UA delivers Ocean Way Studios plug-in

Universal Audio (UA) has released the Ocean Way Studios plug-in for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform. Developed over a three-year period by UA and Allen Sides, Ocean Way Studios combines elements of room, microphone, and source modeling so tracks sound as if they were recorded in the studios of Ocean Way Recording.
Built upon UA’s new Dynamic Room Modeling, Ocean Way Studios provides the unique ambience and dispersion properties of various sources in the rooms at Ocean Way, as recorded through a selection of rare vintage microphones that can be dynamically positioned in real time via a click-and-drag interface. Ideal mic selections and placements are provided in both Ocean Way Recording’s Studio A and Studio B – the exact rooms and setups used to record some of the biggest acts of all time.
“Ocean Way Studios is one of the most ambitious projects in UA history,” explained Bill Putnam, Jr., UA founder and CEO. “We’re going far beyond previous convolution technologies to provide the complex interactions between room, source, and microphones – the things that make the acoustics at studios like Ocean Way Recording so special.”
The man at the helm of Ocean Way Recording for more than two decades, Allen Sides, provided guidance, sonic tuning, and access to his $250,000 collection of vintage microphones throughout the Ocean Way Studios design process.
“The Ocean Way Studios plug-in comes as close to pulling up a set of my favourite mics at Ocean Way as I could imagine,” said Sides. “The speed at which I can use this in a mixing configuration is ridiculous, and the results are stunning.”
The new Ocean Way Studios plug-in is now available on the UAD Powered Plug-Ins Platform for $349 via UA’s online store as part of UAD Software v7.0, which also includes the SPL TwinTube and Sonnox Inflator plug-ins.
Developed by SPL for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins Platform, the SPL TwinTube Processor plug-in is an authentic software version of the tube effects processor, adding analogue tube warmth, saturation, and harmonic distortion without impacting dynamic range. With two fully independent stages, which can be run together or separately, the SPL TwinTube plug-in provides a wide-ranging palette of sonic shaping, from smooth and creamy overdrive to deep, growling saturation.
Developed by Sonnox for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins Platform, the Oxford Inflator increases the apparent loudness of a mix or individual tracks without audibly affecting sonic quality or reducing dynamic range.
Now available on the UAD Powered Plug-Ins Platform via UA’s online store, the SPL TwinTube plug-in sells for $199 and the Sonnox Oxford Inflator sells for $179.