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Press Release


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Universal Audio Releases Waterfall Rotary Speaker

— The world’s most authentic emulation of the legendary Leslie rotary speaker cabinet, now available as a UAD plug‑in —

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA • FEBRUARY 14,  2023 — Universal Audio Inc. (UA), a worldwide leader in audio production tools including Apollo and Volt audio interfaces, UAD plug-ins, UA mics, and UAFX guitar products, is proud to introduce Waterfall Rotary Speaker, the most authentic‑sounding emulation of the legendary Leslie Type 147 rotating speaker cabinet ever put into a plug‑in.*

Waterfall Rotary Speaker gives users the sound of a Leslie Type 147 rotary speaker cabinet for instruments and vocals, for classic rotating speaker effects heard on decades of popular music.

For the first time ever, UA has implemented their industry-leading emulation techniques to bring music creators the timeless tone and pitch‑modulating swirl of the Leslie Type 147 rotary speaker, heard on countless psychedelic rock, R&B, jazz, soul and funk records.

Going beyond other Leslie emulations, UA captured the Type 147’s complete circuit and tube power amp as well as its unique three‑dimensional movement and tonal range with meticulously‑placed vintage microphones. The result is an eerily authentic emulation of the rich overtones, harmonics, and immersive quality that made the Type 147 one of the most coveted modulation effects ever made.

With carefully‑crafted presets tailored for vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards and more, Waterfall Rotary Speaker allows musicians to dial in classic Leslie effects effortlessly.

Waterfall Rotary Speaker is now available natively as a UAD plug‑in for $199, and on subscription with UAD Spark.

Waterfall Rotary Speaker Key Features:

    • An exacting UAD plug‑in emulation of the Leslie 147 rotary speaker cabinet
    • Complete three‑dimensional reproduction of the classic rotating speaker, with perfectly positioned mono and stereo vintage mic setups
    • Dial in the perfect sound quickly with an intuitive user interface and album‑ready presets
    • Authentically emulated tube power amp saturation delivers rich overtones and harmonics
    • Get "album‑ready” sounds quickly with expertly-crafted presets for vocals, guitars, keyboards, drums, and more

*All trademarks are property of their respective owners, and used only to represent the instruments modeled as part of Waterfall Rotary Speaker software.

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