UAD-2 Satellite FireWire System Requirements

General Requirements

  • Windows 10 64-bit edition or Windows 11 on PC.
  • macOS Catalina 10.15 on Apple computers.
    Important note: Later macOS versions dropped FireWire as a protocol altogether. macOS Catalina 10.15 is the last OS on Apple machines to support FireWire.
  • Available FireWire 800 port.
  • FireWire 800 cable (included).
  • Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins.
  • Compatible plug-in host DAW software.
  • 25 gigabytes available storage.
    Note: We highly recommend having at least 100 GB of free storage on your internal hard drive.


  • Operating systems not listed above are untested. Although untested operating systems may work, they are not supported by Universal Audio. Prior UAD software for older operating systems and discontinued UAD products is available in the UAD software archives
  • On Windows systems, a qualified PCIe-to-FireWire adapter card is required.
  • Pre-release and beta versions of operating systems are not supported.
  • For updated details on macOS and Windows compatibility, read this article.


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