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UA’s original “secret weapon” processor for a professional mastering shine.

The Precision Maximizer for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces is an easy-to-use dynamic impact processor that magically increases perceived loudness, without destroying your track’s all-important dynamic range.

For years, the Precision Maximizer has been a go-to for Grammy-winning mastering engineers like Paul Blakemore and project studio engineers looking for a quick polish on a rough mix. By merging Universal Audio’s analog/tube know-how and its digital mastering expertise, the Precision Maximizer is an essential tool for every mixer’s toolkit.

Easily maximize mixes and masters while retaining dynamic range

Add tube-like presence and sizzle to your sources

Quickly enhance impact, warmth, and energy to mixes and masters

Tweak the Shape control for extra harmonic content

Key Features

Maximizes with minimal dynamic range change
Enhances impact, warmth, energy and presence
Shape” contours harmonic content
“Single” or “3-Band” with Limit modes
Input and Output controls
Requires a UAD DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide

Customer Reviews

Precision Maximizer

Overall Rating


d. olivier

January 15, 2024

Magic weapon

Love This maximizer ! Subtle and magic

V. Stankevich

December 9, 2023

This is a great Maximizer

I have been using the Inflator for a long time but this maximizer seems to sound more transparent and brighter, in my opinion it works better with transients so you can push it a little bit further and have a louder master.

Š. Kominko

November 30, 2023


Skvelý maximizer!

S. Lontano

September 19, 2023

The tool you need for your masterbuss

This maximizer will give you a fuller track with the classic in front of face sound.
It needs a new GUI

A. Lee

June 24, 2023


Is very clear but adds weight too

D. Ho

June 15, 2023

Fiill and Forward

When I want a track to be a bit fuller and more forward in a mix, the Precision Maximizer achieves this without compromising its naturalness. I love this plug-in!

M. Ackert

May 20, 2023

Praktisches Tool

Der Precision Maximizer verleiht dem Mix noch einen gewissen Punch und räumt klanglich noch etwas auf. Sehr praktisches Tool um dem finalen Mix noch das gewisse "Etwas" zu verleihen.

J. Zapata

January 22, 2023

Es muy bueno

Lo usaré mucho

I. Townsend

January 6, 2023

Precision Maximizer

The Precision Maximizer is an incredible tool for mixing and mastering. I’m very impressed with how it works on bringing up and out character in my mixes. UA has proven to be the best in plugins, far exceeding the competition with no latency issues… Thanks!

R. Bouma

July 3, 2022

the one I prefer if I must use it

I don’t like to use tools like this too much. I makes me feel i didn’t do my job well. I never use it in a project on a certain instrument. Only when it comes to pre or stem mastering sometimes it comes in handy. I have one from waves, BX and Oxford but this is my go-to choice. It doesn’t ‘over do’ it’s job. No coloration etc.

F. Chen

June 22, 2022

Precision Maximizer

Powerful Maximizer!Warm and Strong!

R. Siddiqui

April 8, 2022

Precision Maximizer

I have no words but if have say something about so I would like to say that
No One maximizer in world can beat this .


March 28, 2022

Fantastic on live DJ mixs with Twitch

Shadow hills mastering compressor and this is all I need for live stream DJ mixs to sound so much better

A. Hall

March 22, 2022

Crystal clear

This does a great job, it’s simple to use and keeps the sound clear

A. fantomservice

January 1, 2022


Отлично себя проявил на мастер шине

A. Lindelöf

November 22, 2021

Great for maximizing master tracks

Great plugin for maximizing your master track in different ways either transparently or with color / tone. Easy to use, yet with several options as to work for everyone. I use it together with Precision K-Stereo for subtle final polish.

J. Steffen

August 31, 2021

Sounds phenomenal BUT......

I absolutely love the sound of this thing, this is what I use in all of my mastering at the end of the chain. My only problem with it is that it has no option to take care of inter-sample clipping. If you want to master for "hi-def" for iTunes you need to have a limiter that takes care of the inter-sample clipping or it won't be accepted by iTunes. This is a huge problem. This plugin needs that badly. If it had it I would easily give it 5 starts without a second thought, but I've given it 3 due to that. It does however sound incredible. You can really push the hell out of it more than any other plugin that does what it does out there, and it's still completely transparent and doesn't do a thing to your transients. I highly recommend it, and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND UA to ADD THE OPTION to get rid of INTER-SAMPLE clipping.

L. Tian Siung

August 18, 2021

Great Plugin!


J. Revell

July 13, 2021

Precision Maximizer

I never usually master my final mixes, but Covid has presented some problems in getting together with a friend who does it normally. He has Ozone and Slate plugins so I think I'll compare his last masters with the PM and see what the difference is between them. I liked the sound of the plugin but I noticed I needed to boost the input by 5 or 6 dB to match my mastered recordings.

D. Cinelli

April 19, 2021

Another great option to make my mixes the best they can be !

The precision maximizer a great tool that helps me deliver the absolute best mixes possible to my clients .. it is very musical and adds a polished texture to all of my mixes. A great addition and a must have ! Daniel Cinelli - Mixing Engineer - planet studios, Montreal, Canada.