Universal Audio

Founded in 1958 by the late Bill Putnam Sr., Universal Audio was a natural extension of his success as a recording engineer, studio designer, and inventor. Putnam was a favorite engineer of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ray Charles, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and many other music icons of the time. In 2000, Putnam Sr. was awarded the Technical Achievement Grammy in praise of his multiple contributions to the recording industry, including the first use of artificial reverberation, effects sends, and the vocal booth, not to mention the legendary studios he designed which are still in operation to this day. Putnam started three audio product companies during his career: Universal Audio, Studio Electronics, and UREI. All three built products that remain widely used decades after their introduction, including the ubiquitous LA-2A and 1176 compressors, and the 610 tube mic preamp and EQ, used to record everyone from Sinatra to the Beach Boys to Van Halen. In 1999, Bill Putnam Jr. and James Putnam re-launched Universal Audio and merged with Kind of Loud Technologies — a leading audio software company

Software by Universal Audio

Compressor. 1176LN is a TDM plug-in which reproduces the classic analog 1176LN limiting amplifier. Originally designed and built during the 1960's, the 1176LN was the first...
Cambridge EQ
Equalizer. Features : - TDM plug-in - Five bands of parametric or shelf EQ - Low pass and high pass filters with seventeen filter slopes including 2nd-6th order...
Compressor. The LA-2A is a TDM plug-in which simulates the Teletronix LA-2A leveling amplifier. The Teletronix LA-2A is the definition of vintage audio gear. The original...
Pultec EQP-1A
Equalizer. The Pultec EQP-1A Program Equalizer plug-in is a faithful electronic reproduction of the classic hardware equalizer. The Pultec EQ has long been a choice of...
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