Universal Audio has announced a complete re-imagination of the popular UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform.
Highlighted by the new flagship UAD-2 OCTO DSP Accelerator card, featuring eight SHARC processors, the UAD-2 Series offers new Custom and Ultimate software bundles and more affordable pricing for all UAD-2 SOLO, DUO, and QUAD DSP Accelerator models.
Universal Audio UAD-2 OCTO Ultimate bundle.
New OCTO DSP Accelerators — Heavyweight Processing Power
The new top-of-the-line UAD-2 OCTO DSP Accelerator ($1,499US) features eight SHARC processors on a single PCIe card and easily installs into a PCIe-equipped Mac or PC workstation or compatible expansion chassis — giving music producers and engineers twice the processing power of its UAD-2 QUAD DSP Accelerator counterpart. For UAD power users running large audio sessions with high UAD plug-in instances and/or high sample rates, the UAD-2 OCTO DSP Accelerator is the uncompromising professional solution.
New UAD-2 “Custom” Bundles — Pick Any 3 UAD Plug-Ins
For just $400US more than a UAD-2 DUO, QUAD, or OCTO “Core” DSP Accelerator model, UAD users can now step up to UAD-2 Custom bundles, selecting any three individual UAD plug-ins within 45 days of their new UAD-2 hardware registration. With a world-renowned UAD plug-in library that includes Ampex®, Manley®, Lexicon®, Studer®, EMT®, Empirical Labs®, Neve®, SSL®, Roland®, and more, UAD-2 Custom bundles deliver a potential software value of more than $1,000US (depending on UAD plug-ins selected), at significant savings to new UAD-2 users.
New UAD-2 “Ultimate” Bundles — The Definitive Collection
Combining the most powerful UAD-2 DSP Accelerator hardware with the most complete UAD plug-in bundle available, the new UAD-2 OCTO Ultimate (PCIe card format) and UAD-2 Satellite QUAD Ultimate (FireWire format) packages offer an extensive library of more than 55 UA-developed plug-ins, up to and including UAD Software v6.3*. These UAD-2 Ultimate packages represent the definitive collection of more than 10 years of UAD plug-in development.
More Affordable UAD-2 SOLO, DUO, and QUAD Core Models
Alongside the new UAD-2 hardware and software introductions, UA is debuting new, more affordable pricing for the “Core” models of UAD-2 SOLO, DUO, and QUAD PCIe hardware and UAD-2 DUO and QUAD Satellite FireWire hardware. All UAD-2 Core models include the popular “Analog Classics” plug-in bundle, featuring the LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler, 1176LN/1176SE Classic Limiting Amplifiers, Pultec EQP-1A, and RealVerb Pro plug-ins. Additional UAD plug-ins can be purchased from UA’s Online Store.
“We’re excited by the additional power and flexibility that this new UAD-2 lineup provides,” says CEO and Founder, Bill Putnam, Jr. “Not only has the processing power doubled with the UAD-2 OCTO model, but it’s now easier for users to customize their UAD-2 packages right out of the box. And with our new aggressive pricing for SOLO, DUO, and QUAD Core models, UAD-2 is now even more accessible to producers who want to add authentic analog tone in their recordings.
Estimated US Street Prices for UAD-2 Desktop (PCI-Express) and Satellite (FireWire) DSP Accelerators:
EMpTy Room Systems has announced the release of version 2.0 of EMpTy 250, a reverb effect plug-in for Windows.
The original EMT-250, the reverb is based on, audio lovers praise for its warm and lush reverb. ERS identified its specifics and reinvented the sound in a modern technology tool. The warm welcome of the pilot and enhancing quality since, now results in this new commercial release.
Through a simple concept download –and-pay-plug in-and-play, the reverb can be used in all the common programs that support the VST format like Nuendo, Cubase etc, without internal DSP-cards, external boxes or dongles are necessary. The AU /MAC VST version is under development, this version will use ilok protection and will need the ilok dongle.
Changes in ERS EMpTy 250 v2.0
New and smaller User interface.
A carefully designed 14 pole input/output filter combined with a steep sweepable highcut filter.
An improved classic algorithm that is more transparent and has improved mono compatibility.
An extra modern algorithm. This setting is specially build for melodic instruments. It sounds a bit repetitive on percussive sounds, but on guitar, piano etc it sounds much richer then the vintage algorithm.
5.1 sound support , with volume control on every channel.
A new front/back switch. In 5.1 mode it also reverses the front and surround channels.
An installer that helps with installing and uninstalling the plug-in. The installer will add the plug-in to the VST directory and will create a shortcut for the manual.
Presets and a presetshandler, so it is easier to start working with the EMpTy 250.
Numerous bug fixes.
EMpTy 250 is available to purchase for 149 EUR. The update for version 2.0 is free for existing v1.0 owners.
Universal Audio has announced the release of the new UAD-2 QUAD Omni (v5.7) DSP Accelerator Package.
The UAD-2 QUAD Omni (v5.7) is Universal Audio’s most powerful and flexible processing hardware — packaged with UA’s most complete plug-in bundle for professional power users.
