I can't belive I haven't found a thread about this. Done a few searches on here but found no actual comparison. Only a lot of talk about hardware clones.
So what do you guys think is the best sounding 1073EQ plugin out there.
First of all whats even out there? I know of:
UAD-1 1073 (I think the SE version should be discussed in this case as the full version is pretty unusable due to its high DSP demand and not all of us have 4 cards)
URS N Series
Waves Veq 3
Thats all I can think of right now.
Is the Sonalksis emulating the 1073 in one of it's modes?
Also I'm sure that the liquid channel runs a convolution version of this EQ or doesn't it.
I only own the URS and Waves VEQ, but I'm really liking the waves. The URS seems to sound good in solo, but doesn't really work as well when things are in the mix. I'm not so sure the VEQ is trying to emulate the 1073 EQ that much, but it is probably my favorite software eq right now.
not nearly as good as the UAD1073, especially with the one knob that really matters. The "sheen" knob!
I actually don't have much use for the rest of the 1073 EQ. Not my fav at all. I use the gain knob alot though, just as a standard gain when I don't want to use the Cubase channel fader... or instead of the make-up gain from a standard compressor.
I've demoed the UAD 1073 myself a while ago and thought it was pretty amazing. Shame tho that it eats up most of my card.
Good to hear that Waves have done a decent job as well.
But if the 1073SE of the UAD measures up to the Waves then I think its still worth a purchase.
I Use the VEQ and really like them. They however don't sound like a 1073/1084 to me. (I have a 1084) they have their own BOLD sound.
The link I gave is a sampled 1073 (brent averill). I too don't think v-serie's eq sound like a 1073.
Nebula's api emulations are known to be better than waves api. I didn't try UAD but don't expect nebula to be any weak against it (and when considering the price+nebula being a native plug-in, it should probably be the winner here).
Question: not to derail this thread BUT, A friend was telling me he had the UAD plugins and that they sounded like the real thing. So I asked him, "Have you heard any of your plugins in hardware action?" He said no. So the question IS...........I guess someone told you they sounded like the hardware.......GORDON GEKKO...the perception has become real!!!! Get the real thing, or leave em alone!!! Personally, I think the HYundai GEnesis is just like your Beema Produca, cause Hyundai and a co-worker/owner said so. But have you driven a Beema.........UHHHH No!!
Somehow a lot of people seem to be able to work with nebula, and are recommending it everywhere. I bought nebula and the most recommended plugs long time ago, but was never able to integrate it into a sensefull workflow, so i'm not using it even if its supposed to sound good...it's unstable like hell, at least on my custom build 32bit daw, is it only something for the 64bit guys with tons of ram?
That said, the UAD1073 finds a lot of use here.i never use the 1073se though.
like others stated the waves doesn't sound like a 1073 to me at all but sounds really good anyway. I prefer it with the analog button on, which seems to add noise and builds to a noisefloor if you use multiple instances, so you have to gainstage properly...