Honestly, I didn't hear anything special with this EQ. I don't find it as smooth as everyone is stating. I was really disappointed.
please add GML option for this wonderfull EQ, and i will buy it for the price immediately.
Also i am wondering when you release other plugs from Ellite bundle. I will buy all of them at once.
Thanks for all great job done !
This is a truly great plug-in! It is always #1 or #2 on those "Desert Island" EQ plug-in lists. I don't understand the less than perfect reviews some has given it, which are not based on the sound and performance of the plug-in itself but because Sonnox sells the exact same plug-in.
Since I don't own any Sonnox bundles, it does not get much better than this. The UAD version is a few dollars cheaper than the stand-alone Sonnox Native instance, I had a small discount coupon which lowered the price even more, it takes advantage of my UAD DSP power, & I have been told the interface feels a tad better.
I was very partial to the UAD Cambridge EQ graphical display, This has all that with famous Sonnox sound. Great a addition!
I need an EQ that change what I need to change but with no artifacts and colorizations, as I use like the Pultec, Trident, Helios, when I need character and Cambridge for surgery:-)
I now have the Oxford, to grab, and I do that very often as a Pro sound and mastering engineer.
(One star away from full poll, as it is not 100% comp with Wavelab)
The Oxford EQ is the EXACT algorithm as the Sonnox version. After speaking with the East Coast regional manager of UA, I learned that UA didn't market this plugin to people that already own the Sonnox version. This is for people that don't already have the plugin but prefer to have the UAD card handle the DSP processing. It's all a matter of personal preference. And for those of you who think the Cambridge EQ is the same thing, you are mistaken. The Cambridge EQ was UA's best crack at the Oxford type EQ before they had license to sell the real version. The Oxford EQ is the EXACT sonnox authorized version which also comes with 4 different EQ types which the Cambridge doesn't offer.
This is an absolutely amazing EQ. I own the native version and use it all the time, however I really don't see how the $299 cost for the UA version can be justified. Being a Logic user, I would almost be tempted to buy it anyway if this version included the GML option but it does not.
One point I think is worth mentioning - other users have posted that they don't see why UAD have released this. The reason is this is a third party plugin developed by Sonnox with probably little to no input from UAD. I totally get the point of it, but not at this price and definitely not without GML.
I try to set the same settings in UA plugin, and in original Sonnox Eq (from Elite bundle). I record the result, and then revert the phase. The result is - ABSOLUTE SILENCE!!
It means, that it's absolutely the same code!!
Not necessary to buy this plug if you have original from Sonnox.
The only thing, that UA Eq looks a little bit better :))
If you have the Cambridge why on earth would you get this plugin. The Cambridge is amazing but for a decent prize of 150, but to pay 300 for this Oxford Plug-in. A total rip off. Doesn´t offer any AMAZING differences. If it cost 150 like the Cambridge ... then it would be like either Pizza Hut or Domino Pizza, but for 300 ... no way. Not worth the price.
Sorry, it was just unnecessary to develop this plugin for the UAD-2 platform. I really don't see the point in paying an extra $100 (native is $200 I believe) on a plugin that uses very little DSP resources in its native form. UAD users want unique, original plugins, such as the Massive Passive and EMT 140.
I believe someone else commented that, if this were some cheap upgrade from the Cambridge, or an all in one Sonnox bundle, it may have been a different story. Next time, come out with something truly unique like you've done in the past. Sorry to say it UA, but you've missed the mark on this one.
I don't want to judge the quality of the filters or the price of the plugin, but at least the sonnox programmers show that today's standards for usability can be accomplished on the UAD-platform:
- undo/redo buttons
- numeric values shown all the time (if you prefer to)
- holding the shift button allows very fine adjustments of these values
- an option menue to adjust the workflow to your needs
I''m sorry guy''s, but this plugin is to expensive, considering you can do the same with the Cambrige EQ. I have the cambrige EQ so why do i have to buy this one??
300$ for a ( very ) old plug with not even the GML option is a tremendous shame, I've been such a big fan since the very beginning with the first UAD-1 but this move makes me wonder... I don't get it..sorry :-(
As already discussed, WAY overpriced and no better than what's already out there.
UA - come on guys, how about something we can't get elsewhere? Oh....and at a decent price. I have 70%+ of all your plugins but I fear the pricing as of late is forcing me away. That + the fact that you can't use a Satellite as extra realtime processing on Apollo.
Overall - need to try harder to get more of my dollars.
If you think you might like to purchase this plug-in, save yourself both money and regret by buying the Cambridge EQ instead. If you already own the Cambridge EQ, be glad that you do, and ignore this odd misstep in a long line of great products by Universal Audio.
Having been a long time Sony Oxford Console owner as well as long time user of the Oxford Plug in, it can't be said enough how much of a fantastic eq this is and has always been. There's a special something that can be surgical and broad with the same instance, and the filters are as good as it gets. This is a must own plug in.
i just do not understand why you guys do not dig deeper in
the crate of gear history wich is still unrespresented in the digital world.
1. mutron bi phase
2. ems vocoder
3. manley variable mu
the list could have more then twenty positions if you just step along modeling classic outboard equipment.
i would love to hear you guys rework some of the finest analog synths aswell,
if there is company having the skills to emulate a roland sh 101 or a elka synthex, a putney or some other modular goodies it is YOU.
SO PLEASE DEAR MASTERS BE SERVANT!
With Apollo you can track or monitor through this amazing eq, can't you? So why not to compare it's price to the TDM version? 300 UAD and 350 TDM? 50 less for not having the GML :) Found also much more enjoyable using the uad interface...
This is where I would usually get all excited about the latest addition to the UAD-2 Plug-In family. Universal Audio has been incredibly consistent with mesmerizing my mixing ears, and I would have to say that I am very proud to have quite a nice and hefty collection of UAD-2 Plug-Ins cozily nestled in my Meter & Control Panel.
This time however, I did not feel tempted to hit the "BUY" button after downloading V6.3 and giving the Sonnox Oxford EQ Plug-In the 14-Day Trial. It's been 7 days and I would have to sadly report that I cannot share that same excitement I once experienced. I am aware of the number of new features on board, however at the end of the day, it's just another EQ.
How about an old valve mic preamp plug-in next time?
it would be nice, when there is an upgrade offer from cambridge to oxford!!! and where is the gml option??? it´s too expensive for 2012!!!!
I don't own this UAD plugin.. I just don't understand why it's the newest release when you can get what seems to be the exact same plugin from Sonnox directly online or wherever else it's available. $300 to save on some DSP (which isn't as much of an issue as it's been in the past) seems like a bit much. I really look forward to UAD's new releases mostly because they sound amazing AND I can't just buy the exact same thing elsewhere.