UAD Spark: Experience the legendary sound of Universal Audio

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UAD Spark is here to democratise the vintage plugin market and put premium plugins from names like Neve, Moog, Studer, API, and Lexiconin in as many hands as possible.

The number of music producers and recording artists has been rising fast – especially since COVID & lockdowns have been a part of our lives. UAD Spark is a new plugin subscription service by Universal Audio, and it strives to let more creators experience what it’s like to make music with legendary plugins.

UAD Spark

You’ll find many favourites in UAD Spark. For example, plugins such as the Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ, UA 1176 Compressor Collection, Teletronix LA-2A Compressor Collection, Studer A800 Tape Recorder, & API Vision Channel Strip.

Additionally, UAD Spark is introducing some exclusive UAD instruments that present the expertise of the team at Universal Audio in modelling, sampling, and synthesis. These exclusive instruments include the Opal Morphing Synthesizer, Waterfall B3 Organ, and the Ravel Grand Piano, as well as Moog Minimoog.

We’re excited to be a part of UAD Spark, which brings the Moog synthesizer experience and uncompromising depth of sound to a new class of creators. UA and Moog share a long history of collaboration and a common goal of designing tools that inspire musicians for a lifetime.

Joe Richardson, President of Moog Music Inc.

The exclusive Opal Morphing Synthesizer is an all-new UAD virtual instrument. It “blurs the lines between analog and wavetable synthesis,” says Univeral Audio. Furthermore, it has built-in effects and presets ready for you to play with.

If you’re an owner of the UA Volt audio interface, you can get an exclusive 30-day free trial of UAD Spark! And if you own any of the plugins in the product list of UAD Spark, you’ll get the native version of the plugin(s) you own for free!

What are the key features of UAD Spark?

  • A professional collection of UAD plug-ins and instruments from Neve, Moog, API,
    Lexicon, Teletronix, UA, and more
  • Exclusive new UAD instruments including the Opal Morphing Synthesizer
  • Runs natively on Mac; No UA hardware required
  • Runs in all major DAWs that support AU, VST3, and AAX formats
  • Owners of perpetual UAD plug-in licenses receive corresponding UAD Spark (native) licenses for free

Find out more about UAD Spark here!

Connor shares music production tutorials & music tech news for the RouteNote blog. He's making music with analog and digital technology for over 5 years, and his passion for sound and love for people reverberates inside his content.

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