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Diego's Corner BLOG no. 44 - UAD's Precision Buss Compressor plug-in. 0

“Original UA design dual-VCA dynamic processor for transparent gain reduction.”

                                      “Universal Audio”

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Hello friends,

Thank you for checking out our Weekly blog.In this blog I will be discussing UAD's Precision Buss Compressor plug-in

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Key features

  • Modern gain control for busses and inserts
  • Large-format center-console-type dynamics
  • Auto release for transparent buss compression
  • Automatic Fade in or out, 1 to 60 seconds
  • Mix control blends wet and dry signals
  • Requires a UAD DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide

Universal Audio

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    NOW YOU CAN:

    • Mix with UA’s workhorse transparent dynamics processor
    • Set a custom fade-out or fade-in of the mix between 1 and 60 seconds long
    • Use the High Pass Filter to keep low-end punchy when compressing a mix
    • Harness the Mix control for "parallel" style dynamics control

    Universal Audio

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      Universal Audio does it again

      This compressor limiter has been creating some very positive interesting results! Users say that they are getting a very transparent colorless result from the compressor. I have to apologize, I haven't had a chance to experiment with it as it seems to be fairly new to the collection of the compressors on the Universal Audio website. I will try to experiment with it just because I am also looking for the same results, a compressor to print on my recordings that uncolored and transparent.

      This compressor is designed to glue elements together. It does it in a modern sounding the way, it's dual VCA dynamic compression abilities is one of the key elements in accomplishing this. Even though it's designed to go on the master bus, it can be used for other bus duties like a drum bus, Guitar bus, vocal bus, and others etc.

      Many users are truly surprised when they use this unit.

      At a low $99 sticker price, it makes it a very affordable Master compressor to have in your arsenal. And as always I will recommend you go to the UA website and download the 15 the demo. And then you will know if it's for you or not.

      Thanks once again for stopping by and please don't forget to subscribe and visit the (scitscat) website for great pricing and availability, and great sounding gea!

      Truly yours

      D.

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      Diego's Corner BLOG no. 41 - UAD’s API® 500 Series EQ Collection plug-in. 0

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      “The API 500 Series EQ Plug-In Collection for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces faithfully captures the punch, low-frequency transparency, and ultra-tight imaging of API’s iconic 550A and 560 Series EQs” 

      “Universal Audio”

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      Hello friends,

      Thank you for checking out our Weekly blog.In this blog I will be discussing UAD’s API® 500 Series EQ Collection plug-in

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      Key features

      • Superior, licensed plug-in emulations of the most enduring API 500 Series EQs
      • API 550A discrete, 3-band bell/shelf parametric equalizer
      • API 560 discrete, 10-band graphic equalizer
      • Models the entire electronic path, including custom API 2520 op-amps and transformers, band interactions, and internal clipped filter distortion
      • Licensed and endorsed by Automated Processes, Inc.
      • Includes presets from famed engineers and producers, including Vance Powell, Ross Hogarth, Carl Glanville, Jeff Juliano, Eli Janney, and Darrell Thorp. 

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      NOW YOU CAN:

      • Track and mix with full-circuit emulations of API’s iconic 550A and 560A EQs
      • Harness API’s musical filter amp distortions and musical clipping behaviors
      • Use API’s proprietary “Proportional Q” for more precise control over your sources
      • Mix with artist presets from Ross Hogarth (Van Halen, Mötley Crüe), Darrell Thorp (Beck, Radiohead), and Vance Powell (Jack White, Kings of Leon)

                                                          Universal Audio

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      Universal Audio does it again

      Since it's released in 1967, API’s 550A and 560 EQs have been a signature sound on many records over decades. It's crisp and natural sounding characteristic have made a signature sound both on API mixers and Productions.

      Some of the high selling points of the 550b EQ are its simple but incredibly versatile four-bands and its ‘proportional Q’ characteristic. The bandwidth reduces as the gain is increased, effectively allowing for broad, subtle strokes of tonal adjustment or more precise control of specific bands when making heavier boosts and cuts.

