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Universal Audio UAD User Manual

Universal Audio UAD User Manual (585 pages)

POWERED PLUG-INS SOFTWARE VERSION 6.1  
Brand: Universal Audio | Category: Software | Size: 18.5 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents5................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 1. Introduction18................................................................................................................................................................
Welcome18................................................................................................................................................................
Features20................................................................................................................................................................
The UAD System21................................................................................................................................................................
Package Contents21................................................................................................................................................................
Documentation Overview21................................................................................................................................................................
Online Documentation23................................................................................................................................................................
Customer Support23................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 2. UAD Installation25................................................................................................................................................................
Overview25................................................................................................................................................................
Install Videos25................................................................................................................................................................
System Requirements26................................................................................................................................................................
Supported Hosts26................................................................................................................................................................
Latest Information & Software Updates27................................................................................................................................................................
UAD Software Installation28................................................................................................................................................................
UAD Hardware Installation30................................................................................................................................................................
Authorization32................................................................................................................................................................
Authorize Plug-Ins Procedure33................................................................................................................................................................
Using Unlicensed Plug-Ins (Demo Mode)35................................................................................................................................................................
Verifying Installation35................................................................................................................................................................
Learn More37................................................................................................................................................................
Software Removal37................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 3. UAD System Overview38................................................................................................................................................................
The UAD Environment38................................................................................................................................................................
The UAD Hardware38................................................................................................................................................................
The UAD Software42................................................................................................................................................................
The DAW Environment44................................................................................................................................................................
My.uaudio.com46................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 4. My.uaudio.com47................................................................................................................................................................
Optional Plug-Ins47................................................................................................................................................................
Authorization Overview48................................................................................................................................................................
Demo Mode51................................................................................................................................................................
UA Online Store52................................................................................................................................................................
Buying Plug-Ins53................................................................................................................................................................
Transferring UAD devices and licenses54................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 5. Using Multiple UAD Devices55................................................................................................................................................................
Plug-In License Policy55................................................................................................................................................................
UAD Link Licensing56................................................................................................................................................................
Authorizing Multiple Devices57................................................................................................................................................................
UAD-1 with UAD-257................................................................................................................................................................
Power Requirement57................................................................................................................................................................
Multidevice DSP Loading58................................................................................................................................................................
Device Info Display59................................................................................................................................................................
Disabling Devices59................................................................................................................................................................
Host CPU59................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 6. UAD Meter & Control Panel61................................................................................................................................................................
Launching the UAD Meter & Control Panel Application62................................................................................................................................................................
Using the UAD Meter62................................................................................................................................................................
UAD Meter Elements63................................................................................................................................................................
UAD Control Panel64................................................................................................................................................................
System Information Panel65................................................................................................................................................................
Plug-Ins Panel68................................................................................................................................................................
Configuration Panel71................................................................................................................................................................
FireWire Panel78................................................................................................................................................................
Help & Support Panel84................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 7. Using UAD Powered Plug-Ins85................................................................................................................................................................
Launching a UAD Powered Plug-In85................................................................................................................................................................
The UAD Plug-In Window86................................................................................................................................................................
UAD Toolbar87................................................................................................................................................................
LiveTrack Mode89................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting Parameters91................................................................................................................................................................
Shortcuts92................................................................................................................................................................
DSP Loading Information93................................................................................................................................................................
Automation94................................................................................................................................................................
External MIDI Control95................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 8. Tempo Sync96................................................................................................................................................................
Tempo Sync Plug-Ins96................................................................................................................................................................
Available Note Values97................................................................................................................................................................
Range Limits98................................................................................................................................................................
Entering Values98................................................................................................................................................................
Out of range99................................................................................................................................................................
Modes with Tempo Sync99................................................................................................................................................................
Roland RE-201 Sync100................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 9. UAD Delay Compensation101................................................................................................................................................................
Latency & Delay Compensation101................................................................................................................................................................
Host PDC Implementation101................................................................................................................................................................
