Universal Audio has announced the release of UAD Software 8.3, introducing the AKG BX 20 Spring Reverb, Ampeg SVT Bass Amplifier Bundle, and Tube-Tech EQ Plug-In Collection.
AKG BX 20 Spring Reverb
Introduced in the late 1960s, the AKG BX 20 spring reverb was a high-water mark for AKG’s esteemed engineers. An ingenious assembly of mechanical and electronic componentry, the BX 20 offered the glorious depth and color of spring reverb without any of the limitations.
The AKG BX 20 Spring Reverb plug-in for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces is exclusively endorsed by AKG Acoustics, Austria. Unlike other spring reverb emulations, Universal Audio’s hybrid delay network/convolution design provides the only plug-in representation of this mechanically controllable, acoustic ambience system. To that end, UA obsessively emulated a “golden unit” BX 20 from legendary producer, Jon Brion.
In addition, the AKG BX 20 plug-in features a bevy of “plug-in only” controls for modern DAW workflows, and presets from famous AKG BX 20 users, including Patrick Carney (Black Keys), Vance Powell (Jack White), Jacquire King (Kings of Leon), and more.
AKG BX 20 Spring Reverb — $199 USD.
Ampeg SVT-VR and SVT-3 Bass Amp Plug-Ins
Developed by Brainworx, the Ampeg SVT-VR and SVT-3 Pro bass amplifier plug-ins offer two flavors of the legendary SVT recipe exclusively for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces.
The Ampeg SVT-VR Bass Amplifier plug-in is an exacting emulation of the legendary, 300-watt, all-tube behemoth used by everyone from Bootsy Collins to the late Chris Squire of Yes, while the Ampeg SVT-3 Pro Bass Amplifier plug-in models the tube/solid-state design and extended tone shaping of the rackmount modern classic.
Also available as the Ampeg Bass Amplifier Plug-In Bundle for $229, each of these emulations feature modern workflow enhancements such as Recording Chain presets which feature various cabinet/mic/preamp selections, and more.
Tube-Tech EQ Plug-In Collection
Developed by Softube, the Tube-Tech EQ Plug-In Collection features two state-of-the-art emulations of Tube-Tech’s high-end EQs.
The PE 1C Program Equalizer plug-in is based on the classic Pultec EQP-1A Program EQ, and provides wide, smooth curves for use on nearly any source. The ME 1B Mid Equalizer plug-in allows for extensive sculpting of midrange frequencies and is based on the legendary Pultec MEQ-5 Mid-Range EQ.
Also available is the Tube-Tech Bundle for $399, which features the Tube-Tech EQ Plug-In Collection paired with Tube-Tech’s flagship compressor, the CL 1B Compressor plug-in.
Tube-Tech EQ Plug-In Collection — $299 USD.
More information: Universal Audio