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Universal Audio has announced the web release of v4.9
software for the UAD
Family of DSP Card's and Powered Plug-Ins. Version 4.9 includes 14-day fully functional demos of both the new SPL Transient Designer
and new Precision Buss Compressor
; a classic center-console mix compressor.
Mike Barnes, VP of Marketing for Universal Audio, told us, "We are strategically expanding our audio plug-in partnerships and are enthused to bring Sound Performance Lab (SPL) of Germany to the UAD DSP platform. The SPL Transient Designer is genuinely a modern analog classic and once again, we are confident to say that after considerable R&D and sonic shootouts, the UA plug-in is truly the definitive software version."
Hermann Gier, CEO of SPL, had this to say, "SPL is excited to partner with UA to make our unique Transient Designer available as a DAW plug-in. For us, the UAD Platform is well known for its integrity, reliability, and popularity and UA's plug-in development team have consistently set the sonic quality bar in the industry for all others to follow."
Key SPL Transient Designer Features
- UA modeled, SPL authorized and endorsed AU/VST/RTAS plug-in version of Transient Designer's unique Differential Envelope Technology
- Increase or decrease the transients of percussive sources for greater impact, or a softened response
- Sustain of sources can be transparently shortened or increased for increased musicality
- Reduces or increases room sound or preexisting reverb on virtually any source
- Highly useful as a gate substitute, a transparent tool for minimizing mic bleed
- Versatile mix tool endorsed by world's finest professional engineers
Precision Buss Compressor
Not to be overshadowed by the SPL Transient Designer, v4.9 also includes a potent additional plug-in. The Precision Buss Compressor
is a dual-VCA-type dynamic processor that yields modern, transparent gain reduction characteristics. It is specifically designed to "glue" mix elements together for that cohesive and polished sound typical of master section console compressors.
Key Precision Buss Compressor Features
Pricing and Availability:
- Modern and easy-to-use single-band gain control for busses and inserts
- Transparent, large-format center-console-type dynamics control
- Auto release for transparent buss compression on a wide variety of sources
- Automatic Fade in or out, with a range of 1 to 60 seconds
- Mix control allows blending of wet and dry signals
Registered UAD customers can purchase full authorizations of each plug-in for US$199. For a limited-time, the new plug-ins will be eligible for discounts via the UA coupons issued to existing UAD users as part of the current store promotion at my.uaudio.com
which expires at the end of December 2007.