The Sound and History of Ocean Way Studios

Posted by Justin Colletti on May 23, 2013 10:05:59 PM PDT

The famed “Studio A” and “Studio B” at Ocean Way Studios have shaped the sound of countless classic recordings. Justin Colletti tells how Bill Putnam Sr., the creator of the studio, met its faithful caretaker, Allen Sides, and how Universal Audio captured its legendary sound in the Ocean Way Studios Plug-In.

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Vampire Weekend Production Goes Mobile with Apollo and UAD Powered Plug-Ins

Posted by Michael Gallant on May 22, 2013 9:54:56 PM PDT

Producers Ariel Rechtshaid and Rostam Batmanglij recorded, produced, and mixed Vampire Weekend's latest album everywhere — from Los Angeles studios to Brooklyn apartments — thanks to the Apollo interface and Thunderbolt technology.

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Tips & Tricks — Ocean Way Studios Plug-In

Posted by Will Shanks on May 16, 2013 6:54:54 PM PDT

Ocean Way Studios moves far beyond standard impulse response players and reverbs, giving you an authentic dynamic replication of one of the world’s most famous recording studios. Here are a few tips and tricks to get started with this powerful room emulation plug-in.

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Ocean Way Studios Plug-In Trailer

Posted by Mason Hicks on May 7, 2013 3:49:28 PM PDT

Developed by Universal Audio and Allen Sides, the Ocean Way Studios plug-in rewrites the book on what’s possible with acoustic space emulation. By combining elements of room, microphone, and source modeling, Ocean Way Studios moves far beyond standard impulse response players and reverbs.

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SPL TwinTube Processor Plug-In Demo

Posted by Mason Hicks on May 7, 2013 3:45:10 PM PDT

SPL’s TwinTube is audio proof of the old adage “a little goes a long way.” Just a touch of TwinTube’s unique analog tube warmth can bring out the color and personality of any vocal or instrument, adding that essential “something” to a mix — without impacting its dynamic range. This short demo video shows off the sound, and character of the SPL TwinTube Plug-In for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform.

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Sonnox® Oxford Inflator Plug-In Demo

Posted by Mason Hicks on May 7, 2013 3:19:14 PM PDT

A longtime secret weapon for audio professionals, the Sonnox Oxford Inflator increases the apparent loudness of your mix or individual tracks, without audibly affecting sonic quality or reducing dynamic range. The Inflator can add power, warmth, and presence to your mix, providing virtual headroom above digital maximum, while maintaining musical character.

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Tips & Tricks — API 500 Series EQ Collection

Posted by Geary Yelton on April 24, 2013 8:01:50 PM PDT

The API 550A and 560 are standard issue for tracking and mixing in top recording facilities, humble project studios, and everything in between. Lucky for us, these classic EQs have been meticulously modeled for the API 500 Series EQ Plug-In Collection. Learn how to get the most out of these go-to EQs.

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Paul Blakemore on Mastering Grammy-Winning Hits for Esperanza Spalding, Arturo Sandoval with UAD Plug-Ins

Posted by Marsha Vdovin on April 23, 2013 11:35:16 PM PDT

Paul Blakemore's experienced ear for solving mastering "puzzles" has earned him multiple Grammys for his work on recordings for singer Esperanza Spalding and Latin jazz artist Arturo Sandoval.

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Mixing Glitch Hop with UAD Powered Plug-Ins

Posted by Vespers on April 23, 2013 11:03:35 PM PDT

Live musician, glitch hop producer, and Ableton Certified Trainer Vespers develops cutting-edge Live set templates, e-books, and video tutorials on his YouTube channel and website. In this series of tutorial videos, Vespers shows how he used his favorite UAD Powered Plug-Ins in the mixdown process of his latest release.

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