Thermionic Culture Vulture plug-in
Universal Audio announces UAD Software Version 7.8, which includes three new UAD Powered plug-ins: Thermionic Culture Vulture, Valley People Dyna-mite (developed by Softube) and Tonelux Tilt EQ.
The Thermionic Culture Vulture Plug-In ($299) models the original hardware’s three distinct all-tube circuit topologies and features Universal Audio’s first ever pentode tube circuit model. The Culture Vulture plug-in also offers two features not found on the original hardware: a Dry/Wet Parallel Mix control and a Link function for a perfectly matched stereo image to maximize workflow and preserve balances. In addition, the all-new Thermionic Culture Vulture plug-in features presets from famous Culture Vulture users, including Tony Maserati (Alicia Keys, Beyoncé), Rik Simpson (Coldplay, Portishead), Eric “ET” Thorngren (Talking Heads, Cyndi Lauper), Peter Katis (The National, Interpol), Chris Coady (Grizzly Bear, TV on the Radio), and more. The Thermionic Culture Vulture Plug-In requires a UAD DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo audio interface.
UA’s Valley People Dyna-mite plug-in
The Valley People Dyna-mite Plug-In ($199) was designed as an exact emulation of the classic limiter/expander/gate designed by Paul Buff, who founded PAL Studio in Southern California. Although it can be used as a traditional limiter or expander, the Dyna-mite is also known as a creative tool capable of extreme, yet musical effects on a variety of sound sources. The Valley People Dyna-mite plug-in offers the same features and sonics of the original hardware unit and can transform instruments with dynamic gating textures. It can be used for nearly anything from gently limiting and de-essing vocals, to demolishing the transients of any sound.
UA’s Tonelux Tilt EQ plug-in
Designed to speed up EQ workflow and enhance creativity, the Tonelux Tilt EQ Plug-In ($99) allows for quick, simple, and effective broad-stroke EQ moves. With the single Tilt control, engineers and producers can quickly mix as they go. Turn it to the right to cut lows and boost highs, turn it to the left to cut highs and boost lows. The Tonelux Tilt EQ Plug-In also models the transformer found in the Tonelux hardware, adding a subtle distortion for bass frequencies, fattening up the low end of a track. The included Tilt Live EQ plug-in skips the transformer modeling, freeing up more instances for live mixing. It also replaces the Gain control with a Boost Ceiling control, which keeps the output gain of the plug-in from being boosted no matter how much EQ boost is applied.