UAD Producer Edition
UAD Producer Edition
Be warned, if you install this you're writing off the weekend! You won't want to leave it alone. The word "lush" occurred to me most often. It's pretty much everything in an analogue-esque synth you could want with the "morphing" front and centre. If you need some superior leads/poly as well as GORGEOUS pads this has got what you're after in spades. Excellent piece of software.
Punchy and tasty on drums, for electronic music genre
Note off DC Click & Bashed Hard Samples, no way to not use them
I read the reviews and thought this would be a great addition to the amazing synths UA has made but there are some flaws that make this a piano I likely will never use in its current state. Instead of a nice note off sample with a little thunk to it, there is a very loud click that equals their note off sample choice which doesn't sound realistic and once you hear it, you will never play and not hear it. Thankfully there is a "Release Level" slider to turn this off (it's at Max volume by default). The bigger problem is that the hardest hit samples have a almost painful hammer attack to them and I have not found any patches that didn't use these hardest hit samples. Even the velocity controls don't give you an absolute Min/Max so you could window below these samples - so if you're playing really loud intense rock, this piano might fit in perfect, of if you play with a feather touch, but I play full range and find this Rhodes sample set (at 8GB) is not useful for me. 1st disappointed purchase of anything UA makes, ever.
I love it!
it's great ! The best rotary speaker plug-in I've tried!
Great Plugin BUT...
Native only?! Seriously?! First they release the Capitol Mastering Compressor, which is an AWESOME plugin btw but, when asked why no DSP version came out, they told us is because most people would be using it for mastering applications and blah blah blah....I wonder what they will say about this one now? C'mon guys show us some UAD love, please! Being able to load it up in Console etc. is the ONE thing that sets you apart, don't let it die out so easily!
Toller Sound, schreckliche Usability
Eigentlich ist das Plugin toll. Aber die UA Connect App ist echt schlecht. Man braucht immer Internet, wenn es kurz weg ist, geht das Plugin nicht mehr. Schön, wenn man exportiert und dann merkt, dass im Export auf einmal was fehlt. Eine Wiederverbindung der UA App funktioniert nicht, man muss den ganzen Rechner neu starten.
Und das passiert hier also mehrfach pro Sitzung, da ich das Internet übers Handy erhalte und auch mal weggehe vom Rechner, der daraufhin die Verbindung verliert.
Wäre alles kein Problem, wenn die App sich wenigstens wiederverbinden würde. Auch per Task-Manager beenden geht nicht. Der Rechner muss neu gestartet werden.
A super versatile compressor, very colorful and works on everything! A must.
Super compressor, on almost any source material. Subtle and very nice after an 1176 on vocals.
Best 1176 plugin on the market!
These emulations are incredibly good and versatile! My most used compressors by far!
Where is DSP version?
I will correct the comment and rating when I run this plug-in on dsp.
The smile maker
Set the Pultec to a smiley face curve and it will put a smile on your face. Takes a minute to understand, but once you get it, you’ll reach for it often.
Warm, organic sound! Feels like you’re playing on the hardware and not the midi keyboard. It’s inspiring and really addictive:)
I'm no keyboard player by any stretch but I have used many B3 emulators and this is by far the most realistic. It's very simple to use especially with the number of presets available. Easy to find the right sound and easy to play. I wouldn't even begin to compare this to the real thing in functionality but sound wise, I can't tell a difference between a real B3 and the plug-in.
Really good plate sound!!!
THE plate sound. I would love to see this guy with a little bit more control.
Good, but could be great
Right off the bat, you can only record on this using the opened back of the Leslie. This is fine for rock, I guess. But Don Leslie invented this cabinet to be heard from the front, through the louvres that he intentionally carved into the wood. Not offering this very BASIC option is tantamount to malpractice. Recording through the open back gives you a very phasey, thwocky, open-wood-hole sound that is not what you want for jazz, gospel and blues- which -guess what?- the Hammond organ tends to do a lot of. It almost seems like no real Hammond Organ players were consulted on this plugin at all, but "rockers" who want to run their guitars through a swirly effect got tons of say.
Gain staging can be a nightmare too. It seems to be best when you give it a very faint signal input. The output meter is utterly useless. It indicates nothing. At all. Ignore it.
All that said, it does sound remarkably like my real, vintage 122 when I remove the back panels, and that's exactly why i don't remove the back panels. Ever.
This could easily be a 5 star plugin if UA simply gave you the basic option of hearing the speaker the way it's inventor intended for it to be heard. (And don't give me any flack about being able to record through the louvres on the sides...that is NOT the same thing.) This is like meticulously emulating every aspect of a Fender Bassman amp, but only letting you mic it from above. It is a needless, staggering, unforced error.
I'm not withholding stars due to the fact that it's only native, since they tell you that upfront. But for Pete's sake, the Leslie is an incredibly important part of the hammond sound that shapes and changes your performance as an organ player. You are constantly relying on the sound of your leslie when performing. Pushing it harder or backing off based on how the Leslie responds. Since I cannot use this plugin in a unison slot, I am forced to GUESS how much to gain it as I perform, then apply the Leslie after the fact to see whether I GUESSED correctly. Far from ideal.
This is a decent plugin that could so, so ,so easily be an -invaluable- plugin. I hope UA listens.
I've tried all the Minimoog Plug-Ins
And this one sounds the best