Universal Audio opens new UA Custom Shop on the West Coast

Universal Audio has announced the opening of its new UA Custom Shop, located in Santa Cruz, California.

The UA Custom Shop is dedicated to building "small batch," handmade analogue hardware, including the 610 Tube Channel Strip, and compressors like the Teletronix LA-2A Leveling Amplifier and 1176LN Limiting Amplifier.

"UA has come full circle with our new Custom Shop," said Universal Audio CEO and founder, Bill Putnam Jr. "Its location on Delaware Avenue in Santa Cruz is just a few miles away from the garage where we re-founded UA over 20 years ago.

“We’re looking forward to having this new modern space to build the classic analogue hardware that’s an essential part of our heritage, one unit at a time, as well as dreaming up future classics."

In addition to building analogue recording hardware, the UA Custom Shop is also home to a new video production facility, and houses a state-of the-art service center for UA products.

The UA Headquarters, which houses administration, finance, sales, marketing, and engineering groups, remains located in Scotts Valley, California.