UAD or Powercore?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by geeknik, Aug 6, 2005.

  1. geeknik

    geeknik Guest

    I am interested in these 2 different options for my FX. I feel like I am starting to hear some CPU sputtering in my mixes...its very slight but annoying none the less. Which are the best and will the cheaper models have the same processing power as the mor expensive models?
  2. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001
    UAD for effecting Audio
    Poco for mastering effects.

    the more expsensive UADs wont do more effects per card, but do come with more plugins.

    the new poco MK2 comes with alot of thier plugs and litteraly does 2 times more plugs than the older card.

  3. EricK

    EricK Guest

    I have a UAD-1, don't have a PowerCore. All I can say is that I absolutely love my UAD-1. The PowerCore never appealed to me. The LA-2A, 1176's, Pultec, etc, etc, on the UAD-1 card's are absolutely rockin'. I think the reverb's are quite decent as well.

    I can't imagine mixing without the UAD-1. If I were to look at adding either another UAD-1 or a PowerCore, I don't think I would even consider a PowerCore, I would get another UAD-1!
  4. Digger

    Digger Guest

    I have 2 UAD cards and they are faboulous. I actually love the reverbs on these cards more than my Waves reverb plug (IR-1 excluded). The only plus with the TC is that you can buy 3rd party plugs to work off of the card or whatever TC acceleration device you choose. But in terms of out of the box , useable plugs - UAD all the way!! I would go for the Ultra Pak , it's worth the extra $$.
  5. iznogood

    iznogood Member

    Feb 9, 2004
    i like the tc chorus.....

    that's the only tc plug i ever liked.... stay far away from tc plugs for "mastering".....
  6. geeknik

    geeknik Guest

    With the UAD-1...say I bought the Project Pak. Would I be able to ADD other effects that I may need without having to purchase a whole new card?
  7. Digger

    Digger Guest

    You can always add plugs without buying another card - but - the cost will be higher in the end. If you can't afford the Ultra Pak right away I would either wait or go to American Musical Supply . com as they have a 90 day payment plan on that particular card. Trust me you are going to want and use the other plugs. Good luck!
  8. geeknik

    geeknik Guest

    I don't see myself having that much money in the next 90 days either. I just dropped nearly 4 grand on the rest of my gear ;).

    I am looking into it though.
  9. iznogood

    iznogood Member

    Feb 9, 2004
    get the project pak and add plugs..... then you don't have to pay for something you won't need.....

    personally i don't give a s*** about their reverbs....

    and guitar amp simulation.... who cares!
  10. Digger

    Digger Guest

    The guitar sim is an absolute waste of time, I don't even know why they bother including it - but I disagree on the verbs. They are extremely flexible with lots of options and they sound great once you spend the time to learn to work all of the features. Their new plate verb sounds outstanding. My UAD reverbs are my favourite non-convolution based reverb plugs which was a bonus considering I bought it mainly for the compressor simulations and the Pultec sim. Good Luck!
  11. geeknik

    geeknik Guest

    i use mostly just compression, limiters and reverbs anyway...

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