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UAD-1 = Air: Feel the Need When Not Available

Arys Chien

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We're mxing our album in a friend's studio. They got a Protools HD and a bunch of outboards, like 1176LN, LA2A, GML 8200, Neve 1073, API something, Manley Vari-MU, Lavry Gold AD + DA, etc..

When we run out of outboards, we have to use plug-ins. Then things becomes painful. Even with good plug-ins like Sony Oxford EQ, it usually takes a lot of time to get us what we want.

And those are what I can do at home with one instance of the UAD-1 Pultec plug-in.

Also there's no chorus plug-in like the UAD-1 Roland Dimension-D.

The Sony Oxford Dynamics is also very good, but too transparent to give character to sampled sounds. That's when I miss my 1176LN, LA2A and Fairchild plug-in.

I asked them to buy and install the Powered Plug-ins TDM, but they said they lost their iLok password sometime ago, and could not install new plug-ins with copy protection ever since.

So we struggle on in our UA-less journey....

p.s.: Please give me UAD-1 Mobile before our second album, thanks.
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