I had a UAD1 system back in the day, sold it when they wanted me to buy all 4 of my cards all over again. I’m going back now but a lot has been added since then that I have yet to demo.
My immediate move is getting a Duo-Flexi ($1200 USD) and adding another $200 - $300. So, with the voucher approx $800 in plugs.
I have such rosy memories of the Precision EQ that I figure that’s on my list. I’m only after EQs and Comps at the moment although in time I plan on adding the Roland bundle. I’m curious about the follow in particular:
Manley Passive EQ
All elements of the Neve bundle, but mainly the 33609
Right now, the Waves API bundle is looking the most attractive to me in terms of channel EQ. Is there anything in the UAD line that you think would be a suitable substitute? I’m not a fan of the Waves Neve plugs. Even actual Neve hardware EQs held limited appeal for me. The W-API EQs really hit the perfect balance for me in terms of color vs clarity. If I can’t find a UAD EQ to cover that ground I’ll just pony up for the Waves, but that bundle is expensive. Regarding SSL, same as Neve but less so . I like SSL EQ for certain things. Generally more aggressive music. It’s just not what I want as a go-to, default channel EQ even though I’m sure UADs emulation is spot-on.
Thank you in advance for sharing your opinions.