Universal Audio UAD-2 FireWire Quad Core DSP Accelerator
UAD-2 Quad Core FireWire DSP Accelerator
Experience Quad Core DSP Acceleration over FireWire to run the high-quality plug-in emulations from UAD.
• The UAD platform lets you inject three-dimensional analog sound with vintage tube compressors, EQs, analog tape, and more
• Offload your computer’s CPU for other production tasks with UAD-2 OCTO Core or UAD-2 QUAD Core processing
• Choose between portable UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt USB or FireWire desktop accelerators, or the UAD-2 PCIe card
for your PC or Mac tower
UAD Quad Core FireWire in one take:
- Run UAD Powered Plug-Ins via FireWire
- Get a massive DSP boost for running large professional mixes via four SHARC processors
- Start mixing right away with the included Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle, and select from five available UAD-2 plug-in bundles
- Combine with other UAD-2 devices, including additional UAD-2 PCIe card(s) and Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo interfaces
- Meticulously modeled by UA engineers
The desktop UAD-2 Satellite comes with three different types of data transmission connectivity, including Thunderbolt for Mac and Windows 10 systems, USB 3.0 for Mac and PC, and FireWire* for legacy Mac and PCs. It also comes in the form of a user-installable PCIe card for desktop towers or PCIe expansion chassis.
*Available only on QUAD-equipped Satellites
The UAD-2 Satellite FireWire QUAD includes four SHARC processors. Analog Devices’ SHARC processors are the premier real-time floating-point DSP processor for applications that require a wide dynamic range. They feature exceptional core and memory performance, outstanding I/O throughput.
Select from Core, Custom, and Ultimate 8 software packages
The UAD-2 Satellite ships with the Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle, while Custom packages include the Analog Classics Plus bundle plus a choice of any two, three, six, or 10 individual UAD plug-ins of your choice depending on which Custom bundle you choose. With Custom bundles, you’ll save anywhere from close to 60% up to 70%, and 80% on the Ultimate 8 bundle, which includes all 104 UA-developed plug-ins up to and including UAD software 9.0.*
UAD Plug-In craftsmanship
In developing UAD plug-ins, UA’s engineering group meticulously recreates classic analog gear via physical modeling that literally rebuilds the unit component by component in the digital domain. With UAD-2 plugs, you have to treat them as you would actual analog gear in terms of how you apply signal. For example, you can “hit” them harder for more saturation, or back off for a cleaner response. UAD plug-ins replicate the exact, sometimes quirky behavior of analog hardware, bringing its rich, three-dimensional sound and harmonics “inside the box.”
Who’s Using UAD-2 powered plug-ins?
With an extensive and ever-growing list of professional and amateur users, some of the audio luminaries who use UAD-2 powered plug-ins as an irreplaceable part of their process, include 11-time Grammy winner, Mick Guzauski (Daft Punk, Eric Clapton), Joe Chiccarelli (Jason Mraz, Beck, The Strokes, Morrisey) Ryan West (Eminem, Kanye West), Darrell Thorp ( Beck, Radiohead), Jaycen Joshua (Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Jay Z), Vance Powell (The Raconteurs, Jars of Clay), and many more.
Boost your DAW’s processing power with Universal Audio’s UAD-2 Quad Core DSP Accelerator and save up to 80% on powered plug-in bundles. For more information, call or chat online with your Westlake Pro sales consultant today.