Product Description for the Universal Audio UAD 2 Solo Laptop DSP Accelerator Card
The UAD-2 SOLO/Laptop is the must-have sonic upgrade for recording and mixing on a laptop. Whether you use Cubase, Nuendo, Logic, Digital Performer or Pro Tools, this simple, ExpressCard-based DSP accelerator puts all of Universal Audio’s award-winning Powered Plug-Ins at your fingertips — freeing up your laptop’s internal processor for other mixing duties.
With exacting emulations of the most revered studio processors of the past 50 years, the UAD-2 SOLO/Laptop is like having a rack full of vintage analog gear in your pocket. It comes with a versatile collection of Universal Audio’s most popular Powered Plug-Ins right out of the box, including the famed 1176SE Compressor/Limiter, Pultec EQP-1A Program Equalizer, RealVerb Pro Room Modeler, and CS-1 Channel Strip.
Better still, the UAD-2 SOLO/Laptop gives you access to UA’s full Powered Plug-Ins library online, including authentic emulations from Neve, Roland, SPL, Moog, Harrison, Little Labs, Empirical Labs, and more. These emulations offer a significant step up from run-of-the-mill audio plug-ins, thanks to UA’s renowned audio development team.
Mac- and Windows-compatible, with support for VST, Audio Units and RTAS, the UAD-2 SOLO/Laptop is easy to use. Just install the software, plug it in, and start mixing. Thanks to its Analog Devices SHARC Chip, and ExpressCard format, no cables or external power supply are required. Just plug and play.
For Pro Tools users, the UAD-2 includes Delay compensation via the Mellowmuse Auto Time Adjuster — perfect for latency-free mixing. And since its ExpressCard connection is three times faster than Firewire 800, the SOLO/Laptop frees up your Firewire bus for audio interfaces and hard drives.
The UAD-2 SOLO/Laptop is based upon Universal Audio’s UAD-2 — the same processing platform used by the world’s top recording engineers and multiple Grammy®-winning artists. A quick review of the UAD-2’s press coverage and artist testimonials will leave no doubts — this is the premier choice for serious mixing.
In addition to the bundled plug-ins noted above, the UAD-2 SOLO/Laptop comes with a $50 voucher, good towards the purchase of plug-ins on our online store. Taken together, we know of no better way to supercharge your laptop production than the UAD-2 SOLO/Laptop.