Curiosity: UAD Crack

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  1. Giggity

    Giggity Producer

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    Hello community,

    You look at iZotops, SoftTubes, U-HE, etc., with supposed hard-to-crack authorization that have been cracked, and some teams even implement their own improvement mechanisms in their plug-ins; i.e. "Our release loads faster and uses less CPU and RAM than the original" as said numerously by R2R.

    I was just wondering, why, out of all the plug-ins, UADs have not yet been cracked? Is it because they are tough? Or although far from reality, but what if it's cracked and UAD paid hush-money? (plot twist alert) chill.

    Cheers.

     
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  3. tidus1990

    tidus1990 Producer

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    Life hack, you can actually get a job and be able to afford UAD instead of dreaming about the day they are cracked.
     
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  4. daddytang

    daddytang Kapellmeister

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    UAD will never be cracked. the hardware itself is the dongle.
     
  5. MrLyannMusic

    MrLyannMusic Platinum Record

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    From what i know, Plugin or programs or even an OS, requires a specific Instruction that the CPU have to support in order for it to be able to execute, SSE4.1 SSE4.2 ect ect

    while normal Plugins are usually made to use your computer's CPU, other plugin are made to use other things, like UAD, which needs it's own ARM cpu that are included in their hardware in order for them to work.

    hope it made since.
     
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  6. Paul Pi

    Paul Pi Producer

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    Yup, UAD would certainly optimise their code for the chips & architecture they know will be there.

    Frankly, there's more than one way to skin a cat and these days you sure don't need UAD whatsoever to get great results. And if anyone is naive enough to imagine they'll suddenly become great at producing/mixing just 'cos they've got UAD onsite, more fool them...

    Yup, we're all encouraged to believe the solution lies in throwing loads of money at the problem - (especially with the awesome sister site) it's simply untrue.
     
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  7. Giggity

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    Life hack didn't work; was full-time hired by your mum for the evening shift, haven't seen a shilling yet..morning guys complained too.

    In the process of changing jobs, you'll know when.

    Just a casual banter for your smart-arse; I don't think you'll make a big deal out of it. haha.
     
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  8. Giggity

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    I actually never thought that'd possible; to make a software work with a particular CPU. I used to think that those satellites were mainly for performance concerns and to ensure reliability and consistency; but apparently there's more to it.

    Cheers mate!
     
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  9. Giggity

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    100% on point! There are plugins out there that are either under-rated or totally unknown, which are capable of delivering quality sound.

    But, due to their absence on the Warez side, it sorta becomes too hard to not wonder why they aren't.

    But can't the crackers change that architecture? My knowledge about cracking is clearly inexistent. haha.
     
  10. Paul Pi

    Paul Pi Producer

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    The word smug would also fit the bill. Still, at least @tidus1990 didn't brag about his shiny mac, which no doubt cost loads - which might explain why his mum still owes you...
     
  11. Paul Pi

    Paul Pi Producer

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    The whole problem with UAD is that it's a highly controlled closed system that you've got to keep paying into (upgrades, licences etc) for as long as you 'believe'... really it's only advantage is for offloading CPU cycles on a single-box rig, which for many these days with old pc's lying about is irrelevent. VEP pro is a far more elegant way to go imho - that'd be my life-hack suggestion.
     
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  12. Giggity

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    hahahaha. :rofl:
     
  13. Giggity

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    Added to my Life-hack bucket list. Hopefully, this one pays. :cool:

    Just to clarify, by VEP you mean Vienna Ensemble Pro?
     
  14. Paul Pi

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    Yup, and there's been VR releases on the sister site, though not yet for the very latest version (as if it matters...).

    It's a little bit head-scratchy at first but, once you get the hang of it, you'll come to see just how great it is for offloading oft-used kontakt libs, plugin patches and send fx onto your old, unloved PC - well worth investigating! :wink:
     
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  15. Giggity

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    Will check it out.

    Cheers mate. :cheers:
     
  16. mrpsanter

    mrpsanter Audiosexual

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    Clickbait Alert: The two magic words are in the same title (UAD, crack).

    So many boring threads on the very same subject and this one is certainly not different.
     
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  17. Giggity

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    I searched rather well, and nothing showed up. Perhaps, when slamming a thread you could provide a link to the mentioned thread which you clearly know about?:dunno:

    Additionally, "click-bait" does not make sense in this context considering that there's no monetary gain by your click on the thread; a better place to use this term would be on YouTube channels that use a taboo or weird thumbnail with the hope of having someone click on it (hence the term click-baiting) via which the following motives inspire the act:
    1. Increase view count;
    2. Get ads;
    3. Possible like; and
    4. Possible subscribe.
    All of which will lead to monetary (financial) gain. Contrarily, the number of views or replies to a thread of such does not lead to financial gain. Or does it? How can I cash out?:rofl:

    Regardless, I was wondering that mate and clearly something was learned and will be learnt by other wondering the same thing. :wink:

    Cheers. :winker:
     
  18. metaller

    metaller Rock Star

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    They are so fucking expensive man. You should have a serious job and save money like for two months to be able to afford it. 4000 is like 40 gigs for an average guitarist.
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    Aside from this, never get fooled by how these plugins are advertised. They won't make your record any better!
     
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  19. Moogerfooger

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    They are expensive. I wouldn’t have them all of it wasn’t for my job supplying free NFRs. Wish there was a way to crack them...
     
  20. Olymoon

    Olymoon Impossible is not a fact. It is an opinion. Staff Member

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    Yes sure, UAD paid millions to all teams potentially able to crack their products while they are hardware dependent.
    That make them the company that most invested in protection. :rofl:
    :deep_facepalm:
     
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  21. Giggity

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    Took 18 replies for my plot-twist in to be completed. hahaha. Cheers. :wink:
     
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