UA is headquartered near the Silicon Valley, in Scotts Valley, California _ where our classic analog gear is still hand-built, one unit at a time. The lengths we go to deliver the exact sound and performance of classic analog audio gear is unparalleled; in fact, the goal is for UA_s modern units perform identically to well-maintained units built decades ago.
Of course, analog is only half the story. At Universal Audio, we employ the world_s brightest DSP engineers and digital modeling authorities to develop our award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform, featuring the most authentic analog emulation plug-ins in the industry. Our DSP gurus work with the original hardware manufacturers _ using their exact schematics, golden units, and experienced ears _ to give UAD plug-ins warmth and harmonics in all the right places, just like analog.
Software or hardware, every UA product is backed by a 50-year legacy of innovation, superlative quality, and technical passion.