About UAD Powered Plug-Ins

UAD Powered Plug-Ins are widely regarded as the world’s leading analog hardware emulation plug-ins for Mac and PC. These award-winning plug-ins require UAD-2 DSP Accelerator hardware or the Apollo High-Resolution Audio Interfaces. To learn more about UAD/Apollo hardware, click here.

Note that all UAD plug-ins include a fully functional 14-day demo period. During or after the demo period, UAD plug-ins can be purchased individually in our online store. If you're looking for previous versions of UAD software, click here. You can visit our Support pages here.

What's New in UAD v8.0 Software:

  • Apollo Expanded featuring Console 2.0 Software
  • Sound Machine Wood Works Plug-In
  • Distortion Essentials Plug-In Bundle
  • Friedman Amplifiers Plug-In Collection
  • Compatibility with Pro Tools 12
  • (Mac) Support for OS X Yosemite

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Apollo Expanded — Featuring Console 2.0

Apollo Expanded software provides Mac users “mix and match” operation between any Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo interface, as well as an all-new Console 2.0 application, with over 25 new user-requested features.

With Apollo Expanded, users of Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo Twin, Apollo DUO, Apollo QUAD, and Apollo 16 audio interfaces on Mac can cascade up to four Apollos and six total UAD-2 devices — adding I/O and DSP as needed.


Note that Console 2.0 will be coming for Apollo Firewire (Mac and Windows) by Fall 2015.


Distortion Essentials Plug-In Bundle

This trio of classic grind boxes features the exclusively licensed Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer, Raw Distortion (based on an early-’80s Pro Co Rat), and the Bermuda Triangle (based on an early-’70s Big Muff Pi) plug-ins.*

Sound Machine® Wood Works Plug-In

Offering a unique set of features that let you refine, or radically re-think your acoustic guitar tracks, Wood Works transforms your piezo pickup sound into a rich studio-miked acoustic.


Friedman® Amplifier Plug-In Collection

Developed by Brainworx, the Friedman Amps Plug-In Collection for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces features two stunning emulations of Friedman’s high-end, boutique masterpieces, each with its own take on classic British tube tone.



*All visual and aural references to the Ibanez Tube Screamer TS808 and all use of Ibanez’s trademarks are being made with written permission from Ibanez. Bermuda Triangle is not affiliated with, sponsored nor endorsed by any companies currently using the Electro-Harmonix Big Muff name. The Big Muff name is used solely to identify the classic effect emulated by Universal Audio’s product. Raw Distortion is not affiliated with, sponsored nor endorsed by any companies currently using the Pro Co Rat name. The Pro Co Rat name is used solely to identify the classic effect emulated by Universal Audio’s product.