What is a UAD-2 DSP Accelerator?

For more than 15 years, UAD Powered Plug-Ins have delivered the world’s most authentic analog hardware emulations for Mac and Windows. Powered by UAD-2 DSP Accelerator hardware, you get classic studio sound that would be difficult or impossible to achieve with native recording systems.

See the links below for more information about UAD-2 DSP Accelerators:

UAD-2 PCIe DSP Accelerator Cards
UAD-2 Satellite FireWire DSP Accelerators
UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt DSP Accelerators
UAD-2 Satellite USB DSP Accelerators

 

 

UAD-2 PCIe DSP Accelerator Cards

Stunning analog sound for your PC or Mac.
 
UAD-2 DSP Accelerators super-charge your PC or Mac workstation with world-class UAD Powered Plug-Ins — including exclusive analog emulations from Studer, Ampex, Lexicon, Neve, Manley, Moog, Roland, SSL and more.
 
These popular UAD plug-in packages feature a user-installable PCIe DSP Accelerator Card for your desktop tower or PCIe expansion chassis, plus a choice of software bundles to give you vintage tone and character, right out of the box.
 
Key Features
  • Run UAD Powered Plug-Ins on Mac and PC towers and PCIe expansion chassis
  • Access over 90 plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Roland, Studer, Neve, Manley, SSL, EMT, Empirical Labs, MXR and more (sold separately)
  • Includes DSP Accelerator Card (PCIe format), plus a choice of Core, Custom or Ultimate UAD plug-in packages
  • Available in SOLO, DUO, QUAD, and OCTO models w/ 1, 2, 4, or 8 SHARC processors
  • Gives native systems a DSP boost for running larger mixes, with rich, sonically complex plug-ins
  • Includes Analog Classics (UAD-2 SOLO /DUO) or Analog Classics Plus (UAD-2 QUAD/OCTO) plug-in bundles
  • Compatible with Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, and more
  • Combine with other UAD-2 devices, including additional UAD-2 PCIe card(s), UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt, UAD-2 Satellite FireWire, and Apollo audio interfaces
  • VST, AU, RTAS , and AAX 64 support; Mac OS X and Windows 7 compatible
 
For more information, see the UAD-2 PCIe product page.
 
For more detailed information including specifications, see the UAD System Manual.

 

 

UAD-2 Satellite FireWire DSP Accelerators

Serious analog sound for FireWire-equipped Macs and PCs

A simple FireWire connection is all it takes to plug your Mac or PC into the world’s finest analog hardware emulations. The UAD-2 Satellite DSP Accelerators offer full access to UAD Powered Plug-Ins, including exclusive titles from Studer, Ampex, Lexicon, Neve, Manley, Roland, SSL and more.

UAD-2 Satellite packages feature a sleek, ultra-portable FireWire 800-based processing unit, plus the Analog Classics plug-in bundle (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX 64), giving you massive analog character, right out of the box.

 

Key Features
  • Run UAD Powered Plug-Ins via FireWire 800/400 connection
  • Access over 90 plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Roland, Studer, Neve, Manley, SSL, EMT, Empirical Labs, MXR and more (sold separately)
  • Includes portable DSP Accelerator unit (FireWire format), plus a choice of Core, Custom or Ultimate UAD plug-in packages
  • Available in DUO and QUAD models w/ 2 or 4 SHARC processors
  • Gives native systems a DSP boost for running larger mixes, with rich, sonically complex plug-ins
  • Allows taking UAD plug-ins “on the road,” mixing on Intel-based Macs and Windows 7 PCs
  • Includes Analog Classics (Satellite DUO) or Analog Classics Plus (Satellite QUAD) plug-in bundles
  • Compatible with Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, and more
  • Combine with other UAD-2 devices, including UAD-2 PCIe card(s), and Apollo audio interfaces
  • VST, AU, RTAS, and AAX 64 support; Mac OS X and Windows 7 64-Bit Edition compatible

 

For more information, see the UAD-2 Satellite Firewire product page.
 
For more detailed information including specifications, see the UAD System Manual.

