Helios® Type 69 Preamp and EQ Collection
Helios Type 69 Preamp and EQ Collection
Adds a nice weight and color to everything I ran through it. It does what it does..... REALLY WELL.
This has quickly become my favourite channel strip for vintage warmth. Beautiful on acoustic guitar.
This is the real deal. One of my favorites from UA. It adds real depth and gives the recording a special something.
Perfect for almost everything. A must-have!
a major step.
i just keep falling deeper and deeper for this new helios. saturation is great and it can get downright nasty if pushed hard, the eq is real musical too. totally worth the upgrade.
Just when I thought the pallet of unison preamps could not be more satisfying, out comes the helios, a perfect addition. Clean and transparent yet rich and stylish, satisfies my need for vintage grit and bite and yet allows for a very honest and clear sound on a diverse range of instruments and voicings. It is an obvious rock god but I was blown away by how amazingly well the Helio sounded tracking a brass quintet as well, nothing but goodness here!
I have been a huge Helios fan for a while now. Strangely enough i was thinking i wonder when this will update the old plugin with a new unison preamp version very recently... and well here we go! Chuffed with the result. Love the sound!
YEP! This does rock! :) I mean.. wow, vibe galore! Me like.
Favorite Track Plugin
I own almost everyone of the unison console plugins and this is my favorite! Not that the others are subpar by any means and they ALL have their place but.... it this has a creamy gooey sound that goes right with my Kemper that is easy asscesable and I have even stopped playing for a second and thought... Damn! My sound is badass!! I am very they satisfied here!!! Great job UAD :)
Oh my midrange
I've been using the 610 and the 1073 a lot, but this is a whole new beast. The mix circuit in particular can create some insane tones! It can put out some really brutal overdrive-y tones as well for heavier sounds. Great for anything with lots of midrange
Another classic brought to life by UAD!
Great job UAD. This upgrade is quickly becoming one of my favorite goto tools for vocals, bass, and drums! Awesome!!!
I haven’t had a chance to use the Unison feature with this one yet but really like the sound of the eq on channels. Very happy.
Helios Type 69
I love this plug in ! I am using it on every song, it gives my songs the punch it needs!
This is a great upgrade to the original T69 plug-in. For me, the sound is smooth and creamy on just about every source I've tried.
THE bass EQ
It is basically lovely on anything but it is so great on bass signals, I always use it for bass guitare and drums. It so effective it almost feel like a sub harmonic generator :)
Best Unison preamp to date!
What an update from U.A! This one has replaced the Neve 88 as my favorite Unison preamp! Absolutely mind blowing on guitars. On outboard digital guitar processing this plugin breaths so much natural analog-ish life; on a Supro amp you’ll be in gain staging heaven! Theres a notable difference in the EQ sections quality from the legacy version too; not that theres anything wrong with the legacy version; the update just has the magic analog feel in spades. I don't have any experience with the actual hardware; but this is the most analog sounding preamp to my ears in the U.A. catalog, at least as of writing. It has a very distinct character, It will colour whatever you put through it a fair bit, so its not suitable for all occasions; the SSL and Neve plugins still have their place, but the quality of this plugin is beyond anythting U.A has achieved before. Its like they hit a new level with their modelling!
The only real issue is this is a bit of a DSP hog!! But if your using this on the Unison slots in your Apollo, rather than in you DAW, then its not that bad.
To sum up. A great and worthile plugin for Satellite/PCIE owners; an absolute must buy for Apollo owners recording lots of amps or outboard!
Thanks Helios 69
Love it !!
Sweet 70s Magic
It’s hard to say this is the ‘best’ UAD Channel Strip, but it’s most definitely my favourite. Yes, there no compression, yes, the eq is strangely clunky and somewhat limited, but none of that matters. It just makes me smile, and it just sounds great on everything.
Fantastique; énormes possibilités, assez facile à mettre en œuvre. Va vite devenir un favori !