Universal Audio has released the first new Direct Developer plug-ins for the UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins platform: the Brainworx bx_digital V2 EQ plug-in (pictured) and the SPL Vitalizer MK2-T plug-in. The bx_digital V2 EQ offers three modes -- M/S Mastering, M/S Recording, and L/R Stereo -- with a unique "SixPack" Master Section, 11-band EQ with Shifter EQs to 22 kHz, and built-in M/S De-Esser, Dynamic EQ, and extensive metering options. An included bx_digital V2 Mono plug-in provides the same Mastering EQ-quality sound for mixing applications. For many engineers, this incredibly smooth-sounding processor is simply the ultimate software equalizer.
The Vitalizer is an emulation of the popular tube-based Vitalizer hardware unit. Offering a patented technology for greater perceived loudness and clarity without unnatural artifacts, the Vitalizer provides independent Bass and Mid-Hi processing that works in both the time and frequency domains to effectively unmask overlapping sounds. As both a fixative and an enhancement tool, the Vitalizer MK2-T is a mixing must-have.
These new UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins are noteworthy both in their unique sonic capabilities, as well as their being developed in their entirety for the UAD-2 platform by the software engineers at SPL and Brainworx — two of the audio industry's most respected brands — as part of a new UAD-2 SDK (software development kit).
Price: $329 & $249 (Brainworx and SPL, respectively)
Contact: Universal Audio | uaudio.com