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Universal Audio Wins A Record 5 TEC Awards At The 2023 NAMM Show
— UA honored across multiple product categories for Volt audio interfaces, UAFX pedals, LUNA & UAD Instruments —
SCOTTS VALLEY, CA • APRIL 27, 2023 - Universal Audio was thrilled to be honored with a record five Technical Excellence and Creativity (TEC) Awards at the 2023 NAMM Show on April 13th in Anaheim, California.
Since 1985, the TEC Awards have honored outstanding achievements in professional audio production and product innovation. With hundreds of entries for nominations that are 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.
Volt 276 — Computer Audio Hardware
Volt 2 — Audio Apps & Hardware/Peripherals for Smartphones/Tablets
Universal Audio created the Volt 2 & 276 USB audio interfaces for musicians and producers to livestreamers and content creators who want to easily record audio with big studio tone. Plug right in to a Mac, PC, iPad, or iPhone and Volt just shows up, ready to capture inspiration with legendary sound.
Winner, Musical Instrument Amplification and Effects
The UAFX Dream '65 Reverb Amplifier pedal gives tone chasers the essential American tube amp used by artists and producers for 60 years, from Muddy Waters to The Beatles to Elvis Costello. Built on powerful dual-engine processing and UAD audio modeling expertise, the Dream '65 effects pedal delivers bold cleans, sweet breakup, and divine spring reverb and vibrato.
Winner, Musical Instrument Software
Opal is UA’s flagship synth that's perfect for producers, sound designers, and musicians. This analog-meets-wavetable synth is powered by huge-sounding morphing filters and powerful UA effects — always delivering album-ready sounds, no matter how deep you explore.
Winner, Workstation Technology / Recording Devices
Designed for seamless integration with Apollo audio interfaces, LUNA is a full-featured recording application built for music recording, audio editing, composition, and sound design. This major software update included over 20 added features and enhancements since the last major release, including control surface support and sidechain input.
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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."
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