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The UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt QUAD Core from Universal Audio is a DSP accelerator that allows for accessing UAD plug-ins within any DAW software running on Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 equipped Mac computers. Powered by four 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 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.
Note: Thunderbolt cable sold separately.
Run UAD Powered Plug-Ins via Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 connections on new Macs
Four SHARC processors offer a significant DSP boost for running large mixes
Includes "Analog Classics Plus" plug-in bundle
Access over ninety plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Roland, Studer, Neve, Manley, SSL, EMT, and more (sold separately)
Take UAD plug-ins "on the road" for mixing on Thunderbolt-equipped Macs
Dual Thunderbolt ports for convenient daisy-chaining of Thunderbolt peripherals
Combine with other UAD-2 devices, including UAD-2 PCIe card(s), and Apollo audio interfaces
Compatible with Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, and more
Apple Mac with available Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 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