Universal Audio has been pioneering audio recording for more than 50 years. Founded in 1958 by Bill Putnam Sr., the Universal Audio name has been synonymous with innovative recording products since its inception. A favorite engineer of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ray Charles and more, the late Bill Putnam Sr. was a passionate innovator who is widely regarding as the father of modern recording — with many of his legendary studio and equipment designs still in use today. Re-founded in 1999 by Bill’s sons, James and Bill Putnam Jr., Universal Audio had two main goals: to faithfully reproduce classic analog recording equipment in the tradition of their father; and to design new digital recording tools with the sound and spirit of vintage analog technology. Universal Audio, employs the world's brightest DSP engineers and digital modeling authorities to develop award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform, featuring the most authentic analog emulation plug-ins in the industry.