BUYER BE AWARE!!! The ONLY WAY to use the UAD Unison plugins is to print with them ("monitor mode is basically a lie). It's a myth that you can get the same effect in post.. They've completely avoided this & very deblirately...Fucking evil. Really dishonest. If you employ them them post tracking, you get a FAR weaker "emulation". So on there Unison Channel strips. Are you good with printing gain, eq, (ok so far) but compression & gate? That's ok, time to time but in general? It's a skechy proposition. I'm Totally fine with it but they buried the info in a very deliberate fashion. It's like working in the real world of tracking (not in a DAW) & yet imply that you can get the same emulation in post. No, you can't. U gotta use"Console" & print those emulations to get the full effect of their emulation. PLEASE! Tell your friends etc, cuz I had to fight to confirm this shit out this until I got a straight answer from a disgruntled UAD employee.
Onto this particular plug it. Crazy how modern of a sound I get from it. I've used a ton of Neve desks but not this one. The channel strip is crazy powerful (gain, dynamics, eq, gates, etc)...I gotta say for the "punchy/modern" sound, I would rather go SSL OR API. This thing is wicked good but...yeah. SSL or API just feel like they d it better. I'm a gear dirk so yes-I have it, but struggle to remember the last time I used it. That said it is amazing...but gimme an SSL/API, and I'm happy.
Parting thought-I've used a "real" SSL/API so I could be biased. Try it for yourself but know it a bit of a scham. The modeling is based on actual changes to the impedance, etc as you record. In post its more like a ghost of it original self. On the other hand-gain, comp/expander/gate/eq that's a lotta bang for the buck.
Demo it & let your ears decide. If I'm truely honest? Should have spent that money elsewhere...even tho it is bitchin. It's