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1. The release of the Pultec Passive EQ Plug-In Collectio...
New Releases From Universal Audio
7/9/2013
1. The release of the Pultec Passive EQ Plug-In Collection.

Picking up where UA's legacy Pultec emulations left off, the new Pultec collection revisits two must-have Pultec EQs, the EQP-1A and MEQ-5, and adds the HLF-3C filter.

Lauded as the most popular outboard studio equalizers ever made, these classic Pultec EQs can be heard on countless hit recordings from the past five decades. The EQP-1A Program EQ is famous for bringing out individual frequency ranges without significantly altering neighboring frequencies, remaining smooth and musical even with extreme levels of boost. With the companion MEQ-5 Mid-Range Equalizer, producers can skillfully tweak the mid-range thanks to its abundance of band overlap and unique filter interactions. Finally, the HLF-3C adds 12 dB per octave low and high cut filters, providing broad, retro-flavored tone sculpting.

The new Pultec Passive EQ Collection models the complex transformer and tube amplifier nonlinearities of these must-have tools, in addition to their unique filter interactions. The result is a dead-on emulation of the Pultec's signature air, silkiness, and warmth.

Available for purchase via UA's Online Store, the new Pultec Passive EQ Plug-In Collection is selling for $299US, or for $149US for current owners of the legacy Pultec Pro EQ plug-in. This new collection is part of the new UAD Software v7.1, which also includes the Millennia NSEQ-2 Plug-In (see below) and new Flex Routing for the Apollo and Apollo 16 Audio Interfaces (see below).

Pultec Passive EQ Collection features include:

~ Faithful circuit reproduction of the most popular outboard studio equalizers ever made
~ Models entire electronic path of three Pultec EQs, including tube amplifiers and transformers, for colorful, highly-musical distortion characteristics
~ EQP-1A Program EQ provides silky, vintage highs and tight, focused lows using combined boost/cut resonant shelf dip
~ MEQ-5 Mid-Range EQ features broad, overlapping frequency selections for fine peak and dip midrange filter control
~ HLF-3C EQ delivers 12 dB cut filter for tonal sculpting or special effects
~ Includes artist presets from Neal Cappellino (Alison Krauss, Brad Paisley), Jacknife Lee (U2, R.E.M.,Taylor Swift), David Isaac (Prince, Eric Clapton, Robin Thicke) & more
~ Requires UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface, available from authorized dealers worldwide

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2. The release of the Millennia NSEQ-2 Plug-In for UAD Platform and Apollo Audio Interfaces

Developed By Brainworx, Premium Mixing/Mastering EQ Offers Unique Twin Topology Design With World-Class Sonics And Features

A mainstay in many of the world's leading studios and mastering houses, the Millennia NSEQ-2 Parametric EQ is revered for its startling realism and transparent musicality. UAD direct developer Brainworx has now put this high-end EQ at your fingertips with the Millennia NSEQ-2 Plug-In for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform and Apollo Audio Interfaces.

By perfectly emulating Millennia's exclusive Twin Topology circuit and pure Class A transformerless circuitry, the Millennia NSEQ-2 plug-in offers a less-is-more approach to the audio chain, yielding a powerful, sonically neutral, analog EQ that brims with spectacular clarity. With the ability to switch between an all-triode 300-volt vacuum tube signal path, and an all-discrete JFET solid-state signal path, you're afforded two distinctly different EQs, each with colossal amounts of headroom and an array of sonic flavors and colors.

Available for purchase via UA's Online Store for $299, the Millennia NSEQ-2 plug-in is part of the new UAD Software v7.1, which also includes the Pultec Passive EQ Collection (see above) and new Flex Routing for the Apollo Audio Interface (see below).

Millennia NSEQ-2 Plug-In features include:

~ Faithful model of the legendary Millennia NSEQ-2 Class A Twin Topology (Vacuum Tube and Discrete Solid State) Parametric Equalizer
~ Switch between tube and solid state topologies
~ New features such as M/S (mid/side) mode, Link mode, and an Output Trim control
~ Fully parametric stereo EQ with unprecedented sonic purity & integrity
~ Developed for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform by Brainworx
~ Requires UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface, available from authorized dealers worldwide

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3. The release of Flex Routing for Apollo and Apollo 16 Audio Interfaces

UAD Software v7.1 Improves Routing Options, Enhances Flexibility & Workflow for Apollo's Console Application

Universal Audio's latest UAD Software v7.1 provides elegant enhancements to the Apollo Audio Interface. Key among them is Flex Routing, which allows inputs to be routed to hardware outputs, headphone bus routing, as well as selectable pre/post Aux send. Flex Routing not only speeds up workflow, it adds another level of flexibility for Apollo and Apollo 16 users in studio and live situations.

Flex Routing is included in the new UAD Software v7.1, which also features the Pultec Passive EQ Plug-In Collection and the Millennia NSEQ-2 Plug-In.

New Apollo Flex Routing features include:

~ Route up to eight Console channel inputs to hardware outputs* with optional monitor mirroring
~ Apollo headphone mix buses can be mirrored to any hardware output
~ Pre/post fader switching for Aux mix buses
~ Vertical resizing of the Console application window
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