Welcome to 2014 and the most anticipated announcement in the Audio Industry- Universal Audio has recently announced support for Pro Tools 11 AAX plug-in platform. With the free upgrade to UAD Software Version 7.4.1, Macintosh users now have access to the full library of plug-ins made by U.A. PC users should expect a supported release shortly, within the first few months of 2014.
The UAD platform is one of the most widely used pieces of equipment in the Audio Industry. Both music makers and post professionals rely on the power of UAD cards.
For those of you not familiar with the UAD platform, it is comprised of two elements, the software component and the hardware processor. The processing needed for the software plug-ins is done on the UAD hardware processor instead of the CPU of the computer. Not only does this free up power from your host computer, the sound of these plug-ins is amazing.
To add to the list of enhancements, UAD plug-ins now support AudioSuite processing (offline audio processing for audio clips), Offline Bounce (faster-than-real-time bounce) as well as Multi-Mono support that allows you to independently control Left and Right side settings for multi-channel tracks.
The range of UAD processors is available as PCIe cards, FireWire Hardware Accelerator, or Apollo Audio Interface with DSP.