Universal Audio, a manufacturer of high-quality vintage audio hardware and DSP software plug-ins for digital audio workstations, today announced the web release of v4.7 software for the UAD Family of DSP Card''s & Powered Plug-Ins?. Version 4.7 includes 14-day fully functional demos of the new Neve 88RS Channel Strip and LA3A Classic Compressor. Registered UAD customers can purchase full authorizations of the Neve 88RS plug-in for US$299 and the LA3A for $149 at For a limited-time, the new plug-ins will be eligible for discounts as part of the multi-buy and power-user promotions at that expire at the end of June.
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"Our Neve 88RS channel strip is modeled after the current flagship of Neve's stellar sounding analog consoles and sets the price/sonic benchmark for plug-in channel strips." said Mike Barnes, VP of Marketing for Universal Audio. "

With its Four-band EQ, VCA type Limit/Comp dynamics, Gate/Expander and internal side-chaining for de-essing, the 88RS gives desktop DAW users (AU,VST,RTAS) access to a full-featured virtual Neve console at a simply remarkable price. It's low-distortion enables efficient DSP design, so users can run around 9 stereo instances (18 channels) on one UAD card @ 44.1kHz , giving up to a full 72 channel configuration on a fully expanded 4-card UAD system!"

Key Neve 88RS Features include:

• Definitive solid-state optical compressor

• Modeled from a "golden" vintage unit in UA's collection

• Gain and peak reduction controls plus limit/compress switch

• UAi?: Proprietary UA Modeling

• Technology-Most accurate analog emulations.

"The LA3A completes our legendary UA Classic Compressor line, which are all now available in either real hardware or modeled software product formats for traditional outboard purists or inboard DAW users." said Mike Barnes, VP of Marketing for UA.

Key LA3A Features include:

• EQ & Dynamics form Neve's flagship analog console

• Four-band parametric EQ with High & Low -Shelf Filters

• Highly flexible Limiter/Compressor, Gate/Expander Dynamics Section

• Exclusively Neve-licensed, UA modeled, only for UAD DSP family.

• UAi?: Proprietary UA Modeling

• Technology-Most accurate analog emulations.

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.