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Enter a World of Iconic Studios, Analog Gear, and Pro Instruments

Step up to professional sound with 44 UAD plug-ins curated for any genre of music production — no UA hardware required.

From the sound of legendary studios to iconic API compressors, rare mastering tools, and channel strips —nearly $9,000 in value if purchased separately — UAD Signature Edition gives you the best of Universal Audio's native plug-ins, in a single bundle.

No Hardware Required

No Hardware Required

UAD Signature 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.

  • Get the sound of the world's finest professional studios — in your DAW
  • Enjoy the analog richness of legendary mastering tools, channel strips, solid-state and tube preamps, and bus compressors
  • Inject color and tone with complete collections of iconic EQs and compressors
  • Discover the fat, warm sound of magnetic tape on all of your sources
  • Add ambience and space on vocals and instruments with award-winning plate and digital reverb, tape echo, rotary speaker, and more
  • Stay inspired with album ready grand piano, electric piano, and organ sounds, indistinguishable from the real thing

UAD Sound City Studios Plug‑In

Get the authentic sound of the world's most famous rock & roll studio, including its legendary rooms, mic collection, iconic British console, analog outboard gear, and reverb chamber.

Capitol Chambers

Record and mix with the world's only authentic plug-in emulation of Capitol Studios' prized underground echo chambers and add dense, natural reverberation to vocals or drums — far beyond plate, digital, or simple convolution reverb.

Capitol Mastering Compressor

Give your tracks the velvet touch of Capitol's handbuilt mastering compressor and easily increase perceived loudness, tighten low end, and expand your stereo width with the same compressor used on catalogs from Capitol, Blue Note, Motown, and more.

Hitsville EQ Collection

Get instant "Motown Sound" on vocals, drums, bass and more with the only EQ emulations officially licensed by the legendary Hitsville U.S.A. studio. Plus, produce fuller stereo mixes using Hitsville's rare mastering EQ and custom Motown filters.

Hitsville Reverb Chambers

Immerse yourself in the glorious sound of the attic reverb chambers that shaped the Motown Sound with easy-to-use controls, including distinct speaker and mic selections in each chamber, to make your vocals, drums, and hand claps soar.

API Vision Channel Strip Collection

Get the sound of API's flagship analog console, and add the same unmistakable punch, presence, and color used on everything from Stevie Wonder's Innervisions to Radiohead's In Rainbows.

API 2500 Bus Compressor

Create energy, movement, and tone for your stereo mixes and subgroups unlike any other compressor with an exacting emulation of the hardware that's a permanent fixture on the stereo bus of many of the world's top engineers and producers.

Manley Massive Passive EQ

Dial in punch, air, sizzle, and clarity without adding harshness using Manley’s ultra-boutique tube EQ, perfect for mixes or mastering.

Manley VOXBOX Channel Strip

Get luxurious vocals, bass, acoustic guitars, voiceovers, and more with Manley’s high-fidelity, flagship tube channel strip.

Avalon VT-737 Tube Channel Strip

Get consistently polished results full of radio-ready gloss and detail with Avalon's flagship VT-737 channel strip —the best-selling standalone channel strip ever made — and the dominant player in chart-topping pop, hip-hop, and R&B productions.

dbx 160 Compressor/Limiter

Whether you’re using it on synths, bass guitar, or a drum bus, the dbx 160 plug-in gives you the original hardware’s grabby, low-end glue and old-school character — a must-have for any engineer’s compressor toolkit.

Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor Compressor

Add the versatile, super-fast compressor that's the choice for modern producers looking to add creative colors to drums, vocals, and guitars.

Fairchild Tube Limiter Collection

Get the same silky, warm compression heard on hundreds of hit records from The Beatles and Pink Floyd to countless Motown classics with the most accurate emulations ever made of these rare tube limiters.*

Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb

Add the famously lush ambience that defined the sound of an entire era with a bit-for-bit emulation of the classic '80s studio hardware that remains one of the most popular digital reverb units of all time.

Manley Tube Preamp

Add instant life to vocals and bass, punch up acoustic guitars and drums, or push synths forward with the authentic sound of Manley tube hardware.

Studer A800 Tape Recorder

Add warmth, presence, cohesion, and low-end punch that only genuine tape can provide with the proven hit-making sound of a genuine Studer tape machine.

Teletronix LA-3A Classic Audio Leveler

Famous for pushing sounds right to the front of your speakers with a unique, aggressive character, get all the tone and dynamics control of this highly-coveted hardware — perfect for vocals, acoustic guitar, drums, and more.

UA 175B & 176 Tube Compressor Collection

Based on a pair of UA's 1960s golden units, this Collection gives your vocals, drums, and synths all the ultra-musical harmonics and colorful saturation of the original ultra-rare hardware.

Electra 88 Vintage Keyboard Studio

Get the album-ready sound of a 1974 Rhodes Eighty Eight Suitcase Mark 1 electric piano,* along with a fully stocked "vintage" studio of pro production tools — for in‑the‑box tones nearly indistinguishable from the real thing.

Moog Minimoog

Add the fat, musically expressive sounds of the most iconic synthesizer ever made — from Kraftwerk to Parliament-Funkadelic, Yes to Dr. Dre — with our industry‑leading expertise in circuit modeling, synthesis, and signal processing.**

Opal Morphing Synthesizer

An epic-sounding flagship synth that's perfect for producers, sound designers, and musicians, Opal is our analog-meets-wavetable synth that gives you huge-sounding morphing filters and powerful UA effects, for album-ready sounds, no matter how deep you explore.

