Page 1 of 8 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 72
Like Tree53Likes

Thread: Any interest in a 1073 Unison vs Hardware Shootout?

  1. #1
    Master of the UADiverse Matt Hepworth's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    UT, USA
    Posts
    5,941

    Any interest in a 1073 Unison vs Hardware Shootout?

    Thinking about doing a shootout between 1073/1290's.

    Would be:

    Vintage 1073
    UAD Unison 1073
    1073LB
    '73Jr

    If anyone has a Vintech, BAE, or AMS they'd consider loaning out a few days I'd happily include those too. I can pay shipping.

    Unlike a lot of similar shootouts I would be able to send the same take to all preamps simultaneously.

    Let me know if you're interested and what you'd want to hear through it.


    UPDATED:

    Here are the first files. These were recorded with a custom splitter that nulls down to an inaudible level.
    Recorded with an Audio Technica 50 Series AT5040 (not to be confused with the 40 Series AT4050). AT5040 Studio Vocal Microphone || Audio-Technica US

    The 5040 has a unique capsule design and does NOT have a high pass filter, so this presents as much bottom end and sub lows as a Neve preamp can reproduce. Boomy to a fault so you can get an idea of the low end.

    Acoustic Guitar (finger picking Tacoma JK50C).

    Preamp A
    Preamp B
    Preamp C
    Preamp D

    Indie Folk Vocal (person 8-10" from mic)

    Preamp A
    Preamp B
    Preamp C
    Preamp D

    OR, here's a zip with all of them for your DAW

    -->Here's the shootout key that identifies which files are which - A, B, C, and D Actual Units Revealed
    PTHD> 2x Pro Tools HD4 Accel | 2x Mac Pro 8 Core (16 thread) | 2x Magma Chassis | Apogee Symphony I/O, AD16X, and AVID HD I/O | 2x UAD-2 OCTO, Solo | Pro Tools HD 10, HD 12 | Studio One V3 Pro | OSX 10.8.5

    NATIVE> nMP Ashtray/Trashcan Hex Core | OSX 10.10.4| Windows 8.1 Pro | Apollo QUAD "Classic" w/ TB, Apollo Twin DUO | TC Konnekt 48 | Samplitude Pro X | Studio One V3 Pro | SONAR Platinum | Pro Tools 12

  2. #2
    Moderator DanButsu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Montreal, Canada
    Posts
    4,124
    This is brilliant! I'd love to hear the results!
    Apollo QUAD [Original and awesome Classic Vintage Silverface!!!] | FW Satellite QUAD | UAD v9.2 | Mac mini 2011 i7 Quad Sever | OS X 10.8.5 | Pro Tools 12.5.2 | Studio One 3.5 Pro | Harrison Mixbus 32C v4 | Sample of my work: dansoundsmith - Soundcloud

  3. #3
    Heavy UAD User simonjewel's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    614
    Great idea!
    Mac Pro 2 x2.8ghz Quad-Core Intel Zeon, Yosemite 10.10.5, Apollo 16 Quad, UAD-2 Octo x 2 , Dangerous Music 2 Bus, Antelope Audio Satori, Lynx Studio Hilo, Pro Tools 10,11 & 12, Logic Pro X, Avid Artist Control, Avid Artist Mix, Softube Console 1 Mk11, Neve 511 x 2, Neve 542 x 2, API 505 DI, Bettermaker CV502.

  4. #4
    UAD User
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    73
    Yes please

  5. #5
    Heavy UAD User exoslime's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Austria
    Posts
    706
    hell yeah!!, yes please

  6. #6
    Experienced UAD User
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    241
    Yes do this!

  7. #7
    UAD User Jojo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    44
    This would be great!, especially if you could do it on a few vocal phrases and kick drums. Maybe even adding a few instances of line gain to the source material going up 5db each instance.
    As Above so Below, As Within so Without..

  8. #8
    Practically a UAD Expert masque's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    1,071
    you have my vote......yes!
    https://soundcloud.com/masque13

  9. #9
    Master of the UADiverse Matt Hepworth's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    UT, USA
    Posts
    5,941
    The real 1073 doesn't have an output fader, so if I push the gain it would just end up clipping the converter, but I may be able to try the others. It would defeat the purpose to an extent, though.

    Okay, new request: would someone send me some well recorded guitar DI's I can use for Reamp as well?

    As of now I'm thinking:

    Medium Guitar (reamped)
    Heavy Guitar (reamped)
    Contemporary Male Vocal (split)
    High Rock/Metal Vocal (split)
    Snare (split)
    Kick (split)


    If this all goes well and has good interest I'll also do an API shootout session.
    onlinemusic likes this.
    PTHD> 2x Pro Tools HD4 Accel | 2x Mac Pro 8 Core (16 thread) | 2x Magma Chassis | Apogee Symphony I/O, AD16X, and AVID HD I/O | 2x UAD-2 OCTO, Solo | Pro Tools HD 10, HD 12 | Studio One V3 Pro | OSX 10.8.5

    NATIVE> nMP Ashtray/Trashcan Hex Core | OSX 10.10.4| Windows 8.1 Pro | Apollo QUAD "Classic" w/ TB, Apollo Twin DUO | TC Konnekt 48 | Samplitude Pro X | Studio One V3 Pro | SONAR Platinum | Pro Tools 12

  10. #10
    Experienced UAD User
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    241
    Oh yeah this is great I'm not gonna be able to sleep

Page 1 of 8 12345 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Faders on Unison 1073?
    By biminiroad in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 17th May 2015, 12:45 PM
  2. 1073 Unison Noise after 30 min of Recording
    By Inozur in forum Apollo Interfaces
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 8th July 2014, 03:52 PM
  3. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 4th June 2014, 12:33 AM
  4. UA and WAVES announce Joint Shepps 1073 EQ+ Unison Mic Pre!!
    By Hoenerbr in forum Apollo Interfaces
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 7th May 2014, 10:07 PM
  5. Driver can't install harware
    By tonyk in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 4th April 2009, 08:34 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •