Universal Audio has announced the release of UAD Software v9.3, featuring the new UA-developed KORG SDD-3000 Digital Delay plug-in for UAD hardware and Apollo interfaces.

The SDD-3000 was developed in close partnership with Korg, offering an an expert end-to-end circuit emulation of the iconic 1980’s rack unit famous for its burnished-sounding 13-bit delays and instrument-friendly analog preamp.

Korg SDD 3000 Digital Delay

Introduced in 1982, the KORG SDD-3000 Digital Delay was popularized by U2 guitarist, The Edge, to forge one of the most identifiable guitar sounds in the history of rock. The SDD-3000 also found a home in early new wave and 80’s synth music, as well as heavy use by producer/guitarist Daniel Lanois and producer William Orbit.

In crafting the KORG SDD-3000 plug-in, Universal Audio meticulously modeled a vintage “golden unit,” capturing its famed analog preamp and output section. Filled with JRC-made op-amps — the same type as many classic preamp, boost, and overdrive pedals of the era — the UAD KORG SDD-3000 Digital Delay plug-in precisely emulates this ultra-musical analog circuit.

Owners of UA’s acclaimed Apollo audio interfaces can track in real time with the famed analog preamp of a vintage KORG SDD-3000 Digital Delay, like having the original hardware. The KORG SDD-3000 plug-in also features Universal Audio’s Unison™ technology, giving Apollo users the all-important impedance, gain staging, and circuit behaviors that have contributed to making the KORG SDD-3000 an iconic effect unit.

KORG SDD-3000 Digital Delay Plug-In features

  • Authentic end-to-end circuit emulation of KORG’s legendary 1980’s SDD-3000 Digital Delay — exclusively for UAD hardware and Apollo interfaces.
  • Meticulously modeled analog input and output analog preamp sections.
  • Signature Filter circuit for shaping delay repeats.
  • Comprehensive Waveform and Modulation section for phaser, flanger, chorusing and doubling effects.
  • Exclusive plug-in-only features include tempo sync, multiple stereo modes, and rhythmic subdivisions.
  • Unison technology allows for authentic guitar interaction with Apollo Interfaces.

The KORG SDD-3000 Digital Delay is available for $199 USD.

Also new in UAD Software v9.3 are four direct-developer plugins for UAD and Apollo Platforms by Softube, Sonnox, Brainworx, and AMS Neve.

Dytronics Cyclosonic Panner

softube dytronics cyclosonic panner

Developed by Softube, and available exclusively for UAD hardware and Apollo interfaces, the Dytronics Cyclosonic Panner plug-in is an exacting emulation of the ultra-rare, revolutionary analog auto-panner introduced in 1984.

Famous for deep panning and modulation effects, and imparting instant vibe and stereo character to any source, the Dytronics Cyclosonic Panner plug-in’s bi-directional “Round Sound” panning yields a 3D sound stage unlike any other auto-panner available.

The Dytronics Cyclosonic Panner costs $149 USD.

Sonnox Oxford Dynamic EQ

sonnox oxford dynamic eq plugin

Developed by Sonnox, the Sonnox Oxford Dynamic EQ plug-in for UAD hardware and Apollo interfaces offers high-level control over the frequency content of audio, helping tackle the most demanding production challenges during mixing or mastering.

The first dynamic EQ on the UAD platform, the Sonnox Oxford Dynamic EQ plug-in is an excellent alternative to multiband compression, allowing producers and engineers to sculpt and shape sources with unending precision.

The Sonnox Oxford Dynamic EQ costs $249 USD.

ENGL Savage 120 Amplifier

brainworx ENGL savage 120 amplifier

Developed by Brainworx and available exclusively for UAD hardware and Apollo interfaces, the ENGL Savage 120 Amplifier plug-in expertly captures all of the punishing, beastly punch of ENGL’s most diabolical high-gain amp. The ENGL Savage 120 plug-in not only captures the intense crunch and distortion of the original amp, it adds 100 high-end recording chains as well as onboard vintage delay, noise gate, and lo/hi pass filters for further tone shaping.

The ENGL Savage 120 Amplifier plug-in also features Unison™ technology for Apollo interfaces. This means Apollo user’s guitar pickups will see the exact impedance load as if they’re plugged into an ENGL Savage 120 Amplifier— a feature found only on Apollo audio interfaces.

The ENGL Savage 120 Amplifier is available for $149 USD, or $99 USD for owners of any other UAD ENGL plugin.

AMS RMX16 Expanded

ams rmx 16 expanded

The AMS RMX16 was the world’s first microprocessor-controlled, full-bandwidth, digital reverb. From U2 and Peter Gabriel to Radiohead and Rihanna, the unique and lush reverb programs of the RMX16 are instantly recognizable.

Developed by AMS Neve and available exclusively for UAD hardware and Apollo interfaces, the new AMS RMX16 Expanded Digital Reverb plug-in captures the expansive shimmer of the original hardware, and adds nine rare, custom programs, doubling the sonic possibilities of the original UAD AMS RMX16 plug-in.

Featuring 810 ms of delay, brighter rooms, and variations of the legendary RMX16 Nonlin, Reverse, and Plate reverbs, the new AMS RMX16 Expanded Digital Reverb plug-in is a powerful update to this iconic studio tool.

AMS RMX16 Expanded costs $349 USD, or $49 USD for owners of previous AMS RMX16 plugin.

More information: Universal Audio