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Help w/Mastering Plugin Purchase

Member for

21 years
First, Thanks for all that can help.

I have a $150 voucher for a UAD plug. I have a UAD card and currently own the Pultec, UAD Cambridge, 1176, LA2A, Fairchild, Precision Limiter, Plate 140, Dreamverb and Realverb, and Precision EQ.

I currently mix a lot of rock (punk mostly) that needs to be loud and compressed well (I know everyone hates this, but it is what the clients want). I try not to over compress while mixing, to leave that for the mastering engineer, but often times I have to be the "mastering engineer" because the bands can't afford / don't want to afford going to a pro.

So essentially, without all the "make them go to a mastering engineer" comments, what UAD plug, if any, would you guys recommend to help my task to rough-master some things? If there aren't any good UAD mastering tools for my purpose, what other UAD Plugs would you recommend to enhance my UAD options.

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Member for

21 years

Member Tue, 11/04/2008 - 07:28
I like the UAD precision limiter, but it definitely doesn't get the loudness that pop/rock/punk clients want. I usually have to bring in one of my free vst plugs to give me that.

I still haven't decided on the damn plug, I may have bailed on the mastering plug option because I really want either the SPL Transient Designer (I do a lot of punk where drums are HUGELY important), or one of the NEVE plugs. Not sure which one yet, but wanna decide by tonight...

Ross

Member for

21 years

Member Tue, 11/04/2008 - 07:30
I like the UAD precision limiter, but it definitely doesn't get the loudness that pop/rock/punk clients want. I usually have to bring in one of my free vst plugs to give me that.

I still haven't decided on the damn plug, I may have bailed on the mastering plug option because I really want either the SPL Transient Designer (I do a lot of punk where drums are HUGELY important), or one of the NEVE plugs. Not sure which one yet, but wanna decide by tonight...

Ross
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