Universal Audio expands plug-in range

Universal Audio has released UAD Software v6.3.2, bringing the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor Plug-in and Precision K-Stereo Ambience Recovery Plug-in to the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform and Apollo Audio Interface.

The Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor Plug-In (pictured) – created by UAD Direct Development partner Brainworx and Shadow Hills Industries founder Peter Reardon – is designed to temper dynamics and tame transients. The emulation of Shadow Hills’ Mastering Compressor features a high-quality signal path, controlling music dynamics in two stages – first with an Optical section, then with a Discrete (VCA) section. Both sections can be bypassed, providing a variety of compression sounds – Optical, Discrete, and combined.

The Precision K-Stereo Ambience Recovery Plug-In extracts ambient cues from source recordings, allowing users to precisely enhance the stereo depth and imaging of mixes without unnatural artifacts. Created by Universal Audio in collaboration with famed mastering engineer Bob Katz, the K-Stereo plug-in allows users to add depth and width to busy or narrow-sounding mixes.

Available as part of the UAD Software v6.3.2 release, the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor and Precision K-Stereo Ambience Recovery plug-ins are now available to buy at UA’s Online Store.

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