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Universal Audio releases new plug-ins

Laura Barnes
Universal Audio releases new plug-ins

Universal Audio, manufacturer of audio recording hardware and software, has released UAD software v6.1, featuring the new MXR Flanger/Doubler plug-in, the Little Labs VOG bass resonance tool, plus enhancements to Pro Tools workflow and the Ampex ATR-102 mastering tape recorder plug-in.

The MXR Flanger/Doubler plug-in has been developed in close collaboration with Dunlop Manufacturing. The MXR Flanger/Doubler plug-in for the UAD-2 platform is designed to replicate the legendary sound of the classic bucket-brigade flanging effect. Through its signature flanging, doubling, and delay effects, the MXR Flanger/Doubler imprints a unique stamp on guitars, bass, keys, drums, or just about any source. The MXR Flanger/Doubler plug-in also includes additional “UAD Exclusive” features and artist pre-sets from legendary engineers Vance Powell (The Dead Weather, Buddy Guy), Neil Dorfsman (Paul McCartney, Sting), and Chuck Zwicky (Prince, Jeff Beck).

"We knew there was only one company we could turn to when it came time to create a plug-in version of the classic MXR Flanger/Doubler," said Jeorge Tripps, Dunlop’s director of product development. "The UA emulation is spot-on, and we are looking forward to seeing the reaction from musicians and engineers."

The Little Labs VOG bass resonance tool plug-in for the UAD-2 platform accurately models the sonic characteristics of this unique 500-series hardware audio processor in every detail. The VOG is used to accurately target and accentuate low frequency material, from vocals to bass guitar and drums.

"The VOG has been very well-received for its ability to quickly and easily manipulate low end like nothing before it," said Jonathan Little of Little Labs Professional Audio. "Our hardware version was first available in the API 500-Series format, then as the i-VOG and a standalone unit. Now, Universal Audio has put the VOG live in the digital world as well, covering all the bases."

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"I’m excited about the MXR Flanger/Doubler plug-in, as I used to have a hardware unit in my rack and I still miss it. Our collaboration with Dunlop has resulted in an extremely faithful plug-in emulation,” said Matt Ward, president of Universal Audio. “Add in the Little Labs Voice of God, which is really a must-have tool, and UAD v6.1 offers a solid enhancement to the UAD-2 platform."

Available for purchase via Universal Audio’s online store, the MXR and VOG plug-ins are both available as part of the new UAD Software v6.1 release. In addition to the MXR Flanger/Doubler and Little Labs VOG plug-ins, v6.1 includes additional enhancements to Pro Tools workflow and the Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder plug-in.

Tags: universal audio, paul mccartney, Sting, Prince, MXR flanger/doubler, Little labs, VOG, The dead weather, buddy guy, jeff beck

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