Scotts Valley, CA (July 30, 2010)–Engineer/producer Glenn Rosenstein added the Universal Audio Powered Plug-ins for the new Livingston Taylor album, Last Alaska Moon.
“I had heard the UAD plugs on a number of my friends’ rigs and I was familiar with all of the great UA stuff–and was really lusting after one,” commented Rosenstein. “I wanted to get a lot of that tonality. I figured, who better than UA to emulate their existing hardware. My system works seamlessly, transparently, unbelievably well.”
Rosenstein, who has spent years working with Universal Audio hardware, is often ‘mixing in the box’ and turns to Universal Audio Powered Plug-ins to add classic analog effects. “Universal Audio is really doing some breakthrough stuff. The fact that they are the creators of many of these pieces of gear to begin with, and have the technology in place to emulate this hardware in a very thorough way.”
Rosenstein, who cut his teeth at NYC’s Sigma Sound in the ’80s with artists such as Madonna, U2, Talking Heads and Ziggy Marley, now works out of his own Nashville studio. “We recently used the UAD-2 Powered Plug-ins on a record I produced for Livingston Taylor, and we had quite a few guest artists on it; James Taylor was involved, Carly Simon was involved. Members of Union Station played on it,” he reported.
“George Massenburg’s approach to mixing that record was, of course, very organic. So when we started getting involved in the mix, George has a lot of his own equipment that he likes to use; he invented all of these important audio tools. But when we started going outside of his box, the first thing he picked up was UA’s FATSO Jr. plug-in. And we were very pleased with the contribution that it made to our record.”
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