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Old 29th August 2008
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SonicCore or Creamware uses SHARC: all SHARCs are 32 floating point, since their inception.

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True, but SHARC was/is able to run int or float. Creamware for the most part was Int processing (I think only Timeworks did float)

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Old 29th August 2008
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Well they will, Fatso?
Old 29th August 2008
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All great points but it's clear that in the cases of the bigger names (Neve, Roland, Empirical Labs, Moog, etc.), the benefits still hold greater weight. The Neve plug-ins quite literally put the UAD-1 on the map for many of the top-end users and we've seen people buy cards just so they wouldn't have to patch out to their hardware TD4's anymore.



A lot of hardware manufacturers aren't interested in software simply for the fact that pirated software results in lower hardware sales. TDM versions, though not able to be pirated, have the same effect because the company is now selling software to a guy who would likely be a hardware customer if the software didn't exist. UAD plug-ins offer the best of everything to a hardware manufacturer in that they can't be pirated yet they allow the manufacturer to reach a level of customer they wouldn't otherwise have access to.
I totally and absolutely think getting the Neve license was the greatest single day in UAD's history...but my point is, UA writes and codes these plugins themselves in cooperation with the licensors...and they are all purchased from one UA store, all with UAD's specific copy protection scheme, etc.etc.

If you opened things up to 3rd party actual development, you'd lose all of that (one would think) and you couldn't just up and migrate to a new architecture without endless meetings with programmers someone hired and then went off to do something else and you finally got them back in to try to make such and such changes....

So the existing "give us the license and we'll maintain the plugins" is great...at least that's how I think it works with UA...but having J. Random programmer dude from the other side of the planet writing UAD code on their own is a recipe for chaos.
Old 29th August 2008
  #1324
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GP Systems - UAD-2 Quad

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Last edited by kasprouch; 29th August 2008 at 12:35 PM.. Reason: life
Old 29th August 2008
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GP Systems - UAD-2 Quad

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Is that even the official packaging?
Old 29th August 2008
  #1326
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Buy Universal Audio UAD-2 Quad Flexi at Musician's Friend

Musician's Friend says available 09-15.



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Old 29th August 2008
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There's also the issue with load balancing which should now be a thing of the past as long as UA doesn't make any plug-ins more taxing than the 33609.
what means no hope for better reverbs in the future from UA?
Old 29th August 2008
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what means no hope for better reverbs in the future from UA?
Well they mention convolution reverbs in the video... did you see the video?
Old 29th August 2008
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Reading towards the bottom about being charge in December for crossgrading plug-ins... I wonder what that means!!!

UAD Forums • View topic - Flash movie about UAD-2!
Old 29th August 2008
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Reading towards the bottom about being charge in December for crossgrading plug-ins... I wonder what that means!!!

UAD Forums • View topic - Flash movie about UAD-2!

Yep, jump boat before 2009, or you have to pay to switch all your plugins to UAD-2 format.

Coming from JRR who def have a close linked relationship with UA...

Fk it.. The path theyre taking looks awesome, and one quad 'll be more than enough for me!
Old 29th August 2008
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Well they mention convolution reverbs in the video... did you see the video?
i hoped to see some original algos from existing hardware
the POD X3 uses the same Sharc so there is enough power for one multi FX
per chip

having 4 Ensoniq DP/4 or similar on a QUAD woul be a secure investment
as long as it sounds close to the original unit
Old 29th August 2008
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Well they mention convolution reverbs in the video... did you see the video?
It's funny they used a (partial) screenshot from Logic's Space Designer for that heh
Old 29th August 2008
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Well they mention convolution reverbs in the video... did you see the video?
Good point.

We certainly don't have enough convolution reverbs right now.
Old 29th August 2008
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If you opened things up to 3rd party actual development, you'd lose all of that (one would think) and you couldn't just up and migrate to a new architecture without endless meetings with programmers someone hired and then went off to do something else and you finally got them back in to try to make such and such changes....
I think you misunderstood what they meant by future partnerships. My impression was that they were simply talking about future partners whose products they'll develop plugin equivalents for, just as they've partnered with Neve, Empirical Labs, Moog, SPL, etc.
Old 29th August 2008
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There's also the issue with load balancing which should now be a thing of the past as long as UA doesn't make any plug-ins more taxing than the 33609.
It looks like they've solved the load balancing problem. Check in the end of the video where she talks about "L.O.D.E."
Old 29th August 2008
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Well, the video states a single uad-2 dsp can run 5x the amount of 1081's than a uad-1. So that sounds like 5x the power?..no...

