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Universal Audio, a manufacturer of high-quality vintage audio hardware and DSP software plug-ins for digital audio workstations, today announced the forthcoming web launch of v4.2 software for the UAD-1 DSP Card & Powered Plug-Ins™ system. Version 4.2 will ship in Q1 2006 and include a 14-day fully functional demo of the third in the Roland® Classic FX series — the Roland RE-201 Space Echo™. Full authorizations of the Roland RE-201 plug-in will be available to registered UAD-1 customers for US$249 at my.uaudio.com.

"Respecting our unique license arrangement with Roland Corporation, UA's world-leading modeling/algorithm & software team have excelled, painstakingly re-creating the complex tape echo & spring reverb emulations with absolute authenticity." said Mike Barnes, Director of Marketing for Universal Audio. "From capturing the vintage circuit tone, tape idiosyncrasies, real-time controllability to retro look and feel, our aim was that even the most die-hard fan of the original 1973 hardware will have an identical love affair with the UA plug-in version available exclusively for the UAD-1, which works with AU, VST or RTAS based systems."

Key Features include:

  • Meticulous model of original Roland RE-201 Space Echo licensed by Roland
  • Tape echo modeling, complete with saturation, wow & flutter, and splice point
  • Incredible tape oscillation effects and authentic spring reverb tank emulation
  • All original features like Tape-Head "Mode" Selector, Intensity and "Dub" switch
  • UA unique features like DAW tempo sync, effects pan, tape type & splice-trigger
  • 3 User-selectable tape quality grades including "new", "used" and "old"


"The Roland Classic FX plug-in bundle from UA combines the RE-201 Space Echo, the Roland Dimension D SDD-320, and BOSS CE-1 Chorus Ensemble for the ideal collection of vintage chorus, tremolo, stereo spatial modulation, tape echo and spring reverb mix effects," stated Matt Ward, President Of Universal Audio. "This collection of classic analog studio tools used on countless hits mixed over the past 30 years is now accessible to the DAW generation and finally affordable to all. The Roland Classic FX bundle will be available in sync with the launch of v4.2 at my.uaudio.com for a limited-time promotional deal of US$399 (a saving of $98!)."

About the UAD-1 DSP Card
At the heart of every UAD-1 DSP Card & Powered Plug-Ins package is the revolutionary UAD-1 DSP card. Because of its high resolution, floating-point processing, ultra high-speed memory and hardware dithering, the UAD-1 delivers outstanding high-headroom sound quality at sample rates from 32 to 192khz. Unlike other DSP cards, the UAD-1 uses a single, unpartitioned vector processor, allowing for larger and more sophisticated plug-in algorithms offering a new level of power and complexity not found with host-based plug-ins. By greatly reducing the burden on the computer's CPU, the host application can now deliver more tracks, automation and native effects.

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