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Questions About Universal Audio (UAD 2)
Old 17th April 2017
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Questions About Universal Audio (UAD 2)

Hello people !

I am about to buy a UAD 2 Quad Core PCIe card to give a bit more power to my studio computer, but I want to know some informations about this product from those who own UAD. I hope I can find some good information, before I make the step to buy !


1 A UAD 2 card can work only with their dedicated plugins, or they can work even with others example Waves, iZotope etc. to take off the load from the host computer ??

2 There is any significant sound quality difference in UAD 2 plugins, compared to Waves or iZotope Ozone ?

3 I heard from many UAD users that they got that special analog sound with their products, what this it means this correctly (their plugins can make a mastering quality as good as an analog mastering) ??

Please Note I never tried out the UAD products yet, so I need some basic informations what I not found in other forums and websites !
Old 17th April 2017
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1. UAD-2 cards run only plugins developed for that card, sold by UA.

2. Opinions differ. For the most part I find the UA plugins to be excellent. You'll have to judge this yourself ultimately.

3. Analog mastering isn't inherently "better". Analog can be "different". And yes, several of UA's plugins are emulating classic analog gear, but most are probably not for mastering, the majority are for production as far as I know.'

Search the forum, there are millions of threads to read on UA's stuff.
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