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Universal Audio Debuts New UAD-1 Ultra Pak

Ultimate DSP card & mix/master plug-in bundle (January 21, 2005)

Universal Audio, a manufacturer of high-quality vintage audio hardware and DSP software plug-ins for digital audio workstations, today announced the new UAD-1 Ultra Pak. The Ultra Pak is the most potent combination of DSP hardware and high-quality software plug-ins available for host-based Windows and Macintosh DAW's. Shipping immediately after NAMM, the Ultra Pak will have an MSRP of US$1495.

The UAD-1 Ultra Pak is designed for the most demanding DAW professional who needs premium sonic quality for mixing and mastering applications and wants the largest and best-value UA plug collection in one convenient bundle. The Ultra Pak includes the award-winning UAD-1 DSP card plus a complete suite of 24 powered plug-ins including all the classic UA vintage emulations. UA uses unique proprietary circuit modeling techniques to capture every subtle nuance of analog studio mainstays such as the 1176LN, LA-2A, Pultec EQP-1A, and Fairchild 670. The UAD-1 also offers innovative "UA Original" plug-ins to enhance production including the Cambridge EQ, Nigel Guitar Processor, Channel Strip, RealVerb, DreamVerb and the highly prized Plate 140. Ultra Pak also delivers the Precision Limiter and Precision Equalizer from the Precision Mastering Series which have been rigorously engineered and studio-tested to reach a sonic class only shared with the very best analog and digital hardware units.

* The most extensive Mixing and Mastering plug-in bundle offered by UA.
* Includes UAD-1 DSP Card & 24 Plugs covering classic compression, EQ, Reverbs, Guitar FX/delays/modulation and Precision mastering tools.
* Least expensive means to get the most complete set of UA plug-ins in one bundle.
* 32k to 192k sample rate support, up to 4 cards per system
* AU/VST/DX/MAS(OS9) & RTAS - Mac OSX, OS9 & WinXP,Win2K, Win98

"Ultra Pak responds to requests from both users and dealers for the "ultimate" UAD-1 bundle with everything in one package" said Mike Barnes, Director Of Marketing for Universal Audio. "Adding plugs such as the Pultec Pro, Plate 140, Precision Limiter and brand new Precision Equalizer to an already stellar product is the icing on the cake. Ultra Pak is now the best one-stop solution for DAW mixing and mastering. For a complete set of premium audio tools, this is absolutely the lowest price per plug and most amazing value UAD of all."

About the UAD-1 DSP Card
At the heart of the UAD-1 Ultra Pak is the revolutionary UAD-1 DSP card. Because of its high resolution, floating point processing, ultra high-speed memory and hardware dithering, the UAD-1 delivers outstanding 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 offering a new level of power and complexity not found with host-based plug-ins. By greatly reducing the burden on the computer's CPU, the host application can now deliver more tracks, automation and native effects.

About Universal Audio
Founded in 1999 and based in Santa Cruz, California, Universal Audio is best known for its vintage analog reproductions and advanced Digital Signal Processing technology. The company is focused on merging the best of analog and digital technology. The company is devoted to this endeavor, following its motto, Analog Ears, Digital Minds.

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