Universal Audio UAD-2 (OCTO Ultimate)Item ID: UAD2OctoUlt
PCIe DSP Card with 8 x SHARC 21469 Floating-point Coprocessors Chips and 55 UAD-powered Plug-ins - VST, AU, RTAS (Mac/PC)
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Put UAD-powered Plug-ins to Work in Your DAW!Supercharge your music-production system with a Universal Audio UAD-2 OCTO Ultimate system. Loaded with eight Analog Devices SHARC chips, this UAD-2 OCTO PCIe card gives you a ridiculous amount of DSP plug-in power. peaking of plug-ins, they don't call it the Ultimate bundle for nothing. With the UAD-2 OCTO Ultimate system, you get a masterful collection of more than 55 of the best sounding plug-ins money can buy. Make no compromises - get your Universal Audio UAD-2 OCTO Ultimate system from Sweetwater!
Universal Audio UAD-2 OCTO Ultimate DSP Plug-in Acceleration System at a Glance:
Experience the power of SHARC chip technology
Universal Audio's UAD-2 cards take advantage of state-of-the-art DSP technology, adding serious horsepower to your music-production system. These SHARC chips boast 32-bit floating-point architecture, for the ultimate in precision and performance. When put to the test, the power potential of even a single UAD-2 card is more than impressive. Better still, you can mix and match up to four UAD-2 cards, allowing you to meet the processing needs of even the most demanding sessions.
Flexible operation modes for tracking and mixing
Using UAD-2 OCTO's LiveTrack mode, you can reduce latency on active UAD-2 plug-ins to the lowest amount possible. That's just what you need for monitoring processed audio during the live tracking stages. On the mixing side, Universal Audio gave the UAD-2 OCTO a handy LoadLock feature. This useful tool lets you automatically reserve the maximum DSP load that each of your active UAD-2 plug-ins could ever demand, so you'll be certain you have enough DSP to engage features, such as writing automation, later.
Take home the complete UAD-powered plug-in library
With the UAD-2 OCTO Ultimate system, you'll never make due with a less-than-ideal plug-in choice again. Why? Because Universal Audio's hooking you up with a huge selection of UAD-powered plug-ins from their extensive UAD-powered plug-in library - more than 55 amazing virtual processors and effects. From classics such as UA's LA-2A and 1176LN to masterpieces by Manley, Studer, Empirical Labs, Neve, Fairchild, and many others - the UAD-2 OCTO Ultimate system gives you the sound of some of the hottest gear ever made.
Universal Audio UAD-2 OCTO Ultimate DSP Plug-in Acceleration System Features:
Universal Audio's UAD-2 OCTO Ultimate system packs a pro-studio's worth of plug-in power into a single PCIe card!
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Johlene, Richmond, KY
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The Real Deal
by David Rust from Bloomington, IndianaThe Ultimate seems expensive, but it is actually a terrific value. Most of us will purchase plug-ins over time that easily add up to this figure...and we'll throw many of them into the plug-in closet... read more [+] as we search sometimes in vain for better performers.
January 15, 2013
Music Background: Video producer, music producer, studio engineer
I can testify that this is the Real Deal. The SHARC processors can handle a terrific load on an otherwise all-software installation (like Pro Tools 10 LE). No more excessive latencies or halted mixes due to CPU overload!
And the sound! Each of these 50 plug-ins have a distinctive personality. They are the most musical I have used. They add punch, apparent fidelity, fatness, thinness, saturation, warmth, tightness, looseness, ambience...whatever you want. The ones that copy real hardware are very very close...and UA's newly synthesized plug-ins are quite musical & easy to use. Matched with good mic preamps and ADC, the OCTO family pretty much produces a big studio sound in a project environment.
Excellent fidelity is evidenced by the unexpected moments where the music startles with what appears like a spontaneous energy, even after the 100th pass. The OCTO Ultimate collection produces an analog-like sound that reaches this level of performance while also fostering low ear-fatigue...my own measure of "hi-fi" performance.
So far, I haven't experienced much of a downside. The plugins excel during the creative mixing process. But, in my view, there isn't one to match Slate's FG-X for final levels mastering. I also use Slate's preamp emulator, Virtual Console Collection, for most track inputs, as there is no other product quite like VCC. That being said, of all the non-UA plug-ins I have, Slate and Altiverb are the only ones I use right now.
I work with bands and singer-song writers. They are walking a way very happy. And my video soundtracks set my business apart from other regional outfits. I've set a new level of performance with this product.
I've been working audio for 40 years and these plug-ins are the closest thing to the sound and flexibility of a major studio I've experienced, so far. close [-]
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