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    (4315)

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4.8/5
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Welcome to the Sound of your Favorite Records

Get the rich analog tones heard on decades of classic albums with 11 "must‑have" UAD plug-ins and instruments — for one low price — no UA hardware required.

With three versions of the legendary Teletronix LA‑2A compressor, a collection of classic Pultec EQs, Oxide Tape Recorder, and much more — a $1,493 value if purchased separately — your productions will take a huge leap forward with professional analog sound.

No Hardware Required

No Hardware Required

UAD Essentials Edition plug-ins run natively on Mac or PC and work with any compatible DAW including Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton, FL Studio, Cubase, Studio One, Reaper, LUNA, and more.

Included Versions

UAD Native
Runs on your Mac or PC without UA hardware.

Apollo Realtime & UAD‑2
Runs accelerated on Apollo interfaces and UAD‑2 hardware.

UAD Native plug-ins run on both macOS 10.15 Catalina or newer and Windows 10 and 11. Go to our UA Support page for system requirements.

  • Add analog warmth and texture to vocals, bass, synths, and more with iconic tube compressors and EQs
  • Discover the fat sound of magnetic tape on your drums, vocals, and guitars
  • Explore ambience and space on vocals and instruments with award‑winning plate reverb and tape echo
  • Capture the perfect take with an easy-to-use tube channel strip featuring EQ, compression, and mic preamp
  • Experience a vintage-inspired analog synth packed with "album‑ready" sounds

PolyMAX Synth

Our vintage-inspired synth gives producers, sound designers, and musicians fat analog tones from the golden age of polysynthesis. PolyMAX's warm, analog-modeled oscillators and filters, professional UA effects, and curated presets easily fit into any genre — with album‑ready sounds instantly.

Century Tube Channel Strip

Enhance your vocals, guitars, synths, and more with a vintage-style tube mic preamp, simple three-band EQ, and optical compressor designed to give you everything you need to capture "first take" magic.

Pultec Passive EQ Collection

Featuring three astonishingly accurate Pultec EQs that are indistinguishable from the original analog hardware, get the same silky curves used by the engineers of John Mayer, Daft Punk, and Mariah Carey, on your vocals, drums, keys and more.

Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveler Collection

Get smooth, radio-ready vocals, guitars, and bass with three highly sought-after versions of the most famous optical tube compressor ever made — and the go-to for professional mixers worldwide.

Galaxy Tape Echo

Add subtle tape delay and colorful cacophony to drums, vocals, guitars, and synths with the definitive emulation of an iconic analog contraption used by everyone from Pink Floyd and David Bowie, to King Tubby, Scientist, and Lee “Scratch” Perry.

Pure Plate Reverb

Experience UA's revolutionary plate reverb emulation in a simple, easy-to-use package — with all of the essential features — and give your vocals, guitars, strings, and synths lush, satisfying ambience.

Oxide Tape Recorder

Based on our award-winning Ampex and Studer tape machine emulations, Oxide Tape Recorder gives you the warmth, presence, and vibe of professional analog tape, with only the essential controls, so you can get sounds faster and make everything "sound like a record."

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FAQ

Is Universal Audio hardware required to use these plug-ins?

No. These plug-ins run natively on your computer. No UA hardware required.

Can I try native UAD plug-ins before I buy?

Yes, 14-day plug-in demos are available. Find eligible plug‑ins ›

If I purchase a UAD plug-in, do I get a license for native and Apollo/UAD-2 versions?

Yes, for every UAD plug-in that supports native and Apollo/UAD-2 versions, you get a license for both.

I own an Apollo or UAD-2 hardware, is this for me?

Yes, absolutely, our new bundles provide tremendous value on some of our most popular collections of plug-ins, and native versions are included for the best of both worlds. Native UAD plug-ins also allow you to record and mix on-the-go without attaching UAD hardware.

*All trademarks are property of their respective owners, and used only to represent the instruments modeled as part of UAD plug‑ins.

