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Universal Audio is a brand deeply rooted in the history of modern recording. From the original analog 1176 and LA-2A compressors to the digital technological advances of the Apollo Thunderbolt audio interfaces and UAD DSP processing cards, UA continues to develop award-winning products that are designed to outperform the competition for years to come.
Classic, analog hardware, hand-built right here in the United States is only half of the UA story. Some of the best DSP engineers in the industry work for Universal Audio, developing their products in direct conjunction with original hardware manufacturers, using the original design schematics, and having experienced ears provide guidance for the most exacting DSP-based plug-in reproductions available.Universal Audio - Audio Interfaces
The UA Apollo audio interfaces represent some of the most professional, feature-laden interfaces available. In order to create its industry leading sound, they combine a superior low-jitter digital clock with pristine preamps, real-time UAD 2 plug-in processing, logical hardware design and workflow, and high-bandwidth Thunderbolt compatibility.
Universal Audio - Analog Hardware
Currently, the three types of Universal Audio hand-made products include Channel Strips, Mic Preamps and Compressors, all of which follow the original designs. Choose among solid-state, tube and hybrid technologies with their own unique characteristics and sonic palette. The selection of classic UA reissues maintain the same internal and external elegant simplicity and performance of their original counterparts.Universal Audio - UAD-2 + Plug-Ins
When large, plug-in intensive sessions begin overloading your computer processing power, Universal Audio provides the solution. UAD-2 + Plug-ins. UAD-2 is a collection of PCIe and FireWire based hardware, with four distinct processing levels, providing dedicated DSP for plug-in processing, greatly expanding your project capacity. Each level of UAD system comes with its own dedicated plug-ins and custom versions even allow for your own personal choice of additional plug-ins. The UAD library of plug-ins consists of over 90 available plug-ins faithfully developed to recreate some of the most sought after hardware in the music business.