Lets make a List of native plugins that replace UAD...

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lmnop
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63 posts since 24 Oct, 2006

Post Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:18 am

I have 2 UAD-1 cards and most of the plugins, I love em! BUT...can you help me make a list of any native vst plugins that get as close as possible to the UAD version.

UAD Plugin ---------- Native Equivalent

UAD 4K Buss Comp - Cytomic "The Glue", Waves SSL G-Buss comp

UAD 4K Chan Strip - Waves SSL Channel

UAD 1176 - Stillwell Rocket, Softube FET, Waves CLA 1176

UAD Fairchild 670 - T-racks3 Fairchild 670, Waves Puigchild

UAD LA-2A - Waves CLA-2A, T-Racks3 Opto, Softube CL1b(not cheap)

UAD LA-3A - Waves CLA-3A,

UAD Cambridge - Sonnox Oxford EQ, too many similar eq's to list

UAD Precision Limiter- Sonnox Oxford Limiter, Voxengo Elephant, FLux Limiter

UAD Pultec - T-racks3 Pultec, Nomad Factory Pulse-tec, Waves Puigtec

UAD 1073/1081 - Waves V-Series, PSP Classic Q, Stillwell 1973

UAD 88RS - ???

UAD Plate 140 - Lexicon PCM vintage plate

UAD EMT 250 - Empty Room 250

UAD 33609 - ???

UAD VCA VU - Stillwell Major Tom

UAD Helios 69 - ???

UAD Precision De-esser - Sonnox Oxford Suppressor, Waves R-Deesser

UAD SPL Transient Designer - Sonnox Oxford Trans Mod, SPL Transiaent Designer, Schaack Audio Transient Shaper, Stillwell Transient shaper

UAD CE-1 - IK Amplitube CE-1 chorus

I am trying to decide if I need to pony up $1300 for the UAD-2 quad.
And this list could help others decide also. I will update the list in the first post as new plugins are suggested. :)
Last edited by lmnop on Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:01 pm, edited 9 times in total.

lmnop
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63 posts since 24 Oct, 2006

Post Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:41 am

Uad Cambridge - Sonnox Oxford EQ

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KVRist
136 posts since 9 Nov, 2006

Post Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:46 am

UAD 1176 - Softube Fet
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electro
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4350 posts since 6 May, 2002

Post Sat Aug 01, 2009 2:56 pm

Do Stillwell Rocket and Softube FET really emulate the 1176LN better than UAD? :?

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buscemi
KVRAF
4067 posts since 4 Mar, 2008 from Near Pittsburgh

Post Sat Aug 01, 2009 3:18 pm

lmnop wrote: UAD 1176 - Stillwell Rocket
Not nearly, IMO.
I am trying to decide if I need to pony up $1300 for the UAD-2 quad.
And this list could help others decide also.
You, and those others, could not go in whole hog and just get a UAD-2 Solo/Duo and use fewer UAD plugins and spend the rest (or less) on some of the so-called alternatives to augment them. Some of the alternatives are great when used WITH the UAD plugins rather than in place of. IMO, of course. I get lots of mileage from both UAD, T-Racks, Stillwell Vibe-EQ, and some Nomad Factory which all share some ground but also share spots in almost every project.

brok landers
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Post Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:46 pm

electro wrote:Do Stillwell Rocket and Softube FET really emulate the 1176LN better than UAD? :?

>snip<
well, imo the softube sounds even better, aswell as it's more flexible ...
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ObsoleteAcc99
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Post Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:12 pm

brok landers wrote:
electro wrote:Do Stillwell Rocket and Softube FET really emulate the 1176LN better than UAD? :?

>snip<
well, imo the softube sounds even better, aswell as it's more flexible ...
+1 on that one tbh, the softube is superb

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KVRAF
5674 posts since 16 Aug, 2006

Post Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:27 pm

lmnop wrote:UAD 4K Buss Comp - Cytomic The Glue

UAD 1176 - Stillwell Rocket, Softube FET

UAD Fairchild 670 - IK Fairchild 670
UAD Pultec - IK Pultec (I forget the exact name)

If you're willing to consider Waves you'd get a lot more.

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4damind
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4629 posts since 17 Aug, 2004 from Berlin, Germany

Post Sun Aug 02, 2009 12:37 am

LA-2A - Waves CLA-2A, T-Racks3 Opto
LA-3A - Waves CLA-3A, T-Racks3 Opto
1176 - Waves CLA-76, Softube FET
Cambridge - Sonnox Oxford EQ
Precision Limiter - Sonnox Oxford Limiter, Voxengo Elephant, FLux Limiter
Fairchild - T-Racks3 Fairchild
4k Buss - Cytomics "The Glue"
Pultec - T-Tracks3 Pultec

fjolle
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422 posts since 3 Aug, 2006

Post Sun Aug 02, 2009 4:36 am

brok landers wrote:
electro wrote:Do Stillwell Rocket and Softube FET really emulate the 1176LN better than UAD? :?

>snip<
well, imo the softube sounds even better, aswell as it's more flexible ...
-1. I didn't like the softtube. I don't care which sounds closer to the original 1176 but for me there was no doubt that the UAD plugin sounded better. Different minds, ears, etc. :)
UAD SPL Transient Designer - Sonnox Oxford Trans Mod
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bmanic
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8026 posts since 3 Feb, 2003 from Finland, Espoo

Post Sun Aug 02, 2009 4:41 am

ttoz wrote:
brok landers wrote:
electro wrote:Do Stillwell Rocket and Softube FET really emulate the 1176LN better than UAD? :?

>snip<
well, imo the softube sounds even better, aswell as it's more flexible ...
+1 on that one tbh, the softube is superb
and another +1 from me.. I also like the Softube more.

Cheers!
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bmanic
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8026 posts since 3 Feb, 2003 from Finland, Espoo

Post Sun Aug 02, 2009 4:44 am

fjolle wrote:
brok landers wrote:
electro wrote:Do Stillwell Rocket and Softube FET really emulate the 1176LN better than UAD? :?

>snip<
well, imo the softube sounds even better, aswell as it's more flexible ...
-1. I didn't like the softtube. I don't care which sounds closer to the original 1176 but for me there was no doubt that the UAD plugin sounded better. Different minds, ears, etc. :)
Perhaps you don't like the saturation that was emulated in the Softube? This is the only weakness of the plugin, imho. I'd like to be able to turn it off. As it is now, it's constantly on which means that when you want to really slam the compressor, you always get the added saturation on top (the transformer modelling).

The UA 1176LN is clean as a whistle.. no modelling of the transformers at all, which makes it a bit more suitable for certain tasks.

Cheers!
bManic
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electro
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4350 posts since 6 May, 2002

Post Sun Aug 02, 2009 5:12 am

IK has proved they know how to do good modelling. Sorry, but no Waves for me. I'm waiting on a UAD API set.
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4damind
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4629 posts since 17 Aug, 2004 from Berlin, Germany

Post Sun Aug 02, 2009 6:12 am

Mmh... However, the Waves CLA 76 is very nice and the complete bundle with all 3 plugins (LA-2A, LA-3A, 1176 black and blue) is cheaper as the UAD plugins (if bought eg. from http://plugindiscounts.com)

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136 posts since 9 Nov, 2006

Post Sun Aug 02, 2009 7:06 am

UAD Transient Designer - SPL Transient Designer!
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