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Universal Audio Introduces UAD Powered Plug-Ins Software Version 6

Universal Audio Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder plug-in

Universal Audio (UA) in Scotts Valley, Calif., announces UAD Powered Plug-Ins Version 6, which offers enhanced Pro Tools compatibility and Mac OS X Lion compatibility, as well as three new plug-ins: the Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder, Brainworx bx_digital V2 EQ, and SPL Vitalizer MK2-T.

Now available as a free download on the UA Website for Mac and PC users worldwide, UA’s new V. 6 software promises full compatibility for UAD Powered Plug-Ins with Mac OS X 10.7. Additionally, the V. 6 software includes new features for integrating UAD plug-ins with Pro Tools, such as new UA-developed RTAS plug-ins that replace the current VST-to-RTAS Adapter; full support of all Pro Tools control surfaces, including customized control layouts; fully automatable plug-in parameters; and more. Learn more about UAD Software V. 6 Pro Tools enhancements.

The Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder plug-in ($349) emulates the sound of the two-channel Ampex ATR-102. Developed over a nine-month period and incorporating presets from noted ATR-102 users Chuck Ainlay, Richard Dodd, Buddy Miller, and Mike Poole, the ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder Plug-In faithfully replicates the unique dynamics, frequency response, and saturation characteristics of the original hardware machine. Universal Audio states that Ampex Corporation scrutinized and fully authenticated the plug-in. Find more information on the Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder plug-in.

Brainworx bx_digital V2 EQ plug-in

The Brainworx bx_digital V2 EQ plug-in ($329) and SPL Vitalizer MK2-T plug-in are the first new Direct Developer plug-ins for the UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins platform. The bx_digital V2 is an award-winning mastering EQ offering three modes: M/S Mastering, M/S Recording, and L/R Stereo. It also has a “SixPack” Master Section, 11-band EQ with Shifter EQs to 22 kHz, and built-in M/S De-Esser, Dynamic EQ, and extensive metering options. An included bx_digital V2 Mono plug-in provides the same mastering EQ-quality sound for mixing applications. Learn more about the Brainworx bx_digital V2 EQ plug-in.

SPL Vitalizer MK2-T plug-in

The SPL Vitalizer MK2-T ($249) is an authentic emulation of the popular tube-based Vitalizer hardware unit, a longtime staple of top mixing and post-production engineers. Offering a patented technology for greater perceived loudness and clarity without unnatural artifacts, the Vitalizer provides independent Bass and Mid-Hi processing that works in both the time and frequency domains to effectively unmask overlapping sounds. More information on the SPL Vitalizer MK2-T plug-in.

Download UAD Powered Plug-Ins Software V .6 (Mac/PC) for free.

Learn more about the UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins platform.