—Created in Partnership with Famed Mastering Engineer Bob Katz, K-Stereo Plug-In Recovers and Boosts the Natural Ambience of Recorded Sources —
SCOTTS VALLEY, CA • October 26, 2012
— Universal Audio
(UA), a leading manufacturer of professional audio recording hardware and software, is pleased to announce the impending release of the Precision K-Stereo™ Ambience Recovery Plug-In
for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins
platform and Apollo Audio Interface
. Created by Universal Audio in collaboration with famed mastering engineer Bob Katz,
the K-Stereo Ambience Recovery plug-in extracts ambient cues from source recordings — allowing users to precisely enhance the stereo depth and imaging of mixes without unnatural artifacts.
“The K-Stereo plug-in gives mastering engineers an easy, organic-sounding solution for excessively small mixes or mixes that need more space and depth — from classical to jazz, rock, or hip-hop,” said Bob Katz. “Because we’re effectively ‘pulling out’ the ambience that’s already in the recording, the results sound much more natural. I’m happy to be working with UA to bring K-Stereo to the UAD platform.”
Designed for critical 2-track mastering or post-production applications, the K-Stereo plug-in offers a “do-no-harm” approach to adding depth and width to busy or narrow-sounding mixes. Using elements of the Haas effect and other psychoacoustic principles, the plug-in transparently enhances existing ambience and early reflections without adding artificial reverb or changing the ratio of center elements to side elements.
Precision K-Stereo Ambience Recovery Plug-In Features:
- Unique ambience recovery and stereo processing tool, created and patented by famed mastering engineer Bob Katz
- Extracts ambient cues from the source material, naturally adding depth and width to the stereo field
- Perfect for fixing busy or “narrow” mixes at the mastering stage
- 3-band Ambience Filter EQ for further shaping the effect
- Mid/Side gain controls available to adjust the center-to-side balance
- Left/Right Gain controls for final stereo image balancing and leveling
- Custom user presets created by Bob Katz
Available as part of the upcoming UAD Software v6.3.2 release
, scheduled for early November, the Precision K-Stereo Ambience Recovery Plug-In
will be available for $199 US
via UA’s Online Store.
About UAD Powered Plug-Ins
Powered by Universal Audio’s popular UAD-2 DSP Accelerator hardware, UAD Powered Plug-Ins offer the world’s most authentic analog hardware emulations and award-winning audio plug-ins on Mac and PC. UAD plug-ins deliver rich, analog sound quality that would be difficult or impossible to achieve with native recording systems.
About Universal Audio Inc. Founded in 1958 by recording pioneer Bill Putnam Sr., and refounded in 1999 by Bill Putnam Jr., Universal Audio is best known for its classic, hand-built analog hardware and advanced UAD Digital Signal Processing technology for recording, mixing, and mastering audio. Headquartered in Scotts Valley, California, UA is focused on merging the best of vintage analog and modern digital technology, following its rich recording heritage and motto, “Analog Ears. Digital Minds.” www.uaudio.com