 

 

UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt DSP Accelerators

Get the rich analog sound of UAD plug-ins over Thunderbolt.

The UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt DSP Accelerator is a sleek, powerful way for Thunderbolt-equipped Mac & Windows users to “supercharge” their systems and run larger mixes filled with acclaimed UAD plug-ins. This convenient desktop unit gives you full access to UA's award-winning plug-in library, including exclusive titles from Studer, Lexicon, Neve, and more. With improved performance and reduced plug-in latency versus FireWire, UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt makes the perfect introduction to UAD plug-ins, or ideal DSP expander for Apollo audio interfaces.

 

Key Features
  • Run UAD Powered Plug-Ins via blazing fast Thunderbolt 2 connection
  • Access over 90 plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Roland, Studer, Neve, Manley, SSL, EMT, MXR and more (sold separately)
  • Allows taking UAD plug-ins “on the road,” mixing on Thunderbolt equipped Mac & Windows laptops
  • Available in QUAD and OCTO models w/ 4 or 8 SHARC processors
  • Gives native systems a DSP boost for running larger mixes, with rich, sonically complex plug-ins
  • Available in Core, Custom & Ultimate packages
  • All packages include Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle, featuring:
    • UA 610-B Tube Preamp and Equalizer
    • 1176LN/SE Classic Limiting Amplifiers (Legacy)
    • Fairchild 670 Tube Limiter (Legacy)
    • Pultec Pro Equalizers (Legacy)
    • Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)
    • UA Precision Enhancer Hz
    • CS-1 Precision Channel
    • RealVerb Pro Room Modeler
  • Compatible with Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, and more
  • Combine with other UAD-2 devices, including UAD-2 PCIe card(s), and Apollo audio interfaces
  • Compatible with VST, AU, RTAS, and AAX 64 plug-in formats
  • Compatible with Thunderbolt-equipped Macs and Thunderbolt 3-equipped Windows PCs
  • Fan-free design for silent operation

For more information, see the UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt product page.

For more detailed information including specifications, see the UAD System Manual. 

 

 

UAD-2 Satellite USB DSP Accelerators

Get the rich analog sound of UAD plug-ins over USB 3 on Windows.

The UAD-2 Satellite USB DSP Accelerator is a sleek, powerful way for Windows-based PC users to “supercharge” their systems and run larger mixes filled with acclaimed UAD plug-ins. This convenient desktop unit gives you full access to UA's award-winning plug-in library, including exclusive titles from Studer, Lexicon, Neve, and more. With improved performance and reduced plug-in latency versus FireWire, UAD-2 Satellite USB makes the perfect introduction to UAD plug-ins, or ideal DSP expander for Apollo Twin USB audio interfaces.

 

Key Features
  • Run UAD Powered Plug-Ins via USB 3 on PC's running Windows
  • Access over 100 plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Marshall, Studer, Neve, Manley, SSL, EMT, Empirical Labs, MXR and more
  • Take UAD plug-ins “on the road” for mixing on USB 3-equipped Windows PC's
  • Available in QUAD and OCTO models w/ 4 or 8 SHARC processors
  • Gives native systems a DSP boost for running larger mixes, with rich, sonically complex plug-ins
  • Available in Core, Custom & Ultimate packages
  • All packages include Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle, featuring:
    • UA 610-B Tube Preamp and Equalizer
    • 1176LN/SE Classic Limiting Amplifiers (Legacy)
    • Fairchild 670 Tube Limiter (Legacy)
    • Pultec Pro Equalizers (Legacy)
    • Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)
    • UA Precision Enhancer Hz
    • CS-1 Precision Channel
    • RealVerb Pro Room Modeler
  • Compatible with Pro Tools, Cubase, Live, and more (VST, RTAS, AAX 64)
  • Combine with other UAD-2 devices, including UAD-2 PCIe card(s), UAD-2 Satellite FireWire, and Apollo Twin USB
  • Supports Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-Bit Editions)
  • Try before you buy with the 14-day full function demo for all plug-ins
  • Access to UAD Powered Plug-Ins Library/Online Store
  • Fan-free design for silent operation 

 

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