Last night at Atlanta Pro Audio Mr Brian Preston offered an inside look at how he uses UA plugins to write, record, mix and master music for TV and radio ads within 24-48 hours. Really interesting. He has about 6 plugins he uses every time. The Neve 33609, 1081, precision eq, Manley Massive Passive, 140 Plate Verb, and and either the La2a or the blue stripe 1176. I was inspired to head to the studio and do some work.
Check out Brian Preston's work on his site.