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Universal Audio Releases Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor and Precision K-Stereo Ambience Recovery Plug-Ins for UAD Platform

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA • November 1, 2012Universal Audio (UA), a leading manufacturer of professional audio recording hardware and software, has released new UAD Software v6.3.2, bringing the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor Plug-In and Precision K-Stereo Ambience Recovery Plug-In to the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform and Apollo Audio Interface.

Shadow Hills GUI

The Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor Plug-In expertly tempers dynamics and tames transients like no other device on the market. Created by UAD Direct Development partner Brainworx and Shadow Hills Industries founder Peter Reardon, this true-to-life emulation of Shadow Hills’ hallmark Mastering Compressor features a world-class signal path, controlling music dynamics in two stages — first with an Optical section, then with a Discrete (VCA) section. Both sections can be bypassed, providing a variety of compression sounds (Optical, Discrete, and combined) from a velvet touch to an iron fist.

The Precision K-Stereo Ambience Recovery Plug-In extracts ambient cues from source recordings — allowing users to precisely enhance the stereo depth and imaging of mixes without unnatural artifacts. Created by Universal Audio in collaboration with famed mastering engineer Bob Katz, the K-Stereo plug-in offers a “do-no-harm” approach to adding depth and width to busy or narrow-sounding mixes.

K-Stereo GUI

Available as part of the UAD Software v6.3.2 release, the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor ($299 US) and Precision K-Stereo Ambience Recovery ($199 US) plug-ins are now available for purchase via UA’s Online Store.

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About UAD Powered Plug-Ins
Powered by Universal Audio’s popular UAD-2 DSP Accelerator hardware, UAD Powered Plug-Ins offer the world’s most authentic analog hardware emulations and award-winning audio plug-ins on Mac and PC. UAD plug-ins deliver rich, analog sound quality that would be difficult or impossible to achieve with native recording systems.

About Universal Audio Inc.
Founded in 1958 by recording pioneer Bill Putnam Sr., and refounded in 1999 by Bill Putnam Jr., Universal Audio is best known for its classic, hand-built analog hardware and advanced UAD Digital Signal Processing technology for recording, mixing, and mastering audio. Headquartered in Scotts Valley, California, UA is focused on merging the best of vintage analog and modern digital technology, following its rich recording heritage and motto, “Analog Ears. Digital Minds.”

©2012 Universal Audio, Inc. All rights reserved. Product features, specifications, pricing, and availability are subject to change without notice. The "Universal Audio" name, UA "Diamond" logo, “Apollo,” and "UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins" are trademarks of Universal Audio Inc. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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