Universal Audio has announced UADx native, allowing users to equip their DAWs with select UAD2 plug-ins without the need for the DSP hardware that was previously required. The UADx line includes the famed 1176 and LA2A compressor collections, the Neve 1073 Preamp/EQ, the Studer A800 tape machine, Lexicon's 224 Digital Reverb, the API Vision Channel Strip and 2500 Bus Compressor, among others. The initial native plug-in selection will be further expanded in the future. A new subscription service called UAD Spark and two brand-new virtual instruments are also available: the Waterfall B3 Organ and the Opal Morphing Synthesizer, the latter exclusive to Spark subscribers. UA's Minimoog and Ravel Grand Piano instruments, which were only available as Luna extensions, are now also available as AAX, Audio Unit (AU) and VST Plug-Ins. UADx is compatible Apple M1 silicon on MacOS Catalina or newer, with Windows support coming at a later date.

UAD Spark is an exciting new subscription service that finaly puts pro audio industry standard UAD plug-ins and new UAD Instruments into the hands of music producers. The evolving collection runs natively on Mac ($19.99/month)*, with Windows coming later this year.

Apollo and UAD hardware owners who have purchased a perpetual license of a UAD plug-in featured in UAD Spark will be eligible to download the UAD Spark version for free.

A 14-day free trial will be available for UAD Spark. All Volt users will be eligible for 1-month free.

Key Features
● A professional collection of UAD plug-ins and instruments from Neve, Moog, API, Lexicon, Teletronix, UA, and more
● New UAD instruments including the Spark-exclusive 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

Plug-Ins Included in UAD Spark
● Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ Channel Strip
● API Vision Channel Strip
● UA 1176 Classic Limiter Collection
● Teletronix LA-2A Leveler Collection
● Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb
● Studer A800 Tape Recorder
● API 2500 Bus Compressor
● Galaxy Tape Echo
● Pure Plate Reverb

New UAD Instruments
● Opal Morphing Synthesizer (Exclusive to UAD Spark)
● Moog Minimoog D
● Ravel Grand Piano
● Waterfall B3 Organ

*ex. VAT for purchases outside of USA

New UAD Instruments:

Opal Morphing Synthesizer

Exclusive to UAD Spark, the Opal Morphing Synthesizer is an epic new UAD instrument that blurs the lines between analog and wavetable synthesis, with built-in UA effects and fast, record-ready presets.

Key Features:
● Breakthrough analog-meets-wavetable synth with continuously morphing oscillators, noise, filters, and LFOs
● Studio-quality UA effects, including premium studio reverbs, tape delay, modulation, 1176-style compression, and more
● Hundreds of curated presets across multiple genres, for instant professional sound
● Hardware-inspired controls and layout for easy navigation and sound sculpting
● Available exclusively to UAD Spark Subscribers

Waterfall B3 Organ

Waterfall B3 Organ is the world's most thorough emulation of the classic Hammond B3 organ and its companion Leslie 147 rotary speaker cabinet,* giving your music the same rich tone and three-dimensional sound heard on decades of legendary albums.

Key Features:
An exacting emulation of the iconic Hammond B3 organ and companion Leslie 147 rotary speaker cabinet*

● Best-in-class physical and circuit modeling of entire tonewheel organ for unparalleled playing dynamics and realism
● Complete three-dimensional emulation of a classic rotating speaker with perfectly positioned mono and stereo vintage mic setups
● Over 70 "album-ready" presets for instant professional organ sounds for any genre
● Authentically-modeled tube power amp saturation
● Keyboard Split functionality lets you play upper and lower manuals with a single MIDI controller
● MIDI-mapped parameters give users hands-on, real-time control in the studio and on stage
● Available for UAD Spark Subscribers and standalone purchase for $199 — LUNA extension, AU, VST3, and AAX formats

UAD Spark Subscription Service — $19.99/month (or 149.99/yr).

For more information please visit: https://www.uaudio.com/spark