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Microphone Month 4

Latest Universal Audio Articles

Eight SHARC Chips — No Waiting!

Turbocharged with eight Analog Devices SHARC chips, the UAD-2 OCTO Core PCIe card gives you massive DSP power that takes the load off your CPU. You also get the Analog Classics collection, a killer bundle of... Read more »

Thunderbolt Is Here — and It’s Taking No Prisoners

If your studio is based around a Thunderbolt-equipped computer, get ready for a whole new level of performance! If you’ve got Universal Audio’s Apollo interface, the Apollo Thunderbolt Option Card turbocharges it... Read more »

Apollo Does Windows!

Big News: Universal Audio has released version 6.4 UAD software, which includes much-anticipated support for Windows 7 with drivers for the Apollo and Satellite and support for 64-bit plug-ins under Windows. (Mac... Read more »

Dangerous Music D-Box and Universal Audio Apollo

Did you know that the Dangerous Music D-Box is the perfect companion piece for the Universal Audio Apollo Firewire/Thunderbolt audio interface? Check out this video for a complete guide to how to make the... Read more »

UAD-2 Octo

Big news from Universal Audio: there's a new UAD-2 in town! The new flagship UAD-2 OCTO DSP accelerator card features a whopping eight SHARC processors for incredible on-demand audio processing power. The... Read more »

UAD-2 Omni Price Drop

Looking for maximum UAD-2 processing power for minimum dollars? Then check out the price drop on Universal Audio's UAD-2 Satellite Quad Omni and UAD-2 Quad Omni! Both versions provide four super-powerful Analog... Read more »

UAD 6.3 & Sonnox Oxford EQ

Universal Audio has released version 6.3 software for the UAD/Apollo platform, which also features the release of the Sonnox Oxford EQ, a much anticipated plugin for UAD! A free, 14-day demo of the Oxford EQ plug-in... Read more »

Mountain Lion Compatibility: Universal Audio

Universal Audio has announced that UAD v6.3.0 software (see item elsewhere in this installment of inSync) is not yet officially supported under OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Although preliminary tests indicate UAD... Read more »

Studio Gear Tube Replacement

Q: How often should I replace the tubes in my studio's tube microphone preamp, tube compressor, and tube microphones? A: According to the tube experts at Universal Audio, tubes need to be replaced when they go bad... Read more »

Hands On Review: Universal Audio Apollo

At the annual Winter NAMM trade show, there are always a few products that become the “buzz of the show.” This year, that honor goes to Universal Audio, with their super-exciting new Apollo audio interface. Apollo... Read more »

1176 Color with No Comp

The Universal Audio 1176 compressor is as popular with some engineers for the sonic coloration it provides as it is for its compression capabilities. With the UAD-2 plug-in version of the 1176, you can achieve the... Read more »

1176 Classic Limiter Collection

Many engineers feel that an 1176 compressor/limiter is essential for every studio. You could track down a vintage unit and deal with all of the hassles that go along with maintaining a decades-old piece of... Read more »

MIPA 2012

At a ceremony held on March 22, the 13th annual MIPAs (Musikmesse International Press Award) were presented to the industry. For the MIPAs, journalists from more than 100 magazines vote for the best music and pro... Read more »

“1” 2-1176 Ratio?

Q: The Universal Audio 2-1176 seems to offer all of the same features and sound as a pair of 1176s, but I noticed a difference. On the Ratio control, there is a "1" setting. What does this do? A: The "1" ratio... Read more »

Universal Audio Apollo Question

Q: I'm very excited about the new Universal Audio Apollo audio interface. One question: is it possible to process some signals with plug-ins while recording them to your DAW and at the same time route other signals... Read more »

UAD-2 and 64-bit

Universal Audio has announced that their UAD plug-ins will become fully 64-bit compliant in 2012. The upgrade will come at no cost to users.

24-day Giveaway!

You could win big — and you have 24 chances to do it! That's right, it's 24-day Holiday Giveaway time here at Sweetwater. Each and every day, from December 1 to December 24, we're giving away an awesome prize... Read more »

UAD-2 v6.1 & New Plug-ins

Universal Audio has released version 6.1 of the UAD-2 Power Plug-ins software. The new version features enhancements to the Pro Tools workflow and to the Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Plug-in, as well as two new... Read more »

New UAD Bundles

Universal Audio has announced the UAD-2 Quad Omni 6 DSP accelerator packages. These new bundles include either a PCIe UAD-2 Quad card or a Satellite FireWire Quad unit along with all 53 of the Universal... Read more »

Total Studio Upgrade!

Universal Audio has launched their "Total Studio Upgrade" promotion, which can save you $899! Here's how it works: purchase a new LA-610 MkII Classic Tube Recording Channel before December 31, 2011, and you'll... Read more »

UAD-1 and v6?

Q: Is the new Universal Audio version 6 UAD software compatible with my UAD-1, or does it only work with the UAD-2? A: UAD version 6 software is completely compatible with both UAD-1 and UAD-2. It's a great update... Read more »

UAD-2 v6 — PT, Lion, & More!

Universal Audio has announced version 6 of the UAD-2 software. Included in this release are demos of the brand-new Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder, Brainworx digital V2 EQ, and the SPL Vitalizer MK2-T... Read more »

Hands On Review: Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite

If you've been reading SweetNotes for a while, then you know I'm a big fan of the Universal Audio UAD-2 platform. The UAD DSP hardware works great, and I love the plug-ins; I think they're some of the best on the... Read more »

UAD-2 Satellite and 002 and 003 Compatibility

Many users of the Avid/Digidesign 002 and 003 audio interfaces have been anxious for the announcement of compatibility between those devices and Universal Audio's UAD-2 Satellite family of DSP coprocessors. We're... Read more »