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Universal Audio Releases UAD Software v9.12 featuring Neve 1084 Preamp & EQ Plug-In
Old 21st May 2020
  #121
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Reading through the release notes, it details which GUIs were updated this time:
  • UAD API 560
  • UAD API 550A
  • UAD AKG BX20
  • UAD Manley Massive Passive
  • UAD Manley Massive Passive Mastering

I don't really see a huge improvement. They are clearer to the eye—some of them use to be downright blurry—but you still can't resize them and the fonts can be really small and hard to read.

The Ampeg GUI, and plugin, is created by Plugin Alliance. Most of the UAD ones are really not standing out for their sharpness on todays screens. Thankfully they sound good.
Of those, I only own the BX20... but any GUI improvements are most welcome.

I haven’t dug in to the issue, but on the surface it seems silly that these stalwart plugins can’t at least get a static graphic facelift. They don’t even need to be resizeable; just a reasonable size for the majority of monitor resolutions in use today.
Old 22nd May 2020
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Of those, I only own the BX20... but any GUI improvements are most welcome.

I haven’t dug in to the issue, but on the surface it seems silly that these stalwart plugins can’t at least get a static graphic facelift. They don’t even need to be resizeable; just a reasonable size for the majority of monitor resolutions in use today.
They updated the Manley Vari-Mu sometime in the past 12 months or so, and I still find it very hard to read due to the size and font choice on the controls. I'm sure the font choice is what Manley chose, so hard to fault that, but the size could be easier to read.

I see plugins from companies like Valhalla and Fab Filter and the legibility and flexibility is really a strong suit. I dig the vintage gear look from UAD but if they could just make the GUI's resized, or just larger, that would really be a win for everyone.
Old 31st May 2020
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Today I updated from Version 9.12.0 to Version 9.12.1. Since the update, I get „too much DSP load“ plugin deactivations in a 14 DSP system at maybe 40% load on a DSP intensive master bus. It happens completely out of nothing while all the plugins are running normally at first and then during playback eventually one plugin gets deactivated. I hope that @ Universal Audio can fix this soon. Is there a way to go back to Version 9.12.0?
Old 31st May 2020
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Today I updated from Version 9.12.0 to Version 9.12.1. Since the update, I get „too much DSP load“ plugin deactivations in a 14 DSP system at maybe 40% load on a DSP intensive master bus. It happens completely out of nothing while all the plugins are running normally at first and then during playback eventually one plugin gets deactivated. I hope that @ Universal Audio can fix this soon. Is there a way to go back to Version 9.12.0?
Wow, thanks for the warning! That does not sound like fun at all!

Did you trash the 9.12 installer? If not, just uninstall the 9.12.1, then install the 9.12. Or if you are on Time Machine or other "historical" backups...there you go.

Hope that might help. Good luck!
Old 31st May 2020
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Today I updated from Version 9.12.0 to Version 9.12.1. Since the update, I get „too much DSP load“ plugin deactivations in a 14 DSP system at maybe 40% load on a DSP intensive master bus. It happens completely out of nothing while all the plugins are running normally at first and then during playback eventually one plugin gets deactivated. I hope that @ Universal Audio can fix this soon. Is there a way to go back to Version 9.12.0?
I might have used one plugin less on the master bus before updating so I am not even sure the bug was not there before.
Old 31st May 2020
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Wow, thanks for the warning! That does not sound like fun at all!

Did you trash the 9.12 installer? If not, just uninstall the 9.12.1, then install the 9.12. Or if you are on Time Machine or other "historical" backups...there you go.

Hope that might help. Good luck!
No time machine update of the software and I think I trashed the installer.
Old 31st May 2020
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No time machine update of the software and I think I trashed the installer.
https://help.uaudio.com/hc/en-us/art...tware-Archives

Go here. Scroll down and you should be able to re-download 9.12
Old 31st May 2020
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@ Universal Audio since 9.12.1 I got the authorization issues as well. Never experienced them before.
Old 31st May 2020
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Same issues here... shows only 50% usage and yet it keeps saying it’s out of DSP and shuts things down.

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Today I updated from Version 9.12.0 to Version 9.12.1. Since the update, I get „too much DSP load“ plugin deactivations in a 14 DSP system at maybe 40% load on a DSP intensive master bus. It happens completely out of nothing while all the plugins are running normally at first and then during playback eventually one plugin gets deactivated. I hope that @ Universal Audio can fix this soon. Is there a way to go back to Version 9.12.0?
Old 31st May 2020
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Moving around plugins in the slots helped to get it playing stable... However during startup of a heavy project (in the making since long ago) often crashes Logic (but sometimes it works)
Old 31st May 2020
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@ Universal Audio since 9.12.1 I got the authorization issues as well. Never experienced them before.
Yes I have been getting authorisation issues in the last 2 months which I have never had before. Then I re-authorise and in the plugin window they are all authorised but then when load up a project UAD is disabled as needs authorisation but is fine in the system plugin authorise window...

Then I re-authorise and the same thing happens over and over like Groundhog Day....

