If you were being banished away to an island, and had to choose between Waves or UAD, what would you choose? (You would get all the plug-ins from either Waves or UAD) and why would you choose Waves/UAD?
The two companies clearly compete against each other and I'm interested to know Electronic Music artists opinions on who is better than who. Feel free to discuss who has the better tape emulations, 1176 & LA2A, etc.
I've owned and used both and I'm honestly not sure which one I would choose. By the sheer numbers, Waves offers many more plug-ins, but quantity does not equal quality. I've never used all of the real hardware though that these companies are trying to recreate, so it's very difficult for somebody like me to decide on something like this.
I can accomplish everything I need to do ITB with those for
50% of the price of Waves or UAD. Plugin to Plugin, many
times I'd chose these over the UAD counterparts if I owned
both. Especially the limiters.
I have used UAD for years, and have bought a couple of Waves recently. They both have very nice tools these days!
TBH with what I own I'd have to go with UAD for the island, but if we were to have the entire collection to choose from, I think Waves has better utility. I mean we are STUCK on the island. I would want doubler, denoisers and stuff too!