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Microphone Month 5

Latest Universal Audio Articles

Live from NAMM: UA Drool-fest

Okay, it's not new gear, but who could help drooling over the rack full of vintage goodies that Universal Audio had set up in their booth. The comparisons between these classics and their UAD-2 plug-in counterparts... Read more »

Live from NAMM: Universal Audio Apollo Twin

Two mic preamps, UAD-2 DSP processing power, eight ADAT optical ins, headphone out, monitor outs, stereo line out, Thunderbolt connectivity, the Universal Audio Apollo Twin has it all! Be sure to check out my First... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2014: Universal Audio Apollo Twin

The UAD-2 platform hits your desktop with the Apollo Twin SOLO and Apollo Twin DUO Thunderbolt audio interfaces! These boast the same class-leading circuitry as the original Apollo interfaces, in a compact format... Read more »

UAD-2 Buying Guide

Powered Plug-ins with Undeniable Analog Sound Universal Audio designed the UAD platform to bring you plug-ins that can rival the rich, analog sound of real hardware. The processing these plug-ins require would... Read more »

Universal Audio UAD-2/Apollo & New Mac Pro Computers

Universal Audio has a released a statement detailing compatibility of their UAD-2 products (including UAD-2 DSP processors as well as Apollo and Apollo 16 interfaces) with the latest Apple Mac Pro computers. Please... Read more »

Universal Audio 64-bit AAX Public Beta Released

Universal Audio has released a public beta version for Mac of UAD software 7.4.1 for UAD-2 PCI cards, UAD-2 Satellite, and Apollo and Apollo 16 audio interfaces. (A Windows 7 version is said to be on the way in... Read more »

Universal Audio Announces API Vision Channel Strip and v7.3

Universal Audio has announced the new UAD-powered API Vision Channel Strip plug-in along with version 7.3 UAD software for the UAD power plug-ins platform and Apollo and Apollo 16 interfaces. The API Vision Channel... Read more »

How Many Aux Sends with Two Apollo 16s?

Q: I have one Universal Audio Apollo 16 and I love it. In fact, I want to add a second one so I can have 32 inputs and outputs. Right now I have two aux sends and four cue mixes in the Apollo console software when... Read more »

Universal Audio Releases UAD Software v7.2

Universal Audio has released version 7.2 of UAD software for UAD cards and Satellite and the Apollo audio interface family. The new version adds demo versions of the new ENGL E765 RT and E646 VS virtual guitar... Read more »

Universal Audio Releases UAD v7.1

Universal Audio has released version 7.1 software for their UAD platform (including Apollo audio interfaces). For Apollo Duo, Apollo Quad, and Apollo 16, the new version adds Flex Routing — route up to eight... Read more »

Sweetwater Minute – Vol. 198, Bill Putnam Jr. from Universal Audio Interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT3jjYHg5BI Check out Universal Audio products right here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/manufacturer/Universal_Audio Mitch sits down with Bill Putnam Jr., CEO and Founder of... Read more »

pureMix.net and Sweetwater Launch Mixing Contest

Think you've got great mixing chops? Interested in winning some of over $18,000 in prizes? Then head over to pureMix.net to learn all about the GearFest Mixing Contest, co-sponsored by Sweetwater, Dangerous Music... Read more »

M.I.P.A. Winners Announced

Each year, at the Musikmesse trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany, the world's journalists get together and present awards to the best products in a wide range of categories — the Musikmesse International Press... Read more »

Do Two Apollos Need to Connect to a Computer Using Thunderbolt?

Q: I read the Tech Tip about connecting two Universal Audio Apollo 16s or two Apollo Duos and/or Apollo Quads to a computer for double the inputs and outputs. Does this have to be done using Thunderbolt? A: No... Read more »

Can I Use Two Universal Audio Apollos at the Same Time?

Q: I think the new Universal Audio Apollo 16 looks awesome. I see that you can use two together for 32 inputs and outputs. Can I also combine it with an Apollo Quad or Apollo Duo? A: We're very excited about the... Read more »

Sweetwater Minute – Vol. 191, Universal Audio Apollo 16 Overview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4Ailck2j_8 Learn all about the Apollo 16 and the Apollo Series right here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Apollo16 Mitch Gallagher gives an overview of the UA Apollo 16... Read more »

Musikmesse ’13: Apollo 16 Launches!

Universal Audio just keeps cranking it up higher and higher — much to the chagrin of their competitors! First there was the UAD card, followed by the UAD-2. Then there was an amazingly good idea: the Apollo... Read more »

Musikmesse 13: Universal Audio Apollo 16

Universal Audio's Apollo 16 combines the plug-in processing power of their UAD-2 QUAD technology with 16 channels of pristine analog I/O and Thunderbolt expansion support. This interface lets you track, mix, and... Read more »

UAD-2 ATR-102 and Precision Multiband Delay Compensation

Q: I'm trying to use the UAD-2 Ampex ATR-102 and Precision Multiband plug-ins with my Universal Audio Apollo Quad audio interface, but I keep getting a message that there isn't enough delay compensation even though... Read more »

LA-2A Emphasis Control

Q: What is the unlabeled screw adjustment potentiometer on the lower left front panel of the Universal Audio LA-2A for? A: That unlabeled potentiometer is a vestigial item from the LA-2A's origins as a broadcast... Read more »

Why Doesn’t an LA-2A Have All the Compression Controls?

Q: I always wondered, why doesn't a Universal Audio LA-2A have attack, ratio, and release controls? How do you know where they are set? A: Those parameters are preset in a LA-2A, making it a very simple compressor... Read more »

GearTunes, Sweetwater, Orange, and Ibanez Present The Ultimate Speaker Demo

Want to hear what a wide range of guitar speakers sound like when used in a variety of musical styles? Then we've got an event you won't want to miss! Sweetwater, GearTunes.com, Orange, Ibanez, and gear demonstrator... Read more »

Universal Audio Apollo and UAD-2 New Developments – Sweetwater at Winter NAMM 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFdvTTPtOTE Lev Perry from Universal Audio outlines several new developments for the Apollo and UAD-2 plug-in processors, including multi-unit cascading support with Mix Merge mixer... Read more »

NAMM News: Universal Audio Apollo Enhancements

The latest version of Universal Audio Apollo brings new enhancements to the incredibly popular audio interface, including Pro Tools Mode for improved and simplified integration when using the Apollo with Avid's Pro... Read more »