Universal Audio releases Chandler Limited guitar amp plug-in & mixing/mastering tools by Brainworx

Universal Audio has announced that its direct developer partner Brainworx has released three plug-ins for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform and Apollo audio interfaces.

Chandler Limited GAV19T Amplifier Plug-In

Available exclusively for UAD-2 DSP Accelerators and Apollo-equipped workstations, the Chandler Limited GAV19T Amplifier Plug-In is an exacting emulation of the dual EL84-powered boutique guitar amp.

Chandler Limited GAV19T

Inspired by British classics such as Vox and Marshall — and lesser-known gems from Watkins and Selmer — the Chandler Limited GAV19T Amplifier plug-in offers features not found on the original hardware, such as an FX Rack with an onboard noise gate, host-syncable lo-fi delay, Power Soak, and pre/post switchable EQ filter controls.

Chandler Limited GAV19T features

  • Perfect emulation of the original dual EL84-powered Chandler Limited GAV19T circuit.
  • Fine-tune sounds with an onboard FX Rack that includes a noise gate, EQ filter controls, and host-syncable lo-fi delay.
  • Audition 75 different Recording Chains to match the perfect tone to the part.
  • Craft sparkling classic clean sounds, bluesy overdrive textures, and raw distortions easily and intuitively with powerful EQ functionality — before or after mixdown.
brainworx bx_saturator V2

Brainworx bx_saturator V2 Plug-In

The Brainworx bx_saturator V2 Plug-In is a powerful multi-band M/S (Mid/Side) processor that allows users to add saturation, drive, and distortion exactly as desired.

It features Brainworx´s “True Split” crossover technology, which ensures that the Mid and Side channels are always perfectly in phase, yielding focused, large-sounding mixes and masters.

bx_saturator V2 features

  • Versatile multi-band Mid/Side processor.
  • Adds saturation and distortion to targeted frequency bands.
  • Increases the perceived volume of mixes without clipping.
  • Bring out individual frequencies of a mix without affecting others.
  • Mono Maker control helps define and punch-up low-end.

Brainworx bx_refinement Plug-In

The Brainworx bx_refinement Plug-In allows mixing and mastering engineers to remove the harsh, hard edges of their tracks without dramatically altering the character and tone of their source material.

brainworx bx_refinement

Designed by mastering engineer Gebre Waddell of Stonebridge Mastering, the bx_refinement plug-in is based on a combination of time-tested approaches, modern techniques, and the latest science on the sensitivity of the human ear.

The end result is a fully-in-the-box analog mastering sound.

bx_refinement features

  • Brings the sound of a tube-like analog mastering chain to your DAW.
  • Softens high-frequency harshness in mixes and masters.
  • Injects saturation and presence to subtly enhance tracks.
  • Solo feature to hear exactly what’s being removed from the recording.
  • Mid/Side processing.

The plug-ins are available for purchase for $199 USD each, as part of new UAD Software v7.6.

More information: Universal Audio

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Universal Audio releases UAD Powered Plug-Ins Software v7.5 (incl. Dangerous BAX EQ and UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ)

Universal Audio has released UAD Powered Plug-Ins Software v7.5, unveiling UA’s new Unison™ technology to Apollo QUAD and Apollo DUO interfaces and adding several key features for Mac users.

Universal Audio UAD Software v7.5

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 & 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 & 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 & EQ Collection and the Brainworx-developed Dangerous BAX EQ Plug-In Collection.

610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection

610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection

More than three years in the making, the UA 610 Collection represents the first comprehensive modeling of the legendary 610-A tube preamp and its modern variant, the 610-B — including their tube and transformer components and all of the unique distortion characteristics of the originals.

The 610-A is modeled on a channel from the storied Wally Heider “Green Board,” used to record Neil Young, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley and Jimi Hendrix, and offers simple 10 kHz high-shelf and 100 Hz low-shelf EQ. The modern 610-B offers selectable input impedance, adjustable high- and low-shelf EQ, and expanded gain range.

Dangerous BAX EQ Collection

Dangerous BAX EQ Plug-In Collection

The Dangerous BAX EQ Plug-In Collection is a powerful tool for shaping and enhancing the tonality and character of your music.

Designed as a “finishing EQ,” the BAX EQ Collection is the first and only authentic plug-in emulation of this studio staple, available exclusively for UAD-2 and Apollo hardware.

The 610 Tube Preamp & EQ collection is available to purchase for $299 USD; The Dangerous BAX EQ collection costs $249 USD.

More information: Universal Audio

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Plugin Alliance updates plug-ins + Producer Series Bundles released

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Plugin Alliance

Plugin Alliance has announced free updates for all its plug-ins.

The Next Generation!

We just released a Major Update for all your Alliance Plugins.

Changes in plug-ins

  • Improvements and more flexibility for license activation.
  • Activate either single plugins or all plugins on any device.
  • Stability fixes and host-specific improvements (PT11, Logic ProX, VST3).
  • Fixed mouse-wheel issues on Windows, etc.

The updates are now available as a free download for existing customers.

