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Old 05-01-2018, 05:50 AM
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I won't be one of those flaying you, and I use UAD myself. I have no doubt using familiar analog emulations gives a strong comfort level, especially to long time engineers who have used the HW. It's human nature. I also believe that making the UI identical, or nearly so, has a strong psychological effect.
Agree with both of you guys and we have every plugin they have done to date along with 6 Apollo and Satellite units...

Never thought about the familiarity aspect but i think you are spot on there Noiseboyuk

They do sound awesome but as you said - We have some fine equally great alternatives that run natively and uses far less CPU aswell as costing a third.
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Old 05-03-2018, 03:05 AM
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For me, UAD is worth every penny, every cent.

And yes, I am not going into any discussion on this.
I've seen too many threads on the cons and pros.
Not going anywhere ...


Btw ...
These days I am downgrading the ITB part of my studio setup.
So I am selling out most of my Native Plugins.
Simply don't need (most of them) no more.

But I am keeping the UAD.
Its just better ... for me.
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For me, UAD is worth every penny, every cent.

And yes, I am not going into any discussion on this.
I've seen too many threads on the cons and pros.
Not going anywhere ...
I agree 100% I have a lot of plugins just see my signature. The list goes on an on but UAD are the main ones I use second would be Softube.
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Old 05-03-2018, 12:45 PM
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I agree 100% I have a lot of plugins just see my signature. The list goes on an on but UAD are the main ones I use second would be Softube.
Funny you mention it, Softube would be my second as well

Along with Console 1.
Great unit, both for UAD and Softube plugins.
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The MKIIs are definitely worth getting IMO. Your example about the LA2 in particular. The MKII has the emphasis screw which allows you to roll off some bottom in the side chain only which to me makes it much more usable and smooth on low frequency content. And the 1176MKIIs model the entire signal path including all non linearities, which is especially important for the Rev A which is the dirtiest one.

As for Unison, not sure if it's because it's new, but the new Helios channel is really great. Not only in Unison mode, but even when you drive the line input during mixing, I've found it to be a really great color.

These most recent plugs (Helios, SSL Channel, Distressor) have raised the bar IMO, and I think we are finally achieving real analog feel/sound ITB. I know, I know, people have been saying that for years, but at some point it will actually be true!!
I finally had good enough of a sale to take yours and guitardom's (and others advice) and got this Helios plug. This thing is great. It is what I've been expecting from all of the high dollar plugs that have advertised the whole analog tube warmth thing. Too bad I only have a duo.

So thanks again for the tips everyone!
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I went from an HDX2 to a UAD setup that eventually grew to an Apollo Quad + (3) Octos. Now, I just have 1 Apollo and use 90% native plugins. Mostly PA and Slate working at 96khz.
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