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Universal Audio UAD Software v9.2 is Here – With 5 New Plugins

Universal Audio have just released UAD Software v9.2, the update includes five new exclusive plug-ins: the Antares Auto-Tune Realtime Plug-In, the UA SSL 4000 G Bus Compressor Collection, the Softube Eden WT800 Bass Amplifier Plug-In, and more.

From the official UAD Software v9.2 press release:

UAD Software v9.2 New Plugins

Antares Auto-Tune® Realtime — $249

Legendary for its vocal enhancing and creative applications, the Antares Auto-Tune effect revolutionized vocal production and has become a must-have tool for the modern music producer’s toolkit. Developed by Antares and available exclusively for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces, the Antares Auto-Tune Realtime plug-in offers genuine low-latency Auto-Tune effects popularized by the likes of Cher, Daft Punk, and Kanye West, as well as subtle, real-time pitch correction. When combined with an Apollo audio interface, Auto-Tune Realtime provides the lowest latency in the industry for Auto-Tune pitch correction. With Realtime UAD Processing via Apollo’s Console application, Apollo users can use Auto-Tune without the processing latency inherent in native systems.

Key features

  • Realtime Auto-Tune® pitch correction for Apollo audio interfaces and UAD-2 hardware
  • Ultra low-latency on stage or when tracking in the studio
  • Real-time MIDI control of target notes during performances
  • Vibrato, Humanize, and Flex-Tune controls for natural-sounding pitch correction
  • Artist Presets from Mike Dean, Jess Jackson, and Dean Coleman

SSL 4000 G Bus Compressor Collection — $299

In close partnership with Solid State Logic, Universal Audio has introduced the SSL 4000 G Bus Compressor Collection for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces — an expert end-to-end circuit emulation of the compressor that is integral to the hit-making SSL sound. The G Bus Compressor is a legend for making mixes bigger, more powerful, and punchy, all the while enhancing cohesion and clarity. Embarking on a ground-up re-design of the original SSL G Bus Compressor plug-in, UA’s team of engineers meticulously modeled every nuance of the in-console and FX G384 rackmount specimens, including their unique CV (control voltage) summing. By capturing all of its circuit behaviors, the new SSL G Bus Compressor plug-in offers the same punchy, transparent glue, and ultra-accurate stereo image of the original hit-making hardware.

Key Features

  • Authentic end-to-end circuit emulation of SSL’s iconic bus compressor exclusively for UAD-2 and Apollo interfaces
  • Specially tailored dynamic characteristics ideal for compressing full mix or subgroups
  • Signature SSL G Bus features include fixed range Attack and Release including program-dependent “Auto” release, and Auto Fade
  • Plug-in exclusive features include SC Filter, Dry/Wet parallel processing and Headroom for user-customizable operating level
  • Artist presets from Just Blaze (Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar), Peter Mokran (The Flaming Lips, Mary J. Blige), Ian Boxill (Prince, Tupac), and more
  • DSP-lite SSL G Bus Compressor Legacy plug-in included

Pure Plate Reverb — $149

The Pure Plate Reverb plug-in provides UA’s revolutionary plate reverb emulation in a simple, affordable package — with all of the essential features. Engineered by the modeling experts at Universal Audio to be a no-compromise solution of this classic effect, Pure Plate Reverb captures all of the sonic and mechanical nuances of the steel plate, transducers, and dampers that have flattered iconic recordings for over half a century.

Key Features

  • Easily provides the warm, lush sound of mechanical plate reverb used on records from the ’50s to today
  • Simple control set for intuitive tone shaping
  • Low-frequency input filtering, Pre-Delay, Decay, Bass and Treble Tone controls, Balance, and Dry/Wet mix
  • Artist presets from Patrick Carney (The Black Keys), Richard Chycki (Rush, Dream Theater) Chuck Zwicky (Prince, The Time) and more

Brainworx Fuchs® Train II Amplifier — $149

Developed by Brainworx and officially endorsed by Fuchs Audio Technology, the Fuchs Train II Amplifier plug-in expertly captures the late Ken Fischer’s iconic and rare Trainwreck amplifier sound, with its harmonically rich clean and crunch tones and aggressive rock and roll character. The Fuchs Train II also features Unison™ technology for Apollo interfaces. This means an Apollo user’s guitar pickups will see the exact impedance load as if they’re plugged into a Fuchs Train II — a feature found only on Apollo audio interfaces.

Key Features

  • Exacting emulation of the original “Trainwreck-inspired” Fuchs Train II
  • Endorsed and fully authenticated by Fuchs Audio Technology
  • 100 Recording Chains with multiple speaker cabinet impulse responses
  • FX Rack features vintage delay, noise gate, filter controls, internal power soak, and pre– and post-amp bypass
  • Unison technology for Apollo interfaces offers authentic tone, touch, and feel of original Fuchs Train II amplifier thanks to impedance matching
  • Available exclusively for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces

Eden® WT800 Bass Amplifier — $149

Developed by Softube, the Eden® WT800 Bass Amplifier plug-in is endorsed and authenticated by Eden, and is an expert emulation of the modern classic bass amp that has remained a staple of countless pro players including Mike Rutherford of Genesis and Mike Gordon of Phish. Available exclusively for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces — the Eden® WT800 Bass Amplifier plug-in also features Unison™ technology for Apollo interfaces. This means an Apollo user’s bass pickups will see the exact impedance load as if they’re plugged into an Eden WT800 — a feature found only on Apollo audio interfaces.

Key Features

  • Exacting emulation of legendary Eden WT800 bass amp
  • Endorsed and fully authenticated by Eden Amplification
  • Offers 1×15 and 4×10 cabinets with four separate mics per cab
  • Unison technology for Apollo interfaces offers authentic tone, touch, and feel of original Eden WT800 bass amplifier thanks to impedance matching
  • Available exclusively for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces

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