REDDI (pronounced ‘ready’) is the latest offering to arise from the partnership between ADesigns Digital and Kush Audio.
What Is REDDI?
The original hardware REDDI is a legend among professional session players and commercial studio owners. Its hybrid tube/solid state gain circuits, beefy transformer, and oversized power supply have an uncanny ability to both reign in bass transients and punch them up. Without any eq – simply through its gentle tube shimmer – REDDI gets bass, synths, and guitars to ’sit’ in the mix with less processing and fuss.
The REDDI plugin is designed to be used as any analog DI would: first in the chain, as an initial treatment before compression, saturation or eq – imparting its unique tube sweetness to any instrument in your mix.
Extra controls not found on the original hardware include a phase flip, Kush’s bespoke +20dB Headroom circuit, and a low shelf that, while tuned for electric bass, nevertheless adds a wonderful weight and thickness to kicks, synths, and even vocals.
And for some bonus cool: REDDI will be machine authorisable, and will not require an iLok dongle to operate.