About Us

Universal Audio. Pioneering audio recording for more than 50 years.

Founded in 1958 by Bill Putnam Sr., the Universal Audio name 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 regarding 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. With nearly 80 employees and more than a decade of rapid growth, Universal Audio (UA) is today headquartered near the Silicon Valley, in Scotts Valley, California — where our classic analog gear is still hand-built, one unit at a time.

Of course, analog is only half the story. At Universal Audio, we employ 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. Software or hardware, every UA product is backed by a 50-year legacy of innovation, superlative quality, and technical passion.

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Mailing Address

Universal Audio, Inc.
4585 Scotts Valley Dr.
Scotts Valley CA 95066

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Business & Sales, USA

866-UAD-1176 (866-823-1176)
US Dealers only

Business & Sales, International

+1-831-440-1176
International Distributors only

Dealer & Distributor Inquiries

sales@uaudio.com

Phone Support

USA (toll free): 877-698-2834
International: +1-831-440-1176
Fax: +1-831-461-1550
Customer support is available from 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, PST

Email Support

info@uaudio.com

Press & Review Inquiries

Amanda Whiting
amanda@uaudio.com

Advertising Inquiries

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dan@uaudio.com

Artist Relations Inquiries

artists@uaudio.com