Universal Audio UAD-2 (SOLO Flexi) (No Longer Available)
PCIe DSP Card with Analog Classics Powered Plug-in Bundle, 1 SHARC Chip, and $500 Plug-in Voucher - Mac/PC, VST, AU, RTAS
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Put Genuine UA Powered Plug-ins to Work in Your DAW!Plug Universal Audio's amazing UAD-2 Solo Flexi PCIe card into your computer and find out what your mixes have been missing! This powerful card delivers a collection of classic-sounding processing plug-ins that truly rival their hardware counterparts - at a fraction of the cost. You'll be amazed by the UAD-2 Solo Flexi's Analog Classics collection, which includes spot-on plug-in versions of the venerable LA-2A audio leveler, 1176LN/SE limiting amps, and Pultec's EQP-1A program EQ. You also get the outstanding RealVerb Pro room modeler and CS-1 channel strip plug-ins. UAD-2 Solo Flexi gives you all this plus the DSP power you need to take the load off of your CPU!
The UAD-2 cards take advantage of state-of-the-art chip technology. These SHARC chips boast 32-bit floating-point architecture, for the ultimate in precision and performance. When put to work on premium PCIe cards, such as the UAD-2 Solo Flexi, these chips' power potential is truly phenomenal. While the power of each individual UAD-2 card is incredible on its own, you can use cards in tandem to meet the needs of even the most demanding sessions. In all, you can mix and match UAD-2 cards to create a maximum of a 4-card UAD-2 card system.
Using UAD-2 Solo Flexi's LiveTrack mode, you can reduce latency on active UAD-2 plug-ins to the lowest amount possible - ideal for monitoring rich, processed audio during the tracking stages. By default, UAD-2's LoadLock feature is turned on. This useful tool automatically reserves the maximum DSP load that each UAD-2 plug-in could ever demand - even if you're not using all of its features. This way, you'll be certain you have enough DSP to engage all the features, such as writing automation, later in your mix, without making sonic compromises and pulling plug-ins down the line. If you prefer to manage your DSP resources manually, you can easily disable LoadLock.
In addition to the tremendous plug-in package included with the UAD-2 Solo Flexi, you get a $500 plug-in voucher that you can use toward any of Universal Audio's world-class plug-ins. Recognized as an industry leader in creating dead-on models of the most sought-after vintage gear, Universal Audio offers affordably priced plug-in versions of everything from a Neve channel strip to a Fairchild compressor to the Roland Space Echo - and far, far beyond.
Universal Audio exploited every drop of power technologically possible in designing the UAD-2 cards. Complementing the achievement, they've expanded their power on the sonic front as well. You'll be able to open up your DAW to absolutely stunning plug-ins UA has developed in partnership with top names, such as Manley, Empirical Labs, Neve, Roland, BOSS, EMT, Fairchild, Harrison, Helios, Little Labs, Pultec, SPL, Teletronix, and more. And with the potency packed in these new cards, Universal Audio has positioned themselves to develop entirely new kinds of plug-ins, including instruments and impulse-based reverb effects.
Universal Audio UAD-2 Solo Flexi PCIe Card Features at a Glance:
The Universal Audio UAD-2 Solo Flexi card puts jaw-dropping classic plug-ins - and processing power - to work in your DAW!
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Great Plugins and a great company
by The Beat Dungeon from Norfolk, VAUAD has help make my mixes very warm and nice sounding
December 30, 2011
Music Background: Recording Engineer and Record producer
they have great tech support and care about there customers
UAD-2 Solo Flexi is AWESOME!!
by Andy Lopez from Sacramento, CaliforniaInstallation was easy! Set up was transparent. Not only is loading time extremely fast it handles multiple plug-ins without a hitch! I am enjoying having my new UAD gear. If there is one thing that I ... read more [+]do not like from this plug in is that whether you have bought the rest of the plug ins that are available or not the names are loaded into the list of plug-ins making selecting the ones you have more difficult to find. I would prefer if UA would only load the titles of the plug-in you own. close [-]
November 27, 2011
Music Background: Pro Musician, Recording Enineer.
Love UAD plugs!
by Rob Nold from Warrensburg, MOI Love UAD plugs! They are a wonderful cure for digital chill. Warms and thickens everything up. Just lovely! Thanks UAD!
October 17, 2011
Music Background: Home studio, working musician.
by Eric Hunter from Fort Worth, TX USAThis card is a must have for anyone serious about mixing or mastering audio. The included plug-ins are easy to use, and sound amazing. The effects are true to their analog counterparts, and the tran... read more [+]sparency of the sound is great.
March 25, 2011
Music Background: Recording & Mastering Engineer, Pro Musician
I used the $500 voucher to purchase the UA Audio Precision Mastering bundle. If you're looking to master your own music, and don't have the finances to purchase high-end analog equipment, it's a great way to go to give your songs the punch and clarity they need.
Installation is a breeze, and registering the card and the included voucher is about as easy as it gets. Managing your card, or multiple cards is simple to do, and the UA site is user friendly and easy to navigate.
Overall, I'd recommend the UAD-2 cards to anyone looking to get the most out of their recordings. For the money, they just cannot be beat! close [-]
by Joel from Seattle, WAThese plug ins sound stunning and really capture the vibe of the real hardware. I did have an issue with installation of the card on windows, but both Sweetwater and UA were very responsive and after ... read more [+]some troubleshooting we got things working. close [-]
October 25, 2011
Patty, El Sobrante, CA
Universal Audio UAD-2 (SOLO Flexi)
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