UA & Neve Launch UAD-Nevana X2

Universal Audio, a manufacturer of high-quality vintage audio hardware and DSP software plug-ins for digital audio workstations, and audio console/modular manufacturer AMS-Neve today jointly announced the new UAD-Nevana X2 for Mac OS X & Windows X64/XP/Vista. The UAD-Nevana X2 includes DUAL PCIe DSP cards and all seven of the UA/Neve Classic Console Plug-ins including the 1073/1073SE EQ, 1081/1081SE EQ, 33609/33609SE Bus Compressor & 88RS Channel Strip in AU, VST & RTAS formats. The UAD-Nevana X2 also includes the standard 14 UA Mix-Essentials plug-ins plus a UAD$200 voucher that can be used against any UAD plug-ins at the store. The UAD-Nevana X2 will have an estimated street price of US$1499 and will ship worldwide in August 2007.

"With superior sonic quality, expandability, 44.1-192kHz session support, and mature X-platform drivers, the UAD Nevana X2 represents the best value, most stable and flexible in-the-box mixing solution on the market today." said Mike Barnes, VP of Marketing for Universal Audio. "We are delighted to partner with Neve combining our rich recording heritage and audio expertise to bring the legendary Neve sound to a new generation of DAW users. Every project studio can now afford to easily mix 'n' match plugs from the Neve's Classic series and their flagship 88R to build their own custom Neve DAW consoles ranging from an 8-channel "in-board" sidecar right up to a full 72 channel 88RS virtual console @44.1k with a fully expanded 4-card UAD system!"

UAD-Nevana X2 Key Features:
TWO PCIe UAD-1e DSP Cards (for Double DSP Power - 2 open PCIe slots required)
Neve : 1073/SE, 1081/SE, 33609/SE, 88RS (7 Plug-Ins) & UA Mix Essentials
UAD$200 Voucher included to spend on any Powered Plug-Ins at
Create a Neve 88RS console with up to 26 Mono or 18 stereo (36 channels) @ 44.1k
Expand with UAD-1 PCI, UAD-1e PCIe or UAD-Xpander; up to 4 UADs per system

"The UAD-Nevana X2 is the next and obvious step in our partnership with Universal Audio to bring the power, sound and heritage of our classic Neve consoles to a broader audience. We are delighted with this collaboration to date and will be working with UA to further develop this exciting portfolio in the near future" said Frank Massam
- VP, Business Development of AMS-Neve.

About the UAD DSP Card
At the heart of every UAD DSP Card & Powered Plug-Ins package is the revolutionary UAD DSP card. Because of its high resolution, floating-point processing, ultra high-speed memory and hardware dithering, the UAD delivers outstanding high-headroom sound quality at sample rates from 32 to 192khz. Unlike other DSP cards, the UAD 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.