Direct Developer Spotlight — Creating the Brainworx Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor Plug-In

Posted by David Weiss on March 18, 2013 3:54:19 PM PDT

The Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor Plug-In expertly emulates the famed piece of hardware that stands as a flagship in Shadow Hills' Peter Reardon's eccentrically obsessive line. How was this alchemy, from tangible to virtual, achieved? Sonicscoop.com delved deep into the workflow of two top audio braniacs.

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The Sound & Color of the Fairchild 670 Compressor Plug-In

Posted by Ben Lindell on March 6, 2013 2:50:02 PM PST

New York-based producer and engineer Ben Lindell is here to demonstrate the tone, color, and character of the UAD Fairchild 670 Compressor Plug-In and show how it can be used to enhance the stereo width of a mix.

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NAMM 2013 Apollo High-Resolution Interface Multi-Unit Demo

Posted by Mason Hicks on March 6, 2013 12:38:58 PM PST

See and hear the Apollo High-Resolution Interface operating in multi-unit cascading mode with the new LA-2A Collection and Softube Amp Room plug-ins, as Producer/Engineer Fab Dupont demonstrates with help from Banda Magda. This video takes you right back to the UA booth to witness Fab, Magda and Nacho's engaging Apollo multi-unit recording session.

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A History of the Teletronix LA-2A Leveling Amplifier

Posted by Lynn Fuston on February 22, 2013 10:12:44 AM PST

With its gentle, program dependent optical compression, the LA-2A Limiting Amplifier is revered to this day by audio professionals worldwide. Read on to learn about the Cold War-era inception of this unique compressor, as well as its revision history and how the hardware influenced the development of the LA-2A plug-ins for the UAD platform. 

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Step-By-Step Mixing with UAD Plug-Ins, with Passion Pit Producer, Chris Zane

Posted by Chris Zane on February 21, 2013 2:09:55 PM PST

New York-based producer, engineer, and mixer Chris Zane has worked with such artists as The Walkmen, Holy Ghost!, and Friendly Fires. In this Producer's Corner, he shows us how he uses UAD Powered Plug-Ins to help shape the sound of a track off of Passion Pit’s latest album, Gossamer, which he produced.

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Universal Audio at NAMM 2013

Posted by Amanda Whiting on February 20, 2013 2:32:49 PM PST

The 2013 NAMM show was easily the busiest in UA history — with more product announcements and booth visitors than ever before. Here’s the lowdown on some of the happenings from January’s trip to the Anaheim Convention Center.

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Congratulations to Our Grammy-Winning UA Artists!

Posted by Amanda Whiting on February 20, 2013 2:13:11 PM PST

From Best Rap Album to Producer of the Year, nearly every major award category for the 55th Grammy Awards had one or more UA artists in its ranks. Well-deserved congratulations go out to our UA Grammy nominees and winners for their hard work and dedication to the most critically acclaimed musical productions of 2012.

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Nashville Producer Jay Joyce Brings Rock Edge to Little Big Town, Eric Church, The Wallflowers, Cage The Elephant

Posted by Michael Levine on February 14, 2013 4:02:40 PM PST

Producer, engineer, and musician Jay Joyce has developed a thriving career in both the rock and country recording scenes. Joyce's past work ranges from rock acts such as Cage the Elephant, Sleeper Agent, and The Wallflowers, to country artists like Eric Church, Little Big Town, and Emmylou Harris.

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Softube Amp Room Collection Trailer

Posted by Mason Hicks on February 14, 2013 11:35:43 AM PST

Developed by the highly regarded modeling engineers at Softube, the Amp Room plug-ins for the UAD Platform bring unrivaled collections of modern and vintage guitar amplifier models to your studio for tracking guitar and bass in real time with the Apollo audio interface, or mixing / re-amping your tracks with UAD-2 DSP Accelerator hardware.

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