FAQ: Native UAD Plug-In Bundles

Please read below for answers to common questions regarding UAD Producer Edition, Studio Edition, and Signature Edition native plug-in bundles.

What are the differences between these bundles and UAD Spark?

If you prefer to own your UAD plug-ins, or are an Apollo/UAD-2 hardware owner, our Signature Edition bundle offers the best price on the most popular UAD plug-ins that you can own forever – the editions also include the Apollo/UAD-2 versions. If you prefer a subscription, UAD Spark is a growing collection of native UAD plug-ins at a low monthly price, with new plug-ins added regularly. 


What are the plug-ins included in each bundle?

The plug-ins included in each bundle are listed in the table below:

UAD Essentials Edition Bundle
(11 plug-ins)
UAD Producer Edition Bundle
(22 plug-ins)
UAD Studio Edition Bundle (33 plug-ins)

UAD Signature Edition Bundle (44 plug-ins)

  • Century Tube Channel Strip
  • Galaxy Tape Echo
  • Oxide Tape Recorder
  • PolyMAX Synth
  • Pultec Passive EQ Collection
  • Pure Plate Reverb
  • Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveler Collection

← Everything included in the Essentials Bundle +

  • 1176 Classic Limiter Collection
  • Brigade Chorus
  • Electra 88 Vintage Keyboard Studio
  • Moog Minimoog
  • Opal Morphing Synthesizer
  • Ravel Grand Piano
  • Studio D Chorus
  • Waterfall B3 Organ
  • Waterfall Rotary Speaker

← Everything included in the Producer Bundle +

  • Avalon VT-737 Tube Channel Strip
  • dbx 160 Compressor/Limiter
  • Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor Compressor
  • Fairchild Tube Limiter Collection
  • Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb
  • Manley Tube Preamp
  • Studer A800 Tape Recorder
  • Teletronix LA-3A Classic Audio Leveler
  • UA 175B & 176 Tube Compressor Collection

← Everything included in the Studio Bundle +

  • API 2500 Bus Compressor
  • API Vision Channel Strip Collection
  • Capitol Chambers
  • Capitol Mastering Compressor
  • Hitsville EQ Collection
  • Hitsville Reverb Chambers
  • Manley Massive Passive EQ
  • Manley VOXBOX Channel Strip
  • Sound City Studios

Note: Collections include more than one plug-in.

I own an Apollo or UAD-2 hardware, is this for me?

Yes, absolutely, our new bundles provide tremendous value on some of our most popular collections of plug-ins, and native versions are included for the best of both worlds. Native UAD plug-ins also allow you to record and mix on-the-go without attaching UAD hardware.


If I already own some of the plug-ins in these bundles, is there upgrade pricing available?

From time to time, Universal Audio will offer special upgrade pricing based on which plug-ins you already own. However, upgrade pricing may not be available for certain bundles or during certain promotions. We recommend checking your Offers page to see your current upgrade offers.

If I already own some of the plug-ins in these bundles, can I substitute other plug-ins instead?

No, our bundles are pre-configured and we do not offer the option to substitute plug-ins.


Will new titles be added to my bundles like UAD Spark?

No. When you purchase a bundle you’ll own those plug-ins forever. The Producer, Studio and Signature bundles include some of the UAD plug-in titles listed on this page.


Do you offer educational discounts?

Not at this time.


Are Unison versions included?

Yes, if you have Apollo hardware and the plug-in supports the Unison feature. Unison technology is a unique blend of hardware and software that requires an Apollo interface to truly emulate the unique input characteristics of the plug-in. Note that native UAD titles do not have Unison functionality. 


Can I try native UAD plug-ins before I buy?

Yes, 14-day plug-in demos are available. Find eligible plug-ins on this page.

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