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UAD 9.10 lands with Tube Compressor Collection

Universal Audio has launched the latest update to its plugin platform, with version 9.10 concentrated on reimagining the 175B and 176 tube compressors within the digital realm.

The legendary tube-limiters were the first compressors to be made solely for studio use and as such around only 1000 units were made, making them some of the most sought-after compressors ever.

Both comps serve as predecessors to the renowned 1176 and can be heard on many a seminal classic, from the likes of Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Aretha Franklin, Miles Davis and more besides.

The Classic Tube Collection comes in at $299 and more information can be found on the Universal Audio website.

175B and 176 Tube Compressor Collection features

  • Painstaking emulation of the entire circuit path and control set of Bill Putnam Sr.’s rare and iconic 175B and 176 tube compressors
  • UA 175B features a fixed 12:1 Ratio, while 176 features four selectable Ratios: 2:1, 4:1, 8:1 and 12:1
  • Exclusive plug-in features include Sidechain Link, Dry/Wet Mix parallel processing, and Headroom for user-customizable operating level
  • Includes artist presets from Jacquire King, Carl Glanville, Joe Chiccarelli, and more
Simon Arblaster
Simon Arblaster

I take care of the reviews on MusicRadar and Future Music magazine, though can sometimes be spotted in front of a camera talking little sense in the presence of real musicians. For the past 30 years, I have been unable to decide on which instrument to master, so haven't bothered. Currently, a lover of all things high-gain in the guitar stakes and never one to resist churning out sub-standard funky breaks, the likes of which you'll never hear.

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