"The UAD plug-ins allow us [The Killers] to get into the wheelhouse of the sounds of yesteryear. It's another instrument in the band these days."
"The UAD Powered Plug-ins collection is such a great tool kit. So many tools under one roof and all at your fingertips in a fraction of a second."
“The UAD-2 is the 21st century musician's best friend."
With the incredible quality and tonality of the plug-ins, the UAD-2 has become a first response tool in my everyday recording and mixing.
"It’s difficult to describe UA’s plug-ins until you’ve tried them. It’s a bit like having chocolate sauce at your disposal, sonically speaking."
"Universal Audio’s achievements in capturing the sonics of equalization, transformers, and control interaction need to be recognized. This goes beyond software models; they’re getting to the heart of the gear."
"The family of effects that I have with my UAD-2 is incomparable with any other when it comes to working in the box yet having an 'out of boxy experience'."
"I @#$%ing love my UAD-2 card! Doing my first proper mix [The Cars] with it. Wow! How did i do without it?"
“The UAD-2 has time and time again given sterile samples warmth, depth and brilliance."
"The flexibility is priceless and has won me over on UAD for life. Thanks for making a great product!"
"The accuracy & quality of [UA's] recent additions [shows] their recreations of classic hardware are only improving."
“It is fitting that UA continues to provide a platform for our engineers to innovate."
“I like to use the UAD plug-ins to their extremes and push them to get the crazy sound I use to set my productions apart."
UAD is my new secret weapon in the studio. I get everything to sound the way I always wanted, way before the mixing.
"Before UAD life in the studio was like television before HD. Everything sounds incredibly detailed now."
"This [UAD-2] is a 'game changer' for me ... The sound, responsiveness, and detail [of the plug-ins] are great!"
"With the UAD-2, UA has provided something that I have been missing from my plugs for a long time: inspiration."
"I was never into mixing completely in the box until I started using UAD cards ... I'm loving it more and more."
"[I use] the Fairchild Compressor, Neve 1081, Neve 1073, LA-2A and the 1176 Compressor. They all give you something different."
"While there are a lot of plug-in choices [on the market], I have found none better than Universal Audio."
"I’m heavily into the [UAD-2] cards. They just sound really, really good ... the new cards give you a lot of horsepower."
"The UAD-2 is the first plug-in set that replaces gear I own, hardware-wise, and that's a big deal."
"[With the UAD-2] ... everything worked perfectly with the sonic quality we’ve come to expect from the UAD series."
"The UAD-2 provides so much DSP that I can really lay the plug-ins on thick without giving it a second thought"
"The UAD-2 plug-ins have become the backbone of my mixes ... I've been able to eliminate my console altogether."
"I can mix anyplace with my UAD-2 SOLO/Laptop. I get to use the same UAD plug-ins on my portable that I use on my big MacPro."
“I wish more companies paid attention to what you guys are doing at UA ... it's right on the money."
"I go to my UAD plug-ins just as naturally as I do any hardware ... UAD is now an essential part of my mixing arsenal"
"I don't need anything else to mix with, other than the UAD plug-ins. Everything else I use is hardware."
"I'd never even think of tackling a session without UAD plug-ins."
"I can surely say that working with the UAD family of plug-ins has greatly increased the sound of my projects"
"I use my UAD cards every time I mix ... the quality of the plug-ins make mixing 'in the box' not only easier, but really fun."
"The thing that I feel no one's really talking about is that this [the UAD-2] is a paradigm shift."
"The sound of the UAD software is the closest thing in analog modeling ... it actually sounds like the real gear."
"You judge [the UAD-2] by how many people you recommend it to, and everyone I have worked with has now gone and got one."
"The new UAD-2 cards are extremely powerful ... I completely abandoned analog gear for mixing and I rely heavily on this system"
"I'm not sure what mathematical voodoo they do over there [at UA], but I like it and I won't mix without it."
“Universal Audio has redefined how I look at my sessions. With easy access to emulations of some of the most classic gear of all time –– there is no tone or feel that I can't achieve.“
"As an analog junkie and an audiofile, this [UAD-2] is the best of both worlds for me."
"So now I have my UAD on everything, and I'm using the EMT 140 and the EMT 250 as effects. It's so much easier."
"I've recommended the UAD platform to all of my friends, and once they heard it, there was no looking back."
"The sound of these [UAD Powered Plug-Ins] will definitely change the way I approach mixing in the computer."
"UA has given their UAD-2 platform extra appeal with yet more accurate recreations of classic studio hardware ..."
"[Cooper Time Cube, EMT 250, or FATSO] ... for the real vintage character, I don't think UA have any rivals at the moment."
