Universal Audio add to their UAFX range with the introduction of three new pedals, namely the Galaxy ‘74 Tape Echo and Reverb, Max Preamp & Dual Compressor and the Del-Verb Ambience Companion. All three pedals use the UAFX dual-engine processing and analogue modelling technologies.
Read the SOS review of the original UAFX pedals from SOS July 2021.
Galaxy ‘74 Tape Echo and Reverb
Galaxy '74 Tape Echo & Reverb is designed to capture the signature analogue sound of the iconic mid-'70s Roland Space Echo hardware. With full modelling of the classic unit’s multi-head tape delay mechanism, preamp section and spring reverb, UA claim this to be the most authentic emulation of the Space Echo hardware to date.
The Galaxy ’74 pedal additionally offers scope for doubled delay times, taking its capabilities beyond those of the original hardware. It also includes silent switching, buffered bypass, analogue dry through, optional spillover/ trails and stereo operation, as well as use with the UAFX Control app.
Bill Putnam Jr., UA CEO: These pedals not only sound incredible, but weave seamlessly into the fabric of UA’s legacy.
Max Preamp & Dual Compressor
Serving up emulations of three classic compressors and a tube preamp, UA have designed the Max Preamp & Dual Compressor to authentically model the UA 1176, Teletronix LA-2A, Dyna Comp, and UA’s 610 preamp and EQ.
This pedal features controls allowing the user to stack compressors in any combination, and with the UAFX Control app it is possible to tweak preamp EQ settings, select series or parallel operations, add a sidechain bass filter and more.
Del-Verb Ambience Companion
Offering authentic vintage reverb and delay effects, Del‑Verb Ambience Companion packs emulations of a range of classic reverb and delay effects into a single pedal. Some of the modelled devices include a “Golden unit” spring tank from a vintage ‘60s American amplifier, vintage German studio plate reverb, detailed recreations of early digital reverb algorithms, iconic tape echos and bucket-brigade delay, all made to preserve the warmth and dynamic signature of the original units.
The pedal also includes silent switching, buffered bypass, analogue dry through, optional spillover/ trails and stereo operation, as well as use with the UAFX Control app.
Price & Availability
All three new UAFX pedals are available now, priced at $349 each.