Universal Audio have released v8.1 of their software, which features 3 new plug-ins, the new Neve 88RS Channel Strip Collection, plus Softube-developed Marshall Plexi Super Lead 1959 and Tube-Tech CL 1B Compressor.
Neve 88RS Channel Strip Collection
The Neve 88 Series large-format analog console was introduced back in 2001, and has become renowned for its startling depth, airiness, and clarity. Not surprisingly, Neve 88 Series consoles are found in some of the world’s finest recording studios and scoring stages, including Skywalker Ranch, Capitol, Abbey Road, and United/Ocean Way studios.
In 2007, Universal Audio released the Neve 88RS Channel Strip plug-in and today, UA’s team of engineers have improved each section of the original plug-in and incorporated Unison™ technology (exclusively on Apollo preamps), capturing all of the 88RS mic/line preamp’s impedance, gain stage “sweet spots,” and circuit behaviours and the Neve 88RS Channel Strip Collection also includes legacy Neve 88RS and Legacy 88RS “DSP light” EQ plug-ins
Universal Audio have also brought together presets from famous Neve 88RS users, including Jimmy Douglass (Timbaland, Justin Timberlake), Andrew Dawson (Kanye West, Jay-Z), Joey Waronker (Beck, Lisa Germano), and Ryan West (Maroon 5, Eminem).
Price: $299 and $149 upgrade for existing owners of Neve 88RS Legacy plug-in.
Marshall Plexi Super Lead 1959 Plug-in
The Marshall 1959 Super Lead amplifier is as legendary as the music it helped create. From Jimi Hendrix to Jimmy Page, Duane Allman to Eric Clapton, the “Plexi’s,” snarl, sustain, smoothness, and raunch defined the sound of rock.
The Marshall Plexi Super Lead 1959 plug-in developed by Softube — and available exclusively for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo audio interfaces — the Marshall Plexi Super Lead 1959 plug-in is an expert emulation of this 100-watt British classic. Softube enlisted legendary AC/DC engineer Tony Platt to capture exquisite cabinet and microphone simulations using his platinum-approved, tried-and-true mic recipes. You can choose from 50 Platt-designed presets or craft your own tones with the plug-in’s onboard mixer.
Tube-Tech CL 1B Compressor Plug-in
Denmark’s Tube-Tech has been a leading manufacturer of high-end tube hardware for over 30 years. You will find the company’s flagship CL 1B compressor in recording studios around the world and a go-to dynamics processor for a who’s-who of modern pop artists including Rihanna, Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Lopez, and Kanye West.
The CL 1B Compressor plug-in developed by Softube and officially endorsed by Tube-Tech for UAD-2 and Apollo interfaces gives you opto-based tube compression to smooth any source as a plug-in.