"When I finally decided to try the UAD platform, I was immediately floored by the realism. These things sounded amazing."
"[I use] the 6176 as my preamp & compressor, and I've been using the UAD plug-ins once the track's in the computer."
"Way to go, Universal Audio! Thanks for helping me achieve the sounds in the box that I really want to hear."
"I decided to sell my hardware SPL TD4, and my vintage dbx 160 rack, because the UAD became my go-to choice. Bravo to UA"
"UAD plug-ins are my new benchmark for how processors should sound, look, and function.”
"[Once] I got the UAD Powered Plug-Ins, I can get things so much closer to what they're supposed to sound like."
"I find that the UA plug-ins allow me to control that [dynamic] range of frequencies better than anything else."
“[W]hen you came out with the UAD-2, I jumped on that, even before the software came out. I adore it.”
"[For DSP-based systems]...the UAD2 platform is a good alternative, with great-sounding, humanely priced plug-ins."
"A mix is not complete without UAD Powered Plug-Ins on it!!!"
"With the UAD-2, Universal Audio has made one of the most attractive plug-in families even harder to live without."
"[With the UAD-2] It's like having the right tools to do the right job ... Because you know all the gear's quality."
"The only thing better than UAD plug-ins is more of them."
"The UAD concept [is] the 21st century equivalent of a rack of special-purpose processors ... maybe even an entire mixer."
"The UAD-2 is much more powerful than the original ... the UAD concept is no longer to just replace a few cool pieces of gear"
"Universal Audio are a force to be reckoned with in terms of the quality of their audio processing"
"The UAD-2 ... is a huge improvement over everything that made the UAD-1 the leader in its class."
"UAD-2 is an enormous leap forward from the UAD-1"
"The UAD-2 breaks all the UAD-1's limitations ... it's a dream come true for all DAW users.”
"It's the strikingly realistic, and musical, emulations of vintage (and not so vintage) gear [that hooks people on the UAD-2]."
"[UAD Powered Plug-Ins] have more character than many native or TDM plug-ins, while being a great deal more affordable."
"Offering several times the power of the UAD-1, this powered plug-in system is very impressive."
"I'd have to say that the UAD plug-ins blow similar TDM plug-ins out of the water"
"It's now possible to turn your DAW into a full Neve console, for a fraction of the cost of a real desk."
"There is a God and he uses the UAD plugins. The best set of plug-ins anywhere. Period."
"I make a living with the UA plug-ins, because I use them every single day on every session."
"I keep saying to people that plug-ins are only going to get better, and UAD keeps proving me right."
"The bottom line is, it's got so much more power ... it allowed me to use whatever plug-in I wanted, whenever I wanted"
"With the UAD-2 , you put it on and it sounds like a Fairchild. It makes it so much easier to get what you're looking for."
"The UAD-2 gives access to some of the best-sounding analogue emulation plug-ins available ... a mouth-watering prospect."
I didn't do A/B comparisons with the Legacy bundle but I didn't pay much for the Pultec Passive EQ collection and felt I needed it. Whether it is necessary or not you'll have to decide. For me this is a fantastic EQ. I have lots of great EQs, some quite flexible and powerful. I love the… Read More
I noticed a huge difference as soon as I replaced the Pultec Legacy (that I have used for years) for the new versions on my mix bus. It's night and day. So much better sounding and a 3d quality to my mixes. And it's just passing audio thru it. Should've got this sooner Read More
I own multiple real 1176's, this plugin has no noticeable difference to me, it's perfect Read More
This EQ make your records sound unique by only putting it on the channel. But when you want to shape your sound, so you're able to do it just without concentrating on any graphs and parameters. All you should do is listen to it and this is the beauty of this plug-in. Read More
This is obviously very versatile. Like the way i can push things hard or just soft. But i just love the character/color the LA-2A silver offers. Thanks to UA for this amazing emulation. Read More
Writing and producing under the name "Eskmo," Los Angeles-based Brendan Angelides has releases on labels Ninja Tune, Warp, Ancestor and Apollo labels. … Read More
Engineer/producer Michael Ilbert's has crafted records by the Hives, Supergrass, and In Flames, Taylor Swift and many more. … Read More
Valente Bertelli is a recording artist and producer based in Los Angeles. Here, he breaks down the track "It Don't Matter" from his latest album, Music For Rooftops. … Read More
Ben Lindell is a NYC-based producer/mixer who has worked with artists such as 50 Cent, Amanda Brown, MGMT, and Wale, among others. In his latest tutorial from Puremix.net, Lindell shows how he uses the power of UAD plug-ins to bring a mix to life with 2-bus processing. … Read More