November 2020

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10 Recording Interfaces for Every Budget

September 3, 2020
You've got your guitar tone nailed, now you gotta figure out a way to get it into your preferred DAW....
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10 Recording Mistakes Guitarists Make (And How to Avoid Them)

August 27, 2020
Bryan Clark, one of the top engineers/producers at Nashville's famed Blackbird Studio, walks you through common tracking pitfalls and shares his list of essential gear for budding home studios.
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Rig Rundown: Butch Walker

July 15, 2020
The big-hit producer (Taylor Swift, Green Day, Weezer) and guitarist opens his RubyRed Productions to catalog his custom creations from the West and Far East. Plus, he reveals how Keith Urban forever changed his guitar-playing world.
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Universal Audio Releases the LUNA Recording System

April 10, 2020
It's available for free for all Thunderbolt‑equipped Apollo and Arrow owners.
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Ox Box

Universal Audio Ox Box V1.2 Firmware Demo | NAMM 2020

January 17, 2020
The company's flagship guitar product gets a serious update with a handful of British-voiced speaker models, a few high-headroom combos, footswitch support, and more.
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Buddy Miller

Rig Rundown: Buddy Miller

July 3, 2019
Humor, great stories, and killer tones (courtesy of rare guitars and boutique amps) abound in this studio sit-down with one of contemporary Nashville’s most respected artists.
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The Year in Gear 2018

The Year in Gear 2018

November 20, 2018
Step inside Premier Guitar’s magical, miraculous time machine and revisit the gear that stood head and shoulders above the rest as Premier Gear Award winners in 2018.
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Tools for the Task: Recording Interfaces

October 22, 2018
If a song or riff idea was played but not recorded, did it really happen?
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The Recording Guitarist: Some Basic Variables of Recording Electric Guitars

May 3, 2018
Learn the sounds of different speaker, mic, and cabinet types.
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Universal Audio OX Review

March 26, 2018
A direct-recording tool that’s 50 percent load box, 50 percent modeler, and 100 percent awesome.
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Universal Audio Launches the Arrow Desktop Audio Interface

February 8, 2018
A lightweight 2x4, bus-powered, Thunderbolt 3 audio interface.
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Gear Award 2017

Gear of the Year 2017

November 7, 2017
Another year, another dazzling parade of pedals, guitars, amps, modelers, and accessories that made our noggins spin.
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Universal Audio Unveils Ox the Amp Top Box

July 16, 2017
A reactive load box with instant album-quality mic, room, and speaker cabinet emulations.
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Universal Audio Apollo Twin MkII Review

April 20, 2017
Get the meaty deets on an interface whose latency is so absurdly low that it feels like playing through hardware.
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Universal Audio Introduces the Apollo Twin MkII

January 19, 2017
This next-generation version of the popular desktop recording interface for Mac and Windows brings even more features and functions to the table.
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Universal Audio Introduces the Ampeg B-15N Bass Amplifier Plugin

August 4, 2016
An emulation of the combo delivered a warm and fat fundamental note that laid the foundation for ’60s and ’70s rock, funk, and soul.
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Universal Audio Unveils the Fender ’55 Tweed Deluxe Plugin

May 3, 2016
An authentic end-to-end circuit emulation of an original 1955 Fender “5E3” Tweed Deluxe amplifier.
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Universal Audio Releases the Marshall JMP 2203 Plugin

February 1, 2016
Apollo user’s guitar pickups will see the exact impedance load as if they’re plugged into a vintage Marshall amp.
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Quick Hit: UAD Marshall Plexi Super Lead 1959 Amp Simulator

May 24, 2015
A great-sounding plexi plug-in for UAD systems.
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Universal Audio Unveils the Marshall “Plexi” Super Lead Plug-In

April 16, 2015
Marshall's own 1959 Super Lead was used to create the emulation.
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