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Published: Thu May 30, 2013  News Feed

Bill Putnam Universal AudioUniversal Audio have a long and rich history, starting out making analogue hardware that defined the sound of records beyond counting. The 1176 and LA-2A compressors are legendary pieces of gear, as famous as the venerable SM57 and NS-10 monitor speakers among engineers and producers.

Company founder Bill Putnam was half right when he made this prediction:

“The compact disc is an important and vital development that can revive the industry the way stereo did in the late '50s. It means that the hardware market for professional studio gear will be revitalized. Existing analog studio equipment will not be acceptable, and its life expectancy therefore has been reduced dramatically.”

While Universal Audio's amazing advancements in plugin technology mean that you can have dozens of near-perfect recreations of £20000 compressors running on your mix digitally there is still a place for analogue hardware. Hence why UA continue producing fantastic analogue channel strips, preamps and compressors based on the original designs from the 50's and 60's. It's hard to compete with analogue for that immediate, tactile control and often it's best to commit to decisions early. Got a great sounding vocal? Dont worry if the settings are "right", trust your ears and the gear to do it's thing.

LIMITED OFFER - Buy A UAD DSP Accelerator Before 30th September 2013 and get plugins worth hundreds of pounds for free!

If you're after some plugin power (or want to expand your existing setup) then there's a number of options for you.

UAD Plugin Comparison Chart
UAD-2
Solo - Single Core
Duo - Two Cores
Quad - Four Cores
Octo - Eight Cores
Core (Analogue Classics Bundle inc. 1176, LA-2A & Pultec)
PCI-E
PCI-E
Firewire
PCI-E
Firewire
PCI-E
Custom (Analogue Classics Plus 3 Plugins Of Your Choice)
 
PCI-E
FIrewire
PCI-E
Firewire
PCI-E
Ultimate (With over 55 UAD developed plugins)
   
Firewire
PCI-E

 
 
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