What Are Your "Desert Island" UAD Plug-Ins?
We asked ten of our favorite engineers and producers to share their “desert island” UAD plug-ins.
How to Capture the '60s Soul Sound with UAD Plug-Ins
Producer and composer Steve Levine reveals how he used a mixture of vintage hardware and UAD plug-ins to record a ‘60s-inspired soul performance.
Ready, Set, Mix! Tips for Prepping Your Mixing Session
It’s time to mix, so let’s start to move some faders! Well, maybe not right away. If we really want a mix to go quickly and smoothly, there’s some preparation that needs to be done beforehand. Here's a look at the technical prep, session prep, and personal prep needed before diving into your latest mixing session.
UA Artist Tips — Mixing Vocals with Joe Chiccarelli
See and hear UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins in action as Producer/Engineer extraordinaire Joe Chiccarelli demonstrates them on a mix of the hit song, "My Body", by Young The Giant. This video takes you right back to the UA booth for Joe's engaging UAD-2 plug-ins demonstration. Enjoy.
Psychoacoustics: Where Sound Meets Your Brain
The most important pieces of hardware in any studio are the ones on the sides of your head. In this article from Sound on Sound magazine, we'll take a close look at the ear — how it converts physical sound waves into sonic information in the brain, and how this process has numerous practical consequences for music production.
Replacing Tubes in Your UA Analog Hardware
For those of you lucky enough to own one of Universal Audio's tube-based hardware preamps, channel strips, or compressors, you will at some point need to deal with replacing the tubes in these units. How is this done? What tubes do you need? Read on my friends, and the answers to your questions will be revealed!
Tips & Tricks — 1176 Classic Limiter Collection
Whether Bluestripe, Blackface, or AE, each 1176 plug-in in the Classic Limiter Collection has its own unique characteristics for gain, threshold, compression knee, distortion onset, and “sweet spots.” Here are some helpful hints for getting started with these unique tools.
Andrew Scheps on Engineering Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mixing Adele, and Letting Songs 'Mix Themselves'
Andrew Scheps mixed numerous tracks on Adele’s Grammy-winning album, 21, as well as the latest Red Hot Chili Peppers album, I’m with You. As a producer, Scheps’ credits include Favez, The Duke Spirit, and Audrye Sessions. “Universal Audio’s stuff is definitely a big part of everything I do,” he says.