Universal Audio has announced the release of UAD Software v9.1. Alongside the new UA-developed SSL 4000 E Channel Strip and Moog Multimode Filter Collections mentioned in our previous story, this latest software release features three new plug-ins from UA's direct developers –– Softube's OTO BISCUIT 8-bit Effects, plus Brainworx's bx_subsynth Subharmonic Synthesizer and Fuchs Overdrive Supreme 50 Amplifier plug-ins. Here's the details in UA's own words...
OTO BISCUIT 8-Bit Effects
Developed by Softube and available exclusively for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces, the OTO BISCUIT 8-bit Effects Plug-In is an exacting emulation of the hard-to-find hardware that quickly gained favor with EDM producers, DJs, and remixers with its lush soundscapes, waveshaping, and pitch-shifting effects.
The OTO BISCUIT 8-bit Effects Plug-In allows for creative mangling of sources on a bit-per-bit level. Users can invert or mute individual bits for a wide range of classic to twisted lo-fi effects, add chiseled crunch to kick and snare drums for instant character, or dial down the sample rate clock to generate funky, trashy aliasing textures on any instrument.
OTO BISCUIT 8-bit Effects Plug-In Key Features:
Brainworx bx_subsynth Subharmonic Synthesizer
Developed by Brainworx, the bx_subsynth Subharmonic Synthesizer Plug-In takes its sonic cues from the iconic dbx 120XP Subharmonic Synthesizer*. Born in the days of disco, subharmonic synthesizers helped overcome the low-end limitations of vinyl, giving DJs, sound designers, and club mixers pounding kick drums and booty-shaking basslines that defined dance music.
The bx_subsynth Subharmonic Synthesizer Plug-In enables producers to easily add massive low-end punch without affecting the midrange. Its third synthesis band extends the upper end of the synthesis range from 56 Hz up to 80 Hz, allowing for the processing of a wider range of sources, from electronic kick drums to bass synths and more.
Brainworx bx_subsynth Subharmonic Synthesizer Plug-In Key Features:
Fuchs Overdrive Supreme 50 Amplifier
Developed by Brainworx and officially endorsed by Fuchs Audio Technology, the Fuchs Overdrive Supreme 50 Amplifier Plug-In expertly captures all of the "Dumble-inspired" nuance and tube-powered tone shaping of this legendary boutique amplifier and adds 82 high-end recording chains as well as onboard vintage delay, noise gate, and lo/hi pass filters for further tone shaping.
The Fuchs Overdrive Supreme 50 also features Unison™ technology for Apollo interfaces. This means Apollo user's guitar pickups will see the exact impedance load as if they're plugged into a Fuchs Overdrive Supreme 50 –– a feature found only on Apollo audio interfaces.
Fuchs Overdrive Supreme 50 Amplifier Plug-In Key Features:
Pricing and Availability:
OTO BISCUIT 8-Bit Effects: $249
Brainworx bx_subsynth Subharmonic Synthesizer: $149
Fuchs Overdrive Supreme 50 Amplifier: $149
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