Today, Universal Audio unveiled UAD Spark, an all-new plug-in and virtual instrument collection available via subscription, featuring Universal Audio’s first-ever native plug-ins. For the first time, Mac users can access UAD plug-ins with no UA hardware required, making it easier than ever to record and mix with studio-quality tools wherever you go.

In this blog, we’ll break down everything you need to know about the new UAD Spark plug-in subscription. Let’s dive in!

Introducing UAD Spark

Let’s get the big question out of the way first; which plug-ins are available in UAD Spark? At launch, UAD Spark will include 13 titles:    

  • Teletronix LA-2A Collection    
  • UA 1176 Collection   
  • API 2500 Bus Compressor   
  • Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb   
  • Pure Plate Reverb   
  • Galaxy Tape Echo   
  • API Vision Channel Strip Plus   
  • Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ   
  • Studer A800 Tape Machine   
  • Opal Morphing Synthesizer*   
  • Ravel Grand Piano   
  • Moog Minimoog   
  • Waterfall B3 

*Opal Morphing Synthesizer is exclusive to UAD Spark and is not available for purchase.

Next, you’re probably wondering how much UAD Spark will cost. Currently, the UAD Spark collection is offered via a subscription service for $19.99 USD/month or $149.99 USD/year. 

Don’t worry, you’ll still be able to purchase UAD plug-ins directly from UA’s online store or as add-on bundles with qualifying Apollo interfaces. If you currently own any of the plug-ins available in UAD Spark, check your UA Connect app for a notification from UA about downloading the UAD Spark versions of those plug-ins for free. 

Try UAD Spark Free!

If you’re in the market for a new UA interface, we’ve got good news! For a limited time, you’ll receive the following plug-ns for free when you purchase an eligible Apollo HE interface:     

  • UA 1176 Classic Limiter Collection (3 plug-ins included)   
  • Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveler Collection (3 plug-ins included)   
  • Pure Plate Reverb

UAD Spark opens up a whole new world of possibilities for Volt USB audio interface owners as well. Previously, UAD plug-ins were only available with an Apollo interface or UAD Accelerator. Now, Volt users can access UA’s ever-expanding library of world-class plug-ins and virtual instruments. Best of all, all Volt interfaces now come with an extended 30-day trial of UAD Spark! 

Not sure which Universal Audio interface is right for you? Check out our Buyer’s Guide to find the perfect solution for your studio!

Josh FrostIf you have questions about UAD Spark or would like to purchase Universal Audio hardware or software, our team is ready to help! Please contact a Vintage King Audio Consultant via email or by phone at 866.644.0160.