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UAD-2 DSP Chart

Quickly view DSP usage for all UAD Powered Plug-Ins.
 

About This Chart

  • The following table indicates DSP usage for UAD Powered Plug-Ins.
  • See bottom of page for more details about the chart.
UAD Powered Plug-In DSP %
  Mono Stereo
4K Buss Compressor 2.8% 3.4%
4K Channel Strip * 7.4% 11.4%
A/DA Flanger 15.5% 15.9%
A/DA STD-1 Stereo Tapped Delay 17.5% 17.9%
AKG BX 20 Spring Reverb 33.8% 34.4%
Ampeg B-15N Bass Amplifier 25.7% 26.1%
Ampeg SVT-3 PRO Bass Amplifier 23.2% 23.6%
Ampeg SVT-VR Bass Amplifier 27.8% 28.2%
Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass Amplifier 27.8% 28.2%
Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder 17.6% 29.0%
AMS Neve DFC Channel Strip 18.6% 19%
AMS RMX16 Digital Reverb 40.6% 41.1%
AMS RMX16 Expanded  40.6% 41.1%
Antares Auto-Tune Realtime 20.1% 21.8%
API 2500 Bus Compressor 17.3% 22.9%
API 550A EQ 7.2% 11.7%
API 560 EQ 9.2% 15.5%
API Vision Channel Strip * 22.4% 29.7%
Bermuda Triangle 14.3% 28.4%
Bill Putnam Microphone Collection N/A  10.3% 
Brigade Chorus Pedal 2.0% 2.7%
bx_digital V2 EQ & De-Esser N/A 4.9%
bx_digital V2 Mono EQ & De-Esser 3.3% 3.8%
bx_digital V3 EQ & De-Esser N/A 12.2%
bx_digital V3 mix EQ & De-Esser 8.4% 8.8%
bx_masterdesk N/A 38.9%
bx_masterdesk Classic  N/A  32.8%
bx_refinement 11.9% 12.3%
bx_saturator V2 13.2% 13.2%
bx_subsynth Subharmonic Synth 14.1% 14.5%
bx_tuner 14.7% 15.1%
Cambridge EQ * 2.2% 3.3%
Century Tube Channel Strip *  29.7%  52.7%
Chandler Limited Curve Bender 29.5% 30.3%
Chandler Limited GAV19T 40.6% 41%
Chandler Limited Zener Limiter 21.7% 37.2%
Cooper Time Cube 4.5% 4.9%
CS-1 Channel Strip * 6.0% 6.4%
Dangerous BAX EQ Master N/A 3.2%
Dangerous BAX EQ Mix 2.7% 3.1%
dbx 160 Compressor 2.0% 2.7%
DreamVerb 11.8% 12.2%
Dytronics Cyclosonic Panner  13.0% 13.4%
Dytronics Tri-Stereo Chorus 19.1% 19.5%
Eden WT800 30.7% 49.8%
Empirical Labs EL7 FATSO Jr/Sr * 25.6% 40.5%
Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor 25.2% 28.3%
elysia• alpha compressor master 35.0% 35.4%
elysia• alpha compressor mix 31.5% 31.9%
elysia• mpressor 20.2% 20.6%
EMT 140 Plate Reverb 14.6% 15.0%
EMT 250 Electronic Reverberator 6.2% 7.8%
ENGL E646 VS 43.3% 43.7%
ENGL E765 RT 42.2% 42.6%
ENGL Savage 120 Amplifier  42.7% 43%
EP-34 Tape Echo 26.7% 28.1%
Eventide H910 Harmonizer 23.7% 44.3%
Fairchild 660 13.1% 18.8%
Fairchild 670 13.1% 18.8%
Fairchild 670 Legacy 4.5% 5.1%
Fender '55 Tweed Deluxe 69.9% 70.4%
Friedman BE100 42.8% 43.2%
Friedman Buxom Betty 34.7% 35.1%
Friedman DS40 42.5% 42.9%
Fuchs Overdrive Supreme 50 38.7% 39.1%
Fuchs Train II 36.7% 37.1%
Galaxy Tape Echo * 13.3% 13.8%
Gallien-Krueger 800RB Bass Amplifier 29.9%  30.3%
Harrison 32C EQ 5.4% 9.2%
Harrison 32C SE EQ 1.7% 2.5%
Helios Type 69 Legacy 4.8% 6.8%
Helios Type 69 Preamp & EQ * 42.4% 72.2%
Ibanez Tube Screamer TS808 10.0% 19.7%
Korg SDD-3000 Digital Delay 34.9%  38.4% 
LA-3A Leveler 4.3% 4.7%
Lexicon 224 Classic Digital Reverb 15.3% 17.0%
Lexicon 480L Digital Reverb and Effects  60.6% 61.3% 
Little Labs IBP Phase Alignment Tool 3.4% 5.8%
Little Labs VOG Bass Resonance Tool 1.0% 1.5%
Maag EQ4 3.2% 3.6%
Manley Massive Passive EQ (STD & MST) 37.1% 60.2%
Manley Variable Mu Limiter Compressor 16.3% 25.0%
Manley VOXBOX Channel Strip * 46.0% 56.0%
Marshall Bluesbreaker 1962 49.2% 49.6%
Marshall JMP 2203 27.9% 28.3%
