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munchkin
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2358 posts since 12 Oct, 2002, from Terra Firma

Postby munchkin; Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:39 am

As a UAD-1 owner who really loves the plugins I don't understand why anyone would pay £1,150 to upgrade to a QUAD when you can build your own top of the range PC for less money. For about £800 you can buy an i7 laptop with 8gb ram.

While some of the plugins for UAD-2 are very desirable I find that there are more and more native plugins that suit what I need. So what if some plugin sounds exactly like the hardware - does this plugin really suit the mix?

Instead of gear lust I find that taking more time over the mix and learning how to get the most out of the plugins I've already got has helped me create much better mixes. Years ago producers created great mixes with limited gear - now everyone is trying to emulate that sound by buying plugin after plugin. Too many tools just create confusion and reduce the time taken to learn how to get the most out of what you've already got.
narz3000
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Postby narz3000; Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:42 am

munchkin wrote:Instead of gear lust I find that taking more time over the mix and learning how to get the most out of the plugins I've already got has helped me create much better mixes. Years ago producers created great mixes with limited gear - now everyone is trying to emulate that sound by buying plugin after plugin. Too many tools just create confusion and reduce the time taken to learn how to get the most out of what you've already got.


I'm starting to develop this philosophy myself.
punkrockdude
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117 posts since 16 Jun, 2004

Postby punkrockdude; Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:24 pm

I do not know if it really sounds like the original but the program "Compressor" in Line6 Pod Farm 2.5 sounds really good. I prefer it over Waves' CLA 2A and IK Multimedia's White. Regards.
The Noodlist
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10 posts since 15 Aug, 2017, from UK

Postby The Noodlist; Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:55 pm Re:

narz3000 wrote:
munchkin wrote:Instead of gear lust I find that taking more time over the mix and learning how to get the most out of the plugins I've already got has helped me create much better mixes. Years ago producers created great mixes with limited gear - now everyone is trying to emulate that sound by buying plugin after plugin. Too many tools just create confusion and reduce the time taken to learn how to get the most out of what you've already got.


I'm starting to develop this philosophy myself.


Spot on, there's no magic plugin, it took me a while to find that out. I was spending more time trying demos and free VST's, hoping to improve my mixing, when I really needed to focus on learning the basics.

I've been hoping for better mixes through VST choices, when really, deep down inside, I should be limiting myself to a few choices and try to learn from those. Learn what they do, how they work, and be able to get some sort of fundamental strategy in place. Like they say "blaming the tools" for poor skills.

The wealth of information the internet is vast, gone are the days of having to buy magazines.

One thing hit it home me, was a young lad on YouTube. He was using free and stock plugins, his music sounded very professional to me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cImU0BL7f0c

Anyway, that's off my chest, I'll have brew.
sidrat
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421 posts since 10 Aug, 2004

Postby sidrat; Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:23 pm Re:

filterfilter wrote:UAD Transient Designer - SPL Transient Designer!


And I'd ditch them both for Elysia Nvelope :)
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