Universal Audio Release UAD Software v8.0

Powerful new 'Apollo Expanded' software provides mix and match operation between Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo audio interfaces, new UAD plug-ins, and a reimagined Console 2.0 interface and more...  

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA '¢ March 3, 2015 '" Universal Audio is proud to announce the release of UAD Software v8.0 for UAD-2 DSP Accelerator hardware and Apollo audio interfaces.

UA Apollo Expanded.

UA Apollo Expanded.

UAD Software v8.0 includes Apollo Expanded, allowing users of Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo Twin, Apollo DUO, Apollo QUAD, and Apollo 16 audio interfaces to freely combine up to four Apollos and six total UAD-2 devices '" adding I/O and DSP as their studio grows. Apollo Expanded also marks the introduction of Console 2.0 software, giving Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo users dynamic new workflow options with more than 25 new user-requested features. 

Apollo Expanded '" Key Features:

  • 'Mix and Match' up to four Apollos (any model) over Thunderbolt (Mac)
  • Simple Thunderbolt cable cascading between units
  • Combine up to six UAD-2 devices per system
  • New Console 2.0 '" High-resolution 64-bit software interface for Thunderbolt-equipped Apollos with over 25 new user-requested features
  • New Flex Driver lets users customize Core Audio I/O '" name, save, and share presets for different hardware setups and DAWs 
  • Star clocking over Thunderbolt distributes high-quality clock to all Apollos
  • Add an Apollo Twin for desktop monitor control as well as additional DSP and connectivity

New UAD Powered Plug-Ins

UAD Software v8.0 also adds Mac OS X Yosemite compatibility and all-new plug-in categories to the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform:

Sound Machine® Wood Works® Plug-In '" $299

  • Gives microphone quality sound to direct recordings of piezo-equipped acoustic guitars
  • Provides the rich resonance and vibrancy missing from unprocessed acoustic guitar pickups
  • No time-consuming setup; provides consistent premium sound every time you monitor or record acoustic guitar
  • Freedom to re-mic as you mix, changing and adding microphones as needed to fit your production

UA Distortion Essentials Plug-In Bundle '" $249

  • Features the legendary Ibanez Tube Screamer TS808 (also sold separately for $129), Raw Distortionâ„¢ (based on the vintage early-80s Pro Co Rat), and Bermuda Triangle (based on the early 70s-era Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi) plug-ins*
  • Harnesses Unisonâ„¢ technology to precisely emulate the circuit interaction, gain range, and clip points of the original stomp boxes.

Friedman Amplifiers Plug-In Collection by Brainworx '" $249

  • Faithful emulation of two modern boutique amps inspired by classic British tube amps, designed by legendary amp guru David Friedman
  • FX Rack features lo-fi delay, noise gate, and filter controls
  • 66 impulse responses for each amp, with multiple speaker cabinets recorded in a state of the art room with stellar gear
  • Re-amp less than perfect DI guitar tracks, previously recorded with other guitar amp simulations
  • Developed by Brainworx exclusively for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo audio interfaces

Download UAD Software v8.0 here:


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