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UAD Plugins for Rap? Dynamics Plugins
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UAD Plugins for Rap?

I'm getting the Apollo Twin Duo. I record a lot of hip hop and I was wondering if anybody out there has any suggestions on must have uad plugins. I make beats and mix them by myself. Anybody know what are the best UAD plugins for hip hop?
Old 2 days ago
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I'm getting the Apollo Twin Duo. I record a lot of hip hop and I was wondering if anybody out there has any suggestions on must have uad plugins. I make beats and mix them by myself. Anybody know what are the best UAD plugins for hip hop?
There are no "best UAD (or any other brand) plugins for hip-hop", period. Sorry, that doesn't help, but it's the reality. Plugins generally are not genre-specific.
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@op...Some definite plugs for me are the 1176 and La2a collections, Dbx 160, Fairchild, Neve 1073 and Api 550a and 560 eq’s. Along with the Cambridge eq, which comes free, you’ll be good to go. Any genre.
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Distressor.
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I'm getting the Apollo Twin Duo. I record a lot of hip hop and I was wondering if anybody out there has any suggestions on must have uad plugins. I make beats and mix them by myself. Anybody know what are the best UAD plugins for hip hop?
Its trial and error to see what YOU like the best for YOUR tracks and what is best for YOUR personnel preferences
Old 13 hours ago
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Yep. That is true,
@op...Some definite plugs for me are the 1176 and La2a collections, Dbx 160, Fairchild, Neve 1073 and Api 550a and 560 eq’s. Along with the Cambridge eq, which comes free, you’ll be good to go. Any genre.
Don't forget the Voice of God. I'm pretty sure VOG is used on pretty much every major artists songs. It's staple 808/bass plugin for many of the top rap/hip hop engineers and even many pop engineers as well. Arguably the most used plugin for 808/bass all across the board when it comes to modern music low end bass stuff.
Old 7 hours ago
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I'm getting the Apollo Twin Duo. I record a lot of hip hop and I was wondering if anybody out there has any suggestions on must have uad plugins. I make beats and mix them by myself. Anybody know what are the best UAD plugins for hip hop?
Focus on the compressors, then tape emulations.

In particular

Teletronix LA2A collection
1176 collection
Fairchild collection
Fatso
Distressor (haven't bought to review though)
Studer
Ampex.
Oxide.

Imo other stuff is great too but so is more native stuff.

The La2a emulations gets the most love. Such a smooth compressor. NI VC2A is good in the native front but UAD give you three emulations.



That said I'm considering selling my quad Apollo probably with the plugins (and I have alot), but I'm still weighing the pros and cons.
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