How the Pros Choose Microphone Preamps
Hardware like the Neve 1073 and API's 512 and 212L preamps, as well as classic SSL pres and Universal Audio's own 610 tube preamp have shaped the sound of modern music with their own unique character and flavor.
Recording Lyrics Born with Apollo’s Unison™ Technology
We chatted with Hamilton about his hybrid analog/digital recording studio, how he implements UAD plug-ins and Unison technology in his workflow, and the session he produced at at Studio G, his multi-room Brooklyn recording facility, tracking hip-hop artist Lyrics Born.
Know Your Marshalls Amp Models
From its humble origins in a tiny London drum shop to its ubiquity today as the most recognizable and time-honored face of heavy rock, the Marshall brand is built on over 50 years of use by the players who’ve defined a genre. Learn the differences between Marshall amps of various eras, and how they offer their own take on classic British rock tones.
UA Artist Tips & Tricks w/ The Glitch Mob & OTO BISCUIT 8‑bit Effects
Developed by Softube, and available exclusively for UAD-2 hardware and Universal Audio interfaces, the OTO BISCUIT 8‑bit Effects plug-in is an exacting emulation of both the digital and analog circuitry of the iconic hard-to-find hardware that lets you deconstruct with endless creativity and depravity.
Apollo Artist Sessions Vol. XI: Joel Hamilton w/ Lyrics Born
Watch producer/engineer Joel Hamilton (Tom Waits, Pretty Lights) record Lyrics Born through the Apollo interface and Unison™-enabled UAD Powered Plug-Ins as they perform the track, “Don't Change”
Tracking Arcade Fire With the Iconic UA 610 Console & Apollo
Learn how producer Steve Mackey (M.I.A., Florence and the Machine) used an original, and rare, Bill Putnam-designed UA 610 console — along with Apollo interfaces — on Arcade Fire's album, Everything Now.
Here, we talk with four titans of engineering and production — Joe Chiccarelli, Jacquire King, Joel Hamilton & Trevor Lawrence, Jr. — and find out why committing to sounds during tracking is an essential part of their Platinum-approved workflow, and how UAD Unison mic preamp technology figures into it.
Set Up Unison Technology with your Audio Interface
Everything you wanted to know about UA's Unison™ technology but were afraid to ask.