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Universal Audio Wins Four TEC Awards
At The 2024 NAMM Show

— UA honored across multiple product categories for UAFX Pedals, Volt USB Audio Interfaces, UAD Plugins, and Atmos & Immersive Audio Support —

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA • February 12, 2024 — Universal Audio is thrilled to be honored with four Technical Excellence and Creativity (TEC) Awards at the 2024 NAMM Show on January 27th 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.

“We are thrilled and honored to receive four TEC Awards,” says Bill Putnam Jr., CEO and founder of Universal Audio. “This has been a breakthrough year for UA, and we're excited to keep pushing the boundaries of what's possible in audio, with timeless sound and impeccable craftsmanship as our true north."

Atmos & Immersive Audio Support for Apollo x16

Winner, Amplification Hardware / Studio & Sound Reinforcement
Apollo x16 is now an all‑in‑one monitoring hub for mixing formats up to 9.1.6, and easily creates 16‑channel immersive audio mixes for Dolby Atmos, Auro‑3D, Sony 360 Reality Audio, and others.

UAFX Max Preamp & Dual Compressor

Winner, Signal Processing Hardware
Built upon award-winning UAFX dual-engine processing and a burning desire for the ultimate in sonic legitimacy, Max Preamp & Dual Compressor puts the colorful sound of three legendary limiters and an iconic tube preamp, right at your feet.

Hitsville Reverb Chambers

Winner, Signal Processing Software
Available only from Universal Audio, Hitsville Reverb Chambers gives recordings the soulful ambience of these hallowed spaces, as used by the producers of Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and The Supremes.*

Volt 476P USB Audio Interface

Winner, Computer Audio Hardware
Built for creative collaborators and bands who want to easily record larger audio projects with quality studio sound, 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.

*Use of artist names does not constitute official endorsement of Hitsville Reverb Chambers software.

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