Free Helios and Fairchild plug-ins with UAD-2 SOLO and SOLO/Laptop

Purchase and register a new UAD-2 SOLO (Core) or UAD-2 SOLO/Laptop from any authorised dealer between May 1st and June 30th 2010 and Universal Audio will give you two 'Rare Vintage' classics absolutely FREE. Upon registration of either of these cards, the Helios Type 69 EQ and Fairchild 670 Compressor plug-ins will be instantly added to your account.


The fast, easy way to step up to a UAD Powered Plug-Ins.

The UAD-2 SOLO DSP Accelerator Card gives producers and engineers a simple, powerful entry point into the award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform on Mac or PC. This single-processor PCIe card provides access to the world's most authentic analog hardware emulations and audio processing plug-ins - including licensed emulations from Neve, Roland, BOSS, Empirical Labs, EMT, Fairchild, Harrison, Helios, Little Labs, Pultec, SPL, Teletronix and more.

Developed by the industry's finest engineering team, and backed by frequent new software and plug-in releases, the UAD-2 is the platform of choice for many of the world's top musicians, producers and engineers.

UAD-2 SOLO/Laptop

The must-have sonic upgrade for laptop music production

The UAD-2 SOLO/Laptop is the must-have sonic upgrade for recording and mixing on a laptop. Whether you use Cubase, Nuendo, Logic, Digital Performer or Pro Tools, this simple, ExpressCard-based DSP accelerator puts all of Universal Audio's award-winning Powered Plug-Ins at your fingertips - freeing up your laptop's internal processor for other mixing duties.

Fairchild® 670 Compressor

The holy grail of compression

The two channel Fairchild 670 is the "Holy Grail" of compressors in studio gear esoterica, not only because of its price (around $30,000 on the vintage market), but its extreme rareness and the difficulties in maintaining such a piece. With 14 transformers, 20 vacuum tubes, and a 6 rack-space encompassing girth, the 670 is the heavyweight champion of compression weighing in at 65 pounds.

Helios® Type 69 EQ

The sound of the 70s

Helios consoles were used to record and mix some of the finest rock, pop and reggae classics ever produced. The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Roxy Music, Queen, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley are just a few that recorded with these amazing wrap-around consoles. Moreover, many great musicians of the era purchased Helios consoles for their personal use. Of all the Helios consoles produced between 1969 and 1979, the original "Type 69" is considered the most musical. Universal Audio modeled the EQ section of the very first Type 69. This console was originally found at Island's Basing Street Studio in London; it now resides with Jason Carmer in Berkeley, California, where it continues to record multi-platinum albums.