Universal Audio Debuts Thunderbolt Satellite DSP Accelerators

UA_Satellite_Thunderbolt_DSPThis week Universal Audio announced its new line of UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt DSP Accelerators, for use with Thunderbolt-equipped Macs and shipping early October.

UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt DSP Accelerators enable Thunderbolt-equipped Mac users to run larger mixes filled with DSP-intensive plug-ins. These “desktop-friendly” units provide full access to UAD Powered Plug-Ins, including exclusive plug-ins from Studer, Ampex, Lexicon, Neve, Manley, SSL, and more.

UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt Key Features

  • Run UAD Powered Plug-Ins via Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 connection on Macs for improved performance at higher sample rates, and reduced plug-in latency versus FireWire
  • 4 (QUAD) or 8 (OCTO) SHARC processors provide a “massive” DSP boost for running large professional mixes
  • Access over 90 plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Roland, Studer, Neve, Manley, SSL, EMT, Empirical Labs, MXR and more
  • Includes Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle, featuring the UA 610-B Preamp & EQ and 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
  • Available with Core, Custom, and Ultimate 3 software packages
  • Combine with other UAD-2 devices, including additional UAD-2 PCIe card(s) with a qualified Thunderbolt PCIe chassis, UAD-2 Satellite (FireWire), and Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo interfaces
  • Dual Thunderbolt 2 ports for convenient daisy-chaining of Thunderbolt peripherals
  • Fan-free construction for quiet operation
  • Compatible with Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, and more

UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt Pricing and Availability.

  • UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt Street Pricing
  • UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt – QUAD Core ($999)
  • UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt – QUAD Custom ($1,399)
  • UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt – OCTO Core ($1,499)
  • UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt – OCTO Custom ($1,899)
  • UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt – OCTO Ultimate ($5,999)

Universal Audio will be shipping the UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt beginning in early October. More information at Universal Audio’s website.

6 thoughts on “Universal Audio Debuts Thunderbolt Satellite DSP Accelerators

  1. Anyone interested in a DSP system should also take a look at Sonic Core’s Xite-1!
    It comes with 18 Sharc DSP and the Scope software which is an entire studio environment including full blown consoles, synths and MIDI and audio processors. And you can route everything to anything just like in a real studio.
    There are tons of free plug-ins, too! See scopeportal.com for just some examples.
    Great system!

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