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NEW ENHANCEMENTS TO UAD PLATFORM AND APOLLO AUDIO INTERFA...
Universal Audio News
2/20/2014
NEW ENHANCEMENTS TO UAD PLATFORM AND APOLLO AUDIO INTERFACES Featuring Unison technology for Apollo mic preamps, full AAX 64 support for Mac, and OS X Mavericks compatibility

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA, February 20, 2014 -- Universal Audio has released UAD Powered Plug-Ins Software v7.5, unveiling UA's new Unison [tm] technology to Apollo QUAD and Apollo DUO interfaces and adding several key features for Mac users.

Unison Mic Preamp Technology for Apollo QUAD and DUO Audio Interfaces
Introduced with Apollo Twin, Unison technology is an exclusive analog/digital integration system that allows for realtime bi-directional control and interplay between Apollo's physical mic preamps and new UAD preamp plug-ins, including the now-updated API Vision Channel Strip Plug-In and new Universal Audio 610 Tube Preamp and EQ Collection. With UAD Software v7.5, Apollo DUO and QUAD users can immediately take advantage of Unison with a free 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ plug-in provided on install.

Full AAX 64 Support for Macs and OS X 10.9 Mavericks Compatibility
UA is pleased to announce full compatibility with Apple's latest operating system, as well as full AAX 64 support for Mac users, with AAX 64 support coming for Windows 7 users this spring.

These new enhancements are part of new UAD Software v7.5, which also includes the new UA 610 Tube Preamp and EQ Collection and the Brainworx-developed Dangerous BAX EQ Plug-In Collection.

Download new UAD Software v7.5 via the link below

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UNIVERSAL AUDIO RELEASES UA 610 TUBE PREAMP & EQ PLUG-IN COLLECTION FOR UAD POWERED PLUG-INS PLATFORM With UA's new groundbreaking Unison technology, this new plug-in collection delivers the first genuine representation of the UA 610 preamp's revered tube character


SCOTTS VALLEY, CA, February 20, 2014 -- When Universal Audio founder Bill Putnam Sr. introduced the 610 Modular Amplifier preamp in 1958 it was a milestone in audio history. The 610 is famous among record producers for its harmonic detail, clipping characteristics, and ability to overdrive in a warm, musical fashion. The original 610 preamp was integral to countless legendary recordings, from the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds to Johnny Cash's landmark At Folsom Prison. Its modern variant, the 610-B, helped create new classics by Adele and Cold War Kids.

Now, Universal Audio has fully captured the 610's revered tube character and tone with the UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Plug-In Collection for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform and Apollo audio interfaces.

The 610 plug-in collection includes both the classic 610-A model and modern 610-B hardware, and represents the first comprehensive modeling of this hallowed preamp design, including its tube and transformer components and unique distortion characteristics.

For Apollo Twin and Apollo DUO/QUAD users, the 610 collection works in conjunction UA's new Unison [tm] technology, an exclusive analog/digital integration system that enables continuous, realtime, bi-directional control and interplay between Apollo's physical hardware and UAD software mic preamp models. With Unison, the Apollo mic preamp's analog impedance, gain stage sweet spots, and component-level circuit behaviors are adjusted in real time to accurately emulate the target mic preamp model.

Available for purchase via UA's Online Store for $299*, the UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection is part of new UAD Software v7.5, which also includes the Brainworx-developed Dangerous BAX EQ Plug-In Collection and additional updates to the UAD-2 platform.

Universal Audio's API Vision Channel Strip Plug-In is now also Unison-enabled via a free firmware update in UAD Software v7.5, allowing Apollo users to capture the authentic circuit behaviors of the Vision's timeless 212L preamp.

*Owners of the UA 610-B Tube Preamp Plug-In can upgrade to the full 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection for $149.

Key Features: UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection

Includes the 610-A and 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ plug-ins, each with their own sonic attributes and feature sets
Models 610-A and 610-B's entire electronic path, including tube amplifiers and transformers, complete with circuit nonlinearities and dependencies
Physical analog input impedance switching and front panel control of Gain staging and other preamp parameters via Unison technology for Apollo Twin and Apollo DUO/QUAD owners
Requires UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface, available from authorized dealers worldwide
Key Features: Unison Technology

An exclusive analog/digital integration system already built into every Apollo mic preamp
Enables Apollo mic preamps to sound and behave like the world's most sought-after tube and solid state preamps, including their all-important impedance, gain stage "sweet spots," and component-level circuit behaviors
Continuous, realtime, bi-directional control and interplay between Apollo's physical hardware and UAD software preamp model

Learn more about the UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection and Unison technology by clicking the link below.

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UNIVERSAL AUDIO RELEASES DANGEROUS BAX EQ PLUG-IN COLLECTION FOR UAD POWERED PLUG-INS PLATFORM Developed by Brainworx, this premium "finishing EQ" offers world-class sonics, unique frequency curves and features

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA, February 20, 2014 -- Designed as a "finishing EQ," the Dangerous BAX EQ Plug-In Collection is the first and only authentic plug-in emulation of the hardware studio staple, available exclusively for UAD-2 DSP Accelerators and Apollo-equipped workstations.

Created by UA direct development partner Brainworx and in conjunction with Dangerous Music Digital, the Dangerous BAX EQ Plug-In Collection is a powerful tool for shaping and enhancing the tonality and character of your music. The inspiration behind the Dangerous BAX EQ is Peter Baxandall's legendary 1950s EQ, a tone control that has graced hi-fi systems around the world. Baxandall's simple yet-effective EQ sweetened up program material by simultaneously employing broad, open curves and gently sloping cuts.

The BAX EQ Collection contains two distinct plug-ins: the Dangerous BAX EQ Mix and the Dangerous BAX EQ Master, a stereo version with Mid/Side processing capabilities not found on the original hardware.

"When designing the Bax EQ we asked ourselves, 'Does the world really need another equalizer?'" says Bob Muller, President of Dangerous Music. "We wanted to do something special and unique, more of a tone control-style finishing EQ that would not alter the essential character of the audio. We just wanted to make it sound better while allowing the user to shape the sound in ways that are not possible with a conventional EQ. The Bax EQ plug-in is a wonderful rendering of the essential characteristics of the hardware design. The guys at Brainworx did a fantastic job!"

Available for purchase via UA's Online Store for $249, the Dangerous BAX EQ Plug-In Collection is part of the new UAD Software v7.5, which also includes the UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection.

Dangerous BAX EQ Plug-In Collection Features $249

Based on Peter Baxandall's legendary 1950s EQ circuitry
Modeled exactly after the original Dangerous design, schematics, and hardware
Low Frequency cut filters dial-out unwanted subsonic frequencies, cleaning up low-end rumble and increasing headroom
High frequency filters tame high-end harshness
Broad Q Shelving for a natural, open character
New Mid/Side function on stereo EQ Master version, not found on the original hardware
Linked controls mode on EQ Master version
Requires UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface, available from authorized dealers worldwide.

Learn more about the Dangerous BAX EQ Plug-In Collection by clicking the link below.
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