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  1. Universal Audio Launches New Volt Audio Interface Lineup

    Universal Audio Launches New Volt Audio Interface Lineup
    Universal Audio has just announced the new Volt recording interface series featuring classic analog tone shaping capabilities. The UA Volt lineup combines pristine audio quality with versatile effects in a compact package that's perfect for recording music, podcasts and livestreaming anywhere you want. There are five interfaces in the Universal Audio Volt series;  the Volt 1 ($139), Volt 2 ($189), Volt 176 ($249), Volt 276 ($299) and Volt 476 ($369). Before we break down each release, watch our new video featuring an overview of the line and a walkthrough of a song completely tracked with a UA Volt interface and its companion software. Continue reading →
  2. Universal Audio's LUNA 1.2 Delivers Control Surface Support & Sidechaining

    Universal Audio's LUNA 1.2 Delivers Control Surface Support & Sidechaining
    Since its release in April 2020, Universal Audio's LUNA Recording System has been adopted by music creators all over the world. The free software enables users to track, mix and master in an environment that seamlessly integrates with Universal Audio's interfaces, plug-ins, software instruments and more. Today, Universal Audio is unleashing the latest update for the LUNA Recording System with LUNA v1.2. This version of the recording software introduces control surface support and sidechain integration. What does that mean for all you LUNA users out there? Let's get into it! Continue reading →
  3. The Hottest Plug-Ins of 2021 (So Far)

    The Hottest Plug-Ins of 2021 (So Far)
    It's no secret that 2021 has spawned plenty of great hardware gear, but today we're shining a light on the world of software. Whether it’s streamlined, intelligent processing or meticulous analog modeling, the audio plug-in market has seen its share of impressive offerings this year. In this blog, we'll be covering some of our favorite releases of 2021 so far. These tools will be extremely helpful, no matter if you're working completely in the box, sweetening your analog production or just need to edit some tracks. Let’s take a closer look. Continue reading →
  4. New UAFX Control App Unlocks Mobile Command Of Universal Audio Pedals

    New UAFX Control App Unlocks Mobile Command Of Universal Audio Pedals
    At the beginning of 2021, Universal Audio introduced the world to its new series of UAFX pedals, including the Astra Modulation Machine, Golden Reverberator and Starlight Echo Station. Each pedal features three impeccable UAD emulations of vintage studio gear with six knobs, three switches and two footswitches for controlling your sound. Universal Audio is now expanding your ability to command its UAFX pedals with the new UAFX Control Mobile App. This free app for iOS and Android phones enables users to control aspects of each pedal via Bluetooth connectivity. As of right now, you can rename your pedal, control switchable bypass options for effect trails and customize your footswitch modes. Continue reading →
  5. Best Portable Audio Interfaces For Recording On The Go

    Best Portable Audio Interfaces For Recording On The Go
    Mobile recording technology has certainly come a long way since its inception. After all, "mobile recording" used to mean pulling up to a venue or house in a huge bus or trailer that was equipped with a console and tape machines. Today, thanks to tools from brands like Universal Audio, Antelope Audio and Focusrite, you can record a professional-sounding track from just about anywhere with a rig smaller than your laptop. With so many pint-sized recording interfaces out there on the market, it can be tough to pick which device is right for you. Never fear, Vintage King is here to review your options. That's right, we're breaking down the best portable audio interfaces for recording on the go. Continue reading →
  6. Universal Audio Brings New API Console Experience To LUNA Recording System

    Universal Audio Brings New API Console Experience To LUNA Recording System
    API consoles hold a special place in recording lore. Countless classics bear the brand's sonic punch and color, including Fleetwood Mac's Rumours and Prince's Purple Rain. Universal Audio has just announced that it will be making the API console experience more widely available to a new generation of music makers via the LUNA API Vision Console Emulation Bundle ($699). In case you've missed out, Universal Audio's LUNA Recording System is a new platform for recording, mixing and mastering that integrates seamlessly with Apollo interfaces. There are loads of features that add to your workflow and improve speed, not to mention, it's free for Thunderbolt Mac users! Universal Audio has been dropping new extension bundles featuring emulations and virtual instruments and today's API announcement is one of the most exciting yet. Continue reading →
  7. Vintage King And Universal Audio Exploration: LUNA Launch Giveaway