UAD-1 Delay Compensator103................................................................................................................................................................
UAD-1 Track Advance106................................................................................................................................................................
Compensating Upsampled Plug-Ins108................................................................................................................................................................
Upsampling Values Table110................................................................................................................................................................
Upsampled Compensation Examples111................................................................................................................................................................
Live Processing113................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 10. UAD ExpressCard Products114................................................................................................................................................................
UAD-2 SOLO/Laptop Details116................................................................................................................................................................
Important SOLO/Laptop Notes119................................................................................................................................................................
UAD–Xtenda120................................................................................................................................................................
UAD–Xpander Details121................................................................................................................................................................
UAD–Xpander Connections123................................................................................................................................................................
Xpander Operation123................................................................................................................................................................
Important Xpander Notes127................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 11. UAD-2 Satellite128................................................................................................................................................................
UAD-2 Satellite Details129................................................................................................................................................................
UAD-2 Satellite Installation130................................................................................................................................................................
UAD-2 Satellite Operation133................................................................................................................................................................
Important UAD-2 Satellite Notes135................................................................................................................................................................
FireWire Basics137................................................................................................................................................................
FireWire Bandwidth141................................................................................................................................................................
FireWire Bandwidth vs. UAD DSP143................................................................................................................................................................
FireWire Bus Power144................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 12. Ampex ATR-102146................................................................................................................................................................
Mastering Tape Recorder146................................................................................................................................................................
Ampex ATR-102 Screenshots147................................................................................................................................................................
Operational Overview148................................................................................................................................................................
Primary Controls151................................................................................................................................................................
Secondary Controls159................................................................................................................................................................
Manual Calibration Procedure167................................................................................................................................................................
Manual Calibration Notes170................................................................................................................................................................
Parameter Dependencies171................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 13. Cambridge EQ173................................................................................................................................................................
Cambridge EQ Screenshot173................................................................................................................................................................
Cambridge EQ Controls174................................................................................................................................................................
Low Cut / High Cut Filters177................................................................................................................................................................
EQ Bands178................................................................................................................................................................
Parametric EQ179................................................................................................................................................................
Shelf EQ182................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 14. Cooper Time Cube184................................................................................................................................................................
Dual Mechanical Delay Line184................................................................................................................................................................
Cooper Time Cube Screenshot184................................................................................................................................................................
Design Overview185................................................................................................................................................................
Cooper Time Cube Controls185................................................................................................................................................................
Channel Controls188................................................................................................................................................................
Cooper Time Cube Hardware189................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 15. CS-1 Channel Strip190................................................................................................................................................................
EX-1 Equalizer and Compressor191................................................................................................................................................................
EX-1 Equalizer Controls191................................................................................................................................................................
EX-1 Compressor Controls192................................................................................................................................................................
EX-1M Overview193................................................................................................................................................................
DM-1 Delay Modulator194................................................................................................................................................................
DM-1 Controls194................................................................................................................................................................
DM-1L196................................................................................................................................................................
RS-1 Reflection Engine197................................................................................................................................................................
RS-1 Controls198................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 16. dbx 160 Compressor/Limiter200................................................................................................................................................................
dbx 160 Screenshot200................................................................................................................................................................
dbx 160 Controls201................................................................................................................................................................
WebZine Articles202................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 17. DreamVerb203................................................................................................................................................................
Signal Flow204................................................................................................................................................................
Resonance (Equalization) Panel205................................................................................................................................................................
Shape Panel207................................................................................................................................................................
Materials Panel209................................................................................................................................................................
Reflections Panel211................................................................................................................................................................
Reverberation Panel213................................................................................................................................................................
Positioning Panel214................................................................................................................................................................
Levels Panel216................................................................................................................................................................
DreamVerb Preset Management217................................................................................................................................................................
Spatial Characteristics218................................................................................................................................................................
Preset Design Tips219................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 18. Empirical Labs EL7 FATSO221................................................................................................................................................................
