Alternative to UAD Plugins?

x3rmlygood

Member
Hello all,

Hopefully this isn't such an abstract question, but I was wondering if anyone knows a company that makes plugins similar to that of UAD (especially the 1176, LA-2A, API-2500, 560 EQ, 550 EQ, SSL G Bus Compressor)?

I have been using UAD and bought their OCTO satellite to run these plugins but I REALLY REALLY I'm not a fan of not being able to work on anything while I am on the road. I bought a laptop SPECIFICALLY so I could work anywhere however, carrying around an Apollo Twin X + an OCTO satellite with me wherever I go is not very practical. Continuously having to unplug them from my main studio setup, and then plugin them back in again when I am back is far from ideal. For this reason, I am considering a switch. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
 

Ujn Hunter

Active member
Most of the UAD plugins are sold Natively (meaning they don't need the UAD hardware to run...) by Plugin Alliance (https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/products.html) in which you can buy them on sale (they run sales often) or if you prefer subscribe to a plan that lets you use all of them (I personally don't like subscription plans, but it may be of benefit to you, so I mention it). Waves (https://www.waves.com/) also makes similar style plugins and also frequently runs sales. If you don't mind having little to no UI elements however look into AirWindows (https://www.airwindows.com/) or ReaPlugs (https://www.reaper.fm/reaplugs/) both of which are FREE and have similar plugins without the fancy looking pictures on the User Interface.
 
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