Santa Cruz, CA (August 4, 2009)–Universal Audio has released an Empirical Labs Fatso Powered Plug-In for its line of UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Cards for Mac and PC.
The original EL7 Fatso hardware’s design and feature set aims to give users the warm sound of magnetic recording tape, class A transformers, and tube circuits. The Fatso Jr. & Sr. Powered Plug-In for the UAD-2 recreates these distinctive sounds and can be downloaded from Universal Audio’s Online Store.
“Empirical Labs is honored and thrilled to collaborate on our first plug-in with Universal Audio, especially since Universal’s products from the 60’s and 70’s inspired some of our earliest products, including the Distressor and Fatso Sr.,” commented David Derr of Empirical Labs. “The arrival of their UAD-2 card finally made it possible to emulate our incredibly complex Fatso Jr., using high-speed DSP processing.”
“Empirical Labs’ contributions to record-making with products like the Fatso and Distressor are obviously huge, and our customers have been frenzied with anticipation at the prospect of having these modern classics available as Powered Plug-Ins,” said UA product manager Will Shanks. “Fatso’s release is a high-water mark for UA’s ability to mimic the behavior of analog circuits, and Dave Derr’s involvement in the Fatso plug-in development not only brings the highest degree of accuracy, but a greater assurance to our customers that we sweat the details with every single product we do.”
Universal Audio Inc.