I think UAD have really dropped the ball here on their core products since developing Luna.
Their support is overloaded due to Luna according to their support response email.
I guess they are quite stressed given the circumstances....

However, I am concerned that the whole development of the UAD plugins which is what I bought and invested in, are to take a backseat, neglected or even become extinct....

UAD Antares autotune real-time pro/advanced crashes Cubase almost immediately yet the original autotune UAD works, md3w5 crashed Cubase the other day. Never seen problems before with UAD but has recently started to be buggy.

Many companies are not even releasing vst2 ( being phased out) but only Vst3 now and UAD do not have VST3 nor any side chain......

I am becoming quite concerned as to where this will end up, reminds me of Mackie and Trackion...

Full disclosure, I haven’t downloaded Luna, but I really can’t see myself getting into this closed system that on the surface looks like a money pit.
Old 31st May 2020
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As we've learned from MickeUppsala, these guys are all fools, who just haven't realized their foolishnet yet! The moment they finally wake up they will drop all their UAD stuff, have their assistant work for a week or so to get a few Acustica plugins up and running on their system and remix all their classic albums to finally get that exciting sound.
That didn’t take long.

No way am I going to bail on UAD, I have
a lot invested in it, PLUS the UA plugins sound
awesome and are in every project.

Not gonna start throwing money at Acustica,
if that is what you use and like, go for it.
Old 31st May 2020
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I’m actually loving UAD (this week!!). On the Pulsar MU thread, somebody mentioned the UAD Manley Vari-Mu and how they couldn’t get the Pulsar to match the UAD.

Feeling pretty sceptical but intrigued, I decided to demo the UAD Manley and replace it in a current mix which used the Pulsar version.

The UAD version is better for me - it is more euphonic and less woolly but it reigns in dynamics supremely and transparently. Think I’m going to get it.. It is superb in M/S mode combined with my hardware SSL clone.

Just been re-demoing the API 2500 too and although I love the Sknote A25, the UAD is different and has a great punch to it.

I regularly use the Distressor and the Fatso for me, does things I’ve not heard in other plugins anywhere....

Anyway, will enjoy demoing others now the trials have been reset - it’ll be difficult to resist dipping in with the buy 3 get 4 offer!!
Old 1st June 2020
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The biggest problem with the 9.12.1 is how unstable it is regarding crashes.
Old 1st June 2020
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That didn’t take long.

No way am I going to bail on UAD, I have
a lot invested in it, PLUS the UA plugins sound
awesome and are in every project.

Not gonna start throwing money at Acustica,
if that is what you use and like, go for it.
You do realise this was sarcasm on my part...
Old 4 weeks ago
  #136
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I am really enjoying this. Bought. Especially as sales yesterday went to racial justice programs here in the USA. I'm going to second everyone that says UAD plugin set needs a graphical overhaul. The Distressor GUI was perfect, but this one has me squinting on my ultrawide monitor, as do a lot of others.
Great work nonetheless, UA.
Old 4 weeks ago
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Why is the Tube-Tech EQ not available to buy in a custom bundle?
Old 4 weeks ago
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Did someone else also experience crashes of the UAD meter & control panel app lately? It happens quite often here
Old 4 weeks ago
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Did someone else also experience crashes of the UAD meter & control panel app lately? It happens quite often here
No I seem to be fine now having updated to 9.12.1 and firmware update on my Uad units.
I don’t know if you are on Mac, but I did a disk utility recently and had toTime maschine and Erase and reinstall The hardrive as had weird abnormalities with the file system.

Possibly my original problems of authorisation recently were due to the hardrive issues that had occurred... UAD suggested to reinstall hardrive from back up etc, but I had already done all that and was sorted...

All seems good now.
Old 4 weeks ago
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Why is the Tube-Tech EQ not available to buy in a custom bundle?
Anyone? I hope Andrew is doing fine?
Old 4 weeks ago
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Maybe someone can remember if the Tube-Tech EQ always was excluded, thus supposedly on purpose or if it might be a mistake only recently?
Old 2 weeks ago
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Is there any chance to get the authorization bug fixed in the near future? 9.12.1 needs bug fixes.
Old 2 weeks ago
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Currently I am re authorizing two times a day (powering up the rig two times a day). @ Universal Audio your silence makes me worry
Old 2 weeks ago
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Currently I am re authorizing two times a day (powering up the rig two times a day). @ Universal Audio your silence makes me worry
What system are you running?
Old 2 weeks ago
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Currently I am re authorizing two times a day (powering up the rig two times a day). @ Universal Audio your silence makes me worry
This is really not avenue worthy of such a level of communication. You should be contacting the customer service department directly.
Old 2 weeks ago
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What system are you running?
Catalina
Old 2 weeks ago
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Currently I am re authorizing two times a day (powering up the rig two times a day). @ Universal Audio your silence makes me worry
Silence? What did I miss?

Open a ticket with support, this is not normal behavior.
https://u.audio/support

In the meantime, what troubleshooting steps have you tried?
Old 1 week ago
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In the meantime, what troubleshooting steps have you tried?
I turned it off and on again

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