I dunno...a 128 channel neve mixer that is stated in the video sounds F'IN good to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You should wait and see till we have the products in our hands before you start shootin your mouth about CUDA and all...which is going nowhere fast.
thats the point
you have to have it in your hands to test it
no demo like native plugs

i was buying my UAD 1 just on reports

didnt hear reports that the faux 88RS console is a must buy till UA´s marketing
campaign
Old 29th August 2008
  #1337
I am reporting live from the UAD2 launch in London
Old 29th August 2008
  #1338
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I asked this question on the other thread but got no answer there--what about those of us who are not interested in spending thousands replacing our PCI-only computers? Is there a PCI to PCIe bridge/product out there other than some ultra expensive expansion chassis? Otherwise I'm out of luck unless/until I actually replace my G5...
Old 29th August 2008
  #1339
Live track - low latency for monitoring input of plugins while recording.

UAD2 Will work with UAD1 so you can mix and match.

The latest and biggest SHARC chips out there.

Moog multimode filter plug in occilate low pass and hi pass (904 .ini ++) Drive 20 db (as much as classic Moogs) Spacing control / offset (phase)

Harrison 4032C console plug in.

Little labs IBP plug in

Fatso plug in
Old 29th August 2008
  #1340
UAD Fairchild they modled was Alan Sides unit and they included the custom tweaks on the back of his unit.
Old 29th August 2008
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Live track - low latency for monitoring input of plugins while recording.

UAD2 Will work with UAD1 so you can mix and match.

The latest and biggest SHARC chips out there.

Moog multimode filter plug in occilate low pass and hi pass (904 .ini ++) Drive 20 db (as much as classic Moogs) Spacing control / offset (phase)

Harrison 4032C console plug in.

Little labs IBP plug in

Fatso plug in
SWEET!!
Old 29th August 2008
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looks like theyre here.....

uad2 | Sweetwater.com
Old 29th August 2008
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Several flavors of card packs, one of them is based totally around Neve flavor The "Nevana" package! heh
Old 29th August 2008
  #1344
There is a "load balancing' feature to manage use of UAD1 cards alongside UAD2 cards to ensure the best use of the DSP power..
Old 29th August 2008
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!?? Looks like the UAD-2 is already in stock in Europe too:

http://www.dv247.com/news/UAD-2%3a%2...2%20DSP/131843



Old 29th August 2008
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UAD-2 Quad: Ten Times More Power Than the UAD-1!
The UAD-2 Quad PCIe card from Universal Audio revolutionizes their already award-winning UAD-1 DSP card system. By employing four state-of-the-art, floating-point DSP chips, the UAD-2 Quad delivers as much as 10 times the processing power of the UAD-1. You can now run an astounding 128 instances of the Neve 88RS at 44.1kHz - a full analog console - from just one card. And, to spearhead the most demanding professional applications, you can mix and match up Universal Audio UAD-2 Quad with other UAD-2 cards.

Universal Audio UAD-2 Quad PCIe Card at a Glance:
  • Cutting-edge SHARC chip technology by Analog Devices
  • Up to 10 Times the Processing Power of the UAD-1
  • Can Use up to Four Cards Together
  • Compatible with UAD-1 Card Systems
  • SessionMap for UAD-1/UAD-2 Session Compatibility
  • LiveTrack Low-latency Mode for Tracking
  • LoadLock Feature to Ensure Adequate DSP
  • Includes Mix Essentials II Plug-in Package
  • Includes $50 Plug-in Voucher
  • Even More Plug-in Options Than Before


Cutting-edge SHARC chip technology by Analog Devices
The new UAD-2 cards from Universal Audio take advantage of state-of-the-art chip technology. These SHARC chips boast 32-bit floating point architecture, for the ultimate in precision and performance. When combined in multi-chip configurations on PCIe cards, such as the 4-chip UAD-2 Quad, the power potential is truly phenomenal.

Up to 10 Times the Processing Power of the UAD-1
Featuring four of the premium SHARC chips, the UAD-2 Quad is Universal Audio's flagship PCIe card. It offers an incredible 10 times the processing power of the original UAD-1 card. What's more, Universal Audio has updated their plug-ins to take advantage of all this power. You can now run a whopping 128 instances of the acclaimed Neve 88RS channel strip plug-in within your DAW - truly bridging the gap between premium plug-in sound and enough plug-in instances to really experience full, console-style, in-the-box mixing.

Can Use up to Four Cards Together
While the power of each individual UAD-2 card, such as the UAD-2 Quad, is unprecedented on its own, you can use cards in tandem with one another to meet the needs of even the most demanding sessions. In all, you can mix and match UAD-2 cards to create a maximum of a 4-card UAD-2 card system. Yet, you can also add up to four UAD-1 cards to the mix, for a complete 8-card powerhouse system.

