My latest purchase from UAD, and one of favorite already. As Electronic music composer, giving the bass the right treatment is the basic and how easy is that with UAD VOG. As you can see from my grades, everything is 10 except features, which is also advantage, cause you can't go lost with this plug-in.
This FX can go on one of the following parts: Kick, Snare, Bass, Lead and FX, but not altogether cause you’re mix will suffer from over bass.
Usually the trick that I do with this plug-in, is that I take the main lead and sends it into three different channels in the mixer. The first channel it’s the low-end of the lead. There is where I put the VOG. After giving the right treatment I’m taking the three channels and compress them together.
It’s also a great tool if you make your on mixes. From time to time I record my session from Traktor and I’m always feeling that something is missing. Even just a little bit from this FX can make any “pale” mix to very “pumpy” one.
One last thing about the plug, it’s only 150$. But at any promotion you can buy it for much less. I think that I bought my copy in 100$ only. Really worth it.
I recently bought the UAD Little Labs VOG for my UAD Satellite Duo to beef up my arsenal, and have found a really good use for it. Yeah, I know the videos on the UAD site demonstrate how it can be used to give presence and depth to vocals, which, after experimenting with it myself, it definitely delivers, but how many EDM producers find that their kick drums never quite have the low frequency power that you are really looking for?
I found that adding a little of the VOG directly to a kick, or placing it on a parallel compression channel really beefs up your kick drums like nothing else, nothing that I could quickly achieve with EQ and compression anyway. For the same reasons, it is also great used on bass sounds or thin sounds that you want to fatten up. The simplicity of use with 2 rotary pots and 3 buttons adds to the ease of use for this unique plug in. Just be careful not to get too carried away with it, or it totally takes over the frequency spectrum of your mix and can drastically affect your compression – a low cut for anything below 80Hz works really good when using this plug in.
Anyway, back to the subject. The versatility of this highly unique plug in is excellent, working brilliantly on pretty much anything you can throw at it. The temptation is there to use it on everything, but a little in moderation is definitely the way forward. I can’t recommend it enough, it is one of those plug ins that will have people asking ‘how did you get that to sound so fat?’, and will become a best kept secret in your arsenal for years to come.