      Some comments made about these incredibly EQs are,

      • A 550A is always warm, big and huge, soft like a big pillow, but on the negative side also a bit smearing.
      • A 550B is always bright and clean. flexible. tons of possibilities. great for hifi 80ies-BDs, too! Sounds great when boosted a lot! And everywhere, where You wouldnt want your sound smoothed out. Bright SDs, e. g.
      • A 560 is always a bit sort of phasey. It's a sharp shaper. You design sounds with that tool, rather than adapt them to other sounds. You can cut 12dB on one frequency band and it still sounds great! The 550A is a colour, the 560 is a workmans tool, but one of the nicest and best in the market out there! I have 8 of them!

      I myself am a fan of API gear including its API preamps. So for now please go straight to the Universal Audio website and download you're free API EQ package and listen to what it is all about.

      Thanks again for stopping by our blog and again, don't forget to sign up and stop by the (scitscat) store for amazing pricing, and (scitscat) website for great coupons and gear.

      Truly yours

      D.

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      Diego's Corner BLOG no. 42- UAD’s Summit Audio TLA-100A Compressor plug-in. 0

       

       

      “A modern compression classic with a                          unique tube/solid-state circuit.”

                                            “Universal Audio”

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      Hello friends,

      Thank you for checking out our Weekly blog.In this blog I will be discussing UAD’s Summit Audio TLA-100A Compressor plug-in

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      Key features

      • Authenticated by Summit Audio®, the component modeling of the plug-in faithfully captures the sound of the original hardware
      • Hybrid tube and solid state technology with straightforward easy to use controls
      • Program dependent attack and release, "Soft Knee" characteristic compressor
      • Low cut filter assignable to the Input or Detector signal path
      • Adjustable saturation
      • Built-in parallel compression
      • Requires UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface, available from authorized dealers worldwide

      Universal Audio

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      NOW YOU CAN:

      • Gently smooth-out vocals, bass, and acoustic guitars with an industry-standard compressor
      • Add glue and cohesion to a drum bus or an entire mix
      • Easily dial-in parallel compression on a drum bus or mix bus with the plug-in-only Wet/Dry control
      • Add harmonic richness with the Saturation control
      • Artfully craft fast transients in guitars, bass, drums, and other challenging sources
      • Apply the Low Cut Filter to the TLA-100A’s input or detector signal path for perfectly sculpted compression

       

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      Universal Audio does it again

      The summit TLA100A has been used for many years. Known for its ability to keep the sound source level in a very musical manner, and its transparency due to its electronics, it has found its place at home during the recording process. Also very simple to set up, just two big knobs amongst other parameters that are adjustable. t delivers ultra-smooth, tube style dynamics leveling offering a unique level of compression. It even has a realistic photo mimicking the exact face of the TLA-100A down to the brushed metal face and familiar knobs and switches. Another great feature this splug-in offers is the status bar at the bottom  giving you an exact operating db level (I love this as it lets me know where I'm at immediately). The fast and slow attack settings are also very responsive when needed, making  this plug-in a very good option for important recording sources like Vocals and many others.

      And finally one of the best and amazing options this compressor plug-in features, is it's “parallel inject” switch! This feature is amazing to say the least. It allows you to blend in the compressed signal along with the dry signal, giving you very powerful options including the ability to select the amount of the compressed signal you would like to listen to on the output.

      Well friends,mm once again thank you very much for stopping by. We here at (scitscat) appreciate you and your business. Please don't forget to follow and visit scitscat.com for great deals with all the cool musical gear.

       Truly yours

      D.

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      Diego's Corner BLOG no. 40 - UAD’s Lexicon 480L Digital Reverb and Effects Plug-in. 0

       

      “Mix with the world's most famous  algorithmic reverb, in all its lush digital glory.”

