Universal Audio announces new Analog Classics plug-in bundles

Universal Audio has announced new Analog Classics plug-in bundles for its award-winning Apollo interfaces and UAD-2 DSP Accelerator cards.

Realtime Analog Classics Plus

Building upon the original Analog Classics bundle — which is still offered on select UAD-2 titles— the reconfigured Analog Classics line adds new industry-leading analog emulation plug-ins such as the 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ Plug-In to new Apollo audio interfaces and UAD-2 PCIe and Satellite DSP Accelerator Cards.

2014 Analog Classics Bundle Lineup for UAD-2 and Apollo

  • Analog Classics Bundle (Free with new UAD-2 PCIe SOLO/DUO and Satellite DUOs) – Featuring legacy versions of UA’s flagship 1176 and Teletronix LA-2A compressors and the Pultec EQP-1A and Pultec Pro equalizers, the Analog Classics bundle also features the popular RealVerb Pro and CS-1 channel strip.
  • Analog Classics Plus Bundle (Free with new UAD-2 PCIe QUAD/OCTO and Satellite QUADs) – This new bundle includes all of the plug-ins in the Analog Classics bundle, plus the new 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, legacy Fairchild 670 Compressor, and UA Precision Enhancer Hz plug-ins.
  • Realtime Analog Classics Bundle (Free with new Apollo Twin SOLO/DUOs) – The new Realtime Analog Classics bundle features all of the plug-ins in the Analog Classics bundle plus UA’s new 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ plug-in and vintage guitar and bass amp emulations from Softube — both of which work seamlessly with Apollo’s onboard Realtime UAD processing.
  • Realtime Analog Classics Plus Bundle (Free with new Apollo DUO/QUAD and Apollo 16s) – This new bundle includes all of the plug-ins in the Realtime Analog Classics bundle, plus the legacy Fairchild 670 Compressor and UA Precision Enhancer Hz plug-ins.

More information: Universal Audio

comment

Universal Audio releases Flex Routing for Apollo audio interfaces

Universal Audio Apollo

Universal Audio’s latest UAD Software v7.1 provides elegant enhancements to the Apollo Audio Interface.

Key among them is Flex Routing, which allows inputs to be routed to hardware outputs, headphone bus routing, as well as selectable pre/post Aux send. Flex Routing not only speeds up workflow, it adds another level of flexibility for Apollo and Apollo 16 users in studio and live situations.

Flex Routing is included in the new UAD Software v7.1, which also features the Pultec Passive EQ Plug-In Collection and the Millennia NSEQ-2 Plug-In.

New Apollo Flex Routing features

  • Route up to eight Console channel inputs to hardware outputs* with optional monitor mirroring.
  • Apollo headphone mix buses can be mirrored to any hardware output.
  • Pre/post fader switching for Aux mix buses.
  • Vertical resizing of the Console application window.

The new UAD v7.1 Software is now available to download.

More information: Universal Audio / UAD v7.1 Software

comment

Universal Audio releases Pultec Passive EQ Plug-In Collection

Related: , , , Posted in news on Jul 10, 2013 - comment 0 comments

Universal Audio has announced the release of the Pultec Passive EQ Plug-In Collection, comprising the EQP-1A, MEQ-5 equalizers, and HLF-3C filter.

Lauded as the most popular outboard studio equalizers ever made, these classic Pultec EQs can be heard on countless hit recordings from the past five decades. The EQP-1A Program EQ is famous for bringing out individual frequency ranges without significantly altering neighboring frequencies, remaining smooth and musical even with extreme levels of boost. With the companion MEQ-5 Mid-Range Equalizer, producers can skillfully tweak the mid-range thanks to its abundance of band overlap and unique filter interactions. Finally, the HLF-3C adds 12 dB per octave low and high cut filters, providing broad, retro-flavored tone sculpting.

The new Pultec Passive EQ Collection models the complex transformer and tube amplifier nonlinearities of these must-have tools, in addition to their unique filter interactions. The result is a dead-on emulation of the Pultec’s signature air, silkiness, and warmth.

Universal Audio Pultec Passive EQ Plug-In Collection
Legendary EQP-1A, MEQ-5, and HLF-3C EQs Immaculately Modeled for UAD-2 DSP Accelerators and Apollo Audio Interfaces.

Pultec Passive EQ Collection features

  • Faithful circuit reproduction of the most popular outboard studio equalizers ever made.
  • Models entire electronic path of three Pultec EQs — including tube amplifiers and transformers — for colorful, highly-musical distortion characteristics.
  • EQP-1A Program EQ provides silky, vintage highs and tight, focused lows using combined boost/cut resonant shelf dip.
  • MEQ-5 Mid-Range EQ features broad, overlapping frequency selections for fine peak and dip midrange filter control.
  • HLF-3C EQ delivers 12 dB cut filter for tonal sculpting or special effects.
  • Includes artist presets from Neal Cappellino (Alison Krauss, Brad Paisley), Jacknife Lee (U2, R.E.M.,Taylor Swift), David Isaac (Prince, Eric Clapton, Robin Thicke) & more.
  • Requires UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface, available from authorized dealers worldwide.

