Qualified UAD Host Applications
UAD Powered Plug-Ins are compatible with VST, RTAS, and Audio Units host applications, and are widely used with a variety of major DAW software — including Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Nuendo, Live, Sonar, and more.
However, due to plug-in host differences between DAWs — and our own rigorous testing standards — Universal Audio only officially tests and qualifies the latest UAD software with:
- Avid Pro Tools 10
- Apple Logic Pro 9
- Steinberg Cubase 6.5 and Nuendo 5.5
- Ableton Live 8.4 and 9.0.2
Please contact technical support for any specific questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Does this mean that my DAW is not supported?
A: Generally any VST, RTAS or Audio Units-compliant host application should work with UAD plug-ins, and any ASIO or Core Audio-compliant application should work with Apollo. That said, if you are experiencing issues with your UAD or Apollo on a DAW that we don't list as "qualified," you can still contact UA Tech Support and log the issue with us. We have great relationships with all the major DAW manufacturers, and will work with them to understand why an issue is occurring — whether we list the DAW as officially "qualified" or not.
Q: Will UAD version 7 work with Steinberg Cubase 7 and Nuendo 6?
A: We are working directly with Steinberg to resolve a Cubase 7 and Nuendo 6 issue with UAD Powered Plug-Ins and we currently do not recommend using these hosts with any version of UAD software. UAD Powered Plug–Ins version 7 is fully qualified with Cubase 6.5 and Nuendo 5.5.
The issue: Sample rate and/or buffer size errors can occur when using UAD plug-ins and Cubase 7/Nuendo 6 is set to anything other than a sample rate of 44.1 kHz and an I/O buffer setting of 1024. After the error occurs, the UAD plug-in does not process audio and "disabled" does not appear in the UAD Toolbar, so there is no way to determine if the plug-in is functioning (other than listening to it).
Note: If Cubase 7/Nuendo 6 are constrained to use only the 44.1 kHz sample rate AND the 1024 I/O buffer size, UAD Powered Plug-Ins may work, but again these hosts are unqualified and are not supported.