NAMM 2014: Universal Audio announces Unison Preamp modelling technology

Available for UA’s Apollo interfaces (including the newly launched Twin) Unison enables users to capture the sound of classic analogue mic preamps.

More than three years in the making, Unison is an exclusive analogue/digital integration system that gives the user continuous, realtime, bi-directional control and interplay between Apollo’s physical hardware and UAD software mic preamp models.

With Unison, the Apollo mic preamp’s analogue impedance, gain stage sweet spots, and component-level circuit behaviours are adjusted in real time prior to analogue-to-digital conversion to accurately emulate the target mic preamp model.

“Apollo was designed and built with mic preamp modelling in mind, and has included input impedance switching from the very beginning — every Apollo mic preamp is Unison-ready,” says Universal Audio CEO Bill Putnam Jr.

“The UA 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ is the first of many Unison-enabled plug-ins for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform. It’s included with the new Apollo Twin desktop interface, and will be available for all Apollo customers in Q1.”