Universal Audio launches direct developer plug-ins

Universal Audio has announced UAD Software v7.11, featuring three new Direct Developer plug-ins for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform and Apollo audio interfaces: Vertigo Sound VSM-3 Mix Satellite, Vertigo Sound VSC-2 Compressor, and the Massenburg DesignWorks MDWEQ5.

Vertigo Sound VSM-3 Mix Satellite 

An emulation of the Vertigo Sound VSM-2, authenticated by Vertigo Sound and developed by Brainworx, the VSM-3 offers innovative controls for targeted harmonic generation, as well as plug-in-only features such as the THD Mixer’s Harmonic Balance control and the ability to run the unit’s two harmonic generators simultaneously — either in parallel or series — giving the user even more tweakability than the original hardware. The model features M/S decoding and encoding for each circuit, allowing processing of entire stereo signal, or Mid or Side stereo channels, in addition to two coloration generators: 2nd Harmonic FET Crusher and 3rd Harmonic Zener Blender for warm or bright saturation or distortion, both of which can be applied to specific signal frequency ranges and further filtered using the Shape control.

Vertigo Sound VSC-2 Compressor

A recreation of the Vertigo VSC-2’s all-discrete VCA compressor circuitry, authenticated by Vertigo Sound developed by Brainworx for UAD-2 and Apollo interfaces, this emulation delivers four hand-built discrete VCAs and compression textures with a modern signal path and controls, providing the tonal characteristics of classic compressors with modern mastering-grade audio specifications. The model also features a soft mode for a threshold-related ratio that automatically increases with higher input signal and a brick mode to operate the VSC-2 as a limiter, effectively cutting off signal peaks.

Massenburg DesignWorks® MDWEQ5 EQPlug-In

Providing clear processing at the highest resolutions, this EQ is built for music, game developers and film and television engineers, all ear-tuned by the man who invented the term “parametric EQ,” George Massenburg.
 Including two plug-ins, the 5-band MDWEQ5 EQ and 3-band MDWEQ3 E, the model features maximum bit-depth processing with zero coloration and distortion and IsoPeak functionality which finds problem frequencies quickly and accurately.