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Has a lot of pros and cons
Reviewed in the United States on January 15, 2017
Although a really solid preamp on this unit there is quite a few things that are not posted that I think you should know if you plan to buy this. 1 its processor is quite small, it can handle 4 plugins max and the unison plugins i found cannot be used together, they disable each other. If you up the recording quality i found at 192khz it handled 2 plugins max at a time. The preamp sounded amazing, bottom line. Every other plugin I found to be about the same quality to be honest as other vst plugins with the exception of the preamps which unfortunately the other vst plugins don't have. You are paying extra for them to license the names in their plugins for sure. In that I was quite dissappointed. In truth if you already own a good sound unit like for example i have a focusrite saffire pro 24, the UAD unit is very comparable in sound quality. The bonus was supposed to be that it has no latency and could run these great plugins, again some are some aren't. They do let you demo all the plugins at least for 2 weeks. It cannot run any other type of vst or other plugins though, only theirs, it would be kind of nice. Here would be the bottom line - if you have a good unit like I do with me saffire and use other vst plugins, it is much cheaper to buy faster bigger memory for your pc. If you are without any unit and are shopping for 1 this would be a very solid unit, again note most of the plugins minus the few included are NOT free. I also have a problem where none of the plugins that came included with the unit actually registered right, I contacted customer support, they are not open until Monday, but I am decided on just returning the unit instead.