Universal Audio Max Preamp and Dual Compressor Pedal

The Max Preamp and Stereo Dual Compressor pedal comes with three iconic studio guitar effects. Simultaneously control the UA 610 tube preamp and EQ, customizable footswitches, and sidechain bass filter via the UAFX Control app.

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Universal Audio Max Preamp and Dual Compressor Pedal

Your sound, perfected.

Built upon award-winning UAFX dual-engine processing and a burning desire for the ultimate in sonic legitimacy, Max Preamp & Dual Compressor puts the colorful sound of three legendary limiters and an iconic tube preamp, right at your feet.

Explore Iconic Compression with the UA 1176

UA founder Bill Putnam has implemented the same FET compressor used on decades of legendary studio guitar sounds. Whether you’re looking to make your funk a little funkier, add soulful sustain, or inject subtle infusions of tone.

Get Warm Tube Compression with the Teletronix LA-2A

This legendary optical tube limiter gives you softer, warmer dynamics control versus the 1176. Additionally, you can fine tune your compression with a pedal-exclusive Ratio feature, for limiting beyond the vintage hardware and UAD plug-in versions.

Create Funky, Dirty Tones with the Classic Dyna Comp

Add the grimy squeeze of this (in)famous red box to your sounds for undeniably lo-fi compression and funky overdrive — perfect for sleazy slide tones.

Add a Legendary UA 610 Tube Preamp to Your Rig

Get the warm detail and character of UA’s iconic tube preamp and EQ, and also dial in killer sounds with the perfect amount of harmonics and grit.

Stack Compressors for Tones that Go Beyond the Norm

With Max, you can easily layer compressors in any combination for a dizzying array of sounds and textures. As a result. this lets you push your tones to the front no matter how much limiting you apply.

Personalize your Universal Audio Max Preamp and Dual Compressor Pedal with a Mobile App

Above all, With the UAFX Control app, you can tweak the EQ settings, get serial/parallel operation. At the same time, add a sidechain bass filter for fully customized compression and preamp effects.

Max Preamp and Dual Compressor Extras:

  • Authentic Emulation of Classic Pedals and Effects
  • Configuration and Control with the UAFX Control Mobile App
  • High quality Stereo effect application


Note that Max Preamp & Dual Compressor requires a modern 400 mA isolated power supply (sold separately). Go here for power supply recommendations.

  • The most authentic emulations of classic UA 1176, Teletronix LA-2A, and classic Dyna Comp compressors, in a single pedal
  • Full emulation of UA’s legendary 610 tube preamp and EQ
  • Stack and layer any combination of compressors 
  • Tweak preamp EQ settings, configure footswitches, add a sidechain bass filter, and more with the UAFX Control app
  • Silent switching, buffered bypass, stereo operation

Power requirements: Isolated 9VDC, center-negative, 400 mA minimum (sold separately)
Inputs: 2 x ¼” TS
Outputs: 2 x ¼” TS
USB Type-C for updates via computer
Height: 2.56” (6.5 cm)
Width: 3.62” (9.2 cm)
Depth: 5.55” (14.1 cm)
Weight: 1.24 lbs (0.567 kg)

For more information, please visit the manufacturer's website.