Universal Audio LA-2A
Universal Audio

UAD-2 Octo Core

Stunning analog sound for your PC or Mac.
Product Highlights
  • PCIe Card with 8 SHARC DSP
  • Analog Classics Plug-Ins
  • Audio Units
  • RTAS
  • VST
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows 7

  • Overview
  • Tech Specs

The UAD-2 OCTO Core from Universal Audio consists of a short form PCIe (Express) card with eight SHARC processors for use in either Mac or Windows based native audio workstations. The card supplements the DSP processing of these systems, giving the computer's CPU more headroom and freeing resources for other functions that can include additional tracks, heavier mix automation, or the ability to use more native effects.

Analog Classics is the "Core" part of the UAD-2 OCTO Core, a software bundle included with the card. It features four of the company's most popular plug-in emulations that capture the essence of the analog hardware counterparts. The LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler features the sound of the classic electro-optical analog compressor, while the 1176LN Classic Limiting Amplifier is an accurate emulation of UA's legendary FET-based hardware.

The 1176SE Limiting Amplifier is a DSP-optimized version of the 1176LN, yielding higher instance counts while featuring its own unique characteristics. The Pultec EQP-1A Program Equalizer plug-in is a faithful electronic reproduction of the renowned hardware EQ. RealVerb Pro is a flexible and natural sounding reverb plug-in based on a unique set of algorithms, allowing the user to design the room just as they hear it.

The UAD-2 OCTO supports the use of other manufacturer's Audio Units, RTAS or VST plug-ins when used with the appropriate host software. Additionally, up to four UAD-2 cards can be used simultaneously in a single host computer, or combined with other UAD-2 devices, including the UAD-2 Satellite (FireWire), and Apollo audio interface.


Price: AED 4,633*
*Prices are excluding VAT

Form PCIe (Express) card - full-height, short card (PCIe 2.0 compatible)
DSP 8 x Analog Devices SHARC floating-point processors
Plug-In Support VST
Audio Units
RTAS
44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz sample rate support for all plug-ins
Included Plug-Ins LA-2A Audio Leveler
176LN/1176SE Limiting Amplifier
Pultec EQP-1A Program Equalizer
RealVerb Pro
System Requirements Mac:
Available PCIe slot for each UAD-2 card 
OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.7 Lion, or 10.8 Mountain Lion
2 GB hard disk space
1024 x 800 or higher resolution monitor
Audio Unit, RTAS, or VST compatible host software
CD ROM drive or Internet connection for software installation
Internet connection for registration and obtaining optional plug-ins 

PC:
Available PCIe slot for each UAD-2 card
Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate Edition
2 GB hard disk space
1024 x 800 or higher resolution monitor
RTAS, or VST compatible host software
CD ROM drive or Internet connection for software installation
Internet connection for registration and obtaining optional plug-ins


Price: AED 4,633*
*Prices are excluding VAT

Included Plug-Ins
  • LA-2A Audio Leveler
  • 176LN/1176SE Limiting Amplifier
  • Pultec EQP-1A Program Equalizer
  • RealVerb Pro