Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos on Apollo, UAD & Creativity

Posted by James Rotondi on September 22, 2015 1:54:40 PM PDT

Beyond the gorgeous dance-pop veneer of Passion Pit’s latest album, Kindred, is a complex, deeply layered world of overlapping synth textures and nuanced beat architecture. Frontman Michael Angelakos breaks down the group’s creative process and how Apollo and UAD plug-ins act as a main ingredient.

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Mixing Eskmo’s "The Light of One Thousand Furnaces" with UAD Plug-Ins

Posted by Brendan Angelides on September 22, 2015 11:10:51 AM PDT

Writing and producing under the name "Eskmo," Los Angeles-based Brendan Angelides has releases on labels Ninja Tune, Warp, Ancestor and most recently the small Belgium label that first introduced the world to Aphex Twin, Apollo. Here, he breaks down the track, "The Light of One Thousand Furnaces," from his album Sol.

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Mixing Glasser’s “Shape” with UAD Plug-Ins

Posted by Van Rivers on August 26, 2015 10:52:54 AM PDT

Producer/engineer Van Rivers (Blonde Redhead, Fever Ray, Matthew Dear) details how he used UAD plugins to produce and mix the song ”Shape, ”the lead single from Glasser’s latest record, Interiors.

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Engineer Michael Ilbert Mixes Multi-National Hits with UAD Plug-Ins

Posted by Christian Stahl on August 24, 2015 4:28:45 PM PDT

Engineer/producer Michael Ilbert has mixed records by the Cardigans, the Hives, Supergrass, and In Flames, but it's his work on Taylor Swift's Red and 1989 that have garnered him multiple Grammy nominations. Here, Ilbert discusses what UAD Powered Plug-Ins bring to his A-list international hit parade.

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Top 5 Reasons Mic Preamps Matter

Posted by Daniel Keller on August 13, 2015 1:44:37 PM PDT

With hundreds of different brands, models, shapes, sizes, variations, and configurations to choose from, it’s no wonder mic preamps are among the most misunderstood pieces of the audio signal chain. Here are the Top 5 reasons mic preamps matter

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AKG BX 20 Spring Reverb Plug-In Trailer

Posted by Mason Hicks on August 3, 2015 6:07:09 PM PDT

Give your tracks the rich, enveloping sound and gorgeous dark ambience that only spring reverb provides. Introducing the authentic AKG BX 20 Spring Reverb plug-in, exclusively for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces, and crafted by Universal Audio in partnership with AKG Acoustics, Austria. 

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5-Minute UAD Tips: AKG BX 20 Spring Reverb

Posted by Miles Stiler on August 3, 2015 5:30:54 PM PDT

The AKG BX 20 Spring Reverb plug-in for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces envelops your sources in the gorgeously dark, dense ambience that only spring reverb can provide. In this 5-Minute UAD Tips video, you'll learn how to create haunting, desolate textures on vocals, soak guitars in dreamy ambience, and add space to drums.

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Ampeg SVT Bass Amplifier Plug-In Bundle

Posted by Miles Stiler on August 3, 2015 4:03:40 PM PDT

Developed by Brainworx, the Ampeg SVT-VR and SVT-3 PRO Bass Amplifier plug-ins offers two flavors of the legendary SVT recipe — exclusively for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces.

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Tube-Tech EQ Plug-In Collection

Posted by Miles Stiler on August 3, 2015 11:40:48 AM PDT

Developed by Softube, the Tube-Tech EQ Plug-In Collection for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces is a modern take on two classic Pultec EQs.

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