Distortion Essentials Bundle
Distortion Essentials Bundle
I really enjoy that bundle but the choice is quite limited. No Boss, Marshall, Fender, DoD or many many more manufacturers...from each manufacturer there is at least one pedal that is legendary and worth emulating. So...I'm waiting! ;)
I've tried all 3 of these on demos and they sound pretty good. The TS and Raw pedals are available from a lot of plugin makers for cheap and there is nothing special about the UAD version. I would love to get the Bermuda but not at this price. Brainworx sells its guitar pedals for $25 when they are on sale and they are as good as anything UA offers.
A lot of people say that got RAW for free. How's that work? I've been a customer for around 15 years and was never offered this for free.
Fantastic range of Tones from these iconic pedals!
Fantastic range of Tones from these iconic pedals and I am loving both the TS and Bermuda!
Docked a star because this bundle should really cost 99USD on sale and not 119USD. That would put it more inline with the price of a guitar/bass amp when they are on sale. Docked a star for the price. As many have mentioned this should be de-bundled and each pedal sold separately for about 50-70USD (sale price) then the bundle would make more sense at 119USD sale price. Still, i'm not disappointed and love most of my UA products. You really can't go wrong with having these pedals in your arsenal!
Adjusting the bundle gives you the sounds of the masters. I returned my pedals after I heard I tried this bundle.
This man here told you the whole truth
"Listen to your customers!"
It's a pity that everyone is forced to buy 2 extra pedals (one they already own), when we say it, we all just want the TS Overdrive pedal in this package. Please, please, please, do a great service to your customers and stop doing these deceptive things. Make TS Overdrive a separate purchase.
Over the year, I've spent a small fortune on Tube Screamers, and boutique clones of it - and other pedals. I was happy to simply plug them into my UA interface, but this plugin saves me the step and sounds more like the real deal (when paired with a UA amp sim).
I boguht this bundle mainly for the Bermuda distorsion.. It is huge! Love it
Bermuda Triangle, insane fuzz
Wanna sound like Pink Floyd, MUSE? You should check it!
Guitarists coming to record at my studio don't need to bring pedals anymore....
Works well with Unison amp sims
The TS sold me on this package. Already had RAW, which was included with initial Apollo interface purchase. Bermuda is killer on synths and bass guitar. Kind of Big Muff-esque. TS is spot on and works great pushing the Softube Marshall suite into glorious territory. In all honesty it works better than my outboard Fulltone OCD pedal I was previously using to push those amps.
I had a tube screamer for a little while. This emulation is spot on for it.
Tube Screamer, Not
Does not pack the same harmonic punch as the real thing. I know I have one. Playing a Gibson 335, through a Fender 65 Deluxe, the hardware version of the Tube Screamer offers much better distortion and and harmonic overtones, than the UA software plug-in. If you want to use a software plug-in, you're better off with a Marshal simulation, or using a LA2 compressor dialed up.
Listen to your customers!
It's a shame that everyone is roped into buying 2 extra pedals (one that they already own), when let's face it, we all just want the TS Overdrive pedal in this bundle. Please, please, pleaaaase do your clients a big favor and stop doing this scammy stuff. Make the TS Overdrive it's own separate purchase.
ts distortion pedal
this ts distortion pedal is toooo soft doesnt have the bite ibanez pedal delivers
I have 70 plug ins this is the only failure
Bundle (only use tube screamer)
I only needed tube screamer (still got the raw-distortion for free) I have to buy the whole bundle. Great sounding tube screamer (five stars), those two plugins I´ll never gonna use! So it's quite expensive (three stars)
Distortion essentials bundle
Overdrive !!! xD
emulate analog distortion circuits seems not easy at all, but UAD nailed it here better then the "native" (x86) products from others. Seems that even emus of such technically "simple" circuits profit from UADs DSP/FPGA support.
sorry for all the reveiw communications.
i did get an e-mail to UA development thanks to tech support..
good guitar sound, i most people's opinion, comes from a Germanium Treble Booster slapping up the amps initial tube gain stages, Not a distortion pedal...
distortion pedals where something that people used to get distortion and adjust input tone at low volumes; for practice, like alternative to a soak, they just sort of became part of the device culture..
but the germanium treble boosters where what people used when they played live, or loud in the studio...basically a germanium gain stage with more high frequency output to shift the tube amp's tube preamp distortion color more into the higher frequency range, and leave the lower frequencies less distorted...
so it would be good to add some classic germanium treble boosters to this collection, being the distortion pedal, in general, was more of a situational coping mechanism than any ticket to a golden sound..
I bought this bundle and still I don't have TS distortion !!! I even contact the support but still I don't have the TS dist. Very disapointed !!! :(