Universal Audio is proud to introduce Electra 88 Vintage Keyboard Studio and Capitol Mastering Compressor plug-ins.

Available natively, meaning they can be used with or without an Apollo audio interface, UA’s newest UAD plug-in titles bring exclusive emulations of a 1974 Rhodes electric piano and the one of a kind mastering hardware used at Capitol Studios.

“These are exciting times for our UAD customers,” says Bill Putnam Jr., CEO of Universal Audio. “Adding a classic electric piano studio and a rare mastering compressor to our growing list of native UAD plug-ins means creatives everywhere can be inspired by these incredible sounds.”

Electra 88 Vintage Keyboard Studio

Electra 88 400pxUniversal Audio’s Electra 88 Vintage Keyboard Studio includes classic mics and amps, along with legendary rack effects and stompbox emulations.

Electra 88 Vintage Keyboard Studio gives musicians and producers the authentic sound of a 1974 Rhodes Eighty Eight Suitcase Mark 1 electric piano, along with a fully stocked studio of vintage production tools.

From expertly placed vintage mics and a classic high powered American 2x12 tube combo amp, to genuine 1176 compression, studio grade reverbs, modulation, EQ, and more, UA’s first-ever electric piano emulation packs studio grade sound to fit any genre.

Key Features:

  • Perfectly modeled 1974 Rhodes Eighty Eight Suitcase Mark 1 electric piano
  • Includes a curated analog studio packed with vintage mics, tube amps, and more
  • Classic rack effects and stompbox emulations for creating with pro sound in any genre
  • Over 100 album ready presets for instant inspiration
  • Use with any audio interface, no UA hardware required

Capitol Mastering Compressor

Capitol Mastering Compressor 400pxUniversal Audio’s Capitol Mastering Compressor captures the rich sound of the legendary studio's handbuilt tube mastering unit, of which only four exist.

Capitol Mastering Compressor brings the rich sound of the CM5511, an in-house handbuilt tube mastering compressor designed by Capitol Studios.

Used on modern recordings from Black Sabbath to Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez, this unattainable mastering unit is now available as a UAD plug-in for the first time ever — giving users the same untouchable sonics used on historical catalogs from Capitol, Blue Note, Motown, Verve, and more.**

Key Features:

  • The only authentic emulation of Capitol Studio’s handbuilt mastering compressor
  • The same sound used on catalogs from Capitol, Blue Note, Motown, Verve, and more
  • Saturator, Mix, and Headroom controls add color and texture to recordings
  • Mono Fold and Mid/Side features for tightening low end and expanding stereo width
  • Use with any audio interface, no UA hardware required

Electra 88 Vintage Keyboard Studio and Capitol Mastering Compressor are available for perpetual purchase on the UA website, or for $19.99/month ($149.99/year) with a UAD Spark subscription. Electra 88 Vintage Keyboard Studio - $149 Intro Pricing / $299 MSRP. Capitol Mastering Compressor - $174 Intro Pricing / $349 MSRP. Special introductory pricing ends May 31st, 2023. Learn more at www.uaudio.com/uad-plugins.

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