What do those tFBers who have bought into the UAD way of doing plugins think now they've had some experience?
I'm just starting out, having just bought a forumite's Apollo Twin Duo to attach to my Mac Mini (i7, 16GB). I was about to go for an RME interface (400 or 800 or possibly a UCX). But then the Apollo came along, and it was worth it as an interface, with the included UAD plugins (the usuals, plus Lex 224, Ocean Way Studios, Friedman amps, etc), being a useful bonus. Not sure I really need 5 types of compressor/limiter and 3 EQs, but I won't know until I try, I suppose.
I did the research and was surprised to see that you cannot sell plugins separately, and so you often see the same interfaces with >$5000 worth of plugins. It's a scary thought - to buy so much software and be locked into the UAD ecosystem. On the UAD forum, the inability to sell plugins seems to be the biggest gripe.
Any advice from other UAD users?