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Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt Octo Ultimate

MSRP: $7,499.00

$5,999.00 $5,499.00

APPLEGet the rich analog sound of UAD plug-ins with Octo Ultimate Processing over Thunderbolt. Includes UAD-2 “Ultimate” Bundles — The Definitive Collection.

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Product Description

Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt Octo Ultimate

UA Ultimate 5The Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt Octo Ultimate DSP Accelerator is a sleek, powerful way for Thunderbolt-equipped Mac 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 Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 connection on newer Macs
  • 8 (OCTO) SHARC processors provide a massive DSP boost for running large professional mixes
  • Access over 90 plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Marshall, Studer, Neve, Manley, SSL, EMT, Empirical Labs, MXR and more
  • Includes Analog Classics Plus bundle featuring Legacy editions of LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler, 1176 Classic Limiting Amplifiers, Pultec EQP-1A, Pultec Pro, and Fairchild 670 plug-ins, plus 610-B Tube Preamp, and more
  • Compatible with Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, and more
  • Take UAD plug-ins “on the road” for mixing on Thunderbolt-equipped Macs
  • Combine with other UAD-2 devices, including additional UAD-2 PCIe card(s) and Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo interfaces
  • Dual Thunderbolt 2 ports for convenient daisy-chaining of Thunderbolt peripherals
  • Also available in Custom, and Ultimate software packages, featuring a range of additional plug-ins

UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt Features & Specs

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 Macs with Thunderbolt 1 or 2 connection
  • OCTO model w/ 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
  • Fan-free design for silent operation

System Requirements

Thunderbolt Systems

UAD Powered Plug-Ins version 8

  • Apple Mac computer with available Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port
  • Mac OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion, 10.9.x Mavericks, or 10.10.x Yosemite
  • 4 gigabytes available disk space
  • Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
  • Compatible VST, Audio Units, RTAS, or AAX 64 plug-in host DAW software
  • Thunderbolt cable (sold separately)

See the UAD Instance Chart here

Product Specifications
  • Fan-less Thunderbolt 2 external enclosure w/ external power supply
  • Desktop dimensions: 7” wide x 6 3/4” long x 1 3/4” high (weight: 2.24 lbs)
  • 4 or 8 Analog Devices SHARC floating-point processors
  • Compatible with VST, RTAS, Audio Units, and AAX 64 plug-in formats
  • 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192 kHz sample rate support
  • 14-day full function demo for all plug-ins; try before you buy

Compare Models

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

* The QUAD/OCTO Custom packages include the Analog Classics Plus bundle, plus they let you pick any three individual UAD plug-ins at registration.Interested in running UAD-2 plug-ins over PCIe? Compare UAD-2 PCIe DSP Accelerators here.

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 9 x 9 x 6 in
Condition

New

Warranty

One Year Manufacturer

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