UAD Chandler Limited Curve Bender

You can’ t sit in front of this and not imagine you are in a 1950s sic-fi movie, flying across space in some rocket ship. Well, maybe you can but that is the vibe I alway get when I start turning the knobs.

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FabFilter Saturn 2

I tested all of the distortion styles at the default setting. Some of these, especially the ones FabFilter calls “FX”, are going to go real crazy real quick when you push up the Drive knob. Foldback, for instance, looks pretty calm when the Drive is at 0%. It’s anything but calm above that.

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UAD API 560

Enjoy the finest in the mathematical determination of what frequencies you need to adjust. But the curves are smooth!

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UAD API 2500

It’s aggressive and gentle at the same time. No, I mean it. The 2-buss compressor for real men. And women. So many interesting things you can tweak on this.

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UAD API VISION

I think this is the most fun channel strip plugin UAD offers. I’ve never worked on a hardware Vision so I can’t compare the sound or vibe, but I love tweaking on this plugin. And something about the layout attracts me like no other lover. (Or SSL channel strip.)

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Waves CLA Mixdown

I put this on, pushed a few sliders — and wow, my mix sounded just like Chris Lord-Alge! OK, now that all the “purists” and “elitists” have had their little laugh…

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