Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite (QUAD Flexi) (No Longer Available)
FireWire 800/400 DSP Coprocessor with 4 Analog Devices SHARC Chips - Includes Analog Classics Plug-in Bundle Plus a $500 Voucher for UAD Plug-ins (RTAS/AU/VST-format; Mac)
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Pro-quality UA DSP - via FireWire!The UAD-2 Satellite series brings the performance and flexibility of Universal Audio's wildly successful UAD-2 DSP-powered plug-ins over FireWire. These amazing coprocessors give you the ability to run high-track count sessions loaded with some of the best sounding plug-ins that money can buy - sessions that require processing power far beyond the capacity of your computer's CPU alone. Just connect the UAD-2 Satellite to your computer via FireWire 400 or 800, apply you RTAS-, AU-, or VST-format UAD-2 plug-ins to your tracks, and prepare to be totally blown away by the results.
The Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite QUAD comes equipped with four blazing-fast Analog Devices SHARC processors, the same processors found in the rest of the UAD hardware lineup. That means you get the power to run any plug-in in the entire UAD Powered Plug-Ins library! These plug-in model the exact schematics of some of the greatest and most popular analog gear in music recording history, including gear from Studer, SSL, Manley, Empirical Labs, Neve, Roland, BOSS, EMT, Fairchild, Harrison, Helios, Little Labs, Lexicon, Pultec, SPL, and more.
To get you started, the Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite QUAD Flexi system comes with the Analog Classics bundle, which features the LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler, 1176LN/SE Classic Limiting Amplifiers, Pultec EQP-1A, and RealVerb Pro plug-ins. But that's not all. You also get a massive $500 voucher for plug-in purchases at Universal Audio's online store, so you can totally customize your UAD-2 Satellite QUAD setup. Whether you're just getting started, or your looking for a way to expand you legacy UAD system and are out of PCIe slots, the UAD-2 Satellite QUAD Flexi system is the perfect way to get more out of your DAW.
Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite QUAD Flexi FireWire Coprocessor Features at a Glance:
Add incredible DSP power to your computer, with a Audio UAD-2 Satellite QUAD Flexi FireWire coprocessor system!
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Another great Universal Audio Product
by mark hensley from Encino, CAI traded in 3 UAD-1 cards towards the quad flexi sattelite. First off, what an awesome trade-in offer. It has breathed new life into my use of UAD plugins.
July 10, 2012
Music Background: Producer, engineer, Audio-Post Engineer
I bought it so. Could get away from the... read more [+] waves plugins in my audio-post mixing for TV and Film. I was a little worried about ease of install, but it took me all of about 5 minutes to install and be up and running. Not a single problem so far. I finished my first mix on it I'm record time. And my dialog sunds so much better. I purchased the Lexicon 224, Littlelabs VOG and the precision de-Esser with the coupon. Between using those plugins and beign able to dump the waves stuff, my dialog is much warmer, more air thanks to the latex pro, and ver smooth. Best investment I ever made. close [-]
My new go-to...
by Jordan R from Hollywood, CAI was skeptical when I read all the hype surrounding UA's QUAD Satellite and the plug-ins, especially because I have an analog background. Within a month of having this piece I have completely changed... read more [+] my tune; the plug-ins sound amazing, the selection is great and the ability to run more plug-ins without taxing my CPU is phenomenal. Plus, for the price of one 1176 I can have as many configurations as I can imagine. If you are concerned about budget and space I would highly recommend this piece of gear. close [-]
September 7, 2011
Music Background: Recording Engineer
by Julian from Philadelphia, PAI absolutely love the UAD plugs. And having them in a FW format that I can use with my MacBook Pro makes this a slam dunk! Favorite plug in so far -- the EMT 140 plate.
April 7, 2011
Music Background: Engineer/Producer
Does what it says it will
by Mark Sims from Indianpolis AreaI would have given it 5 stars except that I have the original MAC PRO and I had some difficulty getting it talk to firewire to it at first. Their service was great though, and helped fix the problem ... read more [+]-- within a couple days I was up and running.
September 26, 2011
Music Background: Pro Musician, Project Sudio, Mobile Recording
I grew up in the 60's and 70's as a musician and always loved recording. I was finding it difficult to get the sounds I wanted and I'd heard great things about these as PCIe devices. So being as I also have a MACBOOK PRO I thought the satellite version fit my needs better. So far I'm not disappointed at all. The Neve eq plugins warm things up beautifully. They give guitar a wonderfully silky high end without that digital harshness. The Studer tape emulation plugin takes it take to that extra notch and can also be used for effects. I also like the Roland effects plugins. I have so many RTAS plugs that I should NOT have bought now -- this takes care of 80-90% of my needs. And, no CPU load! close [-]
UAD 2 Sattelite Quad
by Marcelo from Porto Alegre, RS BrasilIt's very good, but it has some limitations in the number of plugins you can load and also, in my system, I had to work with less RTAS processors in the host in order to not cause error messages...kin... read more [+]d of bothering. I prefer better the PCIe, but UAD is a very powerful tool anyway. close [-]
October 1, 2011
Music Background: Music Producer
Johlene, Richmond, KY
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