Specifically, the UAD-2 QUAD Omni (v5.7) gives producers and engineers 50 award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins on Mac or PC — saving thousands of dollars versus buying the plug-ins individually. The PCIe card features four Analog Devices SHARC chips to “power” the world’s finest analog emulation plug-ins, including classics from Manley, Neve, Roland, BOSS, dbx, Empirical Labs, EMT, Fairchild, Harrison, Helios, Little Labs, Pultec, SPL, Teletronix and more.
UAD-2 QUAD Omni (v5.7) DSP Accelerator Package features
Flagship quad-processor DSP Accelerator Card for UAD Powered Plug-Ins on Mac or PC.
Access the world’s finest emulations of analog classics: Manley, Neve, Roland, BOSS, dbx, Empirical Labs, EMT, Fairchild, Harrison, Helios, Little Labs, Pultec, SPL, Teletronix and more.
Includes 50 plug-ins from UAD software releases up to and including v5.7, plus a $100 Plug-In Voucher redeemable from UA’s Online Store.
Save $4000+ versus buying the plug-ins individually.
Run large, professional mixes in Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Nuendo, Performer and more — without taxing host computer CPU.
Available for purchase from authorized UA Dealers worldwide.
VNXT Sound has released VNXTEMT140, a collection of reverb programs for Acustica Audio Nebula.
EMT 140S – marvellous stereo plate reverb, full analog – this unit from 60s is in perfect condition after full prof. tuning and cleaning – to sound even better one of the best engineers which in know made some high-end modifications here – so this unit is really unique and sound great!
8 programs for 8 different reverb times (between 1 and 5 second tails), all with 3 distortion kernels.
Sampled with high-end MYTEK converters 96khz with Mogami cables in professional studio.
VNXTEMT140 is available to purchase for 18 EUR (~$24 USD).
Universal Audio releases the EMT 250, a classic reverb powered plug-in for the UAD-2 platform.
Introduced in 1976, the EMT 250’s distinctive clear and open reverb sound has appeared on countless records, including Prince & The Revolution’s Purple Rain, Elvis Costello’s Spike, and modern classics like The Red Hot Chili Pepper’s Stadium Arcadium. Re-engineered by Universal Audio alongside EMT 250 creator Dr. Barry Blesser — and fully endorsed by EMT Studiotechnik GmbH — the EMT 250 Powered Plug-In goes beyond emulation by using the very same algorithm found in these extremely rare units.
EMT 250 Classic Electronic Reverberator features
Faithful recreation of the EMT 250 reverb unit, widely considered one of the best-sounding reverbs ever built.
Very same algorithm found in the original, repurposed for plug-in use in conjunction with original EMT 250 designer Dr. Barry Blesser.
Modeled from Allen Sides’ EMT 250 “golden unit” at Ocean Way Recording.
Additional EMT 250 effects also included: Delay, Phasing, Chorus, Echo, and Space.
Fully endorsed by EMT Studiotechnik GmbH as the world’s only authentic emulation.
Additional exclusive “UAD Powered Plug-In” features include Dry/Wet Mix, Wet Solo, and Hard Bypass via the lighted EMT power icon.
EMT 250 is available for purchase for $249 USD (requires a UAD-2 DSP accelerator card).
Universal Audio has announced the release of UAD Software Version 5.4.0 for the UAD Powered plug-in platform.
This free downloadable update includes three new and highly anticipated UAD Powered Plug-Ins: FATSO Jr. & Sr. Analog Tape Simulators (UAD-2), EMT 250 Classic Electronic Reverberator (UAD-2), and Neve 31102 & 31102SE Classic Console EQs (UAD-2 and UAD-1). These new plug-ins can be freely auditioned in a 14-day demo mode. UAD Software v5.4.0 also provides significant RTAS performance improvements for Pro Tools users, integrated UAD-2 SOLO/Laptop support, and other enhancements for Windows-based users.
Changes in UAD Software Version 5.4.0
New EQ plug-ins: UAD Neve 31102 and 31102SE.
(UAD Meter) 1176SE no longer uses 1176LN RunOn setting in plug-ins tab.
(Fairchild) Automation is no longer overwritten when controls are linked.
(UAD 4K Channel Strip) Clicking “OFF” labels now disable HP and LP filters.
(Cooper Time Cube) Improved control resolution in lower ranges.
New special plug-ins: UAD EL7 FATSO Jr. and FATSO Sr.
New reverb plug-in: UAD EMT 250.
(UAD-2) Reduced host loads on multiprocessor systems.
(UAD-2) Improved host CPU spiking/dropouts in Vista.
(AU) Removed Fairchild Mono Audio Units plug-in.
(VST) Mono(m) plug-ins no longer load on UAD-2 when RunOn is set to UAD-1.
(UAD-1) Resolved intermittent kernel panic on certain systems during driver install, driver load, or system wake.
Additional UAD RTAS presets.
Fixed issue with enabling Tempo Sync in CS-1, DM-1, and DM-1L.
Pasting 1176LN/SE or LA-2A settings via UAD preset menu no longer zeros parameter values.
(UAD-2) Latency is now 1x the hardware I/O buffer size instead of 2x.
(Mac) Pro Tools 8 no longer hangs using Precision Multiband on UAD-2.