UAD Plug-Ins

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UAD Plug-Ins and High Definition Audio

Some UAD plug-ins process audio at high sample rates internally, allowing replication of complex nonlinear behaviors such as distortion, saturation, and other classic analog characteristics. These UAD plug-ins incorporate a linear phase antialiasing filter that removes audio artifacts far above the audio spectrum in order to deliver the highest possible sound quality.

Note: The tables below list which UAD plug-ins use the linear phase antialiasing filter.

The audible frequency spectrum is generally recognized as 20Hz – 20 kHz, and the UAD antialiasing filter removes all audio above 30 kHz regardless of the session sample rate. This practice eliminates all audio artifacts, but may not be compatible with certain HD audio distributors that check for audio above 30 kHz.

If antialiased UAD plug-ins are used in HD audio productions (generally defined as audio with sample rates of 96 kHz and higher), either avoid using these UAD plug-ins on the master output bus, or use UAD plug-ins without the antialiasing filter on the master output bus instead.

Tip: When using any UAD plug-in that has a MIX control (such as API 2500, Fairchild 670, etc.), setting the MIX control to any value below 100% blends full bandwidth audio with the filtered audio — allowing antialiased UAD plug-ins to be used on the master bus for HD audio distributors.

For more in-depth information, see this article from Sound On Sound magazine.

UAD Plug-Ins With Linear Phase Antialiasing Filter

Note: All plug-ins marked with an asterisk (*) allow you to set the MIX control below 100% to blend the unfiltered audio.

