Universal Audio announced that they will release TDM versions of their popular Powered Plug-Ins. In addition, Universal Audio will be upgrading many of the plug-ins sold previously under the brand name Kind of Loud to support TDM HD and sell these new versions under the Universal Audio brand name. All the Universal Audio TDM plugs will support Pro Tools HD and all will also support Apple Macintosh OS X next year.
Universal Audio's vintage compressor emulations, the 1176LN and LA-2A will be the first plugs-in available for TDM, followed closely by the Pultec EQ. Existing Kind of Loud TDM plug-ins that will be upgraded to support HD will include the Smart Code Pro surround encoders and RealVerb 5.1. In addition, Universal Audio has announced that two new plug-ins, a high-end reverb, DreamVerb and theCambridge EQ, will also be released as TDM /HD versions. Registered owners of existing Kind of Loud TDM products, will be able to upgrade to the new HD-compatible Universal Audio versions for a nominal fee.
"We consider the addition of the Universal Audio plug-ins to be a big boost to the Pro Tools platform," said Ed Gray, Digidesign's Director of Partnering Programs, "The quality of their vintage compressor and EQ emulations is indisputable."
Universal Audio TDM HD plug-ins will begin shipping in Q4 2002.