Founded in 1958 by the late Bill Putnam Sr., Universal Audio was a natural extension of his success as a recording engineer, studio designer, and inventor. Putnam was a favorite engineer of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ray Charles, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and many other music icons of the time. In 2000, Putnam Sr. was awarded the Technical Achievement Grammy in praise of his multiple contributions to the recording industry, including the first use of artificial reverberation, effects sends, and the vocal booth, not to mention the legendary studios he designed which are still in operation to this day.
Putnam started three audio product companies during his career: Universal Audio, Studio Electronics, and UREI. All three built products that remain widely used decades after their introduction, including the ubiquitous LA-2A and 1176 compressors, and the 610 tube mic preamp and EQ, used to record everyone from Sinatra to the Beach Boys to Van Halen.
In 1999, Bill Putnam Jr. and James Putnam re-launched Universal Audio and merged with Kind of Loud Technologies — a leading audio software company
Software made by Universal Audio
Plug-ins & effects : Compressor
Plug-ins & effects : Equalizer
Plug-ins & effects : Compressor
Plug-ins & effects : Equalizer
Latest videos about Universal Audio
||UAD Fairchild Tube Limiter Plug-In Collection Trailer
Nov 18, 2013 - For a half-century, the Fairchild 670 â€î and its aggressive little brother, the Fairchild 660 â€î have defined much of popular music's most revered vocal and dr...
||UAD API Vision Channel Strip Plug-In Trailer
Oct 10, 2013 - For the first time ever, you can have a complete channel strip of classic API punch, presence, and color with the API Vision Channel Strip plug-in for UAD-2 ...
||UAD ENGL Amplifier Plug-Ins Trailer
Aug 13, 2013 - From vintage clean sounds to state-of-the-art high-gain textures, the ENGL Amplifiers Plug-In Bundle will arm your studio with a world class palette of tones...
||UAD v7.1 Flex Routing Features
Jul 10, 2013 - In this short video, UA's Erik Hanson and Patrick Aurelio cover the new Flex Routing features for the Apollo and Apollo 16 Interfaces, as well as other new a...
||UAD Pultec EQ Collection Artist Testimonials
Jul 9, 2013 - Hear what top mixer/producers Neal Cappellino, Jeff Balding, Richard Dodd, and Vance Powell are saying about the UAD Pultec Passive EQ Collection. For more i...
||Official 2013 UA Apollo & Apollo 16 Interfaces w/ UAD Processing Trailer
Apr 10, 2013 - Building upon decades of UA's analog design heritage, the Apollo and Apollo 16 offer extremely high-resolution sound — with the lowest THD and highest dynami...
||Apollo Interface Multi-Unit Demo w/ Fab Dupont
Mar 7, 2013 - If you couldn't make it down to Anaheim for the 2013 Winter NAMM Show, then you definitely missed seeing and hearing Apollo interfaces operating in multi-uni...
||Teletronix® LA-2A Classic Leveler Plug-In Collection Trailer
Feb 18, 2013 - The Teletronix LA-2A Leveler Collection for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins Platform and Apollo interface puts three stunningly accurate incarnations of the iconic Teletronix LA-2A at your fingertips. As with the classic hardware, the LA-2A Silver, LA-2A Gray, and LA-2 plug-in models give you ultra-smooth ...
Latest news about Universal Audio
|Apr 10, 2013||Universal Audio Apollo 16|
|Feb 18, 2013||Universal Audio Announces Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveler|
|Apr 6, 2012||UA Releases 1176 Classic Limiter Plug-In Collection for UAD2|
|Jan 19, 2012||Universal Audio Welcomes Sonnox|
|Jan 19, 2012||Universal Audio Unveils Apollo|
|Nov 7, 2011||Universal Audio releases version 6.1 of their software|
|Oct 25, 2011||UAD-2 QUAD Omni 6 DSP Accelerator Package|
|Apr 13, 2011||Universal Audio Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb plug-in for the UAD-2|
|Mar 9, 2011||SPL and Brainworx goes to Universal Audio Plateform|
|Feb 24, 2011||Universal Audio Now Shipping Uad-2 Satellite FIREWIRE|
|Dec 2, 2010||UA releases SSL E Series Channel Strip and G Series Bus Compressor|
|Oct 5, 2010||Universal Audio Quad Omni V 5.7|
|Sep 23, 2010||EP-34 Tape Echo Plug-In for UAD-2|
|Aug 12, 2010||The UAD Power User Upgrade|
|Aug 4, 2010||UAD-2 Analog Classics Bundle|
|Jun 7, 2010||40% off at Universal Audio Store|
|Mar 24, 2010||Universal Audio announces the 4-710D Four-Channel 'Twin-finity' Mic Preamp & DI with Dynamics|
|Mar 12, 2010||Manley Massive Passive EQ plug-in for UAD-2 platform|
|Jan 16, 2010||News from Universal Audio|
|Oct 29, 2009||UAD v5.5 with Trident A-Range Out Now !|
|Oct 7, 2009||Universal Audio Introduces New UAD-2 Neve Powered Plug-Ins Lineup|
|Sep 4, 2009||New UAD Version 5.4.1 Software Now Available for Download|
|Jul 30, 2009||UAD Powered Plug-Ins v5.4.0 Software is out !|
|Jul 15, 2009||Universal Audio Announces Trident Audio As New Plug-in Partner|
|Jul 4, 2009||Buy an LA610 MkII and get a UAD2 Solo Free !|
|Jun 27, 2009||UAD-2 SOLO for Laptop now shipping|
|Jun 19, 2009||Is UAD EMT 250 coming up ?|
|Mar 26, 2009||SSL sound for the UAD family !|
|Jan 15, 2009||Universal Audio New Plug in Partner|
|Jan 15, 2009||UAD-2 Solo for Laptop !!|
|Dec 22, 2008||No more UAD-1 to UAD-2 upgrade fee!!|
|Dec 19, 2008||Universal Audio UAD-2 Omni, the ultimate package...|
|Dec 19, 2008||UAD Powered Plug-Ins v5.2.0 Software is out !|
|Dec 2, 2008||UAD software will be RTAS compatible soon...|
|Oct 6, 2008||Universal Audio LA-610 Mk II|
|Sep 26, 2008||UAD Moog Multimode Filter|
|Aug 29, 2008||The Uad-2 has landed !!|
|Aug 22, 2008||UAD-2 soon...|
|May 20, 2008||Universal Audio 1176AE|
|May 17, 2008||Universal Audio 710 Twin-Finity, a pre-amp of a new kind...|
|Mar 15, 2008||UAD v4.10 released|
|Mar 3, 2008||News for the UAD Family|
|Feb 27, 2008||Review: UAD SPL Transient Designer|
|Jan 20, 2008||New plugs for UAD-1|
|Dec 13, 2007||UAD v4.9 with SPL Transient Designer & Precision Buss Compressor demos|
|Aug 2, 2007||UAD Nevana X2|
|Jun 25, 2007||News from Universal Audio|
|Mar 31, 2007||UAD software goes 4.6|
|Jan 18, 2007||UAD for laptop !!|
|Nov 22, 2006||Universal Audio Promos !||
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