Introduction221................................................................................................................................................................
FATSO Screenshots222................................................................................................................................................................
FATSO Functional Overview222................................................................................................................................................................
FATSO Controls225................................................................................................................................................................
Global Controls229................................................................................................................................................................
FATSO Sr. Controls230................................................................................................................................................................
WebZine Article233................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 19. EMT 140 Plate Reverb234................................................................................................................................................................
EMT 140 Screenshot234................................................................................................................................................................
EMT 140 Controls235................................................................................................................................................................
Reverb Controls236................................................................................................................................................................
Stereo Controls237................................................................................................................................................................
EQ Controls237................................................................................................................................................................
Modulation Controls238................................................................................................................................................................
Blend Controls239................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 20. EMT 250 Electronic Reverberator241................................................................................................................................................................
EMT 250 Screenshot242................................................................................................................................................................
Functional Overview242................................................................................................................................................................
Program Mode Controls245................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 21. EP-34 Classic Tape Echo255................................................................................................................................................................
EP-34 Overview255................................................................................................................................................................
EP-34 Tape Echo Screenshot256................................................................................................................................................................
EP-34 Controls256................................................................................................................................................................
EP-34 Hardware History260................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 22. Fairchild 670262................................................................................................................................................................
Fairchild Screenshot263................................................................................................................................................................
Compressors, 4 Modes263................................................................................................................................................................
Controls Overview264................................................................................................................................................................
Fairchild Modes265................................................................................................................................................................
Controls266................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 23. Harrison 32C EQ270................................................................................................................................................................
Harrison 32C EQ Screenshot270................................................................................................................................................................
Harrison 32C EQ and Harrison 32C SE Controls271................................................................................................................................................................
Harrison 32C SE273................................................................................................................................................................
Harrison 32C Latency274................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 24. Helios Type 69 Equalizer275................................................................................................................................................................
Helios Type 69 Screenshot275................................................................................................................................................................
Helios Type 69 Controls276................................................................................................................................................................
Helios 69 Latency279................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 25. LA-2A and 1176LN281................................................................................................................................................................
Compressor Basics281................................................................................................................................................................
LA-2A Controls285................................................................................................................................................................
LN Controls287................................................................................................................................................................
SE "Special Edition289................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 26. LA-3A Compressor290................................................................................................................................................................
LA-3A Screenshot290................................................................................................................................................................
LA-3A Controls291................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 27. Lexicon 224292................................................................................................................................................................
Classic Digital Reverb292................................................................................................................................................................
Lexicon 224 Screenshot294................................................................................................................................................................
Hidden Controls306................................................................................................................................................................
Program Descriptions309................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 28. Little Labs IBP312................................................................................................................................................................
Little Labs IBP Screenshot312................................................................................................................................................................
Little Labs IBP Controls313................................................................................................................................................................
Little Labs IBP Latency314................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 29. Little Labs VOG315................................................................................................................................................................
Bass Resonance Processor315................................................................................................................................................................
Little Labs VOG Screenshot316................................................................................................................................................................
Little Labs VOG Parameters317................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 30. Manley Massive Passive EQ319................................................................................................................................................................
Massive Passive Screenshots320................................................................................................................................................................
Unusual EQ Conventions320................................................................................................................................................................
Massive Passive Mastering EQ321................................................................................................................................................................
Standard vs. Mastering Versions322................................................................................................................................................................
Massive Passive Band Controls322................................................................................................................................................................
Other Controls328................................................................................................................................................................
Massive Passive Latency329................................................................................................................................................................
Notes from Manley Laboratories329................................................................................................................................................................
Additional Information331................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 31. Moog Multimode Filter332................................................................................................................................................................
Moog Filter Screenshot333................................................................................................................................................................
Moog Filter Controls333................................................................................................................................................................
Moog Filter SE339................................................................................................................................................................
Moog Filter Latency340................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 32. MXR Flanger/Doubler341................................................................................................................................................................
Classic Electronic Flanging341................................................................................................................................................................