The Pultec Passive EQ Plug-In Collection costs $299 USD, or $149 USD for current owners of the legacy Pultec Pro EQ plug-in.

More information: Universal Audio / Pultec Passive EQ Plug-Ins

comment

OverTone DSP launches Vintage Mastering Bundle

OverTone DSP Vintage Mastering Bundle

OverTone DSP announced the release of the Vintage Mastering Bundle, comprising the FC70 Fairchild 670 Limiter and PTC-2A Vintage Pultec EQ plug-ins for Windows and Mac OS X.

The PTC-2A is a superb emulation of the legendary Pultec EQP-1A, one of the most sought-after vintage equalizers. Separate LF Boost and Attenuate controls provide the signature Pultec sounds, while, as in the original hardware, a transformer-coupled tube amplifier stage further enhances the vintage qualities. Innovative filter technology provides a genuine analogue response without requiring conventional CPU-intensive techniques.

The FC70 emulates the legendary smooth, effortless dynamic control and uniquely musical character of the classic Fairchild 670 limiter. Modelled using measured data and schematics from genuine hardware, the FC70 uses a fully balanced design, combined with innovative delay-free feedback topology to emulate the original circuitry. The sidechain includes the fast attack and program dependent release settings of the original, combined with Lateral / Vertical, Independent and Linked stereo channel modes.

The bundle is available or purchase for the introductory price of £25 GBP until July 31st, 2013 (30% off individual prices).

More information: OverTone DSP / Vintage Mastering Bundle

comment

SKnote introduces Somma and Ferro hardware units & MCAudioLab EQ1 plugin

SKnote has launched Somma and Ferro, two hardware audio processor units.

SKnote Somma

Built around the old “analog computing” technique, Somma is designed to provide deep control on the dynamic harmonic content of audio tracks, stems, mixes, masters.

Somma features eight balanced input channels with individual saturation model selection (six independent configurations available on each channel) and saturation level controls, providing deep control on the amount of dynamic harmonic enhancement and on the behavior of each channel.

Somma features

  • Eight input channels (linkable as four stereo pairs), expandable.
  • Balanced or unbalanced input and output stages.
  • Second and third harmonic saturation.
  • Individual controls for each channel (saturation curve, saturation amount).
  • Texture controls on the master stereo bus (low band for punch, high band for air).
  • Independent saturation and volume controls for the master stereo bus.

Ferro is a stereo parallel air EQ.

SKnote Ferro

Including a fully discrete signal path and input and output transformers, Ferro is a passive stereo device (no mains) that dynamically adds mid and high frequency range presence, weight and open-ness to tracks, stems, mixes and masters.

Including custom inductors and transformers, Ferro also features a switchable inter-channel (left-right) coupling control to set the amount of galvanically insulated interaction between the channels, happening in the selected range.

Ferro features

  • Completely passive, custom inductors and transformers.
  • One stereo or two mono channels.
  • Parallel dynamic equalisation.
  • Six band-selections available for each channel.
  • Input and output transformers bypass individual controls.
  • 100% wet switch for parallel processing.
  • True-bypass switches.
  • Inter-channel crosstalk control for the selected frequency band.

Somma and Ferro are available to purchase for the introductory Musikmesse price of $799 USD / $499 USD respectively. DIY kits are $649 USD / $449 USD. Prices ex taxes and shipping.

SKnote has also released the MCAudioLab EQ1, a passive equalizer effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

SKnote MCAudioLab EQ1
MCAudioLab EQ1 SKnote Plugin – Solid State and Tube power supply edition.

A pultec-style equaliser, with tube output stage, solid state and tube power supply options.
It includes two stacked units for linked or dual control, plus a special 1U device with boosting (driving the inputs), and switchable Left-Right and Mid-Side matrix mode.

The emulation also includes both power supplies options, solid state and tube, independently switchable for each single unit.

The MCAudioLab EQ1 for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) costs $29.99 USD. It is free with the purchase of a hardware unit from MCAudioLab.

