The steps below will guide you through the process of installing the UAD software, registering your UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt, and authorizing your UAD plug-ins.
Important Note for Windows users: A Windows 10 PC with Thunderbolt 3 built-in via USB-C and a qualified Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt adapter are required to use the first generation Satellite Thunderbolt with Windows 10. For details, see the Satellite Thunderbolt Windows Compatibility article.
- Connect and power Satellite
Before installing the UAD software, connect your UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt to a Thunderbolt port on your computer with a Thunderbolt cable*, then power on the Satellite.
* On Windows 10 systems, a qualified Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt adapter must be used to connect the first generation Satellite Thunderbolt to a built-in Thunderbolt 3 enabled USB-C port on the PC.
- 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 Satellite
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 Satellite 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 Satellite
After registration is complete, authorize your Satellite by clicking the Authorize Plug-Ins button on the Plug-Ins panel in the UAD Meter & Control Panel. On Mac systems, the system is ready for use once authorization is complete.
For Windows 10 systems, follow the steps in the articles below to configure Windows for use with your Satellite. After Windows configuration is complete, the system is ready for use.
Windows Setup - Required Settings
Windows Optimization - Optional Settings