If I own the UAD-2 version of a plug-in, how do I get the native UAD version?

If you own or purchase a UAD plug-in or UAD instrument that has been ported to native then it is possible to get the native UAD version. If the license is also available on the UAD-2 platform, you will be able to get a license for it as well.


To use native UAD plug-ins you will need to:

  1. Download and install the latest UAD Software including UA Connect
  2. Open UA Connect and login to your uaudio.com account.
  3. Allow UA Connect to create a new iLok account or link your existing iLok account.
  4. Redeem your native UAD plug-ins in UA Connect.
  5. Download and install your native UAD plug-in.

For detailed instructions please see this article.

Important Note: To redeem Helios® Type 69 Preamp & EQ and Manley® Variable Mu Limiter Compressor, read this article.

The following UAD-2 titles are eligible:


Reverbs, Delays, & Modulation

Preamps, EQ & Tape

*Neve® 1073® Preamp and EQ is included in the Spark subscription but is only available to purchase for registered Apollo/UAD-2 owners.

UAD Instruments

UAD Microphone 

Note: The UAD Microphone plug-ins require a UA Standard Series microphone or a UA Sphere microphone to operate with the following plug-ins, respectively:

For more information about UA microphones, visit this page.


Important Note: Legacy versions of UAD plug-ins, including those that are included in the free Analog Classics bundles that are included with new UAD hardware do not qualify. To upgrade from a legacy version to a qualifying title, click here



  1. A UAD Spark subscription is not required to use these perpetual UAD licenses.
  2. Native UAD licenses require Pace iLok License Manager, which is installed automatically by UA Connect.
  3. UAD-1 titles are not eligible.

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