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Press Release

Like the rest of the world, the employees of Universal Audio were shocked and saddened by the devastation caused by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. To help the people of Japan rebuild, Universal Audio worked with its UAD Powered Plug-In customers in April, 2011, developing a promotion that resulted in a joint “customer and company” donation of $50,000 to American Red Cross relief efforts in Japan.

“Although they may have slipped from the headlines over the past few weeks, the people of Japan are still suffering in large numbers from the largest catastrophe in that nation’s history,” commented Bill Putnam, founder of Universal Audio. “In April, we worked jointly with the American Red Cross and our customers to raise a $50,000 donation, which will directly support the relief efforts in Japan. Our customers were extremely generous, and we thank them for their outpouring of support.”

“The American Red Cross is grateful for Universal Audio’s compassion following what has been declared one of the most devastating earthquakes in history,” said Rita Chick, Chief Executive Officer of the Santa Cruz County Chapter of the American Red Cross. “Universal Audio’s incredible donation of $50,000 will help the American Red Cross channel support to our partner in Japan that is playing a critical humanitarian role and comforting the survivors.”

Universal Audio would like to thank the Red Cross and UA’s UAD Powered Plug-Ins customers for their part in making a difference to the people of Japan.

About Universal Audio Inc.
Founded in 1999 by Bill Putnam Jr. and based in Scotts Valley, California, Universal Audio is best known for its vintage analog reproductions and advanced Digital Signal Processing technology, including the award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins Platform. The company is focused on merging the best of classic analog and modern digital technology. UA is devoted to this endeavor, following its rich recording heritage and motto, “Analog Ears. Digital Minds.”

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at