Universal Audio Releases UAD v9.1 + New Plugins

Universal Audio releases UAD Software v9.1 along with five new plugins for Apollo Audio Interfaces and UAD Accelerators.

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UAD Software v9.1 arrives with several enhancements, feature improvements, and five new additions to their award-winning lineup of plugins. The free update is compatible with all UAD-2 products (Apollo, Satellite, PCIe) and external connection types (Thunderbolt, FireWire, USB 3). Learn more about the UAD Software v9.1 here.

SSL 4000 E Channel Strip Collection

Introduced in 1979, the SSL 4000 E console brought a modern sound to the world, powering more Platinum-selling records than any other. It’s bold, punchy character and incredible dynamics have made the SSL 4000 E a true industry standard and a bastion of modern recording.

In close partnership with Solid State Logic®, Universal Audio proudly unveils the all-new SSL 4000 E Channel Strip Collection for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces — an exacting end-to-end circuit emulation that goes far beyond UA’s original standard-defining SSL 4000 E Channel Strip plug-in.

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Moog Multimode Filter Collection

Moog analog filters have long reigned supreme as the most musical audio filtering circuits ever devised. With incredibly rich, fat filtering, and built-in sequencing capabilities, the new Moog Multimode Filter Collection for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces represents a major advancement for dance and electronic producers.

Built for modern sequencer-based song production, the new Moog Multimode Filter XL plug-in — a one-year effort between Moog Music and UA — borrows from various incarnations of Moog designs, nailing the essential Moog filter character unlike any software emulation in history.

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OTO BISCUIT 8-bit Effects

With gritty bitcrushing, lo-fi multi-effects, and analog filtering, the hard-to-find BISCUIT 8-bit Effects processor is a legend among EDM producers, DJs, and remixers. Developed by Softube, the OTO BISCUIT 8-bit Effects plug-in is an exacting emulation of this modern cult classic that lets you endlessly deconstruct your sources. Exclusively for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces.

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Fuchs Overdrive Supreme 50 Amplifier

An homage to the mysterious, insanely expensive Dumble™ Overdrive Special, the Fuchs Overdrive Supreme 50 Amplifier delivers smooth, complex overdrive, and deep, three-dimensional clean tones with endless headroom. Developed by Brainworx, the Fuchs Overdrive Supreme 50 Amplifier plug-in expertly captures all of the nuance and tube-powered tone shaping of this legendary amplifier. Exclusively for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces.

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bx_subsynth Subharmonic Synthesizer

Born in the days of disco, subharmonic synthesizers helped overcome the low-end limitations of vinyl, giving DJs, sound designers, and club mixers pounding kick drums and booty-shaking basslines that defined dance music. Developed by Brainworx, the bx_subsynth Subharmonic Synth plug-in takes its cues from the iconic dbx 120XP Subharmonic Synthesizer, but with a host of modern features.

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Also in UAD v9.1

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UAD v9.1 software also features Apollo Thunderbolt multi-unit compatibility for Windows 10 — now mix-and-match up to four Apollo Thunderbolt audio interfaces for up to 64 x 64 channels of analog I/O on Mac or Windows 10. Apollo FireWire multi-unit configurations are also now supported in Console 2 on Mac and Windows.

New in UAD v9.1

  • SSL® 4000 E Channel Strip Collection
  • Moog® Multimode Filter Collection
  • OTO® BISCUIT 8-bit Effects
  • Fuchs® Overdrive Supreme 50 Amplifier
  • Brainworx® bx_subsynth Subharmonic Synth
  • Mac and Windows Improvements and Feature Changes
  • New Platform Features
  • Several New Enhancements and Changes
  • Operating System Compatibility Improvements
  • Thunderbolt Mixed Multi-Unit Compatibility with Windows 10 PC Systems
  • Windows Driver Improvements
  • Console 2 Application for Apollo FireWire Multi-unit Cascading
  • Apollo FireWire Driver Improvements
  • Firmware Updates
  • Pro Tools Improvements

Visit Universal Audio for the full list of release notes here.


About Universal Audio

Founded in 1958 by Bill Putnam Sr., Universal Audio has been synonymous with innovative recording products since its inception. A favorite engineer of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ray Charles and more, the late Bill Putnam Sr. was a passionate innovator who is widely regarded as the father of modern recording — with many of his legendary studio and equipment designs still in use today.

Universal Audio was re-founded in 1999 by Bill’s sons, James Putnam and Bill Putnam Jr., with two main goals: to faithfully reproduce classic analog recording equipment in the tradition of their father; and to design new digital recording tools in with the sound and spirit of vintage analog technology. To that end, Universal Audio employs the world’s brightest DSP engineers and digital modeling authorities to develop our award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform. Featuring the most authentic analog emulation plug-ins in the industry, our DSP gurus work with the original hardware manufacturers — using their exact schematics, golden units, and experienced ears — to give UAD plug-ins warmth and harmonics in all the right places, just like analog.

With 165 employees and offices in Los Angeles, Colorado, and Amsterdam, Universal Audio is headquartered near Silicon Valley in Scotts Valley, California — where our classic analog gear is still hand-built, one unit at a time.

Software or hardware, every Universal Audio product is backed by a decade’s long legacy of innovation, superlative quality, and technical passion.


Mixing and Mastering Program

Transform rough ideas and basic compositions into dance floor bangers and sonically pleasing commercial quality masters. Learn the well-kept industry secrets of EQ, compression, panning, level balancing, reverb and special effects.

Mixing and MasteringAbout This Program

This program gives you everything you need to refine tracks into a clear commercial quality release, including special mixing and mastering techniques for dubstep, techno, house, trance, downtempo, hip-hop, and the gamut of electronically-produced music. You will learn to mix and master your tracks using the same plugins that top industry engineers use every day, including plugins by Izotope, Soundtoys, Sonnox, Altiverb, and more.

What’s Included

  • Mixing & Mastering Level 1: Mix
  • Mixing & Mastering Level 2: Modify
  • Mixing & Mastering Level 3: Master

Additional Information

Visit the Mixing and Mastering course page for detailed information on this program here.

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