Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt Octo Custom


Product Description

Get the rich analog sound of UAD Powered Plug-Ins over Thunderbolt – plus 3 UAD plug-ins of your choice. The UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt OCTO Custom DSP Accelerator gives professional producers and engineers fast, high-powered access to award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins. This sleek desktop unit is compatible with all Thunderbolt based Macs, and can supercharge Apollo interfaces and other UAD-2 DSP Accelerator systems to run larger mixes filled with rich analog emulation plug-ins. In creating UAD plug-ins, Universal Audio’s DSP engineers work with the original hardware manufacturers – using their exact schematics, golden units, and experienced ears – to give you all the warmth of classic analog equipment. The UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt OCTO Custom includes eight SHARC processors, and its Thunderbolt 2 technology offers reduced plug-in latency compared to Fire wire 800. The UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt OCTO Custom comes with UA’s “Analog Classics Plus” plug-in bundle, and provide access to more than 90 plug-ins from brands including Ampex, Manley, Lexicon, EMT, Empirical Labs, Neve, Roland, Fairchild, Pultec, Studer, SSL, and more (sold separately). “Analog Classics Plus” plug-in bundle features the UA 610-B Preamp & EQ, and Legacy editions of the LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler, 1176LN / 1176SE Classic Limiting Amplifier, Fairchild 670 Tube Limiter, Pultec Pro Equalizers, UA Precision Enhancer Hz, CS-1 Precision Channel, and Real Verb Pro plug-ins Minimum System Requirements: Apple Mac with available Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port; Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or 10.9 Mavericks; Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins; Compatible VST, Audio Units, RTAS, or AAX 64 plug-in DAW software; 4 gigabytes available disk space; VST, AU, RTAS, AAX 64 support Thunderbolt cable sold separately.

Run UAD Powered Plug-Ins via Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 connection on new Macs, Dual Thunderbolt ports for convenient daisy-chaining of Thunderbolt peripherals
8 SHARC processors provide a massive DSP boost for running large professional mixes
Custom software bundle lets users “pick any 3” additional UAD plug-in titles within 45 days of registration
Access over 90 plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Roland, Studer, Neve, Manley, SSL, EMT and more (sold separately)
Combine with other UAD-2 devices, including UAD-2 PCIe card(s), and Apollo audio interface, Compatible with Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, and more

Additional information

Item Weight

4.6 pounds

Product Dimensions

9 x 9 x 3.6 inches

Shipping Weight

4.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

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Date first listed on Amazon

October 1, 2014


Universal Audio


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