MXR Flanger/Doubler Screenshot342................................................................................................................................................................
MXR Flanger/Doubler Controls343................................................................................................................................................................
MXR Flanger/Doubler Latency348................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 33. Neve 1073 Equalizer349................................................................................................................................................................
Neve 1073 Screenshot349................................................................................................................................................................
Neve 1073 and 1073SE Controls349................................................................................................................................................................
Neve 1073SE352................................................................................................................................................................
Neve 1073 Latency353................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 34. Neve 1081 Equalizer354................................................................................................................................................................
Neve 1081 Screenshot354................................................................................................................................................................
Neve 1081 and 1081SE Controls355................................................................................................................................................................
Neve 1081SE360................................................................................................................................................................
Neve 1081 Latency360................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 35. Neve 31102 Console EQ361................................................................................................................................................................
Neve 31102 Screenshot361................................................................................................................................................................
Neve 31102 and 31102SE Controls362................................................................................................................................................................
Neve 31102SE365................................................................................................................................................................
Neve 31102 Latency366................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 36. Neve 33609 Compressor367................................................................................................................................................................
Neve 33609 Screenshot368................................................................................................................................................................
Operation368................................................................................................................................................................
Neve 33609 and 33609SE Controls369................................................................................................................................................................
Limiter369................................................................................................................................................................
Compressor370................................................................................................................................................................
Neve 33609SE376................................................................................................................................................................
Neve 33609 Latency376................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 37. Neve 88RS Channel Strip377................................................................................................................................................................
Neve 88RS Screenshot378................................................................................................................................................................
Neve 88RS Controls379................................................................................................................................................................
Dynamics379................................................................................................................................................................
Gate/Expander380................................................................................................................................................................
Limiter/Compressor383................................................................................................................................................................
Cut Filters389................................................................................................................................................................
Global390................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 38. Nigel392................................................................................................................................................................
Preflex Plug-in394................................................................................................................................................................
Gate/Comp Module395................................................................................................................................................................
Amp Module398................................................................................................................................................................
Amp Controls399................................................................................................................................................................
Cabinet Module402................................................................................................................................................................
Phasor Module404................................................................................................................................................................
Mod Filter Module407................................................................................................................................................................
TremModEcho plug-in411................................................................................................................................................................
Trem/Fade Module412................................................................................................................................................................
Mod Delay Module415................................................................................................................................................................
Echo Module419................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 39. Precision Buss Compressor421................................................................................................................................................................
Precision Buss Compressor Screenshot422................................................................................................................................................................
Precision Buss Compressor Controls422................................................................................................................................................................
Extra Presets426................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 40. Precision De-Esser427................................................................................................................................................................
Precision De-Esser Screenshot427................................................................................................................................................................
Precision De-Esser Controls428................................................................................................................................................................
Operating Tips430................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 41. Precision Enhancer Hz431................................................................................................................................................................
Precision Enhancer Hz Screenshot431................................................................................................................................................................
Precision Enhancer Hz Controls432................................................................................................................................................................
Precision Enhancer Hz Usage Notes435................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 42. Precision Enhancer kHz436................................................................................................................................................................
Precision Enhancer kHz Screenshot437................................................................................................................................................................
Precision Enhancer kHz Controls437................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 43. Precision Equalizer440................................................................................................................................................................
Precision Equalizer Screenshot440................................................................................................................................................................
Precision Equalizer Controls441................................................................................................................................................................
Control Grouping441................................................................................................................................................................
Modes441................................................................................................................................................................
Band Controls443................................................................................................................................................................
Precision Equalizer Latency445................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 44. Precision Limiter446................................................................................................................................................................
Precision Limiter Screenshot447................................................................................................................................................................
Precision Limiter Controls447................................................................................................................................................................
Precision Limiter Meters Overview448................................................................................................................................................................
Precision Limiter Latency453................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 45. Precision Maximizer454................................................................................................................................................................
