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Re: UAD 1/2 favorite plugs

Post by mazz » Sat May 29, 2010 11:27 am

When I moved from G5 to mac pro, I was forced to upgrade to UAD 2. The G5 isn't compatible with the UAD 2. One of the downsides to the mac world. Matto was able to keep his UAD1 card and has both in his new PC.
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Re: UAD 1/2 favorite plugs

Post by musicliner » Sun Jul 11, 2010 7:50 pm

jh wrote:
uad do some great ones for sure eg fatso.
I wish I had a UAD-2. :cry:

btw. Is it subtle or "obvious"? I´ve tried a few tape sat
plug-ins and none of them are "furry" enough to my taste :D

Magneto is still the best tool for that in my arsenal.
(it´s a prehistoric Cubase plug-in, in case you´re wondering :mrgreen: )

- JH
Then you should try FerricTDS - Tape Dynamics Simulator
http://www.kvraudio.com/developer_challenge_2009.php
To my ears, it's better than anything I've heard so far, short of the real thing.

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Re: UAD 1/2 favorite plugs

Post by marcblack30 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:48 am

There are so many versions of this, would the most affordable "Universal Audio UAD-2 Solo" be plenty to work with?

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Re: UAD 1/2 favorite plugs

Post by matto » Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:11 am

marcblack30 wrote:There are so many versions of this, would the most affordable "Universal Audio UAD-2 Solo" be plenty to work with?
Marc,

I have the Solo. I also have an old UAD-1 card that I run a few of the older plug-ins on. I've never run out of processing power yet, so I would say yes, the Solo is enough.

Please keep in mind if you have big track counts and want several UAD plugs on each track, and/or you run at 88.2/96, and/or you use the most processor hungry plug-ins, you may run out. There's an instance count table on UA's website which will give you a better feel for this.

Since you can run up to 4 UAD-2 cards on the same computer (assuming you have the PCI slots), starting out with a Solo is a great idea. You can always add another Solo or Duo (or even Quad) later if you need more processing. And any plug-ins you buy for the first card will run on any subsequent card without any extra fees.

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Re: UAD 1/2 favorite plugs

Post by marcblack30 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:25 pm

Thanks Matto!

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Re: UAD 1/2 favorite plugs

Post by mazz » Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:42 pm

+1 on the solo. I've not run out yet, but I used to often on the UAD1. I don't use a ton of these on my mixes so YMMV. The plug ins are AWESOME!
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