Adventures In Audio
New Precision Limiter, UAD-1 Upgrade from Universal Audio

Press Desk

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Thursday January 1, 2004

September 1, 2004

Universal Audio announced the new UA Precision Limiter plug-in
for the UAD-1 DSP Card. A fully functional 14-day demo version of the Precision
Limiter is available as part of the free v3.6 software upgrade for UAD-1
downloadable immediately from
Registered UAD-1 customers at can also purchase a fully authorized
version of the Precision Limiter.

"We spent considerable time researching both the audio processing characteristics
and metering/ballistics of the world's best mastering limiters to ensure our
own UA Precision Limiter was perfectly-tuned for maximum transparency and sonic
integrity," said Joe Bryan, VP of Engineering for Universal Audio. "The UA
Precision Limiter with its new, proprietary UA algorithm, leverages the floating-point,
vector processing power of the UAD-1 DSP to allow up to 10 stereo instances
at 44.1k, and of course, like all our other UAD-1 plug-ins, it performs its
magic all the way up to 192k sample rates and is compatible with VST, AU, DX
or MAS based software applications."

The UA Precision Limiter is a single-band, look-ahead, brick wall Limiter
and achieves 100% attack within a 1.5ms look-ahead window, which prevents clipping
and guarantees zero overshoot performance. Both the attack and release curves
are optimized for mastering, along with other key features including an intelligent
Auto-Release and the unique Contour Mode switching which delicately tailors
the attack shape to subtly control "presentation". The Precision Limiter also
features "K-System" compliant metering with simultaneous RMS, Peak Metering
and adjustable Peak Hold.

The UA Precision Limiter is designed as a colorless, transparent mastering
limiter and therefore no up-sampling is used, nor does the UA Precision Limiter
pass audio through any filters. Audio remains pristine and untouched unless
the compressor is working, in which case, only gain is affected.

For more information, visit their web site at

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