Universal Audio UAD-2 QUAD Core

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Stunning analog sound for your PC or Mac.

The UAD-2 Quad from Universal Audio consists of a short form PCIe (Express) card 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 a new software bundle included with the UAD-2 Quad, a collection of the company's best-selling and most-popular plug-ins that truly captures the quality of their analog hardware emulations, and brings classic "analog" sound to the digital domain. The Pultec EQ and the RealVerb Pro Room Modeler have always been included with the card.

But now, two classics that were previously only available for purchase, have been added. The LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler is an emulation of the revered, electro-optical, analog compressor, while the 1176LN Classic Limiting Amplifier is the most accurate emulation of UA's legendary, FET-based, hardware classic. Also part of the bundle is the 1176SE Limiting Amplifier, a DSP-optimized version of the 1176LN, yielding higher instance counts with its own unique characteristics.

An included voucher allows the user to purchase from Universal Audio (via the Internet) further plug-ins of their choice. Additionally, the UAD-2 Quad supports the use of other manufacturers' Audio Units, RTAS or VST plug-ins when using the appropriate host software.

Form PCIe (Express) card - low-profile, half-height, short card
DSP 4 Analog Devices SHARC 21369 DSP Chip
Expansion Chassis Support Not tested
Plug-In Support VST
Audio Units
RTAS
Included Plug-Ins LA-2A Audio Leveler
176LN Limiting Amplifier
Pultec EQP-1A Program Equalizer
RealVerb Pro
1176SE Limiting Amplifier
CS-1 Channel Strip
System Requirements Mac:
Mac computer with available PCIe slot for each UAD-2 card (processor upgrade cards are not officially supported)
OS X 10.4.x or 10.5.x 
256MB RAM (512MB strongly recommended) 
125MB hard disk space
CD ROM drive or Internet connection for software installation
Internet connection for registration and obtaining optional plug-ins 
1024 x 768 or higher resolution monitor
AGP or PCI Express graphics video adapter (PCI graphics not supported)
Audio Unit, RTAS or VST compatible host software 

PC:
Windows computer with available PCIe slot for each UAD-2 card
Windows XP (Home, Pro or x64 Edition)/Server 2003/Vista (x86 or x64), Windows 7 (32- or 64-bit)
256MB RAM (512MB strongly recommended)
125MB hard disk space
CD ROM drive or Internet connection for software installation
Internet connection for registration and obtaining optional plug-ins 
1024 x 768 or higher resolution monitor
AGP or PCI Express graphics video adapter (PCI graphics not supported)
VST or RTAS compatible host software
Specialties Multi-card support for up to 8 cards - up to 4 UAD-1 or 4 UAD-2 may be used simultaneously in one host computer



Price: AED 3,087*

*Prices are excluding VAT

Product Highlights
  • PCIe Card with 4 SHARC DSP
  • Analog Classics Plug-Ins
  • UA Fifty Dollar Voucher
  • Audio Units
  • RTAS
  • VST
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP/Server/Vista/7