Ravel Grand Piano

Perfect for modern music productions from pop to rock, R&B to hip‑hop, get album-ready sonics and inspiring playability with our breathtaking emulation of a Steinway Model B grand piano* that goes far beyond other piano plug-ins and sample libraries with its unprecedented realism.

Waterfall B3 Organ

Explore the world's most thorough emulation of the classic Hammond B3 organ and its companion Leslie 147 rotary speaker cabinet,* giving your music the same rich tone and three‑dimensional sound heard on decades of legendary albums.

Waterfall Rotary Speaker

Immerse yourself in the jaw-dropping sounds of the classic Leslie 147 rotary speaker cabinet,* and envelope your guitars, vocals, keyboards, and more in chewy, three-dimensional modulation effects — far beyond chorus and flange — for classic textures heard on decades of legendary albums.

1176 Classic Limiter Collection

Give character and punch to vocals, guitars, bass, drums, and anything else with three distinct versions of this easy‑to‑use limiter, used on more records than any compressor ever made.

Studio D Chorus

An exacting emulation of a late-'70s Roland Dimension D,* add the same "secret sauce" analog widening effects used by the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Brian Eno, M83, and more, for stunning analog modulation textures — with the push of a button.**

Brigade Chorus

Flatter your guitars, vocals, and synths with the luxuriant analog modulation effects of a vintage BOSS CE‑1 Chorus Ensemble* and enjoy three-dimensional movement and shimmer.

PolyMAX Synth

Our vintage-inspired synth gives producers, sound designers, and musicians fat analog tones from the golden age of polysynthesis with warm, analog-modeled oscillators and filters, professional UA effects, and curated presets that easily fit into any genre — for 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. Revel in the sonic and mechanical nuances of the steel plate, transducers, and dampers, 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 Signature Edition

Overall Rating

4.8/5
(15441)

P. K

December 8, 2023

Same creamy texture as the hardware

Used to hire the hardware years ago - hire business folded. I lamented the absence. Considered for too many years the expense of purchasing the hardware. THEN this comes along - with all the colour and texture of the original... I use it to get a sound I can only describe as thicker and creamy (!?) Check it out - it has real character and is SO like the hardware its scarey good.

F. San Filippo

December 8, 2023

Holy buckets.

Sounds great on drums and guitar re-amping.

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December 8, 2023

AMAZING

I have no issue with the cost what a insane plugin

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December 8, 2023

Love It

Sounds like the real thing!

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December 8, 2023

Love It

Sounds like the real thing!

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December 8, 2023

Love It

Sounds like the real thing!

j. smith

December 8, 2023

It’s awesome

It legitimately sounds like recording in a large room. It makes drums sound huge, acoustics sounds spacious, and the cabs are great for electric guitar. It won’t be the right thing for every track in the mix, but definitely a good tool to have in the box.

A. Hunt

December 8, 2023

Iykyk

This will open the window on your mixes. Iconic again. It is native only so you’ll need to download UADx.

A. Hunt

December 8, 2023

Another 5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Love it on the master bus. Chefs kiss.

J. Kriske

December 8, 2023

Smooth

Definitely has its place., especially at sale prices

J. Kriske

December 8, 2023

Really fun!

Lots of tonal flexibility and really fun to play. It’s making me want to save up for a weighted keyboard!

F. Medilien

December 8, 2023

No buyer’s remorse

I have not regretted buying this plugin. Not one bit! This is BIG. This is pure quality stuff.

R. Araya Letelier

December 8, 2023

A great room

I'm still discovering its potential, but so far so good. It's the room ambience I always wanted to achieve with convolution reverb, but it's also a lot more thanks to the re-mic option, which is not something I'll always use, but it's been great with piano and sax.

J. Castagnino

December 8, 2023

Best bundle ever

This has bean a huge leap in my mixing processing possibilities. I think UAD products are the closest option to mixing with analog gear. UAD Native option for those who don't own UAD hardware like me is a total game changer.

c. michels

December 8, 2023

Sound City Exclu Natif.

Incontestablement un excellent plugin, néanmoins j ai quand même réussi à me faire piéger par votre marketing agressif voire fallacieux et j ai réalisé trop tard qu il s agissait d une version uniquement native ... Le vent tourne chez UA ... Dommageable !

J. Smalls

December 8, 2023

Great all around compressor

I use the API 2500 in multiple ways, in the mix or for post mastering. I love it more for mastering its glues everything together and with the tone section really adds depth. I say for the sale price you shouldn’t need a review to help with the purchase JUST BUY IT. Otherwise this is an amazing plugin and I highly recommend it!

F. MARTINA

December 8, 2023

Just Native?!?!

You should release it in UAD format as soon as possible, together with all your “Just Native” products. This strategy will backfire you guys.

s. ermolaev

December 8, 2023

magnificent

I have wanted it for a long time and now I am the owner of this unsurpassed warmth)

J. Bru

December 8, 2023

Grandes resultados

Aunque no la recomiendo para todo, si que necesita tiempo para saber si su aplicación es correcta. En este caso no me han servido los presets, he tenido que configurar el plug-in a mis necesidades. Para instrumentos como Baterias, no he notado una mejoría al instante, para voces, guitarras y piano, me ha gustado mucho. Pero recomiendo dedicarle tiempo ya que las mejoras que aporta pueden ser muy buenas.

J. Bru

December 8, 2023

La mejor emulación!!!!

Me encanta como suena, todos los efectos que tiene y es una gran herramienta para composición. Todavía me queda mucho por descubrir y lo recomiendo al 100%