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About Universal Audio

Universal Audio

Founded in 1958 by M.T. "Bill" Putnam Sr, the Universal Audio name and company have been synonymous with innovative recording products for more than 50 years.

Bill Putnam Sr. was a passionate innovator who is widely regarding as the father of modern recording. Putnam was the inventor of the modern recording console, the multi-band audio equalizer, and the vocal booth, and he was the first engineer to use artificial reverberation in commercial recording.

Alongside his friend Les Paul, Putnam was also involved in the early development of stereophonic recording. Several of Putnam’s designs became classics that are still used today, including the ubiquitous LA-2A and 1176 compressors, and the 610 tube-recording console.

Universal Audio Inc. was re-founded in 1999 by Bill's sons, James Putnam and Bill Putnam Jr., with two main goals: to faithfully reproduce classic analog recording equipment in the tradition of their father; and to design new digital recording tools in with the sound and spirit of vintage analog technology, thus preserving the Universal Audio name, and adding the digital arm - UAD.

Several of Bill Sr.’s classic designs are again in production, as well as a host of digital solutions, most notable the award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform.

What are UAD plugins?
Universal Audio’s UAD plugins feature the most authentic analog emulations in the industry. Universal Audio’s DSP gurus work with the original hardware manufacturers — using their exact schematics, golden units, and experienced ears — to give UAD plug-ins warmth and harmonics in all the right places, just like analog. The UAD plugin’s are processed on proprietary DSP chips found on Universal Audio products such as the Duo UAD, Quad AUD and Apollo range.

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Universal Audio Apollo Twin 2 Duo Thunderbolt Interface
Universal Audio Apollo Twin 2 Duo Thunderbolt Interface
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Universal Audio Apollo 8 Duo Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface
Universal Audio Apollo 8 Duo Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface
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Universal Audio Apollo Twin 2 Quad Thunderbolt Interface
Universal Audio Apollo Twin 2 Quad Thunderbolt Interface
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Universal Audio Apollo Twin USB 3 Interface for Windows
Universal Audio Apollo Twin USB 3 Interface for Windows
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Universal Audio Apollo 16 Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface
Universal Audio Apollo 16 Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface
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Universal Audio Arrow Thunderbolt Audio Interface
Universal Audio Arrow Thunderbolt Audio Interface
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Universal Audio Apollo Twin 2 Solo Thunderbolt Interface
Universal Audio Apollo Twin 2 Solo Thunderbolt Interface
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UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt OCTO Ultimate DSP Accelerator
UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt OCTO Ultimate DSP Accelerator
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Universal Audio 4-710D Mic Preamp w/ Dynamics
Universal Audio 4-710D Mic Preamp w/ Dynamics
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Universal Audio 6176 Vintage Channel Strip Mic-Pre
Universal Audio 6176 Vintage Channel Strip Mic-Pre
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Universal Audio UAD-2 Quad & $50 UA voucher
Universal Audio UAD-2 Quad & $50 UA voucher
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$1199
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Universal Audio Solo 610 Classic Tube Mic Pre/DI
Universal Audio Solo 610 Classic Tube Mic Pre/DI
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Universal Audio Apollo 8 Quad Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface
Universal Audio Apollo 8 Quad Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface
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Universal Audio 1176LN Classic Limiting Amplifier
Universal Audio 1176LN Classic Limiting Amplifier
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Universal Audio Octo "Core" UAD-2 PCIe DSP Accelerator
Universal Audio Octo "Core" UAD-2 PCIe DSP Accelerator
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Universal Audio UAD-2 Duo Flexi & $500 voucher
Universal Audio UAD-2 Duo Flexi & $500 voucher
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Universal Audio 710 TwinFinity Tube & Solid State Mic Pre/DI
Universal Audio 710 TwinFinity Tube & Solid State Mic Pre/DI
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Universal Audio 2-610S Dual Channel Tube Preamplifier
Universal Audio 2-610S Dual Channel Tube Preamplifier
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Universal Audio Apollo Thunderbolt Card Adapter
Universal Audio Apollo Thunderbolt Card Adapter
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Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite Quad
Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite Quad
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$1099
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Universal Audio Apollo 8p Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface
Universal Audio Apollo 8p Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface
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UAD-2 Satellite USB OCTO Custom DSP Accelerator
UAD-2 Satellite USB OCTO Custom DSP Accelerator
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UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt QUAD Core DSP Accelerator
UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt QUAD Core DSP Accelerator
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UAD-2 Satellite USB Octo Core DSP Accelerator
UAD-2 Satellite USB Octo Core DSP Accelerator
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Universal Audio LA-610MKII Classic Tube Recording Channel
Universal Audio LA-610MKII Classic Tube Recording Channel
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UAD-2 Satellite USB QUAD Core DSP Accelerator
UAD-2 Satellite USB QUAD Core DSP Accelerator
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UAD-2 Satellite USB OCTO Ultimate DSP Accelerator
UAD-2 Satellite USB OCTO Ultimate DSP Accelerator
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UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt QUAD Custom DSP Accelerator
UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt QUAD Custom DSP Accelerator
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Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite Quad & $500 voucher
Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite Quad & $500 voucher
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Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite Duo Flexi $500 vouch
Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite Duo Flexi $500 vouch
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