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Lexicon 224/UAD v5.9

Universal Audio has released version 5.9 software for the UAD platform. The new software resolves UAD-2 Satellite compatibility issues with the Avid/Digidesign 002 and 003 audio interfaces, allows two Satellites to... Read more »

2011 MIPA Award Winners

Each year, more than 100 magazines from all over the world vote for the best musical instruments and audio equipment in more than 40 categories. The awards are presented at a special ceremony at the huge Musikmesse... Read more »

Analog + Digital = Great Sound!

There's nothing better than an all-analog studio — unless it's an all-digital studio. Wait, maybe an all-analog studio is better... but then an all-digital studio is pretty cool... how to decide which way to... Read more »

UAD-2 Satellite First?

Q: I have a new Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite hooked up to my Macbook Pro. I also want to use a Firewire audio interface with it. Which should go first in the chain? A: The UAD-2 should plug into the Mac's... Read more »

UAD-2 Satellite and Windows?

Q: Can I use the new Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite with my Windows computer? A: At this time, the UAD-2 Satellite is not Windows compatible; it is currently a Mac-only product. Universal Audio is noting customer... Read more »

UAD-2 Satellite and Digi 002 and 003 Compatibility

Q: Can I use my Digidesign Digi 002 or 003 with the new Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite? A: The UAD-2 Satellite is not currently not compatible with Digi 002 and 003 interfaces. Avid and UA are working together to... Read more »

UAD-2 Satellite and Apogee Duet

Q: Can I use the Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite with an Apogee Duet interface? A: The UAD-2 Satellite does not supply bus power, so in order to use an Apogee Duet with it, you'll need a Firewire repeater or a... Read more »

Multiple UAD-2 Satellites?

Q: I'm very interested in adding a Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite to my studio, but can I run more than one Satellite at once for more DSP power? A: Currently only one Satellite can be used t a time, but you can... Read more »

UAD Plug-in Power, via FireWire!

If you own a computer, rejoice! With the release of Universal Audio's UAD-2 Satellite systems, you now have wide-open access to a phenomenal new world of plug-ins. You see, Universal Audio's powered plug-in... Read more »

NAMM News: Universal Audio Satellite

The Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite series brings the performance and flexibility of Universal Audio's wildly successful UAD-2 DSP-powered plug-ins to virtually every FireWire-equipped computer. These amazing... Read more »

UPdates & UPgrades

Universal Audio has released version 5.8 software for the UAD-2 platform on Mac and Windows PC. The new version includes 64-bit Mac OS support, as well as free demos of the Studer A800 Tape Machine, SSL- E Series... Read more »

UA Does SSL

Universal Audio has released official SSL plug-ins for the UAD-2 platform on Mac and Windows PC. The new plug-ins include the E Series Channel Strip (complete with "black knob" and "brown knob" 4-knob EQ variations)... Read more »

Free UAD-2!

We hate to say it, but winter is around the corner. Fortunately, the weather is great right now, and Universal Audio has a great hardware promo going on from November 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010, that is sure... Read more »

AES NEWS: Universal Audio RTAS

In a move designed to expand the power and flexibility of its popular UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform, Universal Audio has announced that it is an Avid RTAS developer, and that the UAD-2 platform is now compatible... Read more »

Sneak Peek!

Our friends from Universal Audio stopped by today with a shiny new 4-710d mic preamp, which will be shipping very soon. The 4-710d is a 4-channel preamp, each channel featuring both tube and solid-state paths, which... Read more »

Quad Omni

Universal Audio has announced the Quad Omni bundle, which features the company's flagship UAD-2 Quad DSP Accelerator Card, along with 50 plug-ins, software version 5.7, a $100 plug-in voucher redeemable for more... Read more »

Echoplex for UAD

Universal Audio has released the EP-34 Tape Echo Powered Plug-in for the company's UAD-2 DSP cards. The new plug-in emulates the sound, capabilities, and response of both the original EP-3 and the EP-4 Echoplex tape... Read more »

Time Is Running Out!

If you currently own a Universal Audio UAD-2 card, then you need to add a UAD-2 Duo or UAD-2 Quad to your rig! And you need to make your purchase by September 30, 2010. Why? Because if you buy a UAD-2 Quad by that... Read more »

UAD and Pro Tools

Q: A friend told me that I can't use a Universal Audio UAD-2 card with my Pro Tools system. Is that true? A: Sorry, your friend is misinformed on this one! You absolutely can use any of the Universal Audio UAD-2... Read more »

MIPA Madness

Each year, more than 100 music industry magazines from around the world converge on Frankfurt, Germany, to cover the annual Musikmesse tradeshow. While they're there, they get busy and vote on the MIPA (Musikmesse... Read more »

New UA Preamp

Universal Audio unveiled a new preamp/DI with dynamics at the Frankfurt Musikmesse today. The new 4-710D preamp boasts four "Twin-Finity" tone-blending mic preamps plus classic 1176-style compression per channel... Read more »

New UAD Software

Universal Audio has updated the software for the UAD family of DSP accelerator cards to version 5.6. The new version, which is a free upgradefor registered users, includes a number of fixes and enhancements. But the... Read more »

Five More From NAMM!

A Designs HM2 Compressor "The Nail" — Designed to pair perfectly with HM2 Equalizer "The Hammer," the latest member of the HM2 family, "The Nail" is a dual mono compressor that can be stereo-linked. A mix... Read more »

Universal Audio LA-2A versus LA-3A

Q: What's the difference between a Universal Audio LA-2A and LA-3A? A: If we were comedians (or smart alecks), we would say, "one." But since we're neither of those things, we'll say this: in some ways, the two... Read more »