Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt Octo Custom Bundle


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  • Custom system with the Analog Classics Bundle, plus your choice of three additional plug-ins from the UA Web Store upon product registration.

    The UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt DSP Accelerator is a sleek, powerful way for Thunderbolt-equipped Mac users to €œsupercharge€ their systems and run larger mixes filled with acclaimed UAD plug-ins. This convenient desktop unit gives you full access to UA's award-winning plug-in library, including exclusive titles from Studer, Lexicon, Neve, and more. With improved performance and reduced plug-in latency versus FireWire, UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt makes the perfect introduction to UAD plug-ins, or ideal DSP expander for Apollo audio interfaces.


    • Run UAD Powered Plug-Ins via blazing fast Thunderbolt 2 connection
    • Access over 90 plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Roland, Studer, Neve, Manley, SSL, EMT, MXR and more (sold separately)
    • Allows taking UAD plug-ins €œon the road,€ mixing on Macs with Thunderbolt 1 or 2 connection
    • Available in QUAD and OCTO models w/ 4 or 8 SHARC processors
    • Gives native systems a DSP boost for running larger mixes, with rich, sonically complex plug-ins
    • Available in Core, Custom & Ultimate packages
    • All packages include Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle, featuring:
      • UA 610-B Tube Preamp and Equalizer
      • 1176LN/SE Classic Limiting Amplifiers (Legacy)
      • Fairchild 670 Tube Limiter (Legacy)
      • Pultec Pro Equalizers (Legacy)
      • Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)
      • UA Precision Enhancer Hz
      • CS-1 Precision Channel
      • RealVerb Pro Room Modeler
    • Compatible with Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, and more
    • Combine with other UAD-2 devices, including UAD-2 PCIe card(s), and Apollo audio interfaces
    • Compatible with VST, AU, RTAS, and AAX 64 plug-in formats
    • Compatible with Thunderbolt-equipped Macs
    • Fan-free design for silent operation

    UAD: The Industry's Most Respected Collection of Audio Plug-Ins.
    From serious home recordists to multi-platinum mix engineers, UAD Powered Plug-Ins are integral tools for audio professionals. The reason is simple. No other plug-ins faithfully capture the sound and behavior of classic analog equipment whether it's boutique compressors and EQs, or vintage reverbs and tape machines. The UAD library features over 90 plug-ins, co-developed with the biggest brands in audio. These plug-ins can be purchased with UAD-2 hardware from retailers as part of bundled packages, or à la carte from UA's Online Store.

    Expandable processing power, from QUAD to OCTO.
    UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt is available in QUAD or OCTO models with either four or eight SHARC processors, respectively. It can also be integrated alongside UAD-2 PCIe DSP Accelerator cards and Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo interfaces, including Apollo Twin, DUO, QUAD, and 16 for truly scalable mixing power.
    Available as Core, Custom, and Ultimate software packages.The Core package includes the Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle, while Custom includes the Analog Classics Plus bundle, and a choice of any three individual UAD plug-ins at registration. The OCTO Ultimate is UA's flagship package, and includes all 79 UA-developed plug-ins up to and including UAD software v7.8.

    UAD plug-in craftsmanship: The science behind the scenes.
    In developing UAD plug-ins, UA's engineering group undertakes a thorough physical modeling of classic audio hardware €œrebuilding€ vintage analog gear in the digital world, component by component. That's how UAD plug-ins replicate the exact, sometimes quirky, behavior of analog hardware bringing its rich, three-dimensional sound and harmonics "in the box."

  • System Requirements (Win) Windows 7 64-Bit Edition w/SP1
    (Mac) OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion, 10.9.x Mavericks, or 10.10.x Yosemite
    4 gigabytes available disk space
    Available PCI Express (PCIe) slot for each UAD-2 card
    Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
    Compatible VST, Audio Units, RTAS, or AAX 64 plug-in host DAW software
    Product Specifications High-bandwidth x1 PCI Express card (PCIe 2.0 compatible)
    UAD-2 SOLO: low-profile, half-height, short PCIe card (4.7” x 2.5” when fully seated)
    UAD-2 DUO/QUAD/OCTO: full-height, short PCIe card (6.6” x 4.2” when fully seated)
    1, 2, 4 or 8 Analog Devices SHARC floating-point processors
    Supports VST, RTAS, and Audio Units plug-in formats
    44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz sample rate support
    14-day full function demo for all plug-ins; try before you buy
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