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Re: Universal Audio (think twice before investing)

Postby bluedot » Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:48 pm

Arpangel wrote:I’m using an 828, been using it for years, rock solid, never crashed, just gets on with it.
Quality is fine, more than good enough for any application, I’ve never had a reason to think about buying anything else, more to the point, it’s also very reasonably priced.

Is it the es thunderbolt version? Mine goes out of sync occasionally and sometimes gets crackly. A quick reboot solves it. About once a week it occurs, but for $900 - what a deal. It sounds as good as the Apogee did to me. I appreciate having the MIDI. I had used a couple 828 MKII for a decade until FW800 got flakey with adapters from the new macs.
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Re: Universal Audio (think twice before investing)

Postby dbfs » Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:21 pm

I have no problems with uad, I have tried with a quad, sold it. Then bought an octo, tried it and sold it. recently tried an octo again and returned it. Im fine with native. To me I could there somerhing I did not like with uad sound. It actuallt annoys me slightly that I can't see why some many love the uad plugins.

I must say though that the uad plugins never gave me any problems.
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Re: Universal Audio (think twice before investing)

Postby MOF » Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:28 pm

I’ve been using a secondhand UAD Silver face Apollo Core2 duo (for a number of years), originally on Firewire, then Thunderbolt (when I upgraded my iMac) and I’ve been very pleased with it, no issues. I recently upgraded to the X4.
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