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Universal Audio introduces new UAD-2 Hardware and announces new UAD Powered Plug-In Software Bundles

Universal Audio introduces new UAD-2 Hardware and announces new UAD Powered Plug-In Software Bundles

Universal Audio (UA) has announced a complete re-modelation of their popular UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform. The new UAD-2 Octo DSP Accelerator Card is featuring eight SHARC processors. And also, the UAD-2 Series offers new Custom and Ultimate Software Bundles and more affordable pricing for all UAD-2 SOLO, DUO, and QUAD DSP Accelerator Models.


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Universal Audio releases Sonnox Oxford Eq Plug-in for UAD-2 Powered Plug-ins Platform

Universal Audio releases Sonnox Oxford Eq Plug-in for UAD-2 Powered Plug-ins Platform

Universal Audio (UA) has announced the immediate availability of the Sonnox Oxford EQ Plug-in for the UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins Platform. Sonnox, a highly respected UK-based audio software developer and new UAD Direct Development partner, is best known for its range of innovative mixing and mastering plug-ins – longtime tools of choice for celebrated sound engineers and music producers worldwide.


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Universal Audio releases 1176 Classic Limiter Collection for UAD-2 Platform

Universal Audio releases 1176 Classic Limiter Collection for UAD-2 Platform

Universal Audio (UA) has released the 1176 Classic Limiter Collection for the UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins platform and new Apollo High-Resolution Audio Interface. Picking up where UA’s original 1176LN Limiting Amplifier plug-in left off, Universal Audio new 1176 collection provides emulations of three distinct 1176 hardware units, and is indispensable for any serious engineer or producer.

Universal Audio 1176 Classic Limiter Plug-In Collection models the Bill Putnam Sr. designed FET limiter’s entire electronic path from stem to stern – including its transformers, FET and bipolar transistor amplifiers, and input/output distortion – and boasts improvements to its gain reduction nonlinearities and Attack/Release fits. “While our original 1176LN plug-in is still the closest software emulation of the original hardware available, we’ve learned a lot in the ten years since its release. That knowledge has produced the 1176 Collection,” says Matt Ward, President of Universal Audio. “The results are simply stunning, and we’re thrilled to be able to offer this to our UAD-2 customers.”


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Universal Audio’s Total Studio Upgrade Promotion

Universal Audio’s Total Studio Upgrade Promotion

Universal Audio has a new promotion for their products – Total Studio Upgrade. From October 1st through December 31st, if you buy a LA-610 MkII Classic Tube Recording Channel you will receive a UAD-2 DUO DSP Accelerator Package (PCIe card) or UAD-2 Satellite DSP Accelerator Package (Firewire unit) – an $899 Value – absolutely FREE!

The LA-610 MkII Classic Tube Recording Channel is one of the world’s most popular professional channel strip, combining an all-tube, vintage mic preamp design with authentic Teletronix T4 opto-compression circuitry. The UAD-2 DUO DSP Accelerator Package, on the other hand, is a workhorse of modern mixing, giving you unrestricted access to award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins on your Mac and PC.


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Rob Currie is the new Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering at Universal Audio

Rob Currie is the new Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering at Universal Audio

Universal Audio has announced that Rob Currie is the new Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering of company. In this position, Currie will oversee the day-to-day operations of the engineering department, as well as form the long-term technical vision and roadmap.


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Free Webinar | Mixing the Band with Universal Audio’s UAD-2 Satellite and the UAD Powered Plug-ins Library

Free Webinar | Mixing the Band with Universal Audio’s UAD-2 Satellite and the UAD Powered Plug-ins Library

With the power now offered by laptops and native DAWs, mixing can take place anywhere these days, from the accurate acoustic spaces within a top-flight studio or on the tour bus between gigs. But to get beyond the “rough mixes” when working in the box, an engineer needs processing and plug-ins. No way around it.

