Universal Audio Eventide H910 Harmonizer Plug-In
Universal Audio in Scotts Valley, Calif., is releasing UAD Software Version 8.4, featuring four exclusive new plug-ins for UAD hardware and Apollo interfaces: the Eventide H910 Harmonizer ($249), Marshall Bluesbreaker 1962 ($199), and Silver Jubilee 2555 amplifiers ($199), as well as UA’s own Oxide Tape Recorder ($149).
Developed for Universal Audio by Eventide, the Eventide H910 Harmonizer plug-in is reportedly the first and only end-to-end circuit emulation of the iconic mid-’70s processor. From sci-fi sound design to pop music landmarks from David Bowie and AC/DC, the H910’s analog/digital circuit generated previously unheard combinations of pitch change, delay, harmonization and modulation effects.
In developing this landmark processor exclusively for UAD-2 and Apollo hardware, Eventide modeled the H910’s entire analog/digital circuit, including its custom-built A/D converter. This allows the H910 Harmonizer plug-in to retain the original hardware’s characteristic tone and dynamics.
The Eventide H910 Harmonizer Plug-In features keyboard and MIDI control for instantly setting pitch ratios in semitones, and pitch change up to two octaves with signature “glitching” effects.
Universal Audio’s Marshall Bluesbreaker 1962 Plug-In
Developed by Softube, the Marshall Bluesbreaker 1962 plug-in is an expert emulation of the rare 2×12 combo tube amplifier used on the highly influential 1966 album Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton. All Marshall plug-ins include UA’s Unison technology; Apollo user’s guitar pickups will see the exact impedance load as if they’re plugged into a vintage Marshall Bluesbreaker, a feature that Universal Audio states is found only on Apollo audio interfaces.
The Marshall Bluesbreaker 1962 plug-in features Unison technology for Apollo interfaces; three different virtual microphone combinations: FET, Valve, and Dynamic; an onboard mixer with microphone level and pan; and 50 presets designed by AC/DC engineer Tony Platt.
Universal Audio’s Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555 Plug-In
Developed by Softube, and available exclusively for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo audio interfaces, the Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555 plug-in is reportedly an exacting emulation of the high-powered tube amplifier. With its flexible three-mode preamp section and dynamic distortion, it became a go-to for Slash, John Frusciante of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alex Lifeson of Rush.
The Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555 plug-in features Unison technology for Apollo interfaces; two different virtual microphone combinations: Condenser and Dynamic; onboard mixer features microphone level and pan; and 50 presets designed by legendary AC/DC engineer Tony Platt.
UAD Software V. 8.4 also includes the new Marshall Legends Bundle, featuring the Marshall Plexi Super Lead 1959, the new Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555, and the new Marshall Bluesbreaker 1962, all for $399 ($199 upgrade price for current owners of the Marshall Plexi Super Lead Plug-In). Each Marshall amplifier features Unison technology for Apollo audio interfaces.
Universal Audio’s Oxide Tape Recorder Plug-In
The Oxide Tape Recorder plug-in offers UA’s magnetic tape emulation technology. Engineered by the same team behind the award-winning UAD Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Machine and Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Machine plug-ins, Oxide adds the warmth, presence, and vibe of professional analog tape to any recording. Customers who purchase the Oxide Tape Recorder plug-in are eligible for a special upgrade price to UA’s Magnetic Tape Bundle, which includes the Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Machine and Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Machine plug-ins.
The Oxide Tape Recorder plug-in promises the warmth, color, and punchy low-end response of large format analog tape machines; musical tape saturation and circuit overdrive via simple Input/Output controls 7.5 and 15 ips Tape Speeds; and two emphasis curves for colorful tape textures.
For information on Universal Audio’s UAD Software Version 8.4, go to www.uaudio.com/support/uad/84.html.