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Precision Maximizer

Precision Maximizer


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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.

Now You Can:

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

R. Mahjoub

November 2, 2020

Hate it

Hate it

T. Delannay

October 15, 2020

Pro UAD.

Top Plugins. Merci UAD...

A. Shalaby

September 15, 2020

Super Sweet for my Mastering

I just love what this does in the final stage of mastering! As hard as I have worked in the mixing phases, this just brings everything I worked so hard on to make a great mix, and elevates it. Just a few dials, turn here and there, and you have audio magic. I don't know what's behind the curtain, but it works!

J. Geary

August 26, 2020

Hmmm, it just seems to sound better

After a few different projects shooting this guy out vs the plethora of other maximizers around, 9/10 times this unit just popped in a way the others didnt. Not sure why, or how but its great. (this is comparing it to other channel / bus maximizers, yeah your mastering limiter with its extra controls and oversampling options will sound better for full mix limiting)

M. Malinski

August 24, 2020

Transparent maximizing

If yours mix missing saturation, precision maximizer can add this to yours mix or master without sound processed.

b. koh

July 22, 2020

Precision Maximizer

This is a 100% let-down....You see, Technology has advanced so much these days. Many brands had made fantastic Maximizers that not only sound great but coupled with lots of visual graphic and adjustable parameters. Some even has intelligent assistance that can match reference song. This one is definitely out-dated!
I am not saying that it sounds bad (actually it sounds pretty great) but there are just TOO MANY competitors that offer a much more user-friendly and more ease of control .
well, it's just my personal opinion, this one can be a "pass" if you haven't owned one.

K. Frost

July 20, 2020

Does what they say it does

Easy to use. Works very well with the Precision Series Master Plugins. Small DSP footprint.
Also the Multi Processor Buss Compressor is awesome too- the DSP footprint on this plugin is a little higher.

If your mix is right, very little to do on Master with these plugins.

K. Frost

July 20, 2020

Does what they say it does

Easy to use. Works very well with the Precision Series Master Plugins. Small DSP footprint.
Also the Multi Processor Buss Compressor is awesome too- the DSP footprint on this plugin is a little higher.

If your mix is right, very little to do on Master with these plugins.

D. Kuvalin

July 14, 2020

Mastering Beast!!!

Awesome plugin!!! Love this thing on my Master Bus! Make sound richer, louder, more powerful. Also great for individual tracks or buses.

B. Schumacher

July 8, 2020

Also great for individual tracks, not only for mastering

I know this is supposed to be used for mastering but the reason I had to buy it is for using it on Kick & Bass (/"808").

C. Schwitzke

July 1, 2020

Unverzichtbar für das Mastering

Dieser Maximizer wird bei uns vor allen Dingen beim Mastering eingesetzt.
Der Klang wird sehr natürlich "nach vorne" geschoben, alles klingt luftiger und klarer.
Die einfache und intuitive Bedienung spricht ebenfalls für sich.
Ein tolles Mastering Tool, gerade, wenn man ältere Aufnahmen restaurieren möchte.

I. Semenov

June 28, 2020

Must have on master buss

The first thing that surprised me was the plugin's algorithm. Multistage signal increase with limiting it's fantastic decision! And of course, additional saturation and drive. 5 stars definitely.

M. Howell

June 16, 2020

This needs to be on your drive!

Short and sweet- this needs to be on your hard drive. Why? Because limiters and compressors will not do what a Maximizer will do. It's hard to describe, but simply put it makes your final mix "louder" and without clipping, so it stands out better with more punch and power and clarity. I tried this plugin first and when it expired I missed it, and finally purchased it. It makes all your work sound better in the mix- TRY IT!. You can thank me later!!!

M. Martini

June 12, 2020

Precision and efficiency

This tool it’s more gentle and less invasive than other competitors on the market. Don’t destroy the mix, and this is the most important feature. Usually some maximizers tends to bring up to an extreme loudness. Instead this plugin is a real “enhancer” and it’s capable to save all the harmonics range. Could not miss in my mastering chain. Five stars!

E. Oliva

May 15, 2020

Great tool !

Happy with this plugin! It gives that extra loudness to my sound!

J. Rodriguez

April 29, 2020

to the MAX

See this is why you buy uad plugins that are the best and they do what they are supposed to do keep up the good work

A. Guryanov

April 21, 2020


This is what I needed!

V. Kotljarow

April 20, 2020

Precision Maximizer

Very good precision maximizer. I'm very happy with the plugin.
Big Respect universal audio !!!

M. Colon

April 17, 2020

Precision Maximizer

Great little tool. Push the mixes up with no distortion. I love it so far!

R. Beck

April 6, 2020

Easy, fast and great results

I've used every "famous" maximizer plug-ins out on the market and I can tell you that Precision Maximizer stands out among all of them. I wouldn't say this sounds the most "elegant" of them but this is easy-to-use, super-fast and really brings the volume up to the commercial level.