Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite FireWire QUAD Core

FireWire 800/400 Desktop DSP Engine with 4 x SHARC 21469 Floating-point Coprocessors Chips and the Analog Classics Plus UAD-powered Plug-in Bundle - Mac/PC AAX, VST, AU, RTAS
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Pro-quality UA DSP via FireWire

Pick up a Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite QUAD Core system and get the performance and flexibility of UA's wildly successful UAD-2 DSP-powered plug-ins plus the convenience of FireWire. With a UAD-2 Satellite QUAD, you'll have 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. And with the included Analog Classics Plus collection of UAD Powered Plug-ins to get you started, the Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite QUAD Core system gives you a ton of bang for the buck.

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. Each of the four SHARC chips onboard boasts 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 Satellite QUAD'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 Satellite QUAD 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.

Analog Classics Plus starts you off with killer UAD plug-ins

Featuring legacy versions of UA's flagship 1176 and Teletronix LA-2A compressors and the Pultec EQP-1A and Pultec Pro equalizers, the Analog Classics Plus bundle also features the popular RealVerb Pro and CS-1 channel strip, plus the new 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, legacy Fairchild 670 Compressor, and UA Precision Enhancer Hz plug-ins. And if that's not enough, you can always pick up more plug-ins a la carte at the UAD store.

Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite QUAD Core DSP Plug-in Acceleration System Features:

  • Desktop Quad-processor DSP-accelerator for UAD-powered plug-ins loaded with 4 x Analog Devices SHARC 21469 floating-point coprocessors for DSP plug-in acceleration
  • Connects to your computer via FireWire 400 or FireWire 800
  • Includes Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle, featuring LA-2A, 1176LN/SE, Pultec EQP-1A, Pultec Pro, and RealVerb Pro plug-ins
  • Additional UAD plug-ins available at the UAD online store
  • UAD plug-ins made in partnership with top gear makers including Manley, Empirical Labs, Neve, EMT, Fairchild, Harrison, Helios, Little Labs, Pultec, SPL, Teletronix, and many others
  • Additional UAD plug-ins available at the UAD online store
  • Run complex mix processing without taxing your host computer's CPU
  • Plug-ins available in AAX, VST, AU, and RTAS formats for use with Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Nuendo, Digital Performer, and most other DAWs
  • Linkable to existing UAD groups/systems (up to 4 UAD-2s per system)
  • Coverage includes free UAD software upgrades and a 1-year limited warranty

Additional Media

Universal Audio Releases UAD v7.1
UAD-2 Octo
UAD Plug-in Power, via FireWire!

Tech Specs

Supported Computer Format Mac, PC
Supported Plug-In Formats AAX 64, VST, AU, RTAS
Processor 4 x SHARC 21469 Floating-point Coprocessors Chips
Connectivity Type FireWire
Hardware Requirements - Mac FireWire 800/400 Port, Apollo, 6GB Disk Space
Hardware Requirements - PC FireWire 800/400 Port, Apollo, 6GB Disk Space
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.9 or later
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7 (SP1, 64-bit) or later
Height 1"
Width 6"
Depth 8"
Weight 2 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number SATQCO

Customer Reviews

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Great Unit

Im Very please with the UAD 2 the plug ins sound great. Worth the Monday
Music background: Producer / Mixer

Worth The Money

Now is the time to purchase, it will give your projects that edge, the Manley plug ins (All of them) as well as the LA2, 1176, Pultec, as well as others are great. Im glad I upgraded, I was a UAD-1 user, finally upgraded and glad I did, they have improved 100% and are worth having. NICE..!
Music background: musician, producer, mixer

A little monster!!

This is an extension of my Apollo which I love, but traveling the "Satellite" allows me to use some of the best plugins I own.

Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite

Purchased this for my MacPro. This really helped me to control DSP on my older Mac. I just can't let it go! The plugs are great! UA is just a great company to deal with if you have any issues. The UA plugs are a must need!
Music background: Professional Singer/Songwriter

Glad I Did

I had 2 UAD-1's and was just gonna let them go by the wayside and say goodbye to my UAD plugs but I was lucky enough to come into some dough right before the trade-in voucher was gonna expire. Now I wish I would have done it a long time ago. The new engine and plugs are by far the best I have ever used. More power than both of the UAD-1 with tons to spare.
Music background: Professional Bassist and Engineer
See also: Universal Audio, Universal Audio Plug-ins: Bundles