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Universal Audio Annouunces Manley Variable Mu Limiter Compressor Plug-In (Video)

Part of UAD Software v7.11, developed for UAD platform and Apollo interfaces

By PSW Staff November 14, 2014

The Manley Variable Mu limiter compressor, now available in plug-in form from Universal Audio.

Co-developed with Manley Labs, the Universal Audio Manley Variable Mu limiter compressor plug-in is now available exclusively for the UAD powered plug-ins platform and Apollo audio interfaces as part of UAD software v7.11.

The Manley Variable Mu limiter compressor has been Manley Labs’ flagship compressor since 1994, with a Class-A, tube and custom transformer-driven design that’s a “go to” tool mixing and mastering engineers due to its smooth, transparent dynamics control and ability to add clarity and cohesion to stereo buses or an entire mix.

Developed under Manley Labs’ rigorous scrutiny, the Manley Variable Mu Llmiter compressor plug-in ($299) for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces is a thorough emulation of this tube limiter, and is based on the coveted “6BA6 T-BAR Tube Mod” unit.

“After months of hair-splitting measurements and listening tests, we are confident and proud of the faithful emulation Universal Audio has made of our revered Manley Variable Mu limiter compressor,” says EveAnna Manley, president of Manley Labs. “The UA software engineers responded to our observations and scrutiny with eager dedication to make this plug-in one of the absolute best models they have achieved to date. Our ears confirm it.”

Key Features
—Transparent Variable Mu tube compression for master fader, sub-groups, and individual sources

—Models entire stereo Class A circuit, including custom transformers, input gain, and gain reduction characteristics

—Plug-in only features include dry/wet mix, controls linking, and headroom functions

—Continuous dual input, stereo output, threshold, and attack controls

—Side chain filter and L/R or M/S operation

—Requires UAD-2 DSP accelerator card or Apollo interface, available from authorized dealers worldwide.

Download UAD Software v7.11 here.

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