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Native UAD plugins are now available without subscription!  ·  Source: Universal Audio


Since the release of UAD Spark last year, it was only a matter of time before the native UAD plugins became available to all users. For years UAD plugins have been exclusive to the industry-standard DSP solution within the Satellite and Apollo systems.


Indeed, the Spark subscription was a very impressive development. The service granted users access to a selection of the coveted UAD plugins in a native format, but subscriber services aren’t for everyone.

Native UAD plugins: Bundles for everyone

All across the industry, we’ve been waiting for this moment like Phil Collins and it’s finally here. That’s right, UAD plug-ins are now available at an introductory offer from Plugin Boutique of 50% off until March 31.

UAD will constantly be expanding the range of native plug-ins, but let’s take a look at what’s currently available:

Reverb, Delay & Modulation

  • Lexicon 224 digital reverb
  • Hitsville Reverb Chambers
  • Pure Plate Reverb
  • Galaxy Tape Echo
  • Studio D Chorus
  • Brigade Chorus
  • Waterfall Rotary Speaker

Preamp, EQ & Tape

  • API Vision Channel Strip
  • Studer A800 tape recorder
  • Pultec Passive EQ Collection
  • Hitsville EQ Collection
  • Century Tube Channel Strip
  • Oxide Tape Recorders


  • UA 1176 Classic Limiter Collection
  • Teletronix LA-2A Leveler Collection
  • API 2500 Bus Compressor

Virtual Instruments

  • Moog miniMoog
  • PolyMAX Polyphonic Synth
  • Opal Morphing Synthesizer
  • Ravel grand piano
  • Waterfall B3 Organ

Pricing and availability:

The native UAD plugins are now available from Plugin Boutique both individually and in various bundles at a 50% discounted price until March 31.

The plugins run in VST3 and AU format on macOS 10.15 or higher (with native Apple Silicon support) and Windows 10 or higher in 64-bit. Authorization requires an iLok account (or dongle) along with the UAD installation software.

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6 responses to “Introducing native UAD plugins: Now available without subscription!”

    Felix says:

    Only 800$ Im glad I stayed with my company’s like Arturia, Valhalla or NI

    Chris says:

    Toooo late. I split with UA some years ago. They did pretty much everything wrong. No more of all the glory from before.

    Now I am a happy Softube user.

    Richard says:

    When are they going to make the Capitol Chambers reverb plugin available for native Windows 10?
    I’d buy that whatever the price.

    joe says:

    I really don’t understand UA. They been hustling people with a DSP solution for decades now. DSP is a thing of the pass. On my Mac I can run Davinci, Logic with a ton of plugins and still watch Youtube….. But for years they have wanted me to pay a premium for a audio interface system thats not even top of the line in order to gain access to paying a premium for plugins, that use to be head in class. But many companies have caught up since 2007….. Then they release Spark, which I actually was excited for last year. But then proceed to release a plugin once every 5 months……While charging a premium on a monthly bases. Then they release this “native bundle”. But then limit the offerings to a certain amount of plugins for a premium price. Meanwhile companies like Plugin Alliance offer some insanely great plugins and have alllllll types of great options to rent to own. Monthly subscription. Rebates every year to buy some of hte sub based plugins. Always have tons of sales….. I mean…….. Cmon UA! You guys are late to the party but still putting all these limits on your offerings and charging a huge price tag.

    devidasa says:

    Too little too late. Sold all of my UA DSP hardware and plugins over a year ago. I suspect UA will release “hybrid” interfaces at NAMM.

    Jack Tripper says:

    UA makes nice plugins, arguably the best, but native plugins have caught up with and in some cases surpassed them. (I still find their compressors and unique reverbs indispensable.) But UA has always been a sh*tty (and paralytically lazy) computer hardware company, so I welcome their move to native. Their prices are going to have to come down though. A lot of people will jump on the native plugs and discover that much of the high-priced-UA-mystique was a load of sh*t.

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