Damian Taylor Brings "The Weirdness" to The Killers' Latest Album

Posted by Michael Gallant on October 22, 2012 4:07:46 PM PDT

Electronic music explorer and Grammy-nominated producer Damian Taylor has collaborated extensively with The Prodigy and Björk and remixed Arcade Fire, UNKLE, Kylie Minogue, Metallica, and Gotye, among others. Here’s what he had to say about getting The Killers' latest album, Battle Born, battle-ready with Universal Audio.

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Thunderbolt Explained — What Does it Mean For Your Studio?

Posted by Craig Anderton on October 18, 2012 3:20:58 PM PDT

Intel’s new high-speed serial protocol provides ultra-fast data transfers for audio and video data streams. Read on to learn more about this groundbreaking technology and the potential it holds for studio workflow improvements, data transfer, and more.

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The Legacy of the 88 Series Neve Console

Posted by Will Shanks on October 16, 2012 5:20:34 PM PDT

Primarily designed for film scoring and surround mixing, the AMS-Neve 88 Series console was the first new Neve console design available in over twenty years. Considered the ultimate console for modern features and reliability, the 88 Series is also heralded as one of the best-sounding large format consoles ever built.

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UA Artist Tips & Tricks — Ryan Hewitt

Posted by Mason Hicks on October 15, 2012 3:18:23 PM PDT

This UA Artist Tips & Tricks video gives a first-hand look at the way engineer Ryan Hewitt used a handful of UAD Powered Plug-In favorites while mixing the song, "February Seven" from The Avett Brothers' latest release, The Carpenter.

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Step-By-Step Mixing with UAD Plug-Ins — Chiddy Bang's "Mind Your Manners"

Posted by Ariel Borujow on October 15, 2012 12:21:15 PM PDT

Ariel Borujow is chief engineer at Stadium Red, where he crafts mixes for artists ranging from Mac Miller to Madonna. In this Producers' Corner, Ariel shows us the process of mixing of EMI recording artist Chiddy Bang's "Mind Your Manners," with UAD Plug-Ins.

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UA's Art and Science of Modeling UAD Plug-Ins, Part 2

Posted by James Douglas on August 21, 2012 11:55:48 AM PDT

Get deep with UA’s Chief Scientist and Consulting Professor at Stanford University's CCRMA, Dr. Dave Berners, and Software Product Manager Will Shanks about the mathematical processes and methods used to create Universal Audio’s industry-leading plug-ins, renowned for imparting the same rich vintage warmth of the analog hardware they emulate.

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What Are Your "Desert Island" UAD Plug-Ins?

Posted by Amanda Whiting on August 21, 2012 11:53:06 AM PDT

If you were stuck on a desert island with your recording studio, what UAD plug-ins could you not live without? Leave your answer in the comments section below — one commenter will be contacted to receive a free Universal Audio hoodie.

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How to Capture the '60s Soul Sound with UAD Plug-Ins

Posted by Steve Levine on August 20, 2012 11:19:13 AM PDT

Producer and composer Steve Levine, most famous for his work on Culture Club’s studio albums, was commissioned to recreate the classic sound of 1960's soul. In order to capture the vibe of the era, Levine employed specialized vocal talent, '60s-era recording equipment, and even modern gear that embody vintage characteristics, including UAD Powered Plug-Ins. 

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Jam and Lewis' R&B Engineer, Tremaine Williams, on Mixing with Universal Audio Analog Hardware and UAD Plug-Ins

Posted by Sean 'Brycen' Bryson on August 13, 2012 12:28:46 PM PDT

Last year was particularly fruitful for Tremaine Williams — his engineering work on Usher’s Raymond v. Raymond helped to garner the GRAMMY® for Best Contemporary R&B Album. Read on to learn how UA analog hardware and UAD Powered Plug-Ins have helped to further Tremaine's quest for audio perfection. 

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