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TECHNOLOGY NEWS


Universal Audio Brings Neve to the UAD Platform


Universal Audio has released version 7.7 of its UAD software, which includes the new Neve-endorsed 1073 Preamp & EQ Collection. Other features include AAX 64 Windows 7 support for Pro Tools 11, Mac Tunderbolt PCIe audio driver support, expanded compatibility for Apollo Twin and


UAD devices, and console input labelling.


Based on one of the most revered preamp and EQ circuits, the UA team incorporated all 10 clipping points from the preamp and EQ circuitry, as well as Unison technology integration with the Apollo and Apollo Twin audio interfaces. Tis makes the new plug-in a true end-to-end circuit emulation of the original Neve 1073 channel amplifier. Te plug-in also features presets from famous Neve 1073 users, including Joe Chiccarelli (Te Strokes, U2), Jacquire King (Kings


of Leon, Norah Jones) and Joel Hamilton (Pretty Lights, Sparklehorse). In addition,


Windows 7 Pro Tools users now benefit from features such as offline bounce, AudioSuite processing for file-based workflows, and multi- mono plug-in support (UA has also said it will continue to support RTAS Windows versions of UAD plug- ins for PT10 users).


Apollo and Apollo 16 owners can now benefit from the ultra-fast PCIe audio drivers that provide high-bandwidth, low-latency performance on all Tunderbolt- equipped Macs. Tis update works with existing Tunderbolt Option cards via a free firmware update. With the included free firmware update, Apollo Twin users can add even more UAD plug-in processing power by chaining a UAD-2 Satellite (via Tunderbolt-to- FireWire adapter) or UAD-2 PCIe card (via a supported Tunderbolt Chassis) to their system. www.uaudio.com


New Violet Design Mics


Violet Design has introduced two new microphones: Te Atomic (pictured) and Te Maestro. Te Atomic is a warm condenser microphone, making it a versatile studio microphone and a good choice for vocal recording. It combines a single-membrane VD21 capsule and a discrete Class A preamplifier with transformer-less output.


Te large-sized head creates a free-floating environment for the capsule, which is beneficial in creating a natural and uncompressed signal. Te VD21 membrane is said to be extremely sensitive and picks up impulses very quickly for a transparent and dynamic performance recording. Te Maestro combines a dual-membrane VD27 capsule and a discrete Class A preamplifier with transformer-less output. Te large-sized head ensures minimal internal resonances and reflexions, and as a result the capsule sounds more detailed and airy. Very low self-noise and distortions are the result of improved electronics. With a medium-bright tone Te Maestro is designed as an all-round studio microphone. www.violet-design.com www.audiomedia.com


Nugen Audio’s VisLM Now Supports 7.1


To meet the evolving loudness requirements of the games industry, Nugen Audio’s VisLM loudness metering plug-in now includes support for 7.1 surround audio for the Xbox One console and the Audio Standards Working Group (ASWG)


standard for PlayStation development.


VisLM provides a standard-compliant way to measure, compare, and contrast loudness during production, broadcast, post production, and quality assurance, on the fly or after the fact for entire sections of audio. With detailed, objective loudness measurement, history, and logging facilities, VisLM supports ITU, ATSC, EBU, and Game Audio standards to ensure loudness compliance for titles to be distributed virtually anywhere in the world. In addition to supporting channels recorded in 7.1 format, the latest version of VisLM now offers support for the VST3 plug-in format, improved routing in the stand-alone mode, and a new analyse/render option. Te latest version of VisLM with 7.1 support is available as a free upgrade for current VisLM users. www.nugenaudio.com


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