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Universal Audio Nominated for 11 TEC Awards at NAMM's 39th Annual Ceremony

— Recognition Comes on the Heels of Five TEC Award Wins in 2023; Nominations Include Audio Interfaces, Guitar Pedals, Software, and Microphones —

SCOTTS VALLEY, CAJune 12, 2024 – 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 thrilled to announce an astounding achievement as they set a new record by receiving 11 nominations for the prestigious TEC Awards at the 39th Annual NAMM TEC Awards.

The TEC Awards, presented annually by NAMM, honor the trailblazers, innovations, and industry luminaries behind the sound of music, recordings, live performances, film, television, video games, and multimedia. Now in its 39th year, the TEC Awards are celebrated as the highest accolade in the pro audio and sound recording industry.

Universal Audio's recognition highlights their extraordinary impact on the world of music and sound production as they make history by securing nominations across 11 categories. Their nominations span an array of product types, highlighting their versatility and expertise across the audio industry.

The 11 TEC Award Nominations for Universal Audio:

Atmos & Immersive Audio Support for Apollo x16

Category: Amplification Hardware / Studio & Sound Reinforcement
This free update includes all‑new Monitor Controls, Calibration, and Metering windows in Apollo’s Console application, turning Apollo x16 into an affordable immersive audio mixing and monitoring solution up to 9.1.6.

Volt 4 USB Audio Interface

Category: Audio Apps & Hardware / Peripherals for Smartphones & Tablets
4‑channel recording interfaces give music creators expanded I/O for collaborating, with onboard tone shaping and included plug‑ins for Mac, PC, iPad, and iPhone.

Volt 476P Audio Interface

Category: Computer Audio Hardware
Volt 476P is UA’s first Volt model to feature four analog preamps, with 76 Compressor and Vintage Mic Preamp modes on every input channel.

Sphere DLX Modeling Microphone

Category: Microphones – Recording
UA Sphere DLX condenser mics feature 38 models of classic mics with Dual Mode for blended mic combinations, Realtime UAD Processing for low‑latency recording with Apollo interfaces, and included presets for getting pro sound quickly.

SP-1 Standard Pencil Microphone Pair

Category: Microphones – Sound Reinforcement
The SP‑1 delivers consistently clean capture of acoustic guitars, drum overheads, percussion, horns, and more. It now includes Hemisphere Microphone Modeling technology, giving users access to the legendary sound of five legendary tube and solid-state mics.

UAFX Del-Verb Reverb Companion

Category: Musical Instrument Amplification & Effects
The most authentic vintage reverb and delay effects ever captured in a single effects pedal.

Electra 88 Keyboard Studio

Category: Musical Instrument Software
Universal Audio’s Electra 88 Vintage Keyboard Studio includes classic mics and amps, along with legendary rack effects and stompbox emulations.

UAFX MAX Dual Compressor

Category: Signal Processing Hardware
Max Preamp & Dual Compressor puts the colorful sound of three legendary limiters and an iconic tube preamp, right at your feet.

Capitol Mastering Compressor

Category: Signal Processing Software (Dynamics / EQ / Utilities)
Universal Audio’s Capitol Mastering Compressor captures the rich sound of the legendary studio's handbuilt tube mastering unit, of which only four exist.

Hitsville Reverb Chambers

Category: Signal Processing Software (Effects)
First‑ever authentic plug‑in emulation of the chambers that made the “Motown Sound” for Apollo and UAD Spark

LUNA 1.4 Audio Workstation

Category: Workstation Technology / Recording Devices
LUNA is UA's free Mac‑based recording application that lets you do music recording, audio editing, composition, sound design, and more ‑ all in real time, and with big analog studio sound.

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About Universal Audio Inc.
Universal Audio (UA) is a pioneer in audio and music production tools, with a rich 60‑year history of craftsmanship and innovation. UA today enables millions of audio and music creators worldwide, with industry‑standard Apollo and Volt recording interfaces, UAD plug‑ins, UAFX pedals, advanced audio machine learning, LUNA recording suite, and UA Custom Shop hardware. UA is headquartered in Scotts Valley, California, with passionate employees worldwide – united by our goal of "Inspiring Sound for Generations."