Before you do anything else – compare this to the UAD version here.
I like the .37 much better than the .51 for what these are meant to do — gimme some vintage. I also like the way the .37 has less of a low-end bump. If you really want to simply your workflow, try doing a mix using only these for your EQ. You will get a taste of how good the recording engineers were “back then.” You can find my presets for this here.
If you use this on each channel, slightly vary the amount of drive and analog on each instance. Tiny changes will model the small variances of a real board. Be aware though, there were only 4, 6, or 8 channels!
My PC-Channel preset. I have more movement (if you want to call it that) in the stereo field, and more analog noise including some hiss. It doesn’t go overboard on the noise, so you can use this on every channel for a vintage vibe. And like I said, I really like the .37 way better for that. You can get my presets here.
Yes, the king of unusual controls! And it just makes the HLS even more fun to use. I use this as part of a channel strip / console set-up along with the other Kramer plugins. You can read all about how I do that in the manual for my Waves presets here, and you can get the presets here.
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. It is quite useful as a Unison plugin, and it’s my choice on my Apollo when I’m not using the UAD Helios.