Universal Audio DSP card upgraded to Version 4.5, Neve 1081 EQ added 09/10/06Universal Audio has been previewing v4.5 software for the UAD-1 and UAD-1e DSP Card & Powered Plug-Ins system.
Version 4.5 will include a 14-day fully functional demo of the third in the series of Neve licensed plug-ins - the 1081 Classic Console Equalizer.
Mike Barnes, VP of Marketing for Universal Audio told us, "The four-band Neve 1081 Equalizer is another revered Neve design with a very musical parametric midrange. Along with our 1073 EQ and 33609 Bus Compressor, the 1081 EQ compliments the exclusive UAD plug-in series bringing the most desirable and sophisticated professional audio tools and authentic Neve sound to the desktop. UA will also be offering a special discounted 3-plug Neve bundle to our loyal UAD customers and will of course ensure that early adopters who purchased the single Neve plugs can also participate in that deal. "
Neve 1081 Plug-In Key Features:
Exclusively Neve licensed/UA modeled
Revered 4-band 8048 console EQ
Parametric high and low mid, with two Q settings
Adjustable frequency high/low shelf, switchable to bell curve
Original RAF cosmetics, concentric controls/ SE Version for Higher instance counts
Seath Ahrens, Director Of Software for Universal Audio had this to say, "In parallel to our Neve 1081 plug-in development, we have been working aggressively on OS enhancements to support Windows X64 and a new, more convenient Universal installer for Mac OS X integrating the Fxpansion V2 RTAS adapter which we expect to ship in Q4 2006." Pricing and Availability:
Registered UAD-1 customers will be able to purchase full authorizations of the 1081/1081 SE two plug-in bundle for US$249 from my.uaudio.com at the time of web launch slated for Q4 2006.
A Neve plug bundle including all 3 UAD/Neve plug-ins (1073, 33609, 1081 and respective "lite DSP" SE versions) will be available simultaneously and priced at US $599. More information: