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.