                                            “Universal Audio”

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      Hello friends,

      Thank you for checking out our Weekly blog.In this blog I will be discussing UAD’s Lexicon 480L Digital Reverb and Effects Plug-in”

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      Key features

      • Licensed and endorsed by Lexicon, featuring their pinnacle achievement algorithm designs
      • Provides the essential sound and control set of the legendary Lexicon hardware
      • Enduring Lexicon reverb and effects derived from final software version 4.10 including Plate, Hall, Room, Random, Ambience, Twin Delays and Effects algorithms
      • UAD plug-in recreates iconic desktop "LARC" remote with logical workflow improvement
      • Includes over 100 artist presets from Spike Stent, Chuck Zwicky, Eli Janney, Ian Boxill, Jacknife Lee, and more

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        NOW YOU CAN:

        • Record and mix with the only authentic Lexicon 480L digital reverb plug-in, derived from the final v4.10 firmware
        • Experiment with colorful "Plate," "Ambience," "Hall," and "Room" algorithms on your sources
        • Apply out-of-the-ordinary "Random," and "Effects" programs, including doubling, tremolo, and chorus textures
        • Sculpt your own textures with an improved version of Lexicon's famous "LARC" controller

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          Universal Audio does it again

          Ever since it's creation, The Lexicon Alphanumeric Remote Control "LARC" has beautifully sat on top of many large mixing consoles. It's white colored distinct box with faders and red LEDs makes it stand out from anything else in the room. It's distinct, silky sound has been imprinted on many records and Productions over the years. It's ease-of-use, and quick access to all parameters all within a single box are what make it a winner in every mixing engineer’s arsenal. Everything from its sliding faders, quick access buttons, red digital how are you LED readouts, and the ease of allowing you to reposition it close wherever you may be working on the mixer, make it unique and special.

          One of it's features that make this plug-in along with most other UA plug-ins, is the fact that you get a handful presets from such great producers like Grammy-winning 480L power users such as Spike Stent (Beyoncé, Madonna), Chuck Zwicky (Prince, Nine Inch Nails), Ian Boxill (Janet Jackson, Quincy Jones), Jacknife Lee (The Killers, U2), and more.

          What’s also particularly special about this emulation is the fact that, as well as featuring classic   reverbs, it also recreates the Lexicon 480L's random time-varying "Effects" algorithm — available for the first time ever — providing dramatic reverse, doubling, tremolo and chorus sounds. Combined with its        unique four-voice Twin Delay algorithm, the Effects algorithm turns the 480L into a versatile multi- effects system with unending creative potential, say           UA.

                                                     “SOUND ON SOUND”

          The best thing to do now is to go ahead over to the UA website and download the free 15 day demo and hear it for yourself. Try it, play with it, edit it, and enjoy the incredible ease of use and amazing affects this white box will add to your mixes!

          Well friends as always, thank you for being a part of our blog, and for checking it out every week. Please don't forget to always stop by for excellent discounts, gifts, and information

          Truly yours

          D.

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          Diego's Corner BLOG no. 39- UAD’s Manley Massive Passive EQ Plug-in 0

          “Ultra high-end tube EQ for mixing and mastering”

                                                “Universal Audio”

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          Hello friends,

          Thank you for checking out our Weekly blog.In this blog I will be discussing UAD’s Manley Massive Passive EQ Plug-in”

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          Key features

          • Highly coveted stereo 4-band passive tube EQ plug-in, both standard and mastering versions
          • Painstakingly modeled over a six month period and rigorously scrutinized by Manley Labs for authenticity
          • Filter curves, band interdependencies, distortion and hysteretic behavior all represented in UA’s most ambitious EQ model to date
          • Every band switchable to shelf or bell, each band can be bypassed or set to boost or cut
          • Specially tuned, overlapping and interleaved Frequency choices
          • Disabling channel EQ via ‘In’ (bypass) retains desirable system filtering and coloration
          • Convenient “digital only” Link feature allows for continuously matched L/R settings
          • Requires a UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide

          Universal Audio

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          NOW YOU CAN:

          • Expertly shape tracks and masters with Manley’s ultra-boutique tube EQ
          • Dial in punch, air, sizzle, and clarity without adding harshness
          • Select between standard and mastering version with stepped bandwidth controls
          • Harness complex band interaction and tube amp distortion for organic, musical textures 

          Universal Audio

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          Universal Audio does it again

          I remember constantly seeing this unit in a store where I used to work as a recording studio sales associate. I can not mention the name, but it is one of the biggest music equipment retailers in the United States. I remember big-time producers and engineers coming in and always asking for precisely this piece. They didn't want to try it nor play with it, they just wanted to buy it, no questions asked. After closing a few sales which included the Manley passive, it became evident that this was no ordinary piece of gear, and when researched I came to learn that this was a standard piece of equipment in mixing and mastering. The beautiful dark gray face and big black knobs made it even so much more harder to forget.

