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UAD Software v8.5 now available

Version 8.5 of the UAD Software is now available, featuring new plugins by Brainworx, Softube and Sonnox.

Universal Audio has released three new direct-developer plug-ins for UAD hardware and Apollo interfaces  — the Brainworx bx_digital V3 EQ Collection, Sonnox Oxford Envolution, and the Marshall JMP 2203 Guitar Amplifier developed by Softube. All three plug-ins are part of UAD Software v8.5, now available for download at the UA Online Store.

According to UAD and their respective developers, the three new plug-ins have the following key features:

Marshall JMP 2203 Guitar Amplifier Plug-In:

  • The world’s only officially licensed plug-in emulation of the classic Marshall JMP 2203 amplifier
  • Unison technology for Apollo interfaces claiming to offer "authentic tone, touch, and feel" of the original JMP 2203
  • Five virtual microphone options
  • 50+ presets designed by AC/DC engineer Tony Platt

Sonnox Oxford Envolution Plug-In:

  • Control of key shaping parameters including attack, hold, and release
  • Separate and frequency-dependent control of transients and sustain
  • Tilt/parametric targeting of frequencies
  • Huge gain ranges: Transients ±24 dB; Sustain -48 dB to +24 dB
  • Warmth control for harmonic saturation/tone shaping

Brainworx bx_digital V3 EQ Plug-In Collection:

  • Mid/Side mastering processor and EQ with expanded feature set
  • Extended controls for stereo and Mid/Side panorama, levels, and stereo width
  • EQ features extended frequency range, proportional Q bandwidth, and Auto-solo function for critical listening applications
  • Revamped Dynamic EQ/De-esser section
  • Gain Scale feature for artifact-free alternative to Dry/Wet processing

More details at Universal Audio's website.