New Plug-ins By Softube, Sonnox, & Brainworx Available For UAD-2 & Apollo Interfaces


Universal Audio has released three new direct developer plug-ins for UAD hardware and Apollo interfaces — the Brainworx bx_digital V3 EQ Collection, Sonnox Oxford Envolution, and the Marshall JMP 2203 Guitar Amplifier, developed by Softube.

All three plug-ins are part of UAD Software v8.5, now available for download at the UA Online Store.

UAD_Marshall_JMP2203_Guitar_Amp_PluginDeveloped by Softube exclusively for UAD-2 and Apollo interfaces, the Marshall JMP 2203 Guitar Amplifier Plug-In is an emulation of the 100-watt amplifier used by everyone from Iron Maiden and Slayer, to Jeff Beck and My Bloody Valentine. All Marshall plug-ins include UA’s Unison technology; Apollo user’s guitar pickups will see the exact impedance load as if they’re plugged into a vintage Marshall amp — a feature found only on Apollo audio interfaces.

Introduced in 1975, the JMP 2203 is widely regarded as one of Marshall’s premier amplifier designs. The amp quickly caught on with players of all stripes with its abundance of dense crunch and power.

Marshall JMP 2203 Guitar Amplifier Plug-In Key Features:

  • Licensed plug-in emulation of the classic Marshall JMP 2203 amplifier
  • Unison technology for Apollo interfaces offers authentic tone, touch, and feel of original JMP 2203
  • Five virtual microphone options
  • Over 50 presets designed by AC/DC engineer Tony Platt

UAD_Sonnox_Oxford_Envolution_pluginDeveloped by Sonnox, the Oxford Envolution is a frequency-dependent envelope shaper that can add presence/distance to drums, piano, guitar, and any other percussive content. With separate transient and sustain sections, the Envolution can radically modify the sound of sources, boosting sustain for added ambience or cutting it for quick, precise gating.

Providing a balance between flexibility and ease of use, the Envolution offers greater control of presence in a mix than an EQ or compressor, and it can also be used to generate negative ratio compression effects.

Key Features:

  • Comprehensive control of key shaping parameters including attack, hold, and release
  • Separate and frequency dependent control of transients and sustain
  • Tilt/parametric targeting of frequencies
  • Huge gain ranges: Transients ±24 dB; Sustain -48 dB to +24 dB
  • Warmth control for harmonic saturation/tone shaping

UAD_Brainworx_bx_Digital_V3_EQ_pluginThe Brainworx bx_digital V3 EQ Collection is a reimagining of the bx_digital V2 EQ plug-in — a mastering EQ and M/S (mid/side) processor.

The bx_digital V3 EQ adds a Dynamic EQ section, updated filters, and a new proportional Q mode to the M/S capabilities of the plug-in.

New features also include Gain Scale and three tones of focus for the onboard Bass and Presence ‘Shifters’.

Key Features:

  • Precise Mid/Side mastering processor and EQ with expanded feature set
  • Comprehensive controls for stereo and Mid/Side panorama, levels, and stereo width
  • EQ features extended frequency range, proportional Q bandwidth, and Auto-solo function for critical listening applications
  • Revamped Dynamic EQ/De-esser section
  • Gain Scale feature for artifact-free alternative to Dry/Wet processing


  • Marshall JMP 2203 Guitar Amplifier Plug-In — $199
    [Upgrade for owners of any UAD Marshall plug-in — $149]
  • Sonnox Oxford Envolution Plug-In — $249
  • Brainworx bx_digital V3 EQ Plug-In Collection — $299
    [Upgrade for UAD bx_digital V2 plug-in owners — $49]

See the Universal Audio site for more info.

One thought on “New Plug-ins By Softube, Sonnox, & Brainworx Available For UAD-2 & Apollo Interfaces

  1. Personally I think their effects are nice, but it seems to be more of the same.. They should make virtual instruments that work on their DSP.. that would be new interesting terrain..

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