Marshall Plexi Classic 31.3%  31.7%
Marshall Plexi Super Lead 1959 31.3% 31.7%
Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555 45.2% 45.6%
MDWEQ5-3B 5.5% 10.4%
MDWEQ5-5B 6.4% 12.3%
Millennia NSEQ-2 11.1% 11.5%
Moog Multi-Mode Filter 16.1% 16.6%
Moog Multi-Mode Filter SE 3.0% 3.5%
Moog Multi-Mode Filter XL 26.1% 26.7%
MXR Flanger/Doubler 11.8% 16.4%
Neve 1073 * 40.1% 67.6%
Neve 1073 EQ Legacy 4.8% 7.9%
Neve 1073SE EQ Legacy 1.6% 2.5%
Neve 1081 EQ 6.0% 9.5%
Neve 1081SE EQ 1.9% 2.8%
Neve 31102 EQ 5.3% 8.5%
Neve 31102SE EQ 1.7% 2.6%
Neve 33609 Compressor 15.0% 21.7%
Neve 33609SE Compressor 3.3% 4.3%
Neve 88RS Channel Strip * 38.3% 44.2%
Neve 88RS Channel Strip Legacy * 3.2% 4.5%
Neve Preamp 12.7% 21.7%
Ocean Way Microphone Collection  N/A  10.3%
Ocean Way Microphone Collection 180 N/A   13.1%
Ocean Way Studios 38.0% 38.4%
OTO Biscuit 8-bit Effects 44.8% 45.2%
Oxide Tape Recorder 9.8% 15.4%
Precision Buss Compressor 2.8% 3.4%
Precision Channel Strip * 2.8% 3.2%
Precision De-Esser * 2.6% 4.3%
Precision Delay Mod / Delay Mod L 4.1% 4.5%
Precision Enhancer Hz 2.6% 3.2%
Precision Enhancer kHz 1.2% 1.9%
Precision Equalizer * 4.0% 6.8%
Precision K-Stereo 2.7% 3.2%
Precision Limiter 2.8% 3.3%
Precision Maximizer * 7.6% 14.1%
Precision Multiband * 11.9% 18.8%
Precision Reflection Engine 4.0% 4.4%
Pultec EQP-1A 6.8% 10.5%
Pultec MEQ-5 7.6% 11.6%
Pultec HLF-3C 5.1% 9.8%
Pultec EQP-1A Legacy 4.1% 6.2%
Pultec-Pro Legacy * 4.4% 7.6%
Pure Plate 14.6% 15%
Raw Distortion 14.7% 29.1%
RealVerb Pro 10.0% 10.4%
Roland Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble 2.0% 2.5%
Roland Dimension D 2.9% 3.3%
Roland RE-201 Tape Echo * 13.3% 13.8%
Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor 5.3% 5.7%
Softube Amp Room Half-Stack 16.2% 26.3%
Softube Bass Amp Room 15.8% 24.6%
Softube Bass Amp Room 8x10 15.8% 24.6%
Softube Metal Amp Room 25.1% 25.8%
Softube Vintage Amp Room 16.2% 26.3%
Softube Vocoder  41.7%  42.1%
Sonnox Oxford Dynamic EQ 38.0%  40.9%
Sonnox Oxford Inflator 2.9% 3.3%
Sonnox Oxford Envolution 16.0% 16.5%
Sonnox Oxford EQ 4.1% 4.5%
Sonnox Oxford Limiter v2 15.1% 15.9%
Sound Machine Wood Works 36.4% 37.1%
SPL Transient Designer 3.6% 4.3%
SPL TwinTube Processor 16.8% 17.2%
SPL Vitalizer MK2-T 6.6% 7.0%
SSL E Series Channel Strip * 41.8% 70.1%
SSL E Channel Strip Legacy * 7.4% 11.9%
SSL G Bus Compressor 14.1% 17.7%
SSL G Bus Compressor Legacy 2.8% 3.4%
Studer A800 Tape Recorder 9.8% 15.4%
Studio D Chorus 2.9% 3.3%
Suhr PT100 Amplifier  35.8%  36.2%
Suhr SE100 Amplifier 41%   41.4%
Summit Audio TLA-100A 22.6% 28.3%
Teletronix LA-2 16.2% 21.1%
Teletronix LA-2A Gray 16.2% 21.1%
Teletronix LA-2A Silver 16.2% 21.1%
Teletronix LA-2A Legacy 3.6% 4.0%
Thermionic Culture Vulture(1) 63.1% 71.2%
Tonelux Tilt EQ 3.9% 5.5%
Tonelux Tilt Live EQ 3.1% 4.1%
Townsend Labs Sphere N/A 10.3%
Townsend Labs Sphere 180 N/A 13.1%
Trident A-Range EQ 5.5% 9.1%
TS Overdrive  10.0% 19.7%
Tube-Tech CL 1B 9.0% 11.9%
Tube-Tech ME 1B EQ 7.1% 10.6%
Tube-Tech PE 1C EQ 7.2% 10.7%
UA 1176 Rev A 12.8% 16.3%
UA 1176 Rev E 12.8% 16.3%
UA 1176AE 13.1% 16.7%
UA 1176LN Legacy 4.5% 5.0%
UA 1176SE Legacy 1.6% 2.0%
UA 610-A Tube Preamp & EQ 23.0% 44.8%
UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ 23.2% 44.8%
Valley People Dyna-mite 8.3% 13.2%
Vertigo VSC-2 Compressor 6.2% 6.6%
Vertigo VSM-3 Mix Satellite 39.6% 40.0%

