Product Description for the Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite QUAD Core Firewire DSP Accelerator
The UAD-2 Satellite QUAD puts the world’s finest analog emulation plug-ins within easy reach of Firewire 800 and 400-equipped Macs, including Intel-based iMacs, MacBook Pros and Mac minis. In developing UAD-2 plug-ins, UA’s DSP engineers work with leading hardware manufacturers — using their exact schematics, golden units, and experienced ears — to give your mixes all the warmth and harmonics of classic analog recordings. Powered by two SHARC processors, the UAD-2 Satellite DUO allows you to run complex mixes, without taxing your host computer.
Bundled with the LA-2A and 1176LN Compressor/Limiters, and the Pultec EQP-1A EQ plug-ins, the UAD-2 Satellite provides rich, vintage sound quality right out of the box. Of course, the UAD-2 Satellite also provides easy Firewire access to the complete UAD Powered Plug-Ins library, including titles from Studer, SSL, Manley, Empirical Labs, Neve, Roland, BOSS, EMT, Fairchild, Harrison, Helios, Little Labs, Lexicon, Pultec, SPL and more (sold separately).
Compatible with select iMac and MacBook Pros, with support for VST, Audio Units and RTAS, the UAD-2 Satellite DUO features wide compatibility. Whether you use Pro Tools, Cubase, Nuendo, Logic Pro, Digital Performer and more, UAD-2 plug-ins can inject the character and quality of classic hardware into your mixes. Just install the software, connect the unit to an available Firewire 800 or 400 port, power up and start mixing.
Developed by the industry’s premier engineering team, and backed by frequent new software and plug-in releases, the UAD-2 is the processing platform of choice for many of the world's top musicians, producers and engineers.