Thanks for the in depth response Paul.
I found it interesting what you said about the modern verbs......you dont know what they are doing until you bypass them. I found this to be the case with a lot of the plugins Ive listed.
And I think its true, or Im coming to realize it that you can have several soft verbs for different applications when one hardware box was all you had to do everything as I do with the Eclipse. I am enjoy the variety of sound possibilities having all these verbs to play with which will start ending in a few days as the demos expire.
THe UAD system and plugins like the 224 are really enticing but the buy in to a satellite processor is not when the choice plugins do not come bundled...works out to be expensive for plugins. If I was looking for a new Daw interface the UAD Apollo with core plugin processors included seems a much better deal. Your description of the UAD 224 has got me very curious. You describe it with artist and colors close to my heart...perhaps when you consider that the UAD satellite system are really hardware, much like the TC Powercore platform was the sticker shock is subdued because the plugin is just a GUI to a hardware system not the system itself.
Thanks for your insight Paul.....and on that note few seem to be forth coming with their reverb suggestions.
Anyone use Altiverb.