4th November 2016
Universal Audio has announced the release of UAD Software v9.0, which includes Thunderbolt compatibility for Windows 10 users and Console 2 for Apollo FireWire users. Alongside the new API 2500 Bus Compressor plug-in, this latest software release also features two exclusive new plug-ins for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo audio interfaces — the Chandler Limited Zener Limiter and the A/DA STD-1 Stereo Tapped Delay.
Thunderbolt compatibility for Windows 10
Now, Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo Twin, Apollo 8 (Duo and QUAD), Apollo 8p, Apollo 16, and Apollo FireWire audio interfaces, as well as UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt devices can all be connected to Windows 10 computers that include a Thunderbolt 3 connection (qualified Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt adapter required).
Console 2 for Apollo FireWire
Also released in UAD Software v9.0 is Console 2 for Apollo and Apollo 16 FireWire interfaces. With improved functionality over the original Console app, Console 2 gives Apollo FireWire users a host of new features, including drag-and-drop plug-in arranging and custom channel strip settings designed by top producers and engineers including Darrell Thorp (Beck, Radiohead), Dave Isaac (Prince, Eric Clapton), Jeff Balding (Taylor Swift, Megadeth), and more.
The API 2500 Bus Compressor is a fixture on the stereo bus of many the world's top engineers and producers. Considered the best of the Paul Wolff-era API circuit designs, this iconic hardware is relied upon to deliver energy, movement, and tone to stereo mixes and subgroups.
Available in the UAD Store for $299, the API 2500 Bus Compressor plug-in for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces is an emulation of this classic compressor, capturing its all-discrete circuit path with Thrust circuitry and features a fanatically detailed modeling of API's custom transformers and 2510 and 2520 op amps.
Using "for-your eyes-only" schematics made available to Universal Audio by API, their team of DSP experts analyzed two classic API 2500s — rackmount and in-console — ensuring one of UA's tightest behavioral circuit models to date — and the definitive representation of this iconic compressor.
API 2500 Bus Compressor Plug-In Key Features:
Developed for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform by Softube, the Chandler Limited Zener Limiter plug-in is an exacting emulation of the high-end hardware. Inspired by the iconic EMI TG limiters and rare RS168 from Abbey Road Studios, the Chandler Limited Zener Limiter is an evolution of the limiters used to track Pink Floyd and The Beatles, now reimagined to work in a modern context with a greatly expanded range and new settings. Softube emulated the Zener Limiter's circuits end-to-end, including its filter inductors, germanium transistors, transformers, and circuit nonlinearities.
Chandler Limited Zener Limiter Plug-In Key Features:
Developed by Brainworx exclusively for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo audio interfaces, the A/DA STD-1 Stereo Tapped Delay plug-in is an exacting emulation of the rare, cult classic analog rack unit. With its array of six bucket-brigade delays, LFO and modulation controls, and flexible panning, the A/DA STD-1 Stereo Tapped Delay is revered by guitarists for its complex modulation, and engineers who use it to widen signals and add unique spatial effects to vocals, drums, synths, and more.
A/DA STD-1 Stereo Tapped Delay Plug-In Key Features:
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Other Enhancements and Changes:
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