UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt 3 OCTO Core
Universal Audio

UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt 3 OCTO Core

Get the rich analog sound of UAD plug-ins over Thunderbolt 3.
Product Highlights
  • UAD Powered Plug-Ins via Thunderbolt 3
  • 8 SHARC Processors
  • Includes Analog Classics Plug-In Bundle
  • Access Another 90+ Optional Plug-Ins
  • AAX Native, RTAS
  • Audio Units
  • VST
  • Mac OS X

  • Overview
  • Tech Specs

The UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt 3 OCTO Core from Universal Audio is a DSP accelerator that allows for accessing UAD plug-ins within any DAW software running on Thunderbolt 3 or Thunderbolt 3 2 equipped Mac computers. Powered by eight SHARC processors, the standalone DSP accelerator provides extensive plug-in instantiation for large mixes without taxing the host computer, while also delivering world-class analog emulation.

Other benefits of the Thunderbolt 3 equipped DSP accelerator include greater UAD plug-in instances (the interface requires less of its own DSP to function when compared with previous versions), improved performance at higher sample rates, and reduced UAD plug-in latency. Additionally, the unit can supercharge existing Apollo interfaces and other UAD-2 DSP Accelerator systems by creating expanded systems for running complex mixes.

Included with the unit is the company's Analog Classics bundle, featuring the UA 610-B Preamp and EQ, along with legacy editions of the LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler, 1176LN / 1176SE Classic Limiting Amplifier, Fairchild 670 Tube Limiter, Pultec Pro Equalizers, UA Precision Enhancer Hz, CS-1 Precision Channel, and RealVerb Pro plug-ins.

System Requirements Apple Mac with available Thunderbolt 3 or Thunderbolt 3 2 port
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or 10.9 Mavericks
4 GB available hard drive space
Compatible AAX 64, Audio Units, RTAS, or VST plug-in DAW software
Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins

Now You Can:
  • Run UAD Powered Plug-Ins via Thunderbolt 3 connection on Mac and Windows 10 systems
  • Get a massive DSP boost for running large professional mixes
  • Access over 90 plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Fender, Studer, Neve, Manley, SSL, EMT, API, MXR and more
  • Start mixing right away with the included Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle
  • Take UAD plug-ins “on the road” for mixing on Thunderbolt 3-equipped Macs or PCs
  • Combine with other UAD-2 devices, including additional UAD-2 PCIe card(s) and Thunderbolt 3-equipped Apollo interfaces