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Universal Audio Announces UAD Software Version 8.3 with New Plug-Ins

New UAD Software Version 8.3 IncludesTtwo Ampeg SVT bass Amplifier Plug-Ins from Brainworx, Tube-Tech EQ Plug-In Collection from Softube, Plug-In Version of AKG’s Spring Reverb

Universal Audio in Scotts Valley, Calif., announces the release of UAD Software Version 8.3, featuring new Direct Developer plug-ins: the Ampeg SVT-VR Bass Amplifier, Ampeg SVT-3 Pro Bass Amplifier and the Tube-Tech EQ Collection for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform and Apollo audio interfaces.

Developed by Brainworx, the Ampeg SVT-VR and SVT-3 Pro bass amplifier plug-ins ($149 each) offer two versions of the SVT’s sonic characteristics exclusively for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces.

The Ampeg SVT-VR Bass Amplifier plug-in promises exacting emulation of the 300-watt, all-tube unit used by Bootsy Collins and 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 unit.

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.

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.

The new AKG BX 20 Spring Reverb plug-in ($199) for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces is exclusively endorsed by AKG Acoustics in Austria. Universal Audio’s hybrid delay network/convolution design promises the only plug-in representation of the mechanically controllable, acoustic ambience system. To that end, UA referenced a “golden unit” BX 20 that belongs to 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.

Find more information about UAD Software Version 8.3.

Learn more about the Ampeg SVT-VR Bass Amplifier plug-in.

Learn more about the Ampeg SVT-3 Pro Bass Amplifier plug-in.

Learn more about the Tube-Tech EQ Plug-In Collection.

Learn more about the AKG BX 20 Spring Reverb plug-in.