Universal Audio

If you want to set up a home or pro studio, it's hard to get started without using at least something made by Universal Audio. Making everything from pre-amps to audio interfaces to computer sound cards, they produce the essentials for recording and shaping sound. The 610 Mic Pre-Amp has been an industry standard for decades, and the 1176 Compressor can be found in almost every major recording studio. Founded by Bill Putnam in Chicago in the 1950s, Universal Audio revolutionized the world of mixing consoles, equalizers and effects processing. The company has continues to adapt with the times and innovate still, producing digital recording hardware, such as the UAD-2, and software along with timeless analog pieces.