UAD 6.0 Release

Discussion in 'Tracking / Mixing / Editing' started by BobRogers, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    If you are using PT9.0 with a UAD card and plugins you owe it to yourself to download the new UAD 6.0 release. The plugins are now all RTAS compatible. The implementation was great with all of the RTAS plugins replacing the corresponding wrapped versions and preserving all the settings in sessions where they were in use. (At least that's the way it's supposed to be and that's proven to be true on the two songs I've checked so far.) There are supposed to be some exceptions, but they don't apply to any of the automation that I've done on previous songs so I can't check. The new plugins look interesting. (I had not looked at Brainworx dl-digital V2 Eq before. It's available native.) But I'm going to play around with the RTAS upgrade before playing with new expensive toys.
     
  2. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Just finished this download for my UAD-2 card. Mine is a Solo with some extra stuff on it. Is just my ears or are all the plugs now smoother, less cpu heavy(the dsp on the card) and do they actually sound clearer and better??? I havent automated anything as of yet but I noticed all the VW wrappers were gone and the graphics are better for all the plugs I've looked at so far.

    Is it possible that a company makes better on their existing stuff and passes it on their loyal customers????
     
  3. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    Well I'm betting that none of the employees coded up the RTAS conversion in their spare time. That's a pretty expensive upgrade to be giving without an upcharge. Yes, they are now concentrating on more expensive high-end plugins. But frankly I prefer that to the big-bag-o-cheapo plugs model that, say Waves uses (without knocking Waves high-end plugs). So far I've been liking UA's products and service. TANSTAAFL!
     
  4. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    Oh, and I'm trying not to convince myself that it sounds better, but you may be right. One definite thing is that the PT RTAS CPU meter is MUCH more stable. I assume that all of these strange CPU spikes had to do with the wrapper. I'll have to see if I can adjust the hardware settings.
     
  5. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Oh. You beat me to it. LOL. I'll delete the other post. At any rate 6.0 is definitely more stable in ProTools and seems to be much less DSP hungry.
     
  6. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Yeah. Noticed that right off. I have a track with a sub-master for the drums with a Pultec, and Fairchild and the EMT across the bus. Theres also a pair of CS-1 strips on the first set of vocals and the Neve on the second set in stereo. The DSP used to spike heavily in the busy parts of that track but now it just sits at around 20% solid. And I only have a Solo. Now I want a Quad.

    Hell its only money........A Quad with the Helios, the 1073, the Harrison, and and and and............THE STUDER!

    I'm saving all my demos until I mix this record.
     
  7. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I have a duo and a quad. Wish I'd bought a quad instead of the duo. I admit that I have yet to run into any DSP constraints on any of my mixes, but I can see putting the Studer on every track, a half dozen instances of the Manley, a couple of reverb instances...I'll probably get another quad some day.
     
  8. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Crap. I forgot about the Massive Passive. Thanks Bob.
     
  9. AToE

    AToE Active Member

    My satellite duo just showed up yesterday, can't wait to go pick it up and start playing with these plugins after sooo many years of just using what comes with Cubase. I probably should have saved up for the quad, but I figure I can always print effects and group channels to save processing.
     

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