Plugin Alliance has also announced the release of 9 new Producer Series Bundles, a number of application specific collections for drums, vocals, guitars, mastering etc.

Producer Series Bundles

Producer Series Bundles

  • Save up to 60% with our 9 new bundles and pay them off in up to 3 rates.
  • 4 – 7 plugins per bundle. Application specific collections.
  • Brainworx. elysia. Maag. Noveltech. ProAudioDSP. SPL. Vertigo.
  • You only pay for what you don´t own yet: If you own some of the contained plugins already your price will be reduced automatically.

More information: Plugin Alliance

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Universal Audio releases Maag EQ4 Plug-In for AUD and Apollo

Universal Audio has announced the release of the Maag EQ4 plug-in for the UAD platform.

Universal Audio Maag EQ4
The Maag EQ4 equalizer plug-in in collaboration with Brainworx.

In a self-professed quest for “audio perfection,” Cliff Maag designed the EQ4 to provide unparalleled transparency and top-end presence while maintaining a true, natural sound. Based on his classic — and long-discontinued — NTI EQ3 from the ’80s, the EQ4 features Maag’s legendary Air Band control, a major component to the vocal mix chain on Madonna’s Ray of Light as well as Celine Dion’s Taking Chances. Now, owners of Apollo audio interfaces and UAD-2 DSP Accelerator hardware can record and mix with an exacting digital emulation of this unique EQ.

Maag EQ4 features

  • Adds presence to vocals, acoustic guitars, and overheads.
  • Elevates treble frequencies without harshness or hiss.
  • Five-position Air Band control.
  • Adjusts overall EQ level with an added Trim control.
  • Developed for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform by Brainworx.
  • Requires UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface, available from authorized dealers worldwide.

Maag EQ4 is available to purchase for $229 USD.

More information: Universal Audio / Maag EQ4

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Plugin Alliance releases elysia museq EQ plug-in

Plugin Alliance has announced the availability of the elysia museq equalizer effect plug-in, a software reincarnation of elysia’s award-winning flagship museq equalizer.

elysia museq

Since its original release in eye-catching rack-mounting hardware form back in 2009 elysia’s museq has more than lived up to its tagline: THE MUSICAL EQUALIZER. For this ear-opening EQ promptly walked away with coveted industry awards befitting its musical name and nature from those in the know on both sides of the pond. Why? Well, put simply, this awesome analog equalizer is a combination of premium sound-shaping capabilities with optimally-matched parameters and the highest- quality components — 100% discrete analog technology circuit design, permanent class-A mode signal processing using single transistors, and much more besides — enabling users to speedily achieve amazing-sounding musical results with the greatest of ease. Unsurprisingly, of course, audio and build quality such as this comes at a premium price. And rightly so.

Today, though, thanks to Plugin Alliance, elysia museq makes that most musical of EQs’ sought-after sound come alive in your favourite DAW at a $249.00 USD pocket-friendly price point set to take it to the musical masses! Moreover, the impressive features found on the original hardware are all present and accounted for here, including the outstanding resonant high-pass and lowpass filters (switchable to high and low shelf types) and the Warm mode sound shaper (to bring transparency, coloration, or both to the mix).

The elysia museq plug-in even brings some powerful extras to the musical table, such as MS Mode, an integrated M/S matrix for mid and side processing; Link, to link both channels for more convenient stereo operation; and dedicated output level controllers for adapting settings to the available headroom. Helpfully, the elysia museq license includes two plug-ins in one — a fully-fledged Master version with all the bells and whistles, plus a slightly simplified Mix version for easy, speedy setup.

So there you have it… the virtual version of a very flexible and musical-sounding EQ with an extremely powerful feature set, shining through on any kind of audio material anyone cares to throw at it!

Alternatively, it’s possible to purchase elysia museq as part of Plugin Alliance’s newly-introduced 100% elysia bundle — which also includes the elysia alpha compressor, elysia mpressor, and elysia niveau filter software reincarnations — for $489.00 USD, representing another attractive three-figure, 35% saving over purchasing the four plug-ins separately. Similarly, the newly-introduced 100% BX Bundle (featuring all 14 currently-available brainworx bx_ series plug-ins) and 100% SPL Bundle (featuring all 11 currently-available plug-ins from Plugin Alliance partner brand SPL) also represent remarkable value — all the more so since those same three tempting 0% finance schemes are also available at point of purchase. What’s more, as was the case with the original ALL Bundle, payment breaks are available when purchasing any of these Plugin Alliance bundles to further ease the financial burden — bundle plug-ins are automatically reactivated for another 30 days as soon as the next instalment is paid.

Plugin Alliance has got you covered, then, whatever way you choose to pay! So what are you waiting for? Go grab yourself a tasty slice of that sought-after sound courtesy of elysia museq and let your ears do the talking… after all, it’s THE MUSICAL EQUALIZER!

The elysia museq for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX/AS) is available to purchase from Plugin Alliance for $249 USD. elysia museq is also available as part of the ALL Bundle – V2 or 100% elysia bundle at Plugin Alliance.

More information: Plugin Alliance / elysia museq

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