Paris, France (May 22, 2006)–Universal Audio has announced the imminent web launch of v4.3 software for the UAD-1 DSP Card & Powered Plug-Ins system. Version 4.3 will ship immediately following AES Europe, which concludes tomorrow, and includes a 14-day fully functional demo of the Neve 1073 and 1073SE. Full authorizations of the Neve 103/SE plug-ins will be available to registered UAD-1 customers for $249 (includes both plugs) from my.uaudio.com.
“The Neve 1073 is the first result of the UA-Neve plug-in collaboration exclusively for the UAD platform,” said Matt Ward, president of Universal Audio. “We have developed two versions: the 1073 for absolute sonic accuracy to the revered original and the 1073SE–a DSP-optimized version for higher instance counts. The icing on the cake is that UA will also release plug-in versions of the 33609 bus compressor and 1081 EQ, offering a full suite of UA-Neve Classic Console EQ & dynamics processing.”
Neve president Tom Misner stated, “Some models create legends, none as big as the Neve 1073. The legendary Neve sound is something producers aspire to and the 1073 delivers.”
Key Features include:
– Revered 3-band ‘Wessex A88/8014’ EQ
– High Shelving, Parametric Mid, Low Shelving & HPF
– Original RAF Cosmetics and concentric controls
– Includes DSP-optimized version (1073SE) for more instances
At the heart of every UAD DSP Card & Powered Plug-Ins bundle is the UAD DSP technology. Because of its high resolution, floating-point processing, high-speed memory and hardware dithering, the UAD-1 delivers high-headroom sound quality at sample rates from 32 to 192kHz. Unlike other DSP cards, the UAD-1 uses a single, unpartitioned vector processor, allowing for larger and more sophisticated plug-in algorithms. These algorithms offer a new level of power and complexity not found with host-based plug-ins. By reducing the burden on the computer’s CPU, the host DAW application can deliver more tracks, automation and native effects or instruments.