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UA Media Relations
Harris Barnard

Universal Audio Releases Antares Auto-Tune Realtime Advanced and Diezel Herbert Amplifier Plug-Ins

UAD Software v9.8 features the new UA V76 Preamplifier, Antares Auto-Tune Realtime Advanced, and Diezel Herbert Amplifier plug-ins

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA • February 12th, 2019 — Universal Audio is proud to release UAD Software v9.8 featuring the V76 Preamplifier. UAD v9.8 also adds direct developer plug-ins Antares Auto-Tune Realtime Advanced and the Diezel Herbert Amplifier.

(*$49 for previous owners of Antares Auto-Tune Realtime)

Legendary for its vocal enhancing and creative applications, the Auto-Tune effect revolutionized vocal production. From subtly tweaking a singer’s intonation to transforming a vocal into varying degrees of robot-speak, Auto-Tune is a must-have tool for the modern music producer’s toolkit.

A Universal Audio exclusive, the Antares Auto-Tune Realtime Advanced plug-in improves the previous UAD version with powerful workflow and sonic enhancements, making it the ultimate ultra-low-latency tuning solution for Apollo and Arrow interfaces — optimized for instant live vocal tracking in the studio or on stage.

  • Realtime Auto-Tune pitch correction for UA Audio Interfaces and UAD hardware
  • Create the iconic Auto-Tune Vocal Effect or fine tune a vocal performance
  • Classic mode for the iconic “Auto-Tune 5” sound used by Cher and Kanye West
  • Ultra-low latency on stage or when tracking in the studio

Diezel's Herbert amplifier is a 180-watt pulverizer designed to deliver the meanest of means, the cleanest of cleans — and more. Still considered state-of-the art nearly 20 years after its release, the Diezel Herbert is a mainstay in heavy rock, and extreme metal productions — anywhere bold, powerful electric guitar tones are required.

Developed by Brainworx and officially endorsed by legendary amp builder Peter Diezel, the Diezel Herbert plug-in masterfully emulates this six KT77-equipped sledgehammer, for UAD hardware and UA Audio Interfaces.

  • Exacting emulation of the original Diezel Herbert 180-watt guitar amp
  • Endorsed and fully authenticated by Peter Diezel
  • 120 Recording Chains with multiple speaker cabinets – recorded in Brainworx’s studio using the Neve VXS72 console, outboard gear, and world class mics
  • Feels like a real amp when played through UA Audio Interfaces' Realtime UAD Processing

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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."

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