The steps below will guide you through the process of installing the UAD software, registering your Arrow, and authorizing your UAD plug-ins.
- Connect and power Arrow
Before installing the UAD software, connect your Arrow to a Thunderbolt 3 port on your Mac with a Thunderbolt 3 USB-C cable.
Note: Not all USB-C cables support Thunderbolt 3. For details, see this article.
- Download the UAD software
Registration and authorization is managed by the UAD software. Visit www.uaudio.com/register to get the latest UAD software installer.
- Install the UAD software
Open the UAD software installer after the download is complete. The installer will guide you through the process. Be sure to restart the computer when prompted.
Note: If the "Firmware Update" prompt appears, click Load and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.
- Register your Arrow
After restarting, your web browser will launch and connect to the UA website. You will be prompted to create an account or log in to an existing account (if not already logged in). Follow the instructions on the web pages to register your Arrow and claim the bundled UAD plug-ins.
Note: If your web browser doesn't launch automatically, you can start the process manually by clicking the Authorize Plug-Ins button on the Plug-Ins panel in the UAD Meter & Control Panel.
- Authorize your Arrow
After registration is complete, authorize your Arrow by clicking the Authorize Plug-Ins button on the Plug-Ins panel in the UAD Meter & Control Panel.
Once authorization is complete the system is ready for use.