU/AAX formats and you can find out more on the Kush Audio website

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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