WITHOUT Antialiasing Filter

WITH Antialiasing Filter

Channel Strips

4K Channel Strip

AMS Neve DFC Channel Strip

CS-1 Channel Strip

Neve 88RS Channel Strip Legacy

Precision Channel Strip

SSL E Channel Strip Legacy

API Preamp

API Vision Channel Strip

API Vision Channel Strip Legacy

Century Tube Channel Strip

Helios Type 69 Preamp & EQ

Manley Reference Microphone Preamplifier


Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ

Neve 1084 Preamp & EQ

Neve 88RS Channel Strip

Neve Preamp

SSL 4000 E Preamp & Channel Strip

UA 610-A Tube Preamp & EQ

UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ

V76 Preamplifier


4K Buss Compressor

Chandler Limited Zener Limiter

dbx 160 Compressor / Limiter

elysia alpha master Compressor

elysia alpha mix Compressor

elysia mpressor

Fairchild 670 Legacy Tube Limiter

Neve 33609SE Compressor

Precision Buss Compressor

Precision Limiter

Precision Multiband

Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor

Sonnox Oxford Inflator

Sonnox Oxford Limiter

SSL G Legacy Bus Compressor

Summit Audio TLA-100 Compressor

Teletronix LA-2A Legacy Classic Leveler

Teletronix LA-3A Classic Audio Leveler

Tube-Tech CL 1B Compressor

Tube-Tech CL 1B MkII Compressor

UA 1176LN Legacy Classic Limiter

UA 1176SE Legacy Classic Limiter

Valley People Dynamite

Vertigo VSC-2 Compressor

API 2500 Bus Compressor*

Capitol Mastering Compressor

Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor*

Fairchild 660 Tube Limiter*

Fairchild 670 Tube Limiter*

Manley Variable Mu Limiter Compressor*

Neve 2254 E

Neve 2254 E Dual

Neve 33609 C Compressor

SSL G Bus Compressor*

Teletronix LA-2 Classic Leveler

Teletronix LA-2A Gray Classic Leveler

Teletronix LA-2A Silver Classic Leveler

UA 175B Tube Compressor

UA 176 Tube Compressor

UA 1176 Rev A Classic Limiter

UA 1176AE Classic Limiter

UA 1176LN Rev E Classic Limiter

*Set MIX control below 100%
to blend unfiltered audio

Delay & Modulation

ADA Flanger

ADA STD-1 Stereo Tapped Delay

DMX 15-80 S Digital Delay and Pitch Shifter

BOSS CE-1 Classic Chorus

Brigade Chorus

Cooper Time Cube MkII Delay

Dytronics Cyclosonic Panner

Dytronics Tri-Stereo Chorus

EP-34 Tape Echo

Galaxy Tape Echo

MXR Flanger/Doubler

Precision Delay Mod

Precision Delay Mod Long

Roland Dimension D Studio Chorus

Roland RE-201 Space Echo

Studio D Chorus

Korg SDD-3000 Digital Delay*

*Set MIX control below 100%
to blend unfiltered audio


Brainworx bx_digital V2 EQ

Brainworx bx_digital V2 mono EQ

Brainworx bx_digital V3 EQ

Brainworx bx_digital V3 mix EQ

Cambridge EQ

Dangerous BAX Mastering EQ

Dangerous BAX Mix EQ

Harrison 32C SE Channel EQ

Helios Type 69 EQ

Maag EQ4 EQ

MDWEQ5-3 Band Parametric EQ

MDWEQ5-5 Band Parametric EQ

Millenia NSEQ-2 EQ

Neve 1073 Legacy Classic Console EQ

Neve 1073 SE Legacy Classic Console EQ

Neve 1081 Classic Console EQ

Neve 1081SE Classic Console EQ

Neve 31102 Classic Console EQ

Neve 31102SE Classic Console EQ

Precision Equalizer

Pultec EQP-1A Legacy Passive EQ

Pultec HLF-3C Passive EQ

Pultec-Pro Legacy Passive EQ

Sonnox Oxford EQ

Tonelux Tilt EQ

Tonelux Tilt Live EQ

Trident A-Range Classic Console EQ

Tube-Tech ME1B EQ

Tube-Tech PE1C EQ


API 560 EQ

Chandler Limited Curve Bender Mastering EQ

Harrison 32C Channel EQ

Hitsville EQ

Hitsville EQ Mastering

Manley Massive Passive EQ

Manley Massive Passive MST EQ

Neve 1073 Preamp and EQ

Pultec EQP-1A Passive EQ

Pultec MEQ-5 Passive EQ

Guitar & Bass


Ampeg B15N Bass Amplifier

Ampeg SVT 3-Pro Bass Amplifier

Ampeg SVT-VR Bass Amplifier

Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass Amplifier

Bermuda Triangle

Eden WT800 Bass Amplifier

Fender ‘55 Tweed Deluxe

Gallien-Krueger 800RB Bass Amp

Ibanez Tube Screamer TS808

Marshall Bluesbreaker 1962

Marshall JMP 2203

Marshall Plexi Classic

Marshall Plexi Super Lead 1959

Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555

RAW Distortion

Softube Amp Room Half-Stack

Softube Bass Amp Room

Softube Bass Amp Room 8x10

Softube Metal Amp Room

Softube Vintage Amp Room

Sound Machine Wood Works

TS Overdrive


AKG BX 20 Spring Reverb

AMS RMX16 Digital Reverb

AMS RMX16 Expanded Digital Reverb

Capitol Chambers

DreamVerb Room Modeler

EMT 140 Classic Plate Reverberator

EMT 250 Classic Electronic Reverb

Hitsville Reverb Chambers

Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb

Ocean Way Studios

Precision Reflection Engine

Pure Plate Reverb

RealVerb Pro Room Modeler

Lexicon 480L Digital Reverb and Effects

Special Processing

Antares Auto-Tune Realtime

Antares Auto-Tune Realtime Access

Antares Auto-Tune Realtime Advanced

Antares Auto-Tune Realtime X

Brainworx bx_refinement

Brainworx bx_saturator V2

Brainworx bx_subsynth

Hemisphere Mic Collection

Little Labs IBP Phase Alignment

Little Labs Voice of God Bass Resonance

Moog Multimode Filter SE

Ocean Way Microphone Collection

OTO Biscuit 8-Bit Effects

Precision De-Esser

Precision Enhancer Hz

Precision Enhancer kHz

Precision K-Stereo Ambience Recovery

Putnam Microphone Collection

Sonnox Oxford Envolution

Sphere Mic Collection

SPL Transient Designer

SPL TwinTube Processor

SPL Vitalizer MK2-T

Vertigo VSM-3 Mix Satellite

Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder

Empirical Labs EL7 FATSO Jr.

Empirical Labs EL7 FATSO Sr.

Eventide H910 Harmonizer*

Moog Multimode Filter

Moog Multimode Filter XL

Oxide Tape Recorder

Precision Maximizer

Softube Vocoder

Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder

Thermionic Culture Vulture