UA digitises Fender’s ‘55 Tweed Deluxe
Endorsed by Fender, Universal Audio adds a 1955 Tweed Deluxe Amplifier plugin to the latest version of their UAD software
Universal Audio has announced the release of UAD Software v8.6, featuring the Fender ’55 Tweed Deluxe — the first 100% UA-developed guitar amplifier plugin — exclusively for Apollo interfaces and UAD-2 hardware.
One of Leo Fender’s first amp designs, the Fender Deluxe was introduced in 1946. After various circuit tweaks, Fender eventually landed on the “wide-panel” 5E3 Deluxe in 1955. This amplifier’s touch-sensitivity has a dynamic range from clean and sweet, to overdriven raunch that made it a go-to recording amp for the likes of Larry Carlton, Neil Young, Mike Campbell, Daniel Lanois, and Billy Gibbons. With more than two years of research and development, UA aimed to capture every component of two “golden unit” 1955 Fender Deluxe amps — from vintage speaker paper and tubes to filter caps and transformers.
The plugin features an assortment of microphone combinations and placements, as well as three different classic speaker types: stock 1955 Jensen P12R, Celestion 25-watt Greenback, and JBL D120F. It also features Universal Audio’s Unison technology, offering the same tone, touch, and feel of original 1955 Fender Tweed Deluxe amplifier, thanks to impedance matching
Universal Audio’s Fender ’55 Tweed Deluxe plugin will retail for £149. For more details, visit: uaudio.com