WOULD YOU PLUG IN A PREAMP PLUG-IN?
When Universal Audio revealed the Apollo Twin at NAMM, it also announced new technology included in its UAD 7.5 Software called Unison, which is all about preamp modeling. Since it first appeared some years back, microphone modeling has always been a bit much to swallow – not to mention flirting with copyright – the idea you can plug a mediocre mic into an interface and at the flip of a virtual switch turn it into an expensive, classic condenser sound. Modeling preamps seems just as unlikely, except it’s UA we’re talking about and, helping things along, this first Unison bundle is modeled on one of UA’s own legendary preamps. Universal Audio founder Bill Putnam Sr. introduced the 610 Modular Amplifier preamp in 1958. The 610 is recognised by record producers for its harmonic detail, clipping characteristics and ability to overdrive in a warm, musical fashion. The UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Plug-In Collection includes both the classic 610-A model and modern 610-B hardware, and offers comprehensive modeling of the preamp design — including its tube and transformer components and unique distortion characteristics. Does it really sound like the genuine thing? Find out at www.uaudio.com where you can listen to audio clips, see videos – or buy the bundle for US$299.
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