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Universal Audio Wins TEC Awards for LUNA, Apollo x4, and UAD Neve 1084
— UA honored with a trio of Technical Excellence
and Creativity Awards at 2021 NAMM Show —
SCOTTS VALLEY, CA • February 16, 2021
Universal Audio, a leading manufacturer of professional audio recording hardware and software, is proud to announce that LUNA Recording System, Apollo x4, and the UAD Neve® 1084 Preamp & EQ plug‑in have each won Technical Excellence and Creativity (TEC) Awards at the 2021 virtual NAMM Show.
Each year, the TEC Awards honor outstanding technical achievements in multiple sectors of the music industry. With hundreds of entries for nominations, voted on by a panel of veteran industry professionals in the U.S. and abroad, the TEC Awards are widely regarded as the highest honor dedicated to the pro audio and sound recording industry.
Winner, Computer Audio Hardware
2021 marks the eighth consecutive year that an Apollo interface has taken home the TEC award in the Computer Audio Hardware category. Apollo x4, UA’s latest X series desktop interface, boasts elite-class A/D and D/A conversion with four Unison‑enabled mic preamps and QUAD Core realtime UAD plug‑in processing.
LUNA Recording System
Winner, Workstation Technology/Recording Devices
Released in Spring 2020, LUNA Recording System takes home the TEC award in the coveted Workstation Technology category. With its deep Apollo integration, analog-inspired workflows, and growing suite of built-in sounds and extensions from Neve,® API,® Studer,® Moog,® and more, UA’s first ever recording system ushers in a new era in music production, editing, and mixing.
Neve® 1084TM Preamp & EQ plug‑in
Winner, Signal Processing Software (Dynamics/EQ /Utilities)
A spot-on emulation of the coveted channel strip found in rare Neve 80-series consoles, the Neve 1084 Preamp & EQ plug‑in captures signature Neve warmth and extended EQ of one of Neve’s most cherished circuits.
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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, award-winning line of Apollo audio interfaces, and advanced UAD Digital Signal Processing technology for recording, mixing, and mastering audio. Headquartered in Scotts Valley, California, with offices in Los Angeles, Colorado, and Amsterdam, UA is focused on merging the best of vintage analog and modern digital technology. With its rich recording heritage, UA has been “Setting the tone since 1958.” www.uaudio.com
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