> I'm using a lot of the Universal Audio plug-ins, which are fantastic emulations of original analogue stuff. Now I'm able to use emulations of a lot of the old analogue compressors, like the Fairchild or the 1176, and the EMT 140 plate — many of the things they were using at the time.more
“The Universal Audio plug-ins are my bread and butter,” he says. “I use the UAD EMT 140 [Classic Plate Reverb], the Lexicon  Digital Reverb, and the Roland [RE-201] Space Echo. If drums or bass sound boring, UAD’s Fairchild 670 Compressor beefs stuff up and gives them character. Or the [Teletronix] LA2A plug-in on bass. Synths go straight to Pro Tools. Guitars and piano go to outboard effects like the hardware Space Echo, which I love for its unpredictability. I used a Manley Massive Passive EQ a lot too. The TubeTech CL-1B was the main vocal compressor. And I have a set of Lucas Limiting Amplifiers into a pair of Amtek Pultec PEQ-1A clones. That is a dummy-proof signal path. It’s hard to botch that.”more
Used on Jones' vocals for *The Fall*, as stated by producer Jacquire King in this February 1, 2010 *Electronic Musician* interview with Jones, Jacquire King and assistant engineer Brad Bivens. > She was into adding delay on her voice, trying not to just make it pretty with reverb. The delays were both analog and plug-in. I use Audio Ease Altiverb, SoundToys EchoBoy delay, some of the UA plug-ins—they have a nice EMT 140 emulation—and the Cooper Time Cube Delay. We used The Magic Shop’s Marshall Tape Eliminator AR-300, a tape slap simulator. And Norah had an old Ibanez analog delay. We used a Roland Chorus Echo and EMT 140 plate reverbs, too. Sometimes I will use an Eventide H3000 for harmonic delay effects, and as I get them going I will print them in Pro Tools with the transfer from analog.more
Used on Bocelli's vocals for "Fall On You", as mentioned by sound engineer Justin Cortelyou in this February 2019 *Sound on Sound* interview. > At the bottom are three aux effect tracks, with Valhalla Plate, Audio Ease Altiverb (on the Haydn Hall preset), and UAD EMT 140 reverbs. Notable in the session is that by far the most plug-ins are used on the two vocal tracks. (...) "All three aux reverbs were used on Andrea's main vocal track, as well as on Matteo's vocal tracks, because the reverbs each have different characteristics and it was all about getting the right blend. The Haydn Hall makes it sound a bit more like in the big hall at AIR, and the Valhalla Plate is a little brighter and not as dense. The EMT adds some warmth. We always played around with these three to get the right combination of colours. I had this vocal chain on Andrea's vocal in every song on the album, though there will have been slight differences in settings."more
Bit dark & can sound grainy but with care it can be worked in. Not a big fan but I've made it work.
Of all of Universal Audio's reverbs I like this the least.
The GUI is goofy & it leaves a big "character" footprint. That's fine I guess if you want that but just mean it sits on the shelf a lot here. Never made it on a clients mix. I can get what I want easier with other options in most cases.
Zero chance I'd buy it again. Go with Valhalla or something else. Save your cash.