Mackie Designs (Woodinville, Wash.) and Universal Audio (Santa Cruz, Calif.) have entered into a partnership in which Mackie will market and distribute a series of Universal Audio-developed, DSP-based software tools.
“We believe that by combining Universal Audio's engineering talents with Mackie's marketing and distribution capabilities, we will be able to provide even more useful and inventive tools to our customers,” said Jamie Engen, Mackie's CEO.
The first UA-developed product to become part of the Mackie family will be the UAD-1 Powered Plug-Ins for Windows-based, VST-compatible software, including Cubase VST, Logic Audio, Nuendo and others. A Mac version that includes support for MOTU's Digital Performer will be available later this month.
Currently in limited distribution, Powered Plug-Ins will be available at Mackie dealers worldwide as the Mackie Powered Plug-Ins System ($995 U.S.), and will include all available Universal Audio-developed plug-ins and the UAD-1 PCI card.
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