Monday, March 14, 2011


@IamAdamDuncan @IamJimJonsin @DROPDEADBEATS @MACKONTHERADIO @iTunesMusic
I used the UAD CS-1 on Adam Duncan's @IAmAdamDuncan Spring Break Anthem "Drunk Like Me" prod. by Jim Jonson @IamJimJonsin and DropDeadBeats @DROPDEADBEATS . The UAD CS-1 is included with every UAD purchase and consists of four sections. First there's a five band parametric Equalizer. Four of the bands can be parametric, shelving or low/high pass filters with individual bypass for each band. ±18 dB of gain plus a frequency range of 20hz to 20khz on each band makes this a very capable equalizer. Next is the compressor with variable attack from 0.05 milliseconds to 100.00 milliseconds and release of 25 milliseconds to 2.5 secs. The ratio is variable from 1 to infinity and it has auto makeup gain (the output gain is increased depending on the amount of compression). The Eq and Compressor
section is also available together as a separate plugin called the EX-1. The DM-1 Delay Modulator is next with tempo sync and delay times of 0 to 300ms in delay mode and 0 to 125ms in chorus and flange mode. You can set the left and right delay times separately. The pop-up menu allows you to select from various types of chorus , flange and delay effects. The Depth and Ratio knobs adjust the amount of modulation that’s applied to the signal. As stated in the manual “In Dual Delay and Ping Pong Delay modes, adjusting the Depth and Rate controls can offer some very otherworldly sounds”. The LFO type pop-up menu selects between sine or triangle with a phase of 0, 90 or 180 degrees. The Recirculation (RECIRC) knob determines the amount of processed signal that goes back (is recirculated) into the input. Negative values feeds processed signal that goes in and out of phase and positive values feeds processed signal that’s in phase with the dry signal. RECIRC is usually displayed as a percentage but in Delay mode it’s displayed as T60 time (the time it takes the signal to drop in level60 decibels). The Damping knob is a low pass filter that reduces the high frequencies in the processed signal (similar to a tape delay). The Wet/Dry mix sets the balance between dry and processed signal. 0% is just the dry signal and 100% is just the wet signal (negative values put the wet signal out of phase with the dry). The L-R Pan knobs control the stereo width of the processed signal. Last but not least we have the RS –1 Reflection Engine which offers many different room shapes and sizes (reverb) selected from the SHAPE pop-up menu. It can also be tempo synced and the delay knob sets how long it takes for the first reflection to occur. The Size knob controls the time between each reflection. The RECIRC knob does the same as in the DM-1 and controls the intensity of the reverbs/delays. Damping (low pass filter) Wet/Dry and L-R pan also works the same as the DM-1 mentioned earlier. Each section can be bypassed and it’s output level adjusted independently. When bypassed the CPU load of the plugin is decreased. The EX-1, DM-1 and RS-1 can also be selected as a separate plugin.

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