Top 5 UAD Master Bus Plugins

Sometimes you don’t have time to go through every single track with EQs, compressors and spatial effects to make a rough mix sparkle for yourself or your clients. You just need something quick. Here are five invaluable UAD plugins to help your roughs sound more like final mixes. You can even download them from UAD for a free trial before you buy.

UAD Precision-K Stereo
It’s the secret sauce

It is difficult to explain how this works other than to say—it’s magic. Adding texture and space, it seems to create a very musical 3D quality to rough mixes. Try using this on the master bus after EQ and before compression or limiting. A favorite preset under the “Mixing and FX” directory is “Add Body and Width.” You’ll want to be judicious with the width and the low end, but it can take your mixes from B&W to color.

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