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Support Report: Welcome DX Users!

UA's Cambridge EQ for Direct X
As Universal Audio grows, so does our reach to new customers and other platforms. Recently we added support for UAD-1 users who run the Direct X Plug-In format. We want to welcome all the new faces, and wish you success and enjoyment from using UA’s tools with your system.

Direct X
For those in the know, Direct X is a cool plug-in format that is developed by Microsoft; it is an extremely convenient format when used with UAD-1 Powered Plug-Ins because all supported DX applications provide the benefit of automatic delay compensation throughout the entire signal chain! No delay compensation plug-in is ever needed. This feature is inherent in the DX format, and may be a reason why it is so popular with those running PCI accelerated plug-ins.

The DX versions of UAD-1 Powered Plug-Ins have exactly the same feature-set as our VST plugs. All plug-ins feature the same fantastic algorithms and full parameter automation capabilities with zipper-free smoothing. DX presets can be cross-loaded and shared with your VST applications and with other users.

Universal Audio released its initial offering for DX users with version 3.0 in February of this year. Later that month, we released 3.0.1 with fixes and improvements for DX users. With UA’s latest 3.1 release, DX users are in great shape with more improvements implemented to make for an even better user experience. A lot of time and effort has been put into this release to improve performance for all users, but particularly those using DX. Some improvements with 3.1:

Supported Direct X host applications:

Cakewalk Sonar
Project 5
Sonic Foundry ACID Pro
Sound Forge
Syntrillium Cool Edit Pro

If you are a Windows/PC user considering the UAD-1, and you still haven’t settled on a primary application to run your plugs, do yourself a favor and check out some of these applications supporting Direct X. You’ll be glad you did. Enjoy 3.1.

--Will Shanks

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