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Universal Audio bring LUNA to Windows

Free DAW now in open beta on PC

Universal Audio LUNA Windows open beta DAW

Universal Audio have announced the launch of an open beta that brings Windows support to their LUNA DAW software. It is available now, and as with the existing macOS version, is free for anyone to use and doesn’t require any UAD hardware. 

Being at the beta stage means that the software is not officially finished and ready for launch, although UA say that all of the major features are in place and working well enough for them to start gathering user feedback. A dedicated Feedback button has been placed in the upper-right corner of the application for users to submit their thoughts, with the company being particularly welcoming of what could be working better! 

LUNA sessions themselves are cross-compatible between macOS and Windows platforms, although the macOS version of the software utilises AU plug-ins which are not compatible with Windows systems. As such, third-party plug-ins will not transfer between the two platforms. UA are planning to introduce VST3 support for the macOS version, allowing users who wish to use both platforms to opt for VST3 plug-ins to retain cross-platform compatibility. However, all UAD-2 and UADx plug-ins, along with LUNA Extensions, are already supported on both operating systems. 

A full FAQ can be found here.

Compatibility

LUNA is being tested with the aim of supporting Windows 10 and 11. Users will need to install UAD software v11.2 and the latest version of UAD Console, both of which can be installed via UA Connect v1.4.14. Currently, Spitfire Audio’s LUNA instruments are not available on Windows. 

Pricing & Availability

The open beta for LUNA is available now, and is free to download and use. 

www.uaudio.com/luna.html

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