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  • Universal Audio UAD User Manual (585 pages)

    Powered plug-ins software version 6.1

    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................................................................................................................................................................