Universal Audio UAD-2 QUAD Custom PCIe DSP Accelerator

Universal Audio UAD-2 QUAD Custom PCIe DSP Accelerator

List Price: $1,749.00


PCIe DSP Card with 4 x SHARC 21469 Floating-point Coprocessors Chips, the Analog Classics Plus UAD-powered Plug-in Bundle, and Your Pick of 3 x UAD-powered Plug-ins – AAX, VST, AU, RTAS (Mac/PC)

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Product Description

The UAD-2 Satellite adds a massive processing boost to your DAW of choice with four or eight SHARC processor chips, Thunderbolt, USB 3.0, FireWire, and PCIe connectivity, and a variety of powered plug-in bundles with savings of up to 80%

The UAD-2 Satellite comes in two flavors, chocolate and more chocolate (there’s nothing vanilla about UAD-2 plug-ins), or more specifically, the UAD-2 Satellite Quad and Satellite OCTO. The UAD-2 QUAD features four SCHARC processor chips, which provides an extremely powerful engine to run UAD powered plug-ins on large projects. The UAD-2 Satellite OCTO is the most powerful outboard DSP processor that Universal Audio makes. It has eight SHARC processors, which simply doubles the amount of available plug-ins. Along with the industry’s most respected audio plug-ins, featuring exacting emulations of world-class audio gear from Neve, Manley, Eventide, Studer, API, Moog, Roland, SSL and more, The UAD-2 Satellite is compatible with all major DAWs with Thunderbolt, USB 3.0, FireWire, and PCIe connectivity.

UAD Satellite QUAD PCIe Custom in one take:

  • Run UAD Powered Plug-Ins via Thunderbolt, USB 3.0, PCIe, or FireWire
  • Get a massive DSP boost for running large professional mixes via four or eight 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

Flexible connectivity

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

 SHARC processors

The UAD-2 Satellite USB 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. Additionally, the Satellite’s USB 3.0 SuperSpeed technology offers reduced plug-in latency compared to FireWire 800.

Select from Core, Custom, and Ultimate 5 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 5 bundle, which includes all 89 UA-developed plug-ins up to and including UAD software 9.0.*

UAD-2 Plug-in Bundles:

  • Custom 2 (any two UAD plug-ins, save up to 58% )
  • Custom 3 (any three UAD plug-ins, save up to 60%)
  • Custom 6 (pick any six UAD plug-ins, save up to 65%
  • Custom 10 (select any 10 UAD plug-ins, save up to 70%)
  • Ultimate 5 (get all 89 UA-developed plug-ins, save 80%)

Combine Satellite with other UA devices

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.

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 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.

Additional Information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 2 x 9 x 12 in


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