MESSE08: UAD Update

UA launches v4.10 for UAD including VCA VU Compressor and Precision Enhancer kHz      17/03/08
MESSE08: UAD Update


Universal Audio has officially announced the web release of v4.10 software for the UAD Family of DSP Card’s & Powered Plug-Ins, as previewed here a couple of weeks ago. Version 4.10 includes 14-day fully functional demos of both the new VCA VU Compressor (a faithful emulation of the classic discrete dbx 160 VU compressor) and new Precision Enhancer kHz; a UA-developed multi-mode Enhancer using unique equalization and dynamic expansion technology.
Mike Barnes, UA’s VP of Marketing, told us,“We are continuing to rapidly expand our unique UAD plug-in portfolio with a two-pronged approach including a) cloning distinguished outboard classics from the historical archives such as the new VCA VU Compressor and b) innovating our own flavor of studio problem-solving utilities such as the Precision Enhancer kHz while keeping prices accessible to our project studio customers.�
Key VCA VU Compressor/Limiter Features:
  • Plug-in emulation of the dbx 160, the very first solid-state VCA compressor
  • Faithfully modeled, same simple control set of its analog counterpart
  • Threshold, Compression and Output controls with VU meter mode selection
  • Modeled from desirable ‘non-monolithic’ original design, adding unique nonlinearities
Key Precision Enhancer kHz Features:
  • Modern enhancement tool for dull or poorly recorded tracks
  • Designed for minimal repairs or drastic alteration
  • Five enhancement modes ensure maximum versatility with the widest array of material
  • Sensitivity control blends effected signal into original signal
  • Sweepable high-frequency emphasis selection plus speed control for smooth or aggressive response
Pricing and Availability:
Registered UAD customers can purchase full authorizations of each plug-in at my.uaudio.com for US$149. More information:



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