Customer Reviews

UAD Essentials Edition

Overall Rating

4.8/5
(4315)

M. Studio

June 19, 2024

Very Good Reverb

I really like this pure plate reverb, it's easy to use and the vocal sound blends into my mix

m. carter

June 17, 2024

Off line support. I have an ilok usb

I also don't like to record online! Don't like to use the cloud! That's the only downfall to using these plugins! Other than that. They sound great! Hurry up and make them for offline usage. I have an ilok account and usb stick! That should be all that is needed. Thx

m. carter

June 17, 2024

Off line support. I have an ilok usb

I also don't like to record online! Don't like to use the cloud! That's the only downfall to using these plugins! Other than that. They sound great! Hurry up and make them for offline usage. I have an ilok account and usb stick! That should be all that is needed. Thx

D. Black

June 17, 2024

Pultec EQ bundle

Excellent EQ bundle, they're much more useful than you'd think. No regrets here. This is the best one I've heard. And it's doing the Pultec boost attenuate punch quite well.

D. Black

June 17, 2024

Century channel strip

It's got a decent tube preamp sound, additional compression and EQ sections. Can be turned up to distorted sounds if preferred

P. Mello

June 17, 2024

Simple and crystal clear!

Like everything Universal Audio does, this plugin is also awesome, simple and crystal clear, it delivers fantastic results, all you need is a good instrument, excellent performance and a set of honest microphones that are not necessarily the most expensive. I never stop being surprised with each new acquisition with UAD.
Paulo Bourg
Brazilian Conductor

A. Pashka

June 15, 2024

The best emulation on market

Having used real LA-2As, I can confidently say this is the best LA2A plugin collection by far

G. Pigman

June 14, 2024

Jot to the Ears

Beautiful, simple and a delight to add echo and reverb to give tracks full depth and dimension.

Not to mention, its green !

E. Pedersen

June 14, 2024

Great plugins, but they never work

Most times they dont work, even if my iLok license manager is open. Its really frustrating when EVERY other plugin i have can be used without having another program running

J. Fultz

June 13, 2024

Simply The Best!

The LA2A bundle is awesome, and really gives great presence to vocals and instruments, and the Polymax synthesizer creates great sounds that end up in all of my projects.

B. Hjörleifsson

June 13, 2024

Perfection!

Vibe and shine

s. sant

June 13, 2024

De momento lo que estoy comprobando me gusta mucho

He probado infinidad de pluguins, créanme, y quitando los de fabfilter, creo que nunca había usado algo que realmente valiera la pena, era muy reacio a Uad por que no se podían usar en modo nativo y costaban una pasta, pero ahora tengo que reconocer que estaba equivocado, suenan de maravilla, y con las ofertas los puedes pillar a muy buen precio
Estoy muy satisfecho

L. walle

June 12, 2024

Top plugin

Great

A. Prestigiacomo

June 11, 2024

Simply incredible

Great bundle as do-it-all.
Would buy it again!

D. Lewis

June 10, 2024

Clean and Accurate!!!

This plugin gives me clarity and the true reverb behind anything I put in front of it .. from vocals to instruments!! Use this in EVERY session!!

D. Lewis

June 10, 2024

Amazing! And Warm!

This plugin sounds amazing with guitar and vocals!! It’s being used in one of my betas as we speak!

J. Burris

June 9, 2024

Using offline rquires a dongle...really?

I do not like my recording Computer online in order to use my plug ins. It is a dedicated machine and it was deceptive of UAD to sell me a bundle without the information regarding having to have an ilok dongle in order to operate them off line! They maybe great but I guess I've wasted monies with this bundle/plug ins! Finding quality plug ins that do not use this method! UA very deceptive!

G. Costa

June 8, 2024

Old Style!

Once you've understood it, it's very useful.

j. kim

June 8, 2024

uad essentials edition

very nice~!

O. Morris

June 8, 2024

Galaxy Sound

Great Sounding Plugin