First thought to come to my mind is if you are getting low on DSP turn off DSP Loadlock in the UAD Control Panel. Some plugs will shut off features you might not want or need for savings.
For example, if you just wanted the preamp of the 1073 *without* the EQ you go from around 40 percent of one SHARC (Super Harvard Architecture Single-Chip Computer) to around 11 percent and you will still get to use the high pass filter if you want.
Many of the even more complex channel strips work this way as well as do other types of plug-ins.
Post by viciousbliss on Jan 9, 2019 1:48:14 GMT -6
-Ocean Way can work really well close to its default settings on an aux with all or most of the sends pre-fader. Even if most tracks were recorded in a real studio. Just turn on all 3 mics and don't shift their balances much
-In the Past Effect preset from 480 is an awesome reverse reverb.
-Don't be afraid to use the Neve DFC across your whole mix and use aggressive settings on the comp, lim, and gate.
-Someone on a forum suggested cranking the 2k on the Helios and I'd tend to agree that it works.
-The Lex 224 is extremely versatile. It's very fast and can keep up with high tempo tracks. It is also awesome at slower, more minimalist stuff. The 224 is also important to use so that you can keep DSP free for other things.
-Softube Vocoder sits quite well in a mix and can help vocals to sit better if you use it on an fx aux.
-Harrison Eq is like an instant smoothing effect. You can make all kinds of moves and it never really sounds harsh.
-Brigade can work well as a vocal effect as can the Moog Filter
-Use the 610B if you want to bring some urgency and clarity to fast tempo vocals.
-If you're stuck trying to fit something into a mix, AMS RMX 16 can create all kinds of space and nonlinear randomness
If you like my posts and want more detailed info on what I talk about, you're welcome to read some of my guides:
Here is one I did a while back when messing with the UAD Studer plugin.
So, I have read most of the Studer A800 threads on *BLEEP*, and I'm curious about what settings you guys like to use, specifically with the bias and HF-record EQ.
I ran some tests with Slate VTM, Satin, TB Ferox, Ferric TDS and UAD Studer.
It was interesting to find how loud the odd-order harmonics were on the UAD Studer. This makes for a grittier sound in my experience vs other tape emulations like Softube Tape, Slate VTM etc.
So were all on the same page, I'm letting you know that I started on the default plugin setting, which is 456 tape at 15 IPS.
So - I put a sine wave through the UAD Studer to see what the secondary controls did to the harmonics that I would like to reduce.
Interestingly, if you drop the bias voltage to 8.31 volts, you'll find that the harmonics take quite a dip. The sound is cleaner. You can now push the meter into the red a little and get some compression and the harmonics are more subtle.
This same thing happens at 11.87 volts. Only now, you have a much rounder sound with a hefty dose of compression. A bit much for me most of the time, but it's an option.
Just so you can try this yourself, here are my settings:
Start with default preset - 456 @ 15IPS.
Change HF record EQ to 1.30 Change Bias to 8.31V Output = +0.10
This gives us the same volume as the default preset @ 1khz, and 10khz.
For the hotter setting, try
Change HF record EQ to 2.23 Change Bias to 11.87V Output = +0.79