Universal Audio introduces slew of new plug-in titles

UAD Software v9.7 adds Softube Vocoder, AMS Neve DFC Channel Strip, Brainworx Suhr SE100 Amplifier and bx_masterdesk Classic plug‑ins
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Universal Audio has announced the release of UAD Software v9.7.

The latest software release offers plug-in titles from UA’s direct developer partners Softube, AMS Neve, and Brainworx, as well as the new Lexicon 480L Digital Reverb and Effects plug-in.

Softube Vocoder — $199

Softube Vocoder GUI

Developed exclusively for UAD hardware and UA Audio Interfaces, the Softube Vocoder plug-in takes its sonic cues from the best analogue vocoders of the past, as well as adding new features.

  • Generates iconic robotic vocal textures with classic analog vocoder tone
  • 12-voice polyphonic carrier synth with multiple waveforms and selectable octave
  • Freeze function can be DAW-synced to clock division, or controlled via MIDI
  • Variable bands (4, 8, 12, 16, 20) offering vintage to modern vocoding effects
  • Notes and chords can be entered in real time with the built-in keyboard or via MIDI

AMS Neve DFC Channel Strip — $299

AMS Neve DFC Channel Strip GUI

Available for UAD-2 and UA Audio Interfaces, the AMS Neve DFC Channel Strip plug-in offers access to the same DSP algorithms from this modern post-production console.

  • Access the sound of the AMS Neve Digital Film Console channel strip, the same used in the world's premier motion picture facilities
  • Four bands of fully parametric EQ, plus two bands of 4th-order filtering
  • Compressor, Limiter, Expander, Gate, and Dynamic EQ

Suhr SE100 Amplifier — $149

Suhr SE100 Amplifier GUI

Developed by Brainworx in collaboration with John Suhr, the Suhr SE100 Amplifier plug-in captures the original amplifier's tonal array, emulating its custom "plexi-style" transformers and EL34-powered output section.

  • Exacting emulation of the original Suhr SE100 tube amp, authenticated and endorsed by John Suhr and Doug Aldrich
  • 120 advanced Impulse Responses (IR) to catch all styles and genres
  • FX Rack includes host-syncable lo-fi delay, noise gate, tight and smooth filters, and power soak with pre and power amp bypass
  • Physical input impedance and hands-on gain staging with Unison technology

Brainworx bx_masterdesk Classic - $99

bx_masterdesk Classic GUI

Built on the same high-end analogue mastering chain as its big brother, the bx_masterdesk plug-in, the Brainworx bx_masterdesk Classic plug-in offers powerful, easy-to-use controls for a self-contained mastering environment.

  • Full-fledged, professional analogue mastering chain
  • Focuses on essential user interface elements for maximum control and ease of use
  • High-quality, field-proven audio processors

Lexicon 480L Digital Reverb and Effects Plug-In - $349

Lexicon 480L Hardware

The Lexicon 480L's random time-varying "Effects" algorithm — available for the first time — provides dramatic reverse, doubling, tremolo and chorus sounds. Combined with its four-voice Twin Delay algorithm, the Effects algorithm turns the 480L into a versatile multi-effects system.

  • Enduring Lexicon reverb and effects derived from final software version 4.10 including Plate, Hall, Room, Random, Ambience, Twin Delays and Effects algorithms
  • UAD plug-in recreates iconic desktop "LARC" remote with logical workflow improvements
  • Includes over 100 artist presets from Spike Stent, Chuck Zwicky, Eli Janney, Ian Boxill, Jacknife Lee, and more

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