∞ Universal Audio update adds Pro Tools enhancements, new plug-ins

Universal Audio (UA) released an update for its UAD powered plug-ins, adding three new plug-ins and giving Pro Tools users significant enhancements.

For Pro Tools users, Universal Audio has removed the VST wrapper and replaced it with full RTAS plug-ins. Among other things, this allows the UA plug-ins to be grouped by category and manufacturer.

The update also improves automation — parameters now properly display and automate in the automation lanes. Support for control surfaces, like the Artist Series, C|24, 003, has been added and support for the ICON has been added.

New plug-ins in UAD 6.0 include the Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder Plug-in. The Ampex is one of the most used and trusted decks in the world, helping to improve recordings for many years. If you have the Studer A800 plug-in, the addition of the Ampex lets you have an analog tape mix from beginning to end.

The Brainworx bx_digital V2 EQ provides precise 11-band equalization and M/S (mid-side) processing — letting you add presence and transparency to mixes.

The SPL Vitalizer MK2-T is an emulation of the popular tube-based hardware unit. This longtime staple works in both the time and frequency domains to effectively unmask overlapping sounds.

You can download UAD 6.0 from the Universal Audio Web site.