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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."



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


C. Bors

November 30, 2023

simple to use, must have piece

very gentle and nice eq

C. Bors

November 30, 2023

piece of a legendary era

must have product :)

C. Bors

November 30, 2023

For this price is a gift this bundle

Affordable and quality is perfect :)

B. Gallacher

November 30, 2023

 UAD Essentials Edition

Absolutely love the new VST rig on my M1 Mac, use at least one of these on every song, Great quality Plugin's

A. Giroux

November 28, 2023

Nice bundle

Perfect add on to my collection of plugins.. :)

S. Bakas

November 28, 2023

Lovely Synth!

Great sound!

S. Bakas

November 28, 2023

Lovely Synth!

Great sound!

s. dionigi

November 28, 2023

molto bello

Aggiunge armoniosità

E. Cutillas

November 27, 2023

Tasteful strip

Punchy and tasty on drums, for electronic music genre

E. Chen

November 27, 2023

makes works more perfect

A very practical set that makes my works more perfect

E. Chen

November 27, 2023

makes works more perfect

A very practical set that makes my works more perfect

K. L

November 24, 2023

A classic

Super compressor, on almost any source material. Subtle and very nice after an 1176 on vocals.

G. Das

November 24, 2023

All VSTs are so good. They look so professional. Very price effective too. Love them!

Right off the bat, I'm blown by the Polymax presets. I got lost in one of them while trying it for the first time from the Black Friday purchase. Ever had such a crispy sound that it makes the MIDI keyboard feel smoother?

J. McCool

November 22, 2023

The smile maker

Set the Pultec to a smiley face curve and it will put a smile on your face. Takes a minute to understand, but once you get it, you’ll reach for it often.

L. Marchetti

November 22, 2023


E. Silva

November 21, 2023

Som maravilhoso

Testei muitos pluguins de outros fabricantes, mas a universal audio me surpreendeu com sua modelagem impressionante, estou muito satisfeito com a sonoridade.

F. Antonio

November 19, 2023

Really good plate sound!!!

THE plate sound. I would love to see this guy with a little bit more control.

L. Agushi

November 19, 2023

excellent ❤️

A. Hunt

November 18, 2023

Great bag of UA plugins

I was excited to get plate regen for 49$ on their major sale. The rest of these I had. Solid grouping for someone getting into UA

D. Taite

November 16, 2023

Great plugins

I love these plugins, they are so easy to use and have a clear sound. But... the ilok license is the worst thing on planet earth, I hate it