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Old 18th December 2009
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For some reason I wasn't able to demo any new UAD plug ins for about 2 years now.
I emailed UA and they said sometimes when you upgrade the demo function doesn't work correctly and they gave me a new 14 day demo on all the plug ins.

Fantastic, I'm stocked.
So I spent a few hours demoing eqs.
I have the Neve 1073 and Cambridge allready, so I'm looking for something to compliment those.

I have two UAD 1 cards, haven't taken the UAD 2 plunge just yet.

So far, these are my favs.
1. The Trident EQ.
This is a great eq, very lush and never brittle.
2. The Harrison EQ.
I liked this one allot. Doesn't have quite the mojo as the Trident, but I like the way the eq is laid out and I got good results with it.
3. The Neve 31102 and 1081 didn't really offer much more than the 1073 that I already have, so I will pass on these for now.
4. The Helios is a quirky little beast, I'll have to get my brain wrapped around it before I make a decision.

I haven't tried the Pultec Pro yet.
I'm not a fan of plug in channels strips, so I'm not that interested in the SSL and Neve strips.
I like my eq/comps seperate.

Overall, some very nice stuff from UA IMO.
I think I'm going with the Harrison, it has the SE mode and with the UAD 1 I will need it.
The Trident seems to take too much power for the UAD 1, maybe I'll think about it if I ever upgrade to UAD 2.
I also liked the mix buss comp.
I just used my two coupons on the IBP, when I get another coupon I'll get a few more toys.
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