Universal Audio has announced in its webzine that UAD Software version 4.10.0 is coming soon, probably later this month. Furthermore two new Powered Plug-Ins will also be released : the Precision Enhancer kHz, and the VCA VU compressor.
The Precision Enhancer kHz
is a sophisticated tool with a simple control set, primarily designed to bring dull or poorly recorded tracks to life. However, with five distinct Enhancement "Modes", the Precision Enhancer kHz will find uses on virtually any source. It can be used to minimally massage the middle and upper frequencies of a mix, or drastically alter the presence or dynamics of individual tracks or groups; Unlike other enhancers that function by frequency delay or filtered clipping, the Precision Enhancer kHz works on specialized techniques of equalization and dynamic expansion that can be used as a highly versatile effect.
The VCA VU Compressor/Limiter
is an emulation of the first commercially available VCA compressor, the dbx 160. Originally designed and sold by David Blackmer in 1971, this solid-state design set the standard for performance and affordability. "VU" is the common nickname for this widely regarded studio staple, famous for its simple control set and firm compression characteristics. The VCA VU aims to capture all the sonic nuances from a "golden" modeling unit and the simple control set of the hardware, including Threshold, Compression (Ratio) and Output Gain. Like with the hardware, LED threshold indicators are provided, as well the Input/Output/Gain Change VU meter for which the unit is famous.