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Universal Audio Ships UAFX Pedals
— Now Available, UA’s Landmark Pedal Line Delivers Decades of Classic Effects in Three Premium Stompboxes —
SCOTTS VALLEY, CA • March 31, 2012 — Universal Audio, a leading manufacturer of professional audio recording hardware and software, is proud to release UAFX pedals, a new landmark in classic reverb, delay, and modulation effects.
Developed over three years by the world‑renowned Universal Audio team, Golden Reverberator, Starlight Echo Station, and Astra Modulation Machine boast powerful dual‑engine processing, delivering sonic authenticity far beyond other stompboxes.
In addition, UA’s first line of effects pedals deliver modern appointments like Live/Preset modes with silent switching, true/buffered bypass and spillover/trails,* along with timeless analog‑inspired design and robust craftsmanship built to last decades.
Golden Reverberator packs decades of iconic reverb effects into a beautifully‑crafted stompbox. From tube‑driven spring reverb of classic '60s guitar amps, to the haunting sound of '50s studio plates, and algorithmic wonder of vintage digital hardware, Golden delivers a complete palette of unmistakable reverb textures.
Free Chamber & Plate 224 is available with pedal registration. This bonus effect allows users to further explore the lushness of era‑defining digital reverbs.
Harnessing UA’s deep expertise in end-to-end circuit emulations, Starlight Echo Station captures a trio of iconic analog and digital delay units of the past 60 years. With definitive emulations of classic tape, bucket‑brigade analog, and studio‑grade digital delays, Starlight sets the new benchmark in vintage delay authenticity.
Free Cooper Time Cube is available with pedal registration. This hallowed “garden hose” mechanical delay now finds a home in stompbox form for the first time ever.
Astra Modulation Machine conjures four decades of vintage analog modulation effects. From cherished tube‑driven tremolo of 1960’s American guitar amps to vintage Japanese‑made analog chorus/vibrato and legendary rackmount bucket‑brigade studio flanger/doubling effects, Astra delivers richly addictive vintage modulation tones with unmatched levels of quirky analog realism.
Downloadable Phaser X90 and Dharma Trem 61 are available free with pedal registration. These bonus effects add signature UA emulations of classic “script” and “block” phaser and harmonic amp tremolo sounds to Astra’s deep tone library.
UAFX Pedals — Key Features:
- UAFX dual‑engine processing delivers the most authentic reverb, delay, and modulation effects ever captured in a pedal
- Simple Live/Preset modes with silent switching, true/buffered bypass, spillover/trails,* stereo/dual mono operation, and analog dry through (Golden/Starlight only)
- Additional downloadable effects by the world‑renowned UAD algorithm team
- Classic analog‑inspired design and robust craftsmanship built to last decades
*True/Buffered bypass switching available via the UAFX Control App for iPhone and Android, coming Spring 2021. Additional downloadable effects available with pedal registration via the UAFX Control Software (Mac/Windows).
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About Universal Audio Inc.
Founded in 1958 by recording pioneer Bill Putnam Sr., and refounded in 1999 by Bill Putnam Jr., Universal Audio is best known for its classic, hand‑built analog hardware, award‑winning line of Apollo audio interfaces, and advanced UAD Digital Signal Processing technology for recording, mixing, and mastering audio. Headquartered in Scotts Valley, California, with offices in Los Angeles, Colorado, and Amsterdam, UA is focused on merging the best of vintage analog and modern digital technology. With its rich recording heritage, UA has been “Setting the tone since 1958.” www.uaudio.com