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Universal Audio UAD-2 QUAD Core PCIe

MSRP: $1,249.00

$999.00 $699.00

Universal Audio UAD-2 QUAD Core PCIe DSP Accelerator Cards. Stunning analog sound for your PC or Mac. All UAD-2 Core models include the popular “Analog Classics” plug-in bundle, featuring the LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler, 1176LN/1176SE Classic Limiting Amplifiers, Pultec EQP-1A, and RealVerb Pro plug-ins.

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Product Description

Universal Audio UAD-2 QUAD Core PCIe

Expandable processing power, from SOLO to OCTO

UAD-2 DSP Accelerator cards are available in four distinct processor levels: SOLO, DUO, QUAD, and OCTO, with scalable processing power from one (SOLO) to eight (OCTO) individual SHARC processors.

Key Features

  • Run UAD Powered Plug-Ins on Mac and PC towers and PCIe expansion chassis
  • Access over 90 plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Marshall, Studer, Neve, Manley, SSL, EMT, Empirical Labs, MXR and more (sold separately)
  • Includes DSP Accelerator Card (PCIe format), plus a choice of Core, Custom orUltimate 4 UAD plug-in packages
  • Gives your native systems a DSP boost for running larger mixes, with rich, award-winning, sonically complex plug-ins
  • Includes Analog Classics or Analog Classics Plus bundle featuring Legacy editions of LA‑2A Classic Audio Leveler, 1176LN / 1176SE Classic Limiting Amplifiers, Pultec Pro EQs, and RealVerb Pro plug-ins
  • Combine with other UAD-2 devices, including additional UAD-2 PCIe card(s), UAD-2 Satellite, and Apollo audio interfaces
  • Compatible with Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live and more

UAD-2 Pugins Overview

UAD: The Industry’s Most Respected Collection of Audio Plug-Ins

From serious home recordists to multi-platinum mix engineers, UAD Powered Plug-Ins have been winning over audio professionals for more than 10 years. The reason is simple. No other plug-ins so faithafully capture the sound and behavior of classic analog equipment — from rare compressors and equalizers, to vintage reverb processors and tape machines.

The UAD library features over 90 plug-ins, co-developed with the biggest brands in audio. These plug-ins can be purchased with UAD-2 hardware from retailers as part of bundled packages, or you can buy UAD plug-ins à la carte from UA’s Online Store.

Available as Core, Custom, and Ultimate 4 software packages

The Core package includes the Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle, while Custom includes the Analog Classics Plus bundle, and a choice of any three individual UAD plug-ins at registration. The OCTO Ultimate 4 is UA’s flagship package, and includes all 83 UA-developed plug-ins plug-ins up to and including UAD software v8.4.


MODEL
PROCESSOR
USER
INCLUDED PLUG-INS
UAD-2
QUAD Core
4 x SHARC processor
Professional Users
UAD-2
QUAD Custom
4 x SHARC processor
Professional Users
UAD-2
OCTO Core
8 x SHARC processor
Professional Power Users
UAD-2
OCTO Custom
8 x SHARC processor
Professional Power Users
UAD-2
OCTO Ultimate
8 x SHARC processor
Professional Power Users

* The DUO Custom package includes the Analog Classics bundleplus it lets you pick any three individual UAD plug-ins at registration.

** The QUAD/OCTO Custom package includes the Analog Classics Plus bundle, plus it lets you pick any three individual UAD plug-ins at registration.

Interested in running UAD-2 plug-ins over FireWire? Compare UAD-2 Satellite FireWire 400/800 DSP Accelerators here.


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

System Requirements

UAD-2 PCIe Cards

UAD Powered Plug-Ins version 8

Note: For important PCIe compatibility information with Apple Mac Pro (Late 2013), click here.

  • (Win) Windows 7 64-Bit Edition w/SP1
  • (Mac) OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion, 10.9.x Mavericks, or 10.10.x Yosemite
  • 4 gigabytes available disk space
  • Available PCI Express (PCIe) slot for each UAD-2 card
  • Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
  • Compatible VST, Audio Units, RTAS, or AAX 64 plug-in host DAW software

See the UAD Instance Chart here

Product Specifications

  • High-bandwidth x1 PCI Express card (PCIe 2.0 compatible)
  • UAD-2 SOLO: low-profile, half-height, short PCIe card (4.7” x 2.5” when fully seated)
  • UAD-2 DUO/QUAD/OCTO: full-height, short PCIe card (6.6” x 4.2” when fully seated)
  • 1, 2, 4 or 8 Analog Devices SHARC floating-point processors
  • Supports VST, RTAS, and Audio Units plug-in formats
  • 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz sample rate support
  • 14-day full function demo for all plug-ins; try before you buy

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 2 x 9 x 12 in
Condition

New

Warranty

One Year Manufacturer

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