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Press Release

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA • October 12, 2011 — Universal Audio is pleased to announce the addition of Rob Currie to the company, as Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering. In his new role, Currie will oversee the day-to-day operations of the engineering department, as well as form the long-term technical vision and roadmap.

Currie comes to Universal Audio with a broad range of leadership experience in the software, consumer electronics, and audio industries. At Digidesign, Currie served as VP of Software Engineering where he was a member of the team that created Pro Tools – the revolutionary DAW production software. Since then, he has held senior executive positions at a range of tech companies including Research In Motion, Dash Navigation, Strangeberry/Tivo, and Marimba.

"We are thrilled to have Rob Currie on board here at Universal Audio," says Bill Putnam Jr., founder and CEO of Universal Audio. "His expertise and leadership in both consumer electronics and professional audio is a strong combination that will be an incredible asset to our team as we move forward with our ambitious product roadmap."

 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.”