Universal Audio has announced its new line of UAD-2 Satellite USB DSP Accelerators, shipping Q2 2016.
UAD-2 Satellite USB DSP Accelerators are a sleek, powerful way for professional producers and engineers to supercharge their Windows-based workstations and run larger mixes filled with rich, DSP-intensive plug-ins. These desktop-friendly units provide full access to UAD Powered Plug-Ins, including exclusive plug-ins from Studer, Ampex, Lexicon, Neve, Manley, SSL, and more.
Available in QUAD or OCTO models with a choice of four or eight SHARC processors, UAD-2 Satellite USB DSP Accelerators can also be integrated alongside UAD-2 PCIe cards, UAD-2 Satellite FireWire, and the Apollo Twin USB desktop interface for unparalleled mixing power.
For an immediate out-of-the-box mixing experience, UAD-2 Satellite USB DSP Accelerators are available in Core, Custom, and Ultimate software packages. The Core package includes the Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle, while Custom adds a choice of any three additional UAD plug-ins at registration. The Satellite USB OCTO Ultimate is UA’s flagship package, and includes more than 83 UA-developed plug-ins — up to and including UAD software v8.4.
UAD-2 Satellite USB features
- Run UAD Powered Plug-Ins via USB 3 on Windows-based PCs for improved performance at higher sample rates, and reduced plug-in latency versus FireWire.
- 4 (QUAD) or 8 (OCTO) SHARC processors provide a massive DSP boost for running large professional mixes.
- Access over 90 plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Studer, Neve, Manley, SSL, EMT, MXR, and more.
- Includes Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle, featuring:
- UA 610-B Preamp & EQ
- LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler (Legacy)
- 1176LN / 1176SE Classic Limiting Amplifier (Legacy)
- Fairchild 670 Tube Limiter (Legacy)
- Pultec Pro Equalizer (Legacy)
- Precision Enhancer Hz
- Precision Mix Rack Collection
- RealVerb Pro
- Available in Core, Custom, and Ultimate software packages.
- Combine with other UAD-2 devices, including UAD-2 PCIe cards, UAD-2 Satellite FireWire, and Apollo Twin USB desktop interface.
- Fan-free construction for quiet operation.
- Compatible with Pro Tools, Cubase, Live, and more.
UAD-2 Satellite USB Pricing *(incl. 19% VAT)
- QUAD Core – $999 US Street / £946* MSRP
- OCTO Core – $1,499 US Street / £1325* MSRP
- QUAD Custom (pick any 3 UAD plug-ins) – $1,399 US Street / £1419* MSRP
- OCTO Custom (pick any 3 UAD plug-ins) – $1,899 US Street / £1798* MSRP
- OCTO Ultimate 4 (includes 83+ UA-developed plug-ins) – $5,999 US Street / £5680* MSRP