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Tommy Byrnes

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  1. As I stated, I don't discount your complaints and I understand some people have had problems, but I have not. Not false narrative but my narrative. If this was such a widespread issue and there were problems all over the place I doubt those who rely on Waves plugins to make a living (like me) would bother with them. Just my thought.
  2. I can only talk about my experience with Waves and CbB/Sonar. I don't use S1. And it's hardly a false narrative if it's true for my situation. I get that but I don't often add more Waves plugins nowadays because I have all the ones I need. It only takes a couple of seconds to scan the shell and I have about 85 Waves plugins installed so that seems efficient to me. Their plugins are too good and get too much use for me to worry about a shell scan. I know other folks have had issues but I'm only talking from my experience with Waves and it has been a positive one for me. YMMV
  3. Exactly. I've never really had a problem with Waves in the 10 plus years I've used their plugins. I keep the licenses for Waves and all the other companies on a thumb drive and move between computers. I'm not sure what all the fuss is about using a shell. It all works fine and has for years. I WUPped for the first time this past spring. No issues or problems. V13 is installed and working fine. Before the WUP I had some V9, V10 and V11 plugins all working nicely together. I feel bad for all those who have complaints with Waves but I've never had any real negative experiences.
  4. Hi folks, Is there a way to remove the new PC module PC-2A? I have owned the CA-2A plugin since it came out and use it quite a bit. Ever since we were given the PC-2A on nearly every project I get the notification below. Some time it goes away when I next open the project after saving my choice and sometimes it doesn't and I have to do it again. Since I won't really use the PC-2A I figure if I remove it I won't get this annoying message every time. Thanks for the help!
  5. Tommy Byrnes

    PA Mega Sale

    The TE-100 Followed by Waves MV2 is an inspiring combo on bass. I usually duplicate the bass track, HPF one and LPF the other, both at around 300 Hz. A bit of compression on each to level them some and then send both to an AUX track along with the DI (if there is one). This way I've got control over the low end and the high end and can blend them into the AUX track. The bass AUX has the TE and MV2. Doesn't matter the style, it makes the bass sound amazing.
  6. I did the exact thing a few months back with the WUP sale.
  7. Tommy Byrnes

    PA Mega Sale

    What it does to bass is truly amazing. I never mix without it.
  8. I've found the best way to deal with UAD plugin problems like this, and many other VST problems as well, is to make sure I only have one VST2 folder location, which for me is Cakewalk\VST Plugins. Have the VSTScan only scan that one folder. I've always used that location, no matter the DAW just because I've been doing it since the early Sonar days. VST3 defaults to its normal place (C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3). I copy (don't cut) the dll for the plugin I own from the main UAD Powered Plugins folder and paste them into a new UAD Plugins folder in my main VST2 folder and there they stay, unaffected, unless I buy an update for one of them or there are fixes to specific plugins. This way the VST folder and their contents aren't changed and there aren't all the UAD plugins to scan, just the ones you own. Just don't scan the normal UAD folder and you're good. Keep the UAD Powered Plugins folder intact because Console uses that location to load the plugins. I hope this helps. (edited for a stupid spelling error)
  9. With the $25 voucher and the sale price at $49 I was able to get the new API preamp for $25, which is ridiculous. I wanted either this one or the Neve preamp for Unison tracking and to drop it on the inputs coming from ADAT and other sources into Console when I'm tracking bigger sessions. Sounds great and just what I needed, a pre without EQ or compression. Very low SHARC usage, which is nice. I think if you have the now "old" Vision strip the upgrade for the API preamp is $49. Best UAD deal I've ever got!
  10. This lives as my Room Verb in every project. Puts everything in a wonderful space and adds cohesion. The plates are great and the chambers are good as well. I really love this plugin.
  11. Also a very good idea, although it's still an inconvenience to freeze and unfreeze tracks. Still, I'll do this often with CPU-heavy plugins like CLA Mixhub, which sounds great but is another cycle-gobbler, and the Lindell 80 Series with 8 times oversampling. The 80 Series is really good. Also, the UAD SSL400, Helios and other Unison plugins end up getting bounced because they gobble SHARCs.
  12. Yep, using an Apollo interface, which lets me print the UAD effects during recording.
  13. I do that as well with several different ones. Along with the IK Tape Machines I use the Waves J37 and Kramer Tape (both are also wonderful as a tape delay), Softube Tape, UAD Ampex ATR-102 and a couple of others. They all have different flavors though the UAD feels the most like real tape. The idea of recreating an analog recording chain in the box is to use a tape sim on each track or bus/aux track/sub-group along with console/preamp/hardware emulations. The results can be striking if the tracks are gain-staged properly with the right input-output levels going into each plugin and then hitting the tape as one would with a real deck. I've been mixing a reggae/roots rock record that the band tracked in my studio. We did most of the tracking live through UAD Apollo console emulations (mostly the Helios 69 and the SSL. The Helios is a gem) and recorded through the plugins into CbB. We're recreating the chain during mixdown with a tape sim at the end of the chain, like going from a desk to the tape machine. It sounds wicked good. That said, it is also easy to ruin a mix pretty quick if not used judiciously.
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