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Audio PowerhouseVersion 3 of Universal Audio's UAD-1 works in multi-card configuration and has DirectX support Universal Audio and distributed by Mackie Designs, the UAD-1 handles all of its processing with a powerful on-card chip that permits multiple instances of reverbs, EQs, compressors, limiters and more. This leaves your computer's CPU free to handle recording and playback without being hindered by the demands of effects processing.
Released last year, the card has just received a major software upgrade that has several significant benefits. First, Version 3 adds multi-card support for PCs, meaning you can add up to four UAD-1 cards in one computer (multicard support for the Mac is coming soon, and OS X support is due later in the year).
|What's New in Version 3|
|• Multicard support. You can now add multiple UAD-1 cards in a single PC for added power and plug-in functionality.|
|• DirectX support for Cakewalk SONAR, Syntrillium Cool Edit Pro, Magix Samplitude and Sonic Foundry Sound Forge.|
|• Enhancements to existing plug-ins through several new features including: |
– Text entry for parameter editing;
– Adjustable CPU load limiting to eliminate system overloads;
– Selectable mouse control modes.
|• A set of mono-only plug-ins (primarily for Emagic Logic Audio users).|
|• Cambridge EQ|
Third, Version 3 introduces a major new EQ plug-in called Cambridge, a five-band fully parametric EQ developed in-house by Universal Audio that will be sold separately for $149 -- the first plug-in that Universal Audio is selling independently of the card. A limited demo version of Cambridge comes with the version 3 software, timing out after five minutes of use.
Pultec, LA-2A and 1176LN
But the Powered Plug-Ins that come with the UAD-1 are ample, so even if you don't want
|1176LN interface (click image to see screen shot of 1176LN being used with Cubase).|
|Pultec EQ interface (click image to see screen shot of Pultec being used in SONAR).|
Related Keywords:UAD-1, Version 3, audio, effects, processing, plug-ins, reverbs, EQs, compressors, limiters, Mackie, Universal Audio
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