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What is UADx?

What is UADx?

UADx is Universal Audio’s new native plug-in product line that comes in VST3, Audio Units, AAX and LUNA formats. UADx versions of existing products have the same high quality sound as equivalent UAD-2 and LUNA plug-ins, with the added flexibility of running in any modern DAW, and with any audio interface.

 

How does UADx differ from UAD-2?

UADx plugins run on your computer's processor and therefore do not require that a UAD-2 device be connected to the computer to function. 

 

On the other hand, UAD-2 plug-in processing is handled by UAD-2 device’s internal DSP accelerator cores. This allows for features like zero-latency monitoring (with Apollo interfaces) and reduces strain on your computer’s CPU. However, UAD-2 plug-ins require that a UAD-2 device be connected to the computer in order to use them.

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