Today welcomed the arrival of a couple of new toys for the studio. An early start meant taking a drive over to KMR Audio in Barnet to collect our Universal Audio Gear. Whilst there I checked the delivery date of our SSL G Series, Dangerous Bax Eq, Maselec MPL-2 Limiter, Elysia Xpressor and ATC monitors. Happy to say I will be back over to KMR Monday to pick these up.
Now back from KMR with the Universal Audio gear I can begin installing and testing it out. We purchased a UAD Apollo Quad for our production and ghost writing setup. We went with the UAD Apollo for a few logical reasons. One being that we already own all the plugins so making use of the plugins within an interface on our production setup made perfect sense.
Another reason for choosing the UAD Apollo was because at the moment running up until the end of March they have an amazing deal on. Buy any Apollo interface and receive up to 5 plugins free. By purchasing the Apollo Quad we received the following plugins, 610A, EMT140, NEVE 88RS AND STUDER A800. As we already had these plugins UAD issued us with a coupon code for the value of these plugins at $996 to be spent on other plugins. As we own them all already we are hoping that some new plugins are announced next week at Namm. Otherwise we will have to give the coupon code away someone on our facebook fan page. Also by ordering a Uad Quad custom PCIe card we have been issued with a $100 coupon. As well as a $50 coupon for this months purchases.
For our mixing and mastering setup we purchased a UAD 2 Custom card which comes with your choice of 3 plugins. This completes our collection of UAD 2 plugins meaning we now own all the licenses UAD have to offer. This gives us 12 DSP chips when working in the box with mixing. 12 DSP chips are very difficult to max out but when we are working with 60-100 channel mixes it is more than possible.