Universal Audio UAD-1 DSP card/ studiopak, anyone used it?

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by Coopsy, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. Coopsy

    Coopsy Guest

    This card boasts some impressive sounding plugins that are modeled on some classic analog kit. It has classic compressors, cambridge EQ, channel strips, "industry standard" reverbs and a guitar processor. It has had great reviews and the plugins are supposed to be pretty close and faithful to the things they are modeled on. I think this sounds great for recording audio I just wondered if anyone had used these plugins on VST instruments and alike and if it added any of the fabled 'analog warmth' to the sound. It is pretty pricey and most recommendations are to try before you buy but this will prove difficult in my case. Has anyone tried it and is it worth a leap of faith on my part?
  2. Pez

    Pez Active Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    I'll vouch for it. Good card, good company, good plugins, good support forum on the net. Their new plate reverb is very nice.
  3. MrPhil

    MrPhil Guest

    IF you use Vegas there is a problem, as Vegas not yet supports VST. All else I've heard is GO! :D
  4. EricK

    EricK Guest

    I have a UAD-1 from back when Mackie distributed them. I don't have any of the newer plugins. Dreamverb is the last of the 'newer" plugins that I have. Any way, I absolutely love the card. I honestly wouldn't want to mix without it. The 1176, LA-2a and Pultec plugs are worth the price of admission as far as I'm concerned.
  5. elektro80

    elektro80 Guest

    I recently got the UAD-1 Studiopak. I am addicted already. The UAD-1 definitively beats heroin. I reckon I will have to get 3 more cards and buy those new plugins as well. And now it seems like I can retire the Dimension D and the Space Echo.. http://electro-music.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4860
  6. gurugeorge

    gurugeorge Guest

    The UAD cards have the most amazing digital recreation of vintage comps. They really make the cheap computer DAW come of age as far as I'm concerned. A good, souped up computer with a few UAD1s, maybe a Powercore and Pulsar, running Logic, SX, Sonar, DP, etc., and at last we have a proper, musical tool in the digital realm, with incredible bang-for-buck.
  7. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    Mine is on the way, so the next step is going to be getting a motherboard with more PCI slots. I have a feeling one DSP card just won't be enough once I get addicted. Dangit!
    Guess I could rip out my SB Audigy everytime I need to mix....Or my Powercore :wink: hahaha.

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