    Vintage King And Universal Audio Exploration: LUNA Launch Giveaway
    In honor of the launch of our new video series, Exploration: LUNA, Vintage King and Universal Audio are teaming up to give one lucky winner an incredible package of hardware and software. That's right, we're setting you up on your own fact-finding mission so you can experience recording, mixing and mastering within the LUNA Recording System. For this month's giveaway, the big prize package includes a Universal Audio Apollo x8p Heritage Edition audio interface and the LUNA Analog Essentials Bundle. Not only do you get to take advantage of the Apollo x8p's eight unison mic pres and HEXA Core processing, but you'll also get the Realtime Analog Classics Plus Bundle and the new Heritage Edition Bundle.  The cherry on top is the LUNA Analog Essentials Bundle, which instantly gives you access to LUNA's built-in Neve and API summing and Studer and Ampex tape machines. Continue reading →
  8. Vintage King & Universal Audio Launch Exploration: LUNA Video Series

    Vintage King & Universal Audio Launch Exploration: LUNA Video Series
    Vintage King and Universal Audio have teamed up with Trace Horse Recording Studio for a new three-part video series titled Exploration: LUNA. Throughout the series, Trace Horse's Preston Cochran and Scottie Prudhoe will showcase how to record, mix and master a song using Universal Audio's LUNA Recording System. The fun doesn't stop there though... No, we're just getting started. Trace Horse Recording Studio has an immaculate collection of analog recording gear featuring the best of the best. The crown jewel of the studio's set-up is a vintage Neve 8014 recording console that was refurbished and modded by the Vintage King Tech Shop. In this video series, we will be comparing how close UAD emulations get to the real thing, including A/Bing LUNA's built-in Neve summing with tracks summed through the Neve 8014. Continue reading →
  9. Hear Universal Audio's New UAFX Effects Pedals Here First!

    Hear Universal Audio's New UAFX Effects Pedals Here First!
    Universal Audio has demonstrated its mastery of creating digital emulations of analog classics for years. Prior innovations like the OX Amp Top Box have shown the brand making its move into the guitar world, but with today's announcement of a new line of UAFX pedals, they've firmly entrenched themselves in the stompbox game. Engineered and developed by the team at Universal Audio, the Astra Modulation Machine ($399), Golden Reverberator ($399) and Starlight Echo Station ($399) feature dual-processor technology that power some of the most stunning effects ever created for the pedal platform. Each release puts three emulations of classic vintage gear at your feet (there are some free extras you can get upon registration) and offers six knobs, three switches and two footswitches for controlling your sound. In addition to accepting Hi-Z, the UAFX also accepts line level, so you can use the pedals for mixing. Continue reading →
  10. Universal Audio Announces Apollo Heritage Edition Interfaces

    Universal Audio Announces Apollo Heritage Edition Interfaces
    Universal Audio is introducing a new way of purchasing its award-winning Apollo interfaces. The legendary pro audio brand is releasing the Apollo Heritage Editions, which bundles the beloved audio interfaces together with packages of five and 10 of UAD's best-selling plug-ins. At this point, you might be saying, "Don't Universal Audio Apollos already come with plug-ins?" And you would be right, all Apollo interfaces come with the “Realtime Analog Classics Plus” package of plug-ins. The aforementioned five and 10 UAD plug-in bundles that come with the new Apollo Heritage Edition interfaces are in addition to the "Realtime Analog Classics Plus." That means for new Apollo buyers, you're going to have a massive library of essential analog emulations at the ready at all times. Continue reading →

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