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Lately I see more and more people use UA powered plugIns  and after I was on the german Musikmesse and played around with it, I was totally convinced of the quality and became a huge fan. Check the audio below…

While working on a track with Shane  we developed the idea to showcase the difference in sound between the Waves SSL and the UA powered one –  to me it was a massive difference.
As the fully loaded UA package is not cheap the question is : Would it be worth spending the approximately 6000US $?

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What do you think? I am impressed….but not sure!




  1. Pedja says:

    UAD clearly wins over Waves. More open, wider and nice rounded bottom end compression ia audible. They are not cheap, but bying UAD cards and plugins is one of the best investments I made. Neve, Manley, SSL, Fairchild…they sound fantastic.

  2. Gilmar says:

    Definitely with UAD SSL has more punche!!