In this special webcast, produced by Mix and presented by Universal Audio, Mix technical editor Kevin Becka will host a panel of recording engineers including: Joe Chiccarelli (U2, The White Stripes, The Killers); Michael Brauer (John Mayer, Coldplay, The Rolling Stones) and Ryan West (Eminem, Kid Cudi, Kanye West). The panelists will discuss a range of plug-in centric topics including tips, techniques, workflow and how to manage your DAW’s resources for the best outcome.


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New Plug-ins for UAD-2 Platform | Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder Plug-In

New Plug-ins for UAD-2 Platform | Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder Plug-In

Universal Audio (UA) announced that the Ampex® ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder – known by many sound engineers to be the best-sounding tape machine for final mixdown – is available as a faithful plug-in emulation on the UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins platform.

For more than three decades, the two-channel Ampex ATR-102 Tape Recorder has turned music recordings into records. The perfect complement to the workhorse Studer® A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder Plug-In, the officially sanctioned ATR-102 plug-in provides the final, cohesive analog polish and punch for any in-the-box mastering session, without the ongoing maintenance and calibration of a physical tape machine.


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New UAD Powered Plug-Ins Software v.6.0 significantly enhances Platform Compatibility and Introduces Three New Plug-Ins

New UAD Powered Plug-Ins Software v.6.0 significantly enhances Platform Compatibility and Introduces Three New Plug-Ins

Universal Audio (UA) announces enhanced Pro Tools compatibility and Mac OS X Lion compatibility with their newest software release, UAD Powered Plug-Ins v6.0. Now available as a free download on the UA website for Mac and PC users worldwide, UA’s new v6.0 software will ensure that customers running Mac OS X 10.7 will have full compatibility with their UAD Powered Plug-Ins.

For Pro Tools users, UAD software v6.0 adds many new features to streamline integration of their UAD plug-ins into their DAW experience, including:

UA-developed RTAS plug-ins, replacing current VST-to-RTAS Adapter
Full support of all Pro Tools control surfaces, including customized control layouts
Fully automatable plug-in parameters, with values and ranges displayed in automation lanes and on control surfaces
Plug-in names clearly displayed in the Pro Tools Mix and Edit windows
Plug-ins sorted by category in the Pro Tools plug-ins menu
Quick installation process
Many other workflow improvements


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Universal Audio released bx_digital V2 Eq and SPL Vitalizer MK2-T on UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins Platform

Universal Audio released bx_digital V2 Eq and SPL Vitalizer MK2-T on UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins Platform

Universal Audio (UA) announced the release of the first new Direct Developer plug-ins for the UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins platform: the Brainworx® bx_digital V2 EQ plug-in and the legendary SPL® Vitalizer MK2-T plug-in.

The Brainworx® bx_digital V2 EQ from UAD is an award-winning mastering EQ, named as the “Gear of the Decade” by Future Music Magazine. Universal Audio bx_digital V2 EQ offers three modes — M/S Mastering, M/S Recording, and L/R Stereo – with a unique “SixPack” Master Section, 11-band EQ with Shifter EQs to 22 kHz, and built-in M/S De-Esser, Dynamic EQ, and extensive metering options. An included bx_digital V2 Mono plug-in provides the same Mastering EQ – quality sound for mixing applications.

The SPL® Vitalizer MK2-T is an authentic emulation of the popular tube-based Vitalizer hardware unit, a longtime staple of top mixing and post-production engineers. Offering a patented technology for greater perceived loudness and clarity without unnatural artifacts, the Vitalizer provides independent Bass and Mid-Hi processing that works in both the time and frequency domains to effectively unmask overlapping sounds. As both a fixative and an enhancement tool, the Vitalizer MK2-T is a mixing must-have.


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Follow Universal Audio on Twitter and you can win a UAD-2 Solo or $399 Plugin Coupon

Follow Universal Audio on Twitter and you can win a UAD-2 Solo or $399 Plugin Coupon

Universal Audio has an official account on Twitter. From now on you can read UA news or artists interviews or find about updates directly on Twitter if you follow them. To “celebrate” this occasion, Universal Audio are giving a chance to win a UAD-2 Solo DSP Accelerator Package or a $399 Coupon that can be used in the UAD powered plugins Online Store.