Universal Audio releases new plugins from Softube, Brainworx and Townsend Labs

Universal Audio has announced the release of UAD Software v9.4.

Alongside the new UA-developed Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor plugin, this latest software release also offers three plugin titles from UA’s direct developer partners.

The three titles are: Dytronics Tri-Stereo Chorus, Gallien-Krueger 800RB Bass Amp, and the Ocean Way Microphone Collection for Townsend Labs’ Sphere microphone. All are available exclusively for UAD hardware and Apollo interfaces.

Dytronics Tri-Stereo Chorus — $199

($99 for owners of UAD Dytronics Cyclosonic Panner plug-in)

Developed by Softube, the Dytronics Tri-Stereo Chorus plugin is an exacting emulation of the three-channel ‘dream machine’ from the ‘80s, giving users all the expansive depth of the original’s three independent bucket-brigade delay lines, along with new ‘plugin-only’ features. Users can sculpt modulation sounds with Preset or Manual mode, each with its own LFO waveform output, or use both modes together to craft their own signature chorus tones.

Gallien-Krueger 800RB Bass Amp — $149

Developed by Brainworx, the Gallien-Krueger 800RB Bass Amp is an emulation of the legendary solid-state bass amp used by artists like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, No Doubt, Guns n’ Roses, and more. The Gallien-Krueger 800RB plugin emulates the original hardware’s bi-amplified architecture, providing two different power amps, one for lows and one for highs. An adjustable crossover allows users to control which frequencies go to which power amp, and each has a master volume knob, making it easy to dial in just the right amount of bass or bite.

Ocean Way Microphone Collection — $249*

Developed by Townsend Labs for the Sphere L22 microphone, the Ocean Way Microphone Collection plugin captures the ‘best of the best’ from Allen Sides’ world-renowned mic locker at Ocean Way Studios.

Featuring 12 microphones from Neumann, Sony, RCA, AKG, and more, the Ocean Way Microphone Collection in conjunction with the Sphere L22 mic lets users change the proximity effect and polar pattern in realtime or at mixdown, as well as reduce bleed, room colouration, and feedback, before or after tracking. Users can also mix two different mic models together for recordings that capture the characteristics of both microphones.

*Users must own the Townsend Labs Sphere L22 microphone to use the Ocean Way Microphone Collection plugin.