Universal Audio announces AUD-2 Octo Ultimate 3 DSP Accelerator packages

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Universal Audio has announced Ultimate 3 packages for the UAD-2 OCTO PCIe DSP Accelerator Card and new UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt OCTO DSP Accelerator.

UAD-2 Octo Ultimate 3

Featuring 79 UA-developed UAD Powered Plug-Ins — including offerings from Studer, Ampex, Manley, API, Neve, and more — Ultimate 3 replaces Ultimate 2 as the most comprehensive software bundle offered by UA.

The Ultimate 3 software bundle includes all UA-developed plug-ins up to UAD Software v7.8 (Direct Developer plug-ins not included) and is available in two configurations.

Ultimate 3 packages

  • UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt OCTO Ultimate — $5,999 US MAP; Shipping early October
    • Includes new UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt OCTO DSP Accelerator desktop hardware plus the new Ultimate 3 software bundle.
  • UAD-2 OCTO Ultimate 3 — $5,999 US MAP; Now Shipping
    • Includes UAD-2 OCTO PCIe DSP Accelerator Card plus the new Ultimate 3 software bundle.

More information: Universal Audio

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Meet the Maker Session with EveAnna Manley at VKLA

Vintage King LA will welcome Manley Labs President and co-founder EveAnna Manley, who will host the official launch of the CORE, a new and innovative channel strip that combines the best of Manley’s acclaimed technologies in a powerful, easy-to-use design.

Manley Core / Vintage King LA

Starting with the same highly acclaimed Class A Preamp circuitry found in the Manley VOXBOX®, Dual Mono, and Mono Microphone Preamplifiers, the CORE integrates Manley’s unique ELOP®-based compression, limiting, and equalization circuitries into a powerful integrated package that delivers Manley’s inimitable sonic signature, at a surprisingly affordable price. The CORE is designed for today’s musicians, with an intuitive yet feature-rich front panel that allows you to concentrate on your performance without being submerged in a sea of knobs and switches.

EveAnna Manley

EveAnna Manley remarked, “Manley Labs and Vintage King both have roots deep in the pro audio community, and I can’t think of a better place to hold the official launch of the CORE than here at Vintage King LA.”

“Vintage King has always been proud to work with the industry’s finest, most innovative companies, and Manley Labs is no exception,” added Vintage King’s Tom Menrath. “The CORE is the latest chapter in the legacy of one of pro audio’s finest, and we’re happy to welcome EveAnna and company on this auspicious occasion.”

The official launch will take place on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at 7:00 PM at Vintage King’s Los Angeles offices, 1176 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90012. In attendance will be many of professional audio’s elite engineers, producers, and studio owners.

More information: Vintage King

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Rick McClendon joins Manley Labs as Vice President of Sales and Marketing

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Manley Labs Rick McClendon

Manley Labs, an American manufacturer of hand-built, high-quality audio hardware, has announced that industry veteran Rick McClendon has joined the company as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Most recently General Manager of Aphex Systems, McClendon has decades of experience working with professional audio and music companies such as Tascam, Seymour Duncan, Harman International, and Roland. McClendon will work directly with president EveAnna Manley and Strategic Advisor Matt Ward, to solidify Manley’s presence in the pro audio market and to expand Manley’s worldwide distribution networks.

“I am confident that Rick’s distinguished history and industry connections will take us to the next level,” said company president EveAnna Manley. “It’s very exciting to see Manley grow to the point where we can attract someone of Rick’s caliber.”

In addition to managing Manley’s network of US dealers and international distributors, Rick will drive efforts to raise awareness in the marketplace of the fastidious build quality and sonic fortitude of Manley’s products.

More information: Manley Labs

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Universal Audio enhances Apollo audio interface with key system features & new plug-ins

Universal Audio has unveiled numerous future enhancements for its award-winning Apollo High-Resolution Interface — turning the popular unit into a scalable system capable of recording larger music projects on both Mac and Windows 7 machines.

Among the new Apollo interface features slated for delivery in the first half of 2013 is multi-unit cascading, which combines two Apollo interfaces into a single elegant system via FireWire or Thunderbolt. Multi-unit cascading provides simultaneous use of 16 analog inputs / outputs, including eight Apollo mic preamps, plus 12 digital inputs and outputs — perfect for tracking a full band.

Universal Audio Apollo
New Apollo Software to Deliver Multi-Unit Cascading & Numerous Console Software Enhancements; Separate UAD / Apollo Software Updates Bring Softube Amp Room, New LA-2A Collection, and API 500 Series EQ Plug-Ins.
Universal Audio Apollo

The boost in Apollo connectivity is navigated via a redesigned Console application, offering better visual feedback, a new Mix-Merge mode, and a Pro Tools mode which greatly simplifies integration with Pro Tools systems.

“A year after its introduction, Apollo has become the top-selling audio interface in its class,” says UA CEO and Founder, Bill Putnam Jr. “We’re committed to enhancing its creative possibilities, through ongoing software improvements and a growing roster of new plug-in titles from UA and Direct Developer partners like Softube.”

Apollo owners will soon be able to play and record in real time through some of the world’s finest guitar amp emulations, courtesy of the acclaimed Softube Amp Room plug-ins — including Vintage Amp Room, Metal Amp Room, and Bass Amp Room. Softube Amp Room plug-ins will be available as part of an upcoming UAD/Apollo software update, along with the brand new LA-2A Classic Leveler Collection and API 500 Series EQ Collection plug-ins.

Apollo is a high-resolution 18 x 24 FireWire/Thunderbolt-ready audio interface that delivers the sound, feel, and flow of analog recording. Using Apollo, music producers and performers can track audio through a range of classic UAD analog emulation plug-ins — from Neve, Studer, Manley, Lexicon and more — in real time, and with a sleek, elegant workflow on both Mac and Windows 7 systems.

More information: Universal Audio / Apollo

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UAD Holiday Sale – 20-60% off over 50 plugins

UAD Holiday Sale

Universal Audio launches Holiday Sale, offering up to 60% off its plug-ins and bundles.

Giant UAD Holiday Sale — Save 20-60% Storewide — including $100 Savings on Manley, Lexicon, and EMT!

The long-awaited UAD Holiday Sale is here! Give yourself the gift of UA’s most coveted plug-ins and bundles at some of the deepest discounts in history.

No coupon codes necessary. Simply cart the UAD Powered Plug-Ins & Bundles you want and save.

The UAD Holiday Sale ends December 31st, 2012.

More information: Universal Audio

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