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Universal Audio Releases UAD v9.2 with New SSL 4000G Compressor Collection

Universal Audio has introduced two new plug-ins along with their new UAD v9.2 software: the Pure Plate Reverb and the SSL 4000 G Bus Compressor Collection for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces. The Pure Plate... Read more »

Spirit of the ’76

How today's compressor manufacturers are covering a classic. The quintessential FET compressor. It gave us the dramamine-inducing meter dance of the "all-button mode." It's the mysterious signal processing device... Read more »

Multitrack Drum Recording with the Universal Audio Apollo 8p

Nick D'Virgilio shares some tips and techniques for multitrack recording with Universal Audio's Apollo 8p audio interface. Loaded with cutting-edge digital conversion and eight Unison-equipped preamps and UAD-2 QUAD... Read more »

Universal Audio Releases New UAD v9.1 Software with Apollo Multi-Unit Support For Windows 10

Universal Audio has updated their UAD Software to version 9.1. Now Windows 10 PC users now have the same mix-and-match capabilities as Mac users, enabling them to cascade up to four Apollo Thunderbolt audio... Read more »

Softube Updates Console 1 Software with UAD Plug-in Support

Softube has released a Console 1 software update with support for selected UAD Powered Plug-ins from Universal Audio. This update allows users of Console 1 to add to their collection of Console 1 EQ, Compressor... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2017: Universal Audio Apollo Twin MkII

Universal Audio's Apollo Twin MkII improves on the acclaimed Apollo Twin with next-generation AD/DA converters for astonishingly wide dynamic range and ultra-low THD. And with expanded monitoring controls, the... Read more »

Universal Audio Apollo Twin MkII Audio Interface Review

Mitch Gallagher presents the Universal Audio Apollo Twin MkII audio interface, which debuted at Winter NAMM 2017. It improves on the acclaimed Apollo Twin with next-generation AD/DA converters for astonishingly wide... Read more »

Three New Plug-ins for UAD-2 and Apollo

Universal Audio has announced three new plug-ins for their UAD audio DSP accelerators and Apollo audio interfaces. Announced as part of the UAD Software v9.0 update, the API 2500 Bus Compressor, Chandler Limiter... Read more »

Universal Audio UAD Software v9.0 Adds Thunderbolt Support for Windows 10

Universal Audio has unveiled the latest software for their UAD audio DSP accelerators and Apollo audio interfaces. In addition to three new optional plug-ins, UAD v9.0 includes major features for Windows 10 users... Read more »

Universal Audio and macOS 10.12 Sierra Compatibility

Universal Audio has issued the following statement regarding macOS 10.12 Sierra compatibility with their software/hardware products: "As you may know, on September 20th, 2016, Apple released macOS 10.12 Sierra... Read more »

Manley VOXBOX and Ampeg B-15N Come to UAD

Universal Audio has released UAD software version 8.7 for UAD DSP accelerator hardware and Apollo audio interfaces. This release adds two new plug-ins to the UAD family, the Manley VOXBOX channel strip and the Ampeg... Read more »

How Can I Tell When Unison is Active on My Apollo?

The Unison technology in Universal Audio's Apollo audio interfaces physically reconfigures the input circuit of the Apollo's preamp and provides the exact impedance, tone, and feel of legendary preamps from Neve... Read more »

Universal Audio Fender ’55 Tweed Deluxe Plug-in Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se6ZtYF0bXI Mitch Gallagher presents the Universal Audio Fender '55 Tweed Deluxe amp-modeling plug-in, with help from James Santiago from UA. This plug-in is compatible with all UAD-2... Read more »

Universal Audio Releases Three New UAD Plug-ins

Universal Audio has released version 8.6 software for their UAD platform, including UAD hardware and Apollo interfaces. Three new plug-ins are being announced as part of the update; free 14-day trials of these... Read more »

Musikmesse 2016: Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite USB 3

The Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite USB DSP Accelerator will turbocharge your Windows-based workstation, letting you run high-track-count sessions packed with world-class analog emulation plug-ins from Studer, Neve... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2016: Universal Audio Apollo Next-gen Interfaces

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVKttks4bAk Sweetwater stops by the Universal Audio booth at Winter NAMM 2016 to check out the latest generation of their acclaimed Apollo audio interfaces. Learn more about the... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2016: UAD Powered Plug-ins Version 8.5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JDMtXrWCzE Sweetwater stops by the Universal Audio booth at Winter NAMM 2016 to check out the latest version of their acclaimed UAD Powered Plug-ins. See Sweetwater's Winter NAMM... Read more »

Building the Desktop Studio

Is there any question that the era of the desktop studio is here? With today's technology, you can assemble a studio that fits in a laptop bag and delivers fully pro power and sound quality. Here's the story: my... Read more »

New UAD Plug-ins Released

Universal Audio has announced version UAD software version 8.4. The new version includes two major features: Unison technology for UAD Marshall amplifier plug-ins, and support for Apple Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan... Read more »

Apollo Twin for Windows!

Universal Audio's Apollo Twin has become an incredibly popular portable, compact audio interface for Mac users with its Thunderbolt connectivity and onboard DSP power for running plug-ins. Now, with the Apollo Twin... Read more »

Universal Audio Announces UAD Update and New Plug-ins

Universal Audio has updated UAD software to version 8.3. This version adds artist presets in the Precision Mix Rack Collection, as well as introducing several new plug-ins. First up are the new Ampeg SVT-VR and... Read more »

Universal Audio Releases UAD Software version 8.2

Universal Audio has updated their UAD software to version 8.2. In addition to various fixes, v8.2 features the Precision Mix Pack Collection for all users. The Precision Mix Rack Collection features four tools for... Read more »

Universal Audio Apollo 8 QUAD Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface Overview by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54wLQBW4Suk David from Universal Audio presents the Apollo 8 QUAD Thunderbolt 2 audio interface and UAD Powered Plugin DSP processor. The built-in UAD-2 DSP gives you the power to run... Read more »

Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcICaFL41k0 Jeff Mac presents the Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite with Thunderbolt. It allows you to connect to any Thunderbolt-equipped computer and run UAD Powered Plug-ins with... Read more »