UA launches Neve Dynamics Collection and API Summing extension for Luna

Software emulations of workhorse studio compressors and more.

Universal Audio Neve Dynamics Collection

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Universal Audio has launched the Neve Dynamics Collection and API Summing extension for Luna and UAD. The new software comes as part of UA’s updates to UAD Software (v9.13) and Luna (V1.1.1).

Neve Dynamics Collection

Universal Audio Neve Dynamics Collection
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This collection gives Luna users access to software emulations of two classic Neve dynamics processors: the 2254/E Limiter/Compressor and 33609 Stereo Compressor.

The 2254/E is the compression module found in Neve’s 80 series analogue consoles. UA described its emulation of the classic module as “end-to-end” – faithfully replicating the original’s analogue circuitry.

“Capturing famed Neve diode-bridge circuit topology, including custom amplifiers and transformers, the plug-in offers the dynamics and tonal character of the original hardware at near-zero latency for Apollo users,” the brand says.

UAD’s 33609 compressor plug-in also gets updated with new sidechain filtering talents, dry/wet mix and fast/slow attack settings for greater control.

API Summing Luna Extension

Universal Audio API Summing
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Devised in a collaboration with API, this extension brings an emulation of the classic 2520 summing amps – found in API consoles over the past five decades – to Luna. Plus, you won’t have to contend with multiple plug-in windows; API Summing shows up in Luna’s mixer window.

Updates to UAD 1176 and Townsend Labs Sphere

The software updates also introduces graphical and feature enhancements to UAD 1176 and adds four new mic models to Townsend Labs Sphere – the companion app of the Sphere L22 modeling microphone.

Pricing and Availability

Neve Dynamics Collection and the API Summing Luna Extension are both available now at $299. There’s also an upgrade plan for the former at $149 if you already own UAD’s 33609 plug-in.

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