More information: SKnote

comment

More posts that match this tag

OverTone DSP releases PTH-2A equalizer plugin

OverTone DSP has released the PTH-2A program equalizer plug-in for Mac OS X and Windows. The PTH-2A vintage Pultec style equalizer effect plugin. Based on the Pultec EQH, the PTH-2A similarly provides a cost-effective subset … read more

Outbound link: Overtone DSP / PTH-2A – Related: , , , , , Posted in news on Dec 17, 2012 - comment 0 comments

Universal Audio announces new UAD-2 hardware and UAD Powered Plug-In software bundles

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 … read more

Avid Releases VENUEPack 4 – Plug-In Suite and Real Time Analyzer for VENUE Digital Consoles

Avid has announced VENUEPack 4, a new suite of professional plug-ins and utilities that will come bundled with all VENUE digital console systems, providing live sound engineers with more creative options than ever. From re-creations … read more

Outbound link: Avid / VENUE – Related: , , , , , , , , , , , , Posted in news on Aug 02, 2012 - comment 0 comments

OverToneDSP releases PTC-2A Pultec style EQ for Mac OSX

OverToneDSP has announced the release of the PTC-2A equalizer effect plugin for Mac. Modelled on the classic Pultec EQP-1A, the PTC-2A features separate LF Boost and Attenuate controls, a transformer-coupled valve amplifier emulation and the … read more

Outbound link: OverToneDSP / PTC-2A – Related: , , , , , Posted in news on Jul 19, 2012 - comment 2 comments

ILIO announces over 75% off Pulse-Tec EQs from Nomad Factory

ILIO has announced a limited time offer for Pulse-Tec EQs from Nomad Factory. Nomad Factory Pulse-Tec EQs promotion at ILIO – Just $30 until April 30th Available through Monday, April 30, 2012, Nomad Factory’s Pulse-Tec … read more

Outbound link: ILIO – Related: , , , , , , , , , , Posted in news, promo on Apr 23, 2012 - comment 0 comments

OverTone DSP releases PTC-2A equalizer plugin

OverTone DSP has released the PTC-2A, an equalizer effect plug-in for Windows. Inspired by the classic Pultec EQs and modelled using measured data and schematics from real hardware, using algorithms originally developed for the linuxDSP … read more

Outbound link: OverTone DSP / PTC-2A – Related: , , , , , Posted in news on Mar 01, 2012 - comment 0 comments

Universal Audio announces Apollo audio interface

Universal Audio has announced Apollo, a high-resolution audio interface that combines UA’s analog design heritage with esteemed UAD Powered Plug-Ins in a sleek, elegant recording system for Mac and PC. With Apollo, music producers and … read more

Outbound link: Universal Audio / Apollo – Related: , , , , , , , , , , , Posted in news on Jan 20, 2012 - comment 0 comments

IK Multimedia Hot Buy: Get 60% off any T-RackS 3 Singles

IK Multimedia has announced it is continuing the “Hot Buy” monthly promotion with a 60% discount on its best-selling T-RackS 3 Singles effects plug-ins. T-RackS 3 Singles are a range of EQs, compressors, limiters and … read more

TC Electronic announces crossgrade option to Universal Audio UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins platform, development of PowerCore range ceases

TC Electronic and Universal Audio have announced a collaboration to offer a high value crossgrade option to UAD-2 for registered PowerCore users worldwide, as further development for the PowerCore range comes to a halt. As … read more

A-Designs announces EM-EQ2, two-channel rack-mounted equalizer

A-Designs has announced the EM-EQ2, a new dual-mono equalizer. Well-suited for tracking, mixing and even mastering applications, the EM-EQ2 is a dual-mono equalizer housed in a rugged, all-metal 2U chassis. Sonically nodding to the classic … read more

Outbound link: A-Designs Audio – Related: , , , Posted in news on Jan 18, 2011 - comment 0 comments

Loopmasters releases Essential Dance Basses, multi-sampled bass sounds

Loopmasters has released Essential Dance Basses, a collection of dance bass samples. Loopmasters are proud to present a fantastic collection of Essential Dance Basses, which have meticulously sampled through Vintage Pre-amps, EMI and Pultec Compressors … read more

Sonimus updates SonEQ to v1.1, Mac AU/VST now available

Sonimus has released version 1.1 of SonEQ, a free equalizer effect plug-in modeled from two analog equalizers. Sonimus SonEQ – modeled after the Pulteq EQP and API 550 Changes in SonEQ v1.1 New GUI. Mac … read more

Outbound link: Sonimus – Related: , , , , , , , Posted in news on Oct 18, 2010 - comment 7 comments

Universal Audio releases QUAD Omni (V5.7) DSP Accelerator Package to UAD-2 Platform

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 … read more

Nomad Factory releases PULSE-TEC EQs

Nomad Factory has announced the release of the PULSE-TEC EQs, a collection of Pultec Program EQ Emulation plug-ins for PC and Mac. It is currently offered in a 27 plug-ins bundle at DontCrac[k] for $249 … read more

Outbound link: Nomad Factory / DontCrack – Related: , , , , , , , , , Posted in news on Oct 01, 2009 - comment 0 comments

Antress updates Modern Plugins to v4.50

Antress has announced version 4.50 of Modern Plugins, adding Modern BlackDragon MK-IV and Modern De-Esser MK-IV to the bundle of free VST effect plug-ins for Windows. Antress Modern Plugins – Modern BlackDragon MK-IV / Modern … read more

Outbound link: Antress – Related: , , , , , , Posted in news on Oct 01, 2009 - comment 0 comments