UNIVERSAL AUDIO UAD-2 Satellite USB 3 OCTO Core

Sleek, portable USB 3 DSP accelerator for Windows

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The UAD-2 Satellite USB DSP Accelerator is a sleek, powerful way for Windows-based PC users to “supercharge” their systems and run larger mixes filled with acclaimed UAD plug-ins. This convenient desktop unit gives you full access to UA’s award-winning plug-in library, including exclusive titles from Studer, Lexicon, Neve, and more.

With improved performance and reduced plug-in latency versus FireWire, UAD-2 Satellite USB makes the perfect introduction to UAD plug-ins, or ideal DSP expander for Apollo Twin USB audio interfaces.

This OCTO Core version has eight SHARC processors and comes bundled with Analog Classics Plus plug-ins.

  • Run UAD Powered Plug-Ins via USB 3 on Windows-based PCs
  • Start mixing right away with the included Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle
  • Get a massive DSP boost for running large professional mixes
  • Take UAD plug-ins “on the road” for mixing on Windows-based PCs
  • Access over 90 plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Fender, Studer, Neve, Manley, SSL, EMT, API, MXR and more
  • Combine with other UAD-2 devices, including UAD-2 PCIe cards, UAD-2 Satellite FireWire, and Apollo Twin USB desktop interface

UAD: The Industry’s Most Respected Collection of Audio Plug-Ins

From serious home recordists to multi-platinum mix engineers, UAD Powered Plug-Ins have been winning over audio professionals for more than 10 years. The reason is simple. No other plug-ins so faithfully capture the sound and behaviour of classic analogue equipment — from rare compressors and equalizers, to vintage reverb processors and tape machines.

The UAD library features over 90 plug-ins, co-developed with the biggest brands in audio. These plug-ins can be purchased with UAD-2 hardware from retailers as part of bundled packages, or you can buy UAD plug-ins à la carte from UA’s Online Store.

Expandable Processing Power, from QUAD to OCTO

UAD-2 Satellite USB is available in QUAD or OCTO models with either four or eight SHARC processors, respectively. It can also be integrated alongside UAD-2 PCIe DSP Accelerator cards, UAD-2 Satellite FireWire, and Apollo Twin USB desktop interface for truly scalable mixing power.

UAD Plug-In Craftsmanship: The Science Behind the Scenes

In developing UAD plug-ins, UA’s engineering group undertakes a thorough physical modelling of classic audio hardware — “rebuilding” vintage analogue gear in the digital world, component by component. That’s how UAD plug-ins replicate the exact, sometimes quirky, behaviour of analogue hardware — bringing its rich, three-dimensional sound and harmonics “in the box.”