          It's four independent passive EQ bands with its unique ability of selecting shelf or bell formats along with it's passive filter circuitry, audio transformers, tube gain staging, and its  ability to boost or cut 20 db’s our some of what make this unit such a powerhouse in any studio rack! It took six months of  careful and intricate programming by UA’s engineer design team to come up with a software version of this amazing box. It comes in a standard and a mastering version.

          I haven't had a chance of personally trying out this plug-in., But while doing this research I have gotten the curiosity to go ahead and experiment with its ability and musicality. So, why don't you go to the same and download the free demo at UA.com

          Truly yours

          D.

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          Diego's Corner BLOG no. 38 - UAD’s elysia alpha compressor by Brainworx plug-in. 0

          “An elite, ultra-transparent sonic  sculpting tool”

                                                “Universal Audio”

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          Hello friends,

          Thank you for checking out our Weekly blog.In this blog I will be discussing UAD’s elysia alpha compressor by Brainworx plug-in.

           “Designed by Brainworx, the elysia• alpha compressor Plug-In Collection for UAD-2 and Apollo interfaces is a  faithful emulation of the powerful, ultra-high-end, Class-A  hardware used for mixing and mastering.

          Fetching over $10,000 new, the alpha compressor is nearly          unmatched amongst dynamics processors for its openness and         clarity. Authenticated by elysia GmbH, the elysia alpha        compressor Plug-In Collection features painstaking             component modeling to capture the sound of the original        hardware.”

                                         Universal Audio

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          Key features

          • 00% discrete Class-A sound authenticated by elysia• GmbH
          • Integrated M/S (mid/side) Matrix:
          • Feed Forward and Feedback-type compression for each channel
          • Auto Fast control for semi-automation of attack/release features
          • Niveau Audio Filter
          • Mix control for easy parallel compression
          • Signal Matrix for monitoring the direct and the processed signal
          • Soft Clip Limiter for taming short and loud transients and smoothing signal peaks

          Universal Audio

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          NOW YOU CAN:

          • Mix and master your recordings with a faithful emulation of one of the world’s most powerful compressors
          • Rebalance completed mixes with frequency-targeted dynamics controls and M/S processing
          • Harness the Feed Forward and Auto Fast controls to accentuate a drum bus with unparalleled sonic options
          • Use the Warm and Soft Clip features to add analog polish and elegantly finish off your mixes and masters

          Universal Audio

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          Universal Audio does it again

          Yes, this is truly a gem! Im actually mastering a few of my clients material as I'm writing this blog, and have been using this amazing mastering compressor. I must say, I am extremely impressed, overwhelmed, and amazed at the quality, sound, and ease of use of this plug in for the purpose of mastering.

          I had actually seen one in use in a mastering session I was in many years ago. It immediately caught my eye do to how pretty it looks. But then I concentrated on the affects of its compression and what it was doing to the mastering session, and I immediately fell in love with what I was hearing. I went head and asked the mastering engineer how much the unit cost, and when he replied $10,000, I almost lost it. And yes folks, it actually does cost $10,000.

          So, no need to say, that at $299, if it does what the original hardware peace does, and in a very similar way, this is an amazing deal. Not only does it do stereo master compression, but it also, M/S compression.

          I also played around with the presets and they are very good, great starting points! I actually ended up using some of their presents presets and ended up not even modifying them.

          So, I'm definitely going to recommend you do download this free demo for 15 days and give it a whirl. If not for mastering use it on general situations for mastering drums, bass, Vocals and anything else you want to throw it out and I'm sure you two will be blown away.

          Once again thank you for stopping by our blog and please don't forget to stop by (scitscat) to like, follow, and check out the site for great deals, gifts and ideas for your everything he needs. Both live situations and recording are addressed here with us. 

          Truly yours

          D.

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