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

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munchkin
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2336 posts since 13 Oct, 2002 from Terra Firma

Post 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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275 posts since 19 Oct, 2010

Post 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
KVRist
121 posts since 16 Jun, 2004

Post 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.

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The Noodlist
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239 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from UK

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Post Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:55 pm

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.
Hardware emulation list. I don't really need anymore effects, I need to learn how to use those I already have.

sidrat
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433 posts since 10 Aug, 2004

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Post Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:23 pm

filterfilter wrote:UAD Transient Designer - SPL Transient Designer!
And I'd ditch them both for Elysia Nvelope :)

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The Noodlist
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239 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from UK

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

Post Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:31 am

A fully featured limiter.
Alternative skin.
LVC-Audio modules FETPress and OptoPress
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Hardware emulation list. I don't really need anymore effects, I need to learn how to use those I already have.

Trancit
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1693 posts since 27 Jul, 2004

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

Post Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:43 pm

What skin is that (and where to get it from) ???

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The Noodlist
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239 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from UK

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

Post Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:49 am

Trancit wrote:What skin is that (and where to get it from) ???
 It might have been here here.
I think the skin is called CMerry_L6_skin.res.

Hope this helps.
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Hardware emulation list. I don't really need anymore effects, I need to learn how to use those I already have.

badass_billy
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91 posts since 14 Jul, 2018

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Post Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:54 pm

narz3000 wrote:There is nothing that compares to the UAD Fasto. It's a gas guzzler though.
SKnote Disto
Kush's UBK-1
PSP MixSaturator
Soundtoys Decapitator
Acustica Crimson
narz3000 wrote: And as far as I know there is no emulation of the Harrison EQ, unless otherwise mentioned.
They make their own EQs plugin, btw:
https://harrisonconsoles.com/site/ava-plugins.html

One of the guys from Harrison mentioned here on KVR that their EQs are very API-inspired, so ....

https://www.waves.com/plugins/api-550?f ... gJ4dPD_BwE

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digitalboytn
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1199 posts since 8 Dec, 2008 from Global Cowboy

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Post Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:15 pm

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.
:tu: :clap: :party:

Absolutely spot on comments munchkin...
Sorry - I don't use auto-tune....

badass_billy
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91 posts since 14 Jul, 2018

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Post Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:14 am

digitalboytn 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.
:tu: :clap: :party:

Absolutely spot on comments munchkin...
Interesting take.

The way I look at it, I always make great mixes because I'm just good like that. I'm like a giant bag of awesome.

But when I have great-sounding toys, I'm awesome on top of awesome. Seriously, I get tired of having to rely on my awesomeness all the time. I need toys. Great sounding toys. Give me more toys. More awesome. Gimme' gimme' gimme'.

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The Noodlist
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239 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from UK

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

Post Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:57 am

Hardware emulation list. I don't really need anymore effects, I need to learn how to use those I already have.

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