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Transform your DAW into a Vintage Analog Paradise

Build your dream studio with 33 UAD plug-ins and instruments — no UA hardware required.

Whether it's a legendary channel strip from Avalon, an iconic Studer tape machine, classic compression from Fairchild and Empirical Labs, or lush reverb from Lexicon — $5,825 in value if purchased separately — UAD Studio Edition gives you the gear and sounds used by hit-making professionals every day.

No Hardware Required

No Hardware Required

UAD Studio 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 a professional analog studio packed with legendary channel strips, compressors, EQs, tape machines, effects, and instruments — right in your DAW
  • Get perfect vocals with hit-making solid-state and tube preamps
  • Explore iconic compressors on drums, guitars, vocals, and synths
  • Discover the rich sound of magnetic tape on all of your sources
  • Add ambience and space on vocals and instruments with hit-making plate and digital reverb, tape echo, rotary speaker, and more
  • Stay inspired with in‑the‑box grand piano, electric piano, and organ, indistinguishable from the real thing

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."



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.

**Use of artist names does not constitute official endorsement of UAD software.

Customer Reviews

UAD Studio Edition

Overall Rating


S. Kaiser

May 20, 2024


Nice tool, easy handle, homogen sound

C. Simpson

May 20, 2024

Very Nice

Can’t really beat the value when it’s on sale. My favourite chorus plugin by far, very smooth and it sounds much more natural than most chorus plugins.

p. rabinovich

May 20, 2024

An analog touch

In the midst of so many algorithms, nothing better than returning that soft color of the tape to our tracks. Very good work!

S. Waterman

May 20, 2024

Great Plugin

Since buying I have used it on many of my channels and great to dial in and find what you need quickly . .

B. Lena

May 19, 2024

Phenomenal plug in

This thing is money. Buy it now

C. Beckham

May 19, 2024

Studio D Chorus for the WIN!!!!!

Been searching for a chorus to use in sidechaining for bass to help with creating a wider bass effect and this does the job really good.

N. Viet

May 19, 2024

Disappointing buying experience

With a friend I was discussing what made Motown so special, he believes the musicianship. I believe the sound (it's both of course, but not one without the other). To prove my point I try to make a song sounding like Motown and as a hobbyist this plugin ((partly) essential Motown) on offer was within my budget (€31). However, hours after buying and installing it I saw UAD also had on offer a five plugin bundle, including this one, as wel as a.o. the praised Space Echo and Pultec emulation, for €59. I would have preferred that, but I was too late, I already had installed my purchase. I should have done an extended search. Let me be clear, I understand offers are valid for a limited time, but these two were valid, and still are, for the same period. Complicating factor is that UAD mails me, a Windows user with the EMT140 offer, that only works on Apollo. And this one, although being an EMT140 emulation does not have the name in it. I already had to do some searching to figure things out. It's hard to keep an overview. The name is confusing. All this keeps from being satisfied with my purchase. I could have been better off.

J. Burrows

May 19, 2024

Really Good Plug-In

Sweet sounding plug-in. Sometimes a part needs a little extra something. This can make it just sound better.

B. Rucker

May 19, 2024

Really nice reverb

The plug in is good,but for me not what I was looking for as far as using it on a snare drum,not enough selection for me.

H. Marek

May 19, 2024

The best !!!

The best tape emulation!

R. Taylor

May 18, 2024

Stability is the key.

I admit I can't compare this vst to the original hardware but I can compare it to the IK version I also own, and this version is way more CPU friendly as well as producing awesome results. 10/10.

J. Hijlkema

May 18, 2024

A warm blanket for your music with the precious Pultec

Just running a signal through the Pultec EQP-1A, without turning any knob, already can give my music a desired character. I love putting this on my sampled strings, for warmth and a little more energy. It also makes instruments or aux signals sound more lively, coming out of the speakers just a little more (not volume wise). The knobs do react very smooth, blending the sound in, hard to go wrong with this one. And also love the GUI's simple appearance, it keeps you focused on the jmusic. Glad UAD has these big time sales regularly where these amazing plugins are so reachable.

M. Thigpen

May 17, 2024

This plug-in is great

I love the sound of this Rotary Cabinet. After years as a church organist and trying a plethora of Leslie emulators, this plug-in really is the next best thing to a Leslie cabinet. The adjustable parameters are great, but it is ready to go immediately after down load. I'm using the plugin with a Roland VR-09.

J. Ross

May 17, 2024

Recording Godsend

I just bought this last week on sale and I’m wearing it out already. I use it more for recording than mixing because the DSP is reasonable and I can get basic EQ, saturation and compression color going into Unison so that, during mixing, the “fancy” inserts don’t have to do the heavy lifting and can be utilized for flavor. The plug-in has a warm, tube-like sound and it’s super easy to use. Highly recommended! .

J. Ross

May 17, 2024

Recording Godsend

I just bought this last week on sale and I’m wearing it out already. I use it more for recording than mixing because the DSP is reasonable and I can get basic EQ, saturation and compression color going into Unison so that, during mixing, the “fancy” inserts don’t have to do the heavy lifting and can be utilized for flavor. The plug-in has a warm, tube-like sound and it’s super easy to use. Highly recommended! .

K. Filus

May 17, 2024

Magic Pultec

It's a great equalizer, it works wonders

K. Filus

May 17, 2024

Magic Pultec

It's a great equalizer, it works wonders

K. Filus

May 17, 2024

Magic Pultec

It's a great equalizer, it works wonders

S. Adams

May 17, 2024


I am the proud owner of the best emulation of the Distressor plugin

L. Hanson

May 17, 2024

I wish I had this collection years ago.

The Teletronix LA-2A Collection has become my go-to for compression. They are super simple to use and they sound great.

It can be easy to go down the rabbit hole of trying to find the best software compressor - I've tried quite a few. And, while many of them are decent, I almost always end up using a Teletronix LA-2A. They just work.