Precision Maximizer Screenshot455................................................................................................................................................................
Precision Maximizer Controls455................................................................................................................................................................
Precision Maximizer Latency459................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 46. Precision Multiband461................................................................................................................................................................
Precision Multiband Screenshot461................................................................................................................................................................
Precision Multiband Interface462................................................................................................................................................................
Band Parameters464................................................................................................................................................................
EQ Display468................................................................................................................................................................
Frequency Controls470................................................................................................................................................................
Dynamics Meters471................................................................................................................................................................
Precision Multiband Latency474................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 47. Pultec and Pultec-Pro475................................................................................................................................................................
Pultec Latency476................................................................................................................................................................
Pultec EQP-1A Screenshot476................................................................................................................................................................
Pultec EQP-1A Controls476................................................................................................................................................................
Low Frequency Controls477................................................................................................................................................................
High Frequency Controls478................................................................................................................................................................
High Attenuation Controls478................................................................................................................................................................
Pultec MEQ-5 Screenshot479................................................................................................................................................................
Pultec MEQ-5 Controls479................................................................................................................................................................
Low Peak Controls480................................................................................................................................................................
Dip Controls480................................................................................................................................................................
High Peak Controls480................................................................................................................................................................
MEQ-5 Response Curves480................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 48. RealVerb Pro484................................................................................................................................................................
RealVerb Pro Background485................................................................................................................................................................
Spectral Characteristics486................................................................................................................................................................
Resonance (Equalization)491................................................................................................................................................................
Timing492................................................................................................................................................................
Positioning494................................................................................................................................................................
Levels495................................................................................................................................................................
Morphing496................................................................................................................................................................
RealVerb Pro Preset Management498................................................................................................................................................................
RealVerb Pro Preset List498................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 49. Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble499................................................................................................................................................................
Boss CE-1 Screenshot499................................................................................................................................................................
Boss CE-1 Controls500................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 50. Roland Dimension D503................................................................................................................................................................
Roland Dimension D Screenshot503................................................................................................................................................................
Roland Dimension D Controls504................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 51. Roland RE-201 Space Echo505................................................................................................................................................................
Roland RE-201 Screenshot506................................................................................................................................................................
Roland RE-201 Interface506................................................................................................................................................................
Roland RE-201 Controls506................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 52. SPL Transient Designer512................................................................................................................................................................
SPL Transient Designer Screenshot512................................................................................................................................................................
SPL Transient Designer Controls513................................................................................................................................................................
Acknowledgement515................................................................................................................................................................
Applications515................................................................................................................................................................
Technology519................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 53. SSL E Channel Strip523................................................................................................................................................................
Large Format Mix Module523................................................................................................................................................................
SSL E Channel Strip Screenshot524................................................................................................................................................................
SSL E Channel Strip Controls524................................................................................................................................................................
Filters525................................................................................................................................................................
Compressor/Limiter526................................................................................................................................................................
Usage Notes535................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 54. SSL G Bus Compressor537................................................................................................................................................................
Large Format Console Dynamics537................................................................................................................................................................
SSL G Bus Compressor Screenshot537................................................................................................................................................................
SSL G Bus Compressor Controls538................................................................................................................................................................
General Usage Notes540................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 55. Studer A800542................................................................................................................................................................
Multichannel Tape Recorder542................................................................................................................................................................
Studer A800 Screenshot543................................................................................................................................................................
Studer A800 Latency555................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 56. Trident A-Range EQ557................................................................................................................................................................
Trident A-Range EQ Screenshot557................................................................................................................................................................
Trident A-Range EQ Controls559................................................................................................................................................................
Trident A-Range Latency561................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 57. History563................................................................................................................................................................
Bill Putnam Sr563................................................................................................................................................................
Classic Compressors567................................................................................................................................................................
Pros Talk UA570................................................................................................................................................................
Thank You574................................................................................................................................................................
Offline Authorization580................................................................................................................................................................
Preflex Modules581................................................................................................................................................................

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