Universal Audio (www.uadio.com) has announced three new direct developer plug-ins for UAD hardware and Apollo interfaces — the Brainworx bx_digital V3 EQ Collection, Sonnox Oxford Envolution, and the exclusive Marshall JMP 2203 Guitar Amplifier, developed by Softube. All three will be released as part of UAD Software 8.5 in early February.
Developed by Softube exclusively for UAD-2 and Apollo interfaces, the $199 Marshall JMP 2203 Guitar Amplifier Plug-In is an emulation of the 100-watt amplifier used by everyone from Iron Maiden and Slayer, to Jeff Beck and My Bloody Valentine. All Marshall plug-ins include UA’s Unison technology; Apollo user’s guitar pickups will see the exact impedance load as if they’re plugged into a vintage Marshall amp, according to the folks at Softube.
Developed by Sonnox, the $249 Oxford Envolution is a frequency-dependent envelope shaper that can add presence/distance to drums, piano, guitar, and any other percussive content. With separate transient and sustain sections, the Envolution can modify the sound of sources, boosting sustain for added ambience or cutting it for gating.
The $299 Brainworx bx_digital V3 EQ Collection is a reimagining of the popular bx_digital V2 EQ plug-in, mastering EQ and M/S (mid/side) processor. It adds adds a Dynamic EQ section, updated filters, and a new proportional Q mode to the M/S capabilities of the plug-in. New features also include Gain Scale and three tones of focus for the onboard Bass and Presence “Shifters.”