Satellite FireWire Usage Notes

System Sleep

System Sleep Is Not Supported. Follow the guidelines below when using UAD-2 Satellite FireWire.

Important: Quit all UAD plug-in host software and power down and/or disconnect UAD-2 Satellite before system sleep.

  • Disable sleep:

    (Mac) Open the System Preferences>Energy Saver control panel and drag the “Computer Sleep” slider to “Never” (far right position).

    (Win) Select Start Menu>Control Panel>System and Security>Power Options>Change when the computer sleeps, then next to “Put the computer to sleep:” select “Never”

  • Before sleeping the system when UAD-2 Satellite FireWire is active, quit all plug-in host applications (including UAD Meter & Control Panel and Apollo Console applications) then power off or disconnect UAD-2 Satellite FireWire.
  • Shut down (power off) the computer before reconnecting UAD-2 Satellite FireWire. Hot plugging is not supported.

Powering Satellite FireWire Systems

The order in which UAD-2 Satellite FireWire, other FireWire devices, and the host computer system are powered on is important for proper initialization. For optimum results, follow the recommended power up sequences below.

Important: System sleep and/or connecting devices while they are powered on (hot-plugging) are not compatible.

Recommended UAD-2 Satellite FireWire Power Up Sequence

  1. Shut down (power off) the host computer system
  2. Power off all connected FireWire devices (Apollo, UAD-2 Satellite, hard drives, repeaters, etc)
  3. Confirm all FireWire connections
  4. Power on all FireWire devices (including UAD-2 Satellite)
  5. Start the host computer.


General Use Notes

Quit audio software before disconnecting UAD-2 Satellite FireWire

  • Important: For optimum results, quit all audio software applications (DAWs) that are using UAD-2 Satellite and/or UAD plug-ins before disconnecting UAD-2 Satellite from the computer.
  • It's safe to leave the UAD Meter & Control Panel open when disconnecting UAD-2 Satellite.

UAD Presets

  • When logged into the computer under an account that does not have administrator privileges, saving UAD preset files via the UAD Toolbar will result in an "Unable to save preset file" dialog. If this occurs, log in with an administrator account, or use the DAW's preset management tools.

Windows-Specific Notes

  • For optimum performance with most DAWs, disabling Windows AERO is recommended.
  • The "Enable CPU Optimization" option in the UAD Meter & Control Panel application's Configuration panel may need to be disabled when using Pro Tools on Windows systems.

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