 

Notes

  • All measurements are taken at a sample rate of 44.1 kHz. Some UAD plug-ins use more DSP at higher sample rates.
  • DSP % indicates the amount of resources required by one UAD plug-in instance on a single SHARC processor on a UAD-2 PCIe card. This measurement is from the System panel in the UAD Meter & Control Panel application (not the blue UAD Meter gauge, which shows averaged DSP loads of all available SHARC processors).
  • *DSP savings and higher instance counts can be achieved with plug-ins marked with an asterisk ( * ) by disabling UAD-2 LoadLock (in the UAD Meter & Control Panel application) and turning off sections of the processor. See the UAD Plug-Ins Manual for details.
  • Apollo interfaces use DSP and memory resources for its internal mixer. Therefore, the UAD Meters will show some DSP and memory usage when Apollo is connected even if UAD plug-ins are not loaded, and instance counts will be higher than available on Apollo-only systems.
  • To maintain the lowest possible latency with Realtime UAD Processing, UAD plug-ins used within Apollo's Console application require more DSP versus when UAD plug-ins are used within a DAW.
  • The UAD system can process a maximum of 512 simultaneous UAD plug-in instances. High UAD plug-in counts (in the hundreds) may be constrained by overall system performance which is affected by host CPU loads, hardware I/O buffer settings, available bandwidth, the particular DAW in use, and related performance factors.
  • As of v6.2.0, UAD-2 FireWire devices (Satellite and Apollo*) have a maximum limit of 58 stereo or 116 mono plug-in instances, and counts for these devices are subject to these limits. These theoretical limits are based on a 44.1 kHz sample rate with a FireWire 800 connection and the UAD Bandwidth Allocation set to 85% in the UAD Meter & Control Panel. For FireWire bandwidth tuning information, see the Apollo FireWire Connection, Bandwidth, and Optimization Info article or the Satellite FireWire Connection, Bandwidth and Optimization Info article. *Note: This limitation does not apply to Apollo when it is connected via the Thunderbolt Option Card.
  • UAD plug-in PGM usage is not listed in the chart because unlike DSP usage, the “per plug-in” PGM value doesn’t simply sum when multiple UAD plug-ins are used, and the interdependencies of this resource are not linear.
  • 1When used with Apollo Twin SOLO, Thermionic Culture Vulture cannot be loaded on stereo tracks in a DAW at sample rates of 88.2, 96, or 192 kHz if Console's Input Delay Compensation is enabled. If Console's Input Delay Compensation is disabled, the limitation exists at 96 kHz only.
  • This chart is for UAD-2 plug-ins. For the legacy UAD-1 instance chart, click here.
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