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Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite OCTO Core Thunderbolt 3 DSP Accelerator with Custom Plug-in Bundle

OCTO-core Thunderbolt 3 DSP Accelerator for UAD-2 powered plug-ins. Includes the Analog Classics Plus bundle with 13 classic UAD-2 plug-ins. Add an additional 3 plug-ins with this custom bundle!


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The rich analog sound of UAD plug-ins over Thunderbolt 3

The UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt is a powerhouse DSP accelerator that gives Mac and Windows 10 users complete access to the world’s most detailed and authentic analog emulation plug-ins, available exclusively on the UAD platform.

Bolstered by next-generation connectivity — and backward-compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 UA devices — UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt 3 lets users run large professional mixes with the rich analog character of award-winning UA-developed plug-ins, including exclusive titles from Neve, Fender, Lexicon, Studer, and many more.

UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt 3 OCTO in one take

  • Run UAD Powered Plug-Ins via Thunderbolt 3 on modern Mac and Windows 10 systems (backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 devices)
  • 8 (OCTO) SHARC processors provide a massive DSP boost for running large professional mixes
  • Access over 100 plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Studer, Neve, Manley, SSL, EMT, Helios, and more
  • Includes Analog Classics Plus bundle featuring Legacy editions of LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler, 1176 Classic Limiting Amplifiers, Pultec EQP-1A, Pultec Pro, and Fairchild 670 plug-ins, plus 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, and more
  • Compatible with Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, Cubase, Live, and more
  • Combine with other Thunderbolt-equipped UAD-2 devices including PCIe card(s), UA Audio Interfaces, and additional Satellites
  • Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports for daisy-chaining of Thunderbolt peripherals
  • Also available with Custom software packages featuring user-selectable plug-ins

System Requirements:

  • Thunderbolt 3 cable (not included)
  • Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
  • 6GB available storage


  • Available Thunderbolt 1, 2, or 3 port
  • macOS 10.12 Sierra, 10.13 High Sierra, or 10.14 Mojave
  • Thunderbolt 1 and 2 connections require an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (not included)


  • Available Thunderbolt 3 port
  • Windows 10 (64-Bit Edition)

    From February 1st – March 31st, 2021:

    Universal Audio’s Blockbuster Promotion is underway! For a limited time, customers who
    purchase a new UAD-2 DSP Accelerator, as detailed below, will receive UAD plug-ins from
    Avalon, Capitol Studios, Lexicon, and UA — up to a $1,296 value — absolutely free!

    • Get up to $1,296 in FREE UAD plug-ins
    • Power your tracks with legendary compressors, channel strips, reverbs, and more
    • Boost your computer’s CPU with UAD-2 QUAD or OCTO Core Processing
    • Choose between multiple accelerators, including PCIe cards and Satellites — either
      Thunderbolt or USB for Mac and Windows

    Get the following plugins (a $1,296 Value!) when you purchase a UAD-2 OCTO DSP Accelerator Card:

    • Avalon VT-737 Tube Channel Strip
    • Lexicon 480L Digital Reverb & Effects
    • Capitol Chambers Reverb
    • UA 175B & 176 Tube Compressor Collection

    Details and Limitations
    Valid only for customers who purchase a new UAD-2 PCIe card (OCTO only) or Satellite
    (OCTO/QUAD) Thunderbolt 3 or USB, with either Core or Custom plug-in package. Offer valid
    from February 1st, 2021 to March 31st, 2021. Customers must register their new UAD-2 DSP
    Accelerator before April 15th, 2021 to receive their free plug-ins. All promotional fulfillment is
    subject to approval by Universal Audio.

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