,,But just as important is sound. Indeed, the beauty of the 6176 is that it rides gain just like an 1176LN
and it sounds quite a bit like one, yet it still delivers its own sonic signature. It features an all-new
MOSFET regulated power supply, which not only tightens up bass response but also reduces self-
induced noise, making the 6176 a quieter, more “hi-fi” version of the original 1176LN. ''
the UAD plugin is like ten years old. technology has evolved since.
to me UAD card is just an ilok in disguise. computers today are fast enough to handle native plugins. plugins are good though.
You couldn't be more wrong. UAD-2 cards provide HUGE amounts of DSP power, which takes a HUGE load off the CPU.
Take a look at how many instances of plugins you can run on the various cards: UAD Instance Chart A Quad card can handle 140 instances of the Neve 88RS channel strip in mono - like having a 140 channel Neve console.
So it's a bit more than "just an iLok in disguise".