Plug-in Precision Limiter
I wouldn't go as far as to call this unit competition to the L-2 for mastering. The L-2 provides more "level" to the ear at the same reading of the VU's. What this does do really well is compress a drum sub mix, much better than anything that Waves has to offer. I have to say that for rock drums, it adds much more usable punch that even the Fairchild.
If you're looking for that "modern" in your face drums, this is the one that will do it and much more!!! It works really well on rock guitars as well.
UAD rocks I compared it to the new Waves L3 Ultramaximiser and it blows it away UAD knows what they are doing
Having bought the UAD- pak, I happy to convey my absolute satisfaction regarding the card, and clarity of audio.
As a Mastering engineer, its turned out to be a great addition within my kingdom of plugs that actually work and perform well.
The Fairchild is something I truly enjoy using.
Just one criticism: the buttons response is somewhat flaky and bit weak. Especially for delicate mastering. Annoys me and the client if the rotaries respond jumpy. Not really a audio issue.
Thanks to Team UAD
Pure analog tone. It is as a real hardware hand wired.
When i listen it, i believe it is a hardware and i look for it in my rack, but, it is in the UAD-1 !!!! Into the PC.
L2 is crunchy, and L3 changes your eq and stereo imaging. L2 screams, howls, if you hear with the Precision Limiter.
Precision Limiter is really warm, bottom, nice, analog.
WOW...transparent, deep, and wide open. Thank you for allowing me to finally ditch my L2. Thank you UA.
Excellent transparency - Excellent metering. Well done as usual. MASSIVE Mastering has a new digital limiter. And suprise - It's SOFTWARE!
I have compared this with Voxengo Elephant. UAD is a clear winner.
I've been using L2 for a couple of years now. The Precision Limiter blows it away. TOTALLY transparent loudness. The L2 is still a little crunchy (the L1 is really crunchy), and when you start pushing it, the audio kinda feels a bit overinflated and distorted. The UAD feels like a REAL hardware mastering limiter. YEAH!!!!!!!
Works great for getting a hot, distortion-free signal!
Hey UAD have done it one more time. This plug is brilliant. It is transparent and gives enormous amounts of loudness and clarity to masters. This thing has become my secret weapon for all productions. Contrasted to the Logic Pro Ad-Limiter there is no competition. The Ad-Limiter gets muddy, affects perceived EQ and quickly gets bogged down in complex pieces.
The interface is cool - like the input knob and the meters. AUTO mode works great. Takes seconds to set.
Certainly one of the best plugs for the UAD1. Even beats the Cambridge in amazement factor.
simplay I cant leave with out this BIG precision llimiter. Thank u Universal audio... we need more and more . Real analog sound