Universal Audio has released two new products – the UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Plug-In Collection and the Dangerous BAX EQ Plug-In Collection for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform. These new products are part of new UAD Software v7.5, unveiling new Unison technology to Apollo QUAD and Apollo DUO interfaces and adding several key features for Mac users.
The 610 plug-in collection includes both the classic 610-A model and modern 610-B hardware, and represents the first comprehensive modelling of this hallowed preamp design including its tube and transformer components and unique distortion characteristics.
For Apollo Twin and Apollo DUO/QUAD users, the 610 collection works in conjunction UA’s new Unison technology, an exclusive analog/digital integration system that enables continuous, realtime, bi-directional control and interplay between Apollo’s physical hardware and UAD software mic preamp models. With Unison, the Apollo mic preamp's analog impedance, gain stage sweet spots, and component-level circuit behaviours are adjusted in real time to accurately emulate the target mic preamp model.
Designed as a ‘finishing EQ,’ the Dangerous BAX EQ Plug-In Collection is the first and only authentic plug-in emulation of the hardware studio staple, available exclusively for UAD-2 DSP Accelerators and Apollo-equipped workstations.
Created by UA direct development partner Brainworx and in conjunction with Dangerous Music Digital, the Dangerous BAX EQ Plug-In Collection is a powerful tool for shaping and enhancing the tonality and character of your music. The inspiration behind the Dangerous BAX EQ is Peter Baxandall's legendary 1950s EQ – a tone control that has graced hi-fi systems around the world. Baxandall’s simple yet-effective EQ sweetened up program material by simultaneously employing broad, open curves and gently sloping cuts.
The BAX EQ Collection contains two distinct plug-ins: the Dangerous BAX EQ Mix and the Dangerous BAX EQ Master – a stereo version with Mid/Side processing capabilities not found on the original hardware.