Compatible with UAD-1 Card Systems
If you already own a UAD-1 Card, you can enjoy even more processing power with the UAD-2 Quad and other UAD-2 cards. The original UAD-1 cards work seamlessly with UAD-2 systems. Use up to four UAD-1 cards with up to four UAD-2 cards to get the most processing power possible.

SessionMap for UAD-1/UAD-2 Session Compatibility
The UAD-2 Quad features SessionMap for bi-directional compatibility between UAD-1 and UAD-2 plug-in systems. You can share a session created on a UAD-2 card with a user on a UAD-1 card, and vice versa. The software will automatically determine which version of the plug-ins are available on the system and load them into the session, so you don't have to spend time doing any re-mapping.

LiveTrack Low-latency Mode for Tracking
Using UAD-2 Quad's LiveTrack mode, you can reduce latency on active UAD-2 plug-ins to the lowest amount possible - ideal for monitoring rich, processed audio during the tracking stages.

LoadLock Feature to Ensure Adequate DSP
By default, UAD-2 Quad's new LoadLock feature is turned on. This useful tool automatically reserves the maximum DSP load that each UAD-2 plug-in could ever demand - even if you're not using all of its features. This way, you can be positive you have enough DSP to engage all the features, such as writing automation, later in your mix, without making sonic compromises and pulling plug-ins down the line. If you prefer to manage your DSP resources manually, you can easily disable LoadLock.

Includes Mix Essentials II Plug-in Package
With the UAD-2 Quad system, you get Universal Audio's "Mix Essentials II" plug-in package, so you can get to work with studio staple tools straight out of the box. The package include such titles as the UA 1176SE Compressor/Limiter, the Pultec EQP-1A Program Equalizer, the RealVerb Pro Room Modeler, and the CS-1 Channel Strip.

$50 Plug-in Voucher
In addition to the tremendous plug-in package included with the UAD-2 Quad, you get a $50 plug-in voucher that you can use toward any of Universal Audio's world-class plug-ins. Recognized as an industry leader in creating dead-on models of the most sought-after vintage gear, Universal Audio offers affordably-priced plug-in versions of everything from a Neve channel strip to a Fairchild compressor to Roland's Space Echo, and far beyond.

Even More Plug-in Options Than Before
Universal Audio exploited every drop of power technologically possible in designing the UAD-2 Quad and their other state-of-the-art UAD-2 cards. Complementing the achievement, they've expanded their power on the sonic front as well. Already in partnership with top names, such as Neve, Roland, and Moog, Universal Audio is working on greatly expanding their plug-in line. Models in the works include the famous Empirical Labs Fatso, the acclaimed EQ from the Harrison 4032C, the Little Labs IBP, and various EQs, compressors, and gates from Valley People. And, with the potency packed in the new cards, Universal Audio has positioned themselves to develop new kinds of plug-ins entirely, including instruments and impulse-based reverb effects.

Universal Audio UAD-2 Quad PCIe Card Features:
  • Includes $50 Plug-in voucher
  • Short PCIe card
  • 4 SHARC floating-point DSP chips
  • As much as 10 times the power of UAD-1
  • Up to 4 UAD-2 cards can work together
  • Compatible with UAD-1 cards
  • A 4-card UAD-2 system can work with a 4-card UAD-1 system for 8 cards total
  • SessionMap feature allows for bi-directional UAD-1/UAD-2 compatibility
  • LiveTrack low-latency mode
  • LoadLock DSP managing feature
  • Supports sample rates from 44.1-192kHz
  • Includes Mix Essentials II Plug-in Package
  • Compatible with VST and AU DAWs - RTAS coming soon and will be a free update
  • Mac and PC compatible

The Universal Audio UAD-2 Quad delivers 10 times the processing power of the UAD-1!
Old 29th August 2008
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Its available to buy from today and is a worldwide synchronized launch.

V5 software for UAD1 goes live today 4pm GMT.
Old 29th August 2008
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Live track - low latency for monitoring input of plugins while recording.
This part is HUGE. This is one of the last big advantages PT TDM cards offered for HD systems.
Old 29th August 2008
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# (UAD-2 RTAS) Pro Tools LE and HD are not officially supported with the UAD-2 in v5.0.0 due to crash and/or performance issues. If you elect to use the UAD-2 under Pro Tools, select a Hardware Buffer Size setting of no less than 1024 and use as few RTAS Processors as possible (set in Playback Engine settings in Pro Tools).
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