New Brainworx And Massenburg Powered Plug-Ins

US Universal Audio announces three new Direct Developer plug-ins for UAD and Apollo      11/11/14

New Brainworx And Massenburg Powered Plug-Ins

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Universal Audio has announced the release of UAD Software v7.11, featuring three new Direct Developer plug-ins -- the Vertigo Sound VSM-3 Mix Satellite, Vertigo Sound VSC-2 Compressor, and the Massenburg DesignWorks® MDWEQ5 plug-ins for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform and Apollo audio interfaces. Here's how they describe each of them...

Vertigo Sound VSM-3 Mix Satellite Plug-In

Developed by Brainworx, the Vertigo Sound VSM-3 Mix Satellite Plug-In is an obsessive emulation of the Vertigo Sound VSM-2, beloved by mixing and mastering engineers for its bounty of colorful saturation flavors. The VSM-3 offers innovative controls for expertly targeted harmonic generation, as well as plug-in-only features such as the THD Mixer's Harmonic Balance control and the ability to run the unit's two harmonic generators simultaneously -- either in parallel or series -- giving the user even more tweakability than the original hardware.

Key Features:

  • Two sophisticated coloration generators recreated from the Vertigo VSM-2 hardware and authenticated by Vertigo Sound
  • 2nd Harmonic FET Crusher for warm saturation or distortion
  • 3rd Harmonic Zener Blender for bright, clear, saturation or distortion
  • Crusher and Blender can each be applied to specific signal frequency ranges and then further filtered using the Shape control
  • M/S decoding and encoding for each circuit allows processing of entire stereo signal, or Mid or Side stereo channels


Vertigo Sound's VSC-2 Compressor Plug-In

The Vertigo VSC-2 Quad Discrete VCA Compressor was Vertigo Sound's very first product, putting the German company on the map with its genius juxtaposition of vintage sonics and high-tech design. Developed by Brainworx, the Vertigo Sound VSC-2 Compressor Plug-In for UAD-2 and Apollo interfaces is an exhaustive emulation of this modern classic -- right down to its four hand-built discrete VCAs -- delivering legendary compression textures with a modern signal path and controls.

Key Features:

  • Faithful recreation of the Vertigo VSC-2's all-discrete VCA compressor circuitry, authenticated by Vertigo Sound
  • Provides the rich tonal characteristics of classic compressors with modern mastering-grade audio specifications
  • Soft mode for a threshold-related ratio that automatically increases with higher input signal
  • Brick mode to operate the VSC-2 as a limiter, effectively cutting off signal peaks


Massenburg DesignWorks® MDWEQ5 EQ Plug-In

A unique, ultra-powerful equalizer, the Massenburg DesignWorks MDWEQ5 plug-in provides crystal clear processing at the highest resolutions. A go-to EQ for music, as well as game developers and engineers in film and television, the MDWEQ5 plug-in is accurate, precise, and ear-tuned by the man who invented the term "parametric EQ," George Massenburg.

Key Features:

  • Created by George Massenburg, the pioneer of parametric equalization
  • IsoPeak® function for finding problem frequencies quickly and accurately
  • Maximum bit-depth processing with zero coloration and distortion
  • Includes two plug-ins; the 5-band MDWEQ5 EQ and 3-band MDWEQ3 EQ

Pricing and Availability:

Vertigo Sound VSM-3 Mix Satellite Plug-In: $299

Vertigo Sound's VSC-2 Compressor Plug-In: $299

Massenburg DesignWorks® MDWEQ5 EQ Plug-In: $299

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