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Universal Audio Announces API Vision Console Emulation

UAD and LUNA software updates bring end‑to‑end analog console emulation to LUNA, plus new plugins from API and C‑Suite Audio.
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UAD Software v9.14 and LUNA v1.1.8 updates bring the first ever end‑to‑end analog console emulation to LUNA Recording System with the API Vision Console Emulation Bundle.

Universal Audio has introduced UAD Software v9.14 and LUNA v1.1.8, updates that bring the first ever end‑to‑end analog console emulation to LUNA Recording System with the API Vision Console Emulation Bundle, along with additional UAD plugins from API and C‑Suite Audio.

API Vision Console Emulation ($699) transforms LUNA into API’s flagship analog console, combining authentic emulations of API’s famed L Series preamp, EQs, compressor, gate, filters, and summing circuits for end‑to‑end large format console sound and workflows. UA’s first‑ever full console emulation utilizes Apollo’s built‑in DSP for low‑latency live tracking, switching to native processing for all mixing functions. This hybrid DSP management builds upon LUNA’s analog‑inspired approach, designed to deliver smooth transitions between workflows and consolidating multiple plugin windows into a single row in LUNA’s mixer.

The API Preamp plugin ($149) for Apollo interfaces and UAD hardware is designed to provide users with the clarity, punch, and complex tone of API’s 212L preamp circuit, with added features from the flagship Vision console that include a mic/line switch, dedicated cut filter, and ‑6 dB line pad. Proprietary Unison technology is designed to allow users to harness the impedance characteristics and gain staging “sweet spots” of the vintage hardware for signature punch and detail during tracking or quickly add the color and tone of API’s mix desk across multiple channels during mixdown.

Rounding out UA’s most ambitious API release to date, UAD Software v9.14 includes the updated API Vision Channel Strip Collection ($299). This authentic emulation of API’s flagship analog console channel for Apollo and UAD hardware now offers switchable EQ modules and an expertly modeled output section for added tone‑shaping and flexibility.

In addition, UAD Software v9.14 delivers UA’s first noise reduction plugin tailored for vocalists. Developed by C‑Suite Audio exclusively for Apollo interfaces and UAD hardware, C‑Vox Noise & Ambience Reduction ($349) combines noise suppression technology designed by CEDAR with Realtime UAD Processing, allowing users to reduce ambient room sounds during live vocal tracking and clean up recordings before going to additional plugins and processors.

Go here to download UAD Software v9.14 and LUNA v1.1.8.

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