"Three legendary distortion pedals for UAD-2 and Apollo interfaces"

                                  Universal Audio


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Thank you for checking out our Weekly blog.In this blog I will be discussing Pure Plate Reverb Plug-in.


Key features

  • Dead-on emulation of the legendary TS808 Tube Screamer stompbox
  • Exacting circuit emulation with all the original features and tone of the vintage unit
  • Realtime UAD Processing and exclusive Unison™ technology features for Apollo interfaces
  • Requires UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface, available from authorized dealers worldwide

Universal Audio



  • Track in real time through faithful emulations of three legendary distortion pedals with Apollo audio interfaces
  • Dial-in subtle grind or thick, saturated tones with the same pedals used by Jeff Beck, David Gilmour, and Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • Add interesting overdriven textures to guitars, synths, drums, and vocals at mixdown with any UAD-2 hardware
  • Get the same tone, touch, and feel of the original stompboxes thanks to Unison technology for Apollo interface

 Universal Audio


    Universal Audio does it again

    Distortion pedals, what can I say? There are 1 million pencils out they are all doing one basic thing, distortion! There are red ones, green ones, blue ones, black ones etc. etc. etc. But there are always the ones that stand out from the rest. Those that stand out, have gotten their recognition due to a certain characteristic that the distortion produces. Wether by harmonics, warmth, Or even the simplicity of the way they function.

    Universal Audio has created a collection of all these goodies put into one bundle, the “Distortion Essentials Bundle”. It includes the following:

    Ibanez Tube Screamer TS808

    The Ibanez Tube Screamer is an iconic stomp box made popular by Stevie Ray Vaughan. It has had several incarnations with the TS800 been the original and highly sought after. It is one of the most popular overdrive pedals.

    Raw Distortion™

    Based on the vintage early-80s Pro Co Rat, from Wikipedia “The Pro Co “The RAT” is a guitar effects pedal produced by Pro Co Sound. The original RAT was developed in the basement of Pro Co’s Kalamazoo, Michigan facility in 1978. Numerous variations of the original RAT pedal are still being produced today.”

    Bermuda Triangle

    A pedal used by such luminaries as David Gilmore, Frank Zappa and Carlos Santana this plug-in is based on the early 70s-era Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi stomp box.

    The overall feeling is the price, Musicians say it is a little bit too much to pay for a plug in, and also the interface.

    Let’s not forget the many conveniences though,

    1 - total recall,

    2 - you can put it across multiple tracks individually, not worrying about using it up on one guitar track only.

    That’s pretty much all I can say except for the fact that it is worth trying out.

    And as always I recommend you download the free demo and use it and make a determination of should you invest in such a tool for your studio. Thank you for reading our blog.


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