Originally Posted by karinzio
the UAD plugins have been designed specifically to work with the 4-8 uad dsp is unthinkeable to create a RE that it becomes an uad iself without the 4 Sharc devices.
and it would be totally useless instead of rewriting the same specific plugin with the appropriate SDK.
Yeah, DSP driven plugins are more justified by their speed rather than taking work off the CPU or whatever else they promise. No way I can get a CPU-based setup to below 4ms real latency, thats why people use ProTools and now the UAD Apollo etc. Otherwise DSP cards are mostly a way to protect their plugins from being copied.