WNAMM08: New Plug-In Partners for UA

New Licensing deals ensure UAD DSP platform expansion      18/01/08
WNAMM08: New Plug-In Partners for UA
Transient Designer from UA partner SPL

Universal Audio has announced new plug-in partners and forthcoming additions to the DSP Platform for Mac and PC. Valley People (US), Sound Performance Lab (Germany) and Empirical Labs (US) join Roland (Japan) and Neve (UK) as the latest companies to sign licensing deals with UA to develop future plug-ins for the popular DSP platform which features the leading plug-in analog hardware emulations in the industry.
Matt Ward, President of Universal Audio, told us, "I think our users will be elated by the latest partner additions to our portfolio of premium quality plug-ins. The UAD DSP platform has successfully established itself not only as a secure platform to do plug-in business for our partners, but also the best-sounding platform for hardware emulations in the business at any price.�
Mike Barnes, VP Marketing for Universal Audio, had this to add, “UA has been listening loud and clear to our thousands of loyal users and we are committed to evolving the UAD product family, delivering the best value DSP platform and broadening our select plug-in suite so that the UAD continues to set the benchmark as the best in-the-box mixing and mastering solution available for AU/VST/RTAS DAW users."
UA also announced improved 2008 world-wide retail pricing on select UAD products. They say that the following UAD bundles now offer even greater per plug-in value:
  • UAD-1 Ultra PAK (PCI) moves from US$1199 to US$999 street price
  • UAD-1e Expert PAK (PCIe) moves from US$999 to US$749 street price
UAD Platform Partners/Plug-Ins:
  • Empirical Labs (US) - Forthcoming Fatso plug-in mid-late 2008
  • Neve(UK) : 1073, 1081, 33609, 88RS, future plug-ins TBA
  • Roland(Japan) - RE-201 Space Echo, Dimension D, CE-1, future plug-ins TBA
  • Sound Performance Lab (Germany) - Transient Designer, future plug-ins TBA
  • Valley People (US) - future plug-ins TBA
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