Tips & Tricks — Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveler Plug-In Collection

Posted by James Rotondi on March 21, 2013 11:06:11 AM PDT

The Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveler Collection recreates the authentic colors of the storied Silver, Gray, and original LA-2 hardware units. Here’s some tricks on how to get the most out of this powerful collection.

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Tips & Tricks — Softube Amp Room Plug-Ins

Posted by Henrik Andersson Vogel on March 19, 2013 9:23:49 AM PDT

Developed by the highly regarded modeling engineers at Softube, Amp Room plug-ins bring a "less is more" collection of modern and vintage guitar and bass tones to your studio. Here’s a mix of general and specific hints for getting the most out of these Vintage, Metal, and Bass Amp Room plug-ins for the UAD platform.

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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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