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UAD Software Version 8.0 Is With Us
New Powered Plug-Ins and more 04/03/15
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Universal Audio has announced the release of UAD Software v8.0 for UAD-2 DSP Accelerator hardware and Apollo audio interfaces. They say that this powerful new "Apollo Expanded" software provides mix and match operation between Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo audio interfaces, new UAD plug-ins, and a reimagined Console 2.0 software with more than 25 user-requested features. Here's their press release with the details:
UAD Software v8.0 includes Apollo Expanded, allowing users of Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo Twin, Apollo DUO, Apollo QUAD, and Apollo 16 audio interfaces to freely combine up to four Apollos and six total UAD-2 devices -- adding I/O and DSP as their studio grows.
Apollo Expanded also marks the introduction of Console 2.0 software, giving Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo users dynamic new workflow options with more than 25 new user-requested features. Console 2.0 will also be coming to Apollo FireWire interfaces (Mac and Windows) in Fall 2015.
Apollo Expanded -- Key Features
"Mix and Match" up to four Apollos (any model) over Thunderbolt (Mac)
Simple Thunderbolt cable cascading between units
Combine up to six UAD-2 devices per system
New Console 2.0 -- High-resolution 64-bit software interface for Thunderbolt-equipped Apollos with over 25 new user-requested features
New Flex Driver lets users customize Core Audio I/O -- name, save, and share presets for different hardware setups and DAWs
Star clocking over Thunderbolt distributes high-quality clock to all Apollos
Add an Apollo Twin for desktop monitor control as well as additional DSP and connectivity
New UAD Powered Plug-Ins UAD Software v8.0 also adds Mac OS X Yosemite compatibility and all-new plug-in categories to the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform:
Sound Machine® Wood Works® Plug-In -- $299
Record your acoustic guitar direct, in real time with microphone quality sound using Apollo Twin, DUO, or QUAD
Provides the rich resonance and vibrancy missing from unprocessed acoustic guitar pickups
No time-consuming setup; provides consistent premium sound every time you monitor or record acoustic guitar
Freedom to re-mic as you mix, changing and adding microphones as needed to fit your production
UA Distortion Essentials Plug-In Bundle -- $249
Features the legendary Ibanez Tube Screamer TS808 (also sold separately for $129), Raw Distortion™ (based on the vintage early-80s Pro Co Rat), and Bermuda Triangle (based on the early 70s-era Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi) plug-ins*
Harnesses Unison™ technology to precisely emulate the circuit interaction, gain range, and clip points of the original stompboxes
Friedman Amplifiers Plug-In Collection by Brainworx -- $249
Faithful emulation of two modern boutique amps inspired by classic British tube amps, designed by legendary amp guru David Friedman
FX Rack features lo-fi delay, noise gate, and filter controls
66 impulse responses for each amp, with multiple speaker cabinets recorded in a state of the art room with stellar gear
Re-amp less than perfect DI guitar tracks, previously recorded with other guitar amp simulations
Developed by Brainworx exclusively for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo audio interfaces
Pricing and Availability: Download UAD Software v8.0 here.