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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Tips & Tricks — Sonnox Oxford EQ Plug-In

Posted by Rich Tozzoli on August 10, 2012 11:20:13 AM PDT

Born from the lineage of the six-figure Sony Oxford digital console, the Oxford EQ plug-in is a flexible and powerful tool. Let's take a look at the Sonnox Oxford EQ and explore some of the ways you might use it in your productions.

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Sonnox® Oxford EQ Plug-In Trailer

Posted by Mason Hicks on July 31, 2012 5:00:00 PM PDT
The Sonnox Oxford EQ plug-in for Universal Audio's UAD-2 platform is based on the EQ section of the iconic Sony OXF-R3 console, introduced in the early 1990’s and widely regarded as the pinnacle of digital mixing consoles. The Oxford EQ plug-in incorporates the exact same algorithms from the console, with 4 different selectable EQ types — including “legacy” styles renowned for their artistic capabilities. Read More

Audio Legend Joe Chiccarelli Shares Production Wisdom and Technique with Universal Audio

Posted by Marsha Vdovin on July 26, 2012 11:45:26 AM PDT

Read on to learn more about the production philosophy of legendary producer, mixer, and engineer Joe Chiccarelli, how Universal Audio vintage hardware and UAD-2 plug-ins fit into his workflow, and to get an under-the-hood peek at his mixing session of Young The Giant’s hit single, “My Body.”

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Step-By-Step Mixing with UAD Plug-Ins — "Kiss Me Again," by Hillary Bergen

Posted by John Paterno on July 24, 2012 3:52:03 PM PDT

John Paterno, a freelance producer, mixer, and engineer, has done a variety of audio production work for Robbie Williams, Roger Manning, Lustra, Faith Hill, Emma Hewitt, and many more. Learn how UAD Powered Plug-Ins were instrumental in his latest project with singer-songwriter Hillary Bergen.

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A History of Artificial Reverb Featuring Bill Putnam, Sr.

Posted by Amanda Whiting on July 24, 2012 12:06:31 PM PDT

Reverb is one of the most standard go-to effects in music production, so much so that there are literally thousands of different hardware and software solutions all designed to recreate an ambience and sound of a room. But where did it all start?

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To The Limit — 'Dynamic Range' and the Loudness War

Posted by Emmanuel Deruty (Sound on Sound) on July 20, 2012 3:31:52 PM PDT

We all know music is getting louder. But is it less dynamic? Read on as Sound on Sound’s Emmanuel Deruty argues that ground-breaking research proves beyond any doubt that the answer is no — and that popular beliefs about the ‘loudness war’ need a radical rethink.

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