Super-Producer Diplo on Creating Hits with UAD Plug-Ins

Posted by Jason Scott Alexander on October 24, 2013 3:41:42 PM PDT

In a little over ten years, Diplo (real name, Thomas Wesley Pentz), has gone from honing his craft, deeply immersed amidst the DJ culture of South Florida, to being one of the most in-demand producers in music. Here he describes his rise to the top and how he uses UAD plug-ins to craft his tracks.

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RAC’s Top 5 UAD Plug-Ins for Remixing

Posted by André Allen Anjos on October 24, 2013 3:40:54 PM PDT

André Allen Anjos, better known as RAC, has created official remixes for the likes of Lana Del Rey, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bob Marley,Phoenix, U2, and Kings of Leon. Here, he details his Top 5 UAD plug-ins for remixing.

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Kraak & Smaak Breakdown "Summer Runnin'"

Posted by Oscar de Jong on October 21, 2013 3:21:44 PM PDT

Get a step-by-step guide as Dutch production collective Kraak & Smaak breakdown how they crafted the track, "Summer Runnin,'" with UAD Powered Plug-Ins.

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Tips & Tricks — API Vision Channel Strip

Posted by Eric Dawson Tate & Colin Meyer on October 18, 2013 2:59:13 PM PDT

Introduced in 2003, API’s Vision Console is the legendary company’s pièce de résistance­ — the crown jewel in an enduring legacy of audio excellence. The UAD Vision Channel Strip Plug-In captures all of the classic API sonics for your UAD-2 and Apollo-equipped workstation.

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API Vision Channel Strip Trailer

Posted by Mason Hicks on October 10, 2013 9:59:58 AM PDT

Comprised of five API modules, the API Vision Channel Strip plug-in for UAD-2 DSP Accelerators and Apollo interfaces is UA’s most colorful channel strip plug-in to date, allowing you to inject your tracks with all of the warmth and personality of API’s flagship analog console.

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Crafting Tracks with UAD Plug-Ins — Amanda Brown's "Fly Away"

Posted by Ben Lindell on September 24, 2013 2:49:45 PM PDT

Based out of New York City, Ben Lindell is a record producer/mixer/engineer who has worked with artists such as 50 Cent, MGMT, and Chromeo. He is a founder of EMW Music Group, whose debut album, Shuffle, is currently being sold with all proceeds benefitting the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. 

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Neal Cappellino on Tracking Brad Paisley with Apollo

Posted by Marsha Vdovin on September 24, 2013 11:18:12 AM PDT

A Grammy award-winning engineer who has worked with a veritable who’s-who of A-list artists, Neal Cappellino has built an impressive resume since he first moved to Nashville a little over 20 years ago.

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More Power In More Places — Apollo Flex Routing

Posted by Graham Cochrane on September 24, 2013 11:14:37 AM PDT

With the recent updates to the Apollo software and firmware, Universal Audio has included a subtle — yet powerful — new feature called Flex Routing. Let's look at some ways you can utilize this cool new feature. 

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Layering Guitars for Maximum Impact

Posted by Ken Lewis on September 24, 2013 11:02:39 AM PDT

When it comers to layering guitars, more isn't always better. There are many ways to craft your guitar tracks to yield a panorama of textures. Engineer/producer Ken Lewis details how you can add a whole new dimension to your tracks.

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