Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite USB - OCTO Ultimate 5 for Windows

Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite USB - OCTO Ultimate 5 for Windows

Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite USB - OCTO Ultimate 5 for Windows

Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite USB - OCTO Ultimate 5 for Windows

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Product Highlights

  • USB 3.0 DSP Accelerator
  • 8 SHARC Processors
  • UAD Powered Plug-Ins
  • Ultimate 5 Plug-In Bundle (89 Plug-Ins)
  • AAX 64, RTAS, VST
  • Windows
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Universal Audio USBSATO-U5 overview

  • 1Description

The UAD-2 Satellite USB OCTO Ultimate 5 from Universal Audio consists of a fan-less USB 3.0 external enclosure with eight SHARC processors for use in USB Widows-based native audio workstations. The accelerator supplements the DSP processing of these systems, giving the computer's CPU more headroom and freeing resources for other functions that can include additional tracks, heavier mix automation, or the ability to use more native effects.

The Ultimate 5 version provides all the company's in-house developed plug-ins, a library featuring 89 items co-developed with some of the best-known audio companies and products. These include some classic items that are no longer in production but have gained must-have status, tape machine emulations, and a host of audio processors, both vintage and modern.

The UAD-2 Satellite USB supports the use of other manufacturers' AAX 64, RTAS or VST plug-ins when used with the appropriate host software. Additionally, up to four UAD-2 cards can be used simultaneously in a single host computer or combined with other UAD-2 devices, including the UAD-2 Satellite and Apollo audio interfaces.



Note: The Ultimate 5 package includes 89 UA-developed plug-ins up to and including UAD Software v9.0. It does not include any Direct Developer (3rd party) plug-ins, nor plug-ins released after UAD software v9.0.

  • Run UAD powered plug-ins via USB 3.0 on Windows computers
  • Eight SHARC processors provide a massive DSP boost for running large professional mixes
  • Access over 90 plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Marshall, Studer, Neve, Manley, SSL, EMT, Empirical Labs, MXR and more
  • Gives native systems a DSP boost for running larger mixes, with rich, sonically complex plug-ins
  • Compatible with Pro Tools, Cubase, Live, and more (VST, RTAS, AAX 64)
  • Combine with other UAD-2 devices, including UAD-2 PCIe card(s), UAD-2 Satellite FireWire, and Apollo Twin USB
  • Supports Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit Editions)
  • Access to UAD powered plug-ins library/online store
  • Fan-free design for silent operation
Included Plug-Ins
  • Channel Strips
    • API Vision Channel Strip
    • CS-1 Channel Strip
    • Manley VOXBOX Channel Strip
    • Neve 88RS Channel Strip
    • Neve 88RS Legacy Channel Strip
    • Precision Channel Strip Plug-In
    • SSL E Series Channel Strip
    • UA 610-A Preamp & EQ
    • UA 610-B Preamp & EQ
  • Compressors/Limiters
    • API 2500 Stereo Bus Compressor
    • dbx 160 Compressor / Limiter
    • Fairchild 670 Compressor
    • Fairchild 660 Compressor
    • Fairchild 670 Legacy Compressor
    • Manley Variable Mu Limiter Compressor
    • Neve 33609 Compressor
    • Neve 33609SE Compressor
    • Precision Buss Compressor
    • SSL G Series Bus Compressor
    • Teletronix LA-2 Classic Leveler
    • Teletronix LA-2A Gray Classic Leveler
    • Teletronix LA-2A Legacy Leveling Amplifier
    • Teletronix LA-2A Silver Classic Leveler
    • Teletronix LA-3A Classic Leveler
    • UA 1176AE Classic Limiter
    • UA 1176LN Legacy Limiting Amplifier
    • UA 1176SE Legacy Limiting Amplifier
    • UA 1176 Rev A Classic Limiter
    • UA 1176LN Rev E Classic Limiter

  • Delay & Modulation
    • Brigade Chorus Pedal
    • Cooper Time Cube MkII Delay
    • EP-34 Tape Echo
    • Galaxy Tape Echo
    • MXR Flanger/Doubler
    • Precision Delay Modulation
    • Precision Delay Modulation Long
    • Studio D Chorus
  • Equalizers
    • API 550A Parametric EQ
    • API 560 Graphic EQ
    • Cambridge EQ
    • Harrison 32C Channel EQ
    • Harrison 32C SE Channel EQ
    • Helios Type 69 EQ
    • Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ
    • Neve 1073 Legacy Classic Console EQ
    • Neve 1073SE Legacy Classic Console EQ
    • Neve 1081 Classic Console EQ
    • Neve 1081SE Classic Console EQ
    • Neve 31102 Classic Console EQ
    • Neve 31102SE Classic Console EQ
    • Precision Equalizer
    • Pultec EQP-1A Legacy EQ
    • Pultec EQP-1A Passive EQ
    • Pultec HLF-3C Passive EQ
    • Pultec MEQ-5 Passive EQ
    • Pultec Pro Legacy EQ
    • Trident A-Range Classic Console EQ
  • Guitar
    • Bermuda Triangle
    • Fender ’55 Tweed Deluxe
    • Ibanez Tube Screamer TS808
    • Raw Distortion
  • Mastering
    • Precision K-Stereo Ambience Recovery
    • Precision Maximizer
    • Precision Multiband
    • Precision Limiter
    • Manley Massive Passive EQ
    • Manley Massive Passive Mastering EQ
  • Reverbs
    • AKG BX 20 Spring Reverb
    • DreamVerb Room Modeler
    • EMT 140 Classic Plate Reverb
    • EMT 250 Electronic Reverb
    • Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb
    • Ocean Way Studios
    • Precision Reflection Engine
    • RealVerb Pro Custom Room Modeler
  • Special Processing
    • Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder
    • FATSO Jr. Tape Sim. & Compressor
    • FATSO Sr. Tape Sim. & Compressor
    • Little Labs IBP Phase Alignment Tool
    • Little Labs Voice of God Bass Resonance
    • Moog Multimode Filter
    • Moog Multimode Filter SE
    • Oxide Tape Recorder
    • Precision De-Esser
    • Precision Enhancer Hz
    • Precision Enhancer kHz
    • SPL Transient Designer
    • Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder
    • Thermionic Culture Vulture


In the Box
Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite USB - OCTO Ultimate 5 for Windows
  • External Power Supply
  • USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Universal Audio USBSATO-U5 specs

    Form Fan-less USB 3.0 external enclosure with external power supply
    DSP 8 x Analog Devices SHARC floating-point processors
    Sample Rate 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192 kHz
    Supported Plug-In Formats Compatible with VST, RTAS, and AAX 64
    System Requirements UAD Powered Plug-Ins Version 9.1
    Windows 7, 8.1, or 10 (64-Bit Editions)
    Available built-in USB 3 SuperSpeed port
    Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor
    6 GB available storage
    USB 3.0 SuperSpeed cable (included)
    Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
    Compatible VST, RTAS, or AAX 64 plug-in host DAW software

    Quad Core i7 or better recommended
    2-in-1 systems (notebook/tablet) are not recommended
    USB 3.0 adapters (such as PCIe-to-USB 3.0 expansion cards) are not tested for Apollo Twin USB or UAD-2 Satellite USB connections
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 7.0 x 6.8 x 1.8" / 177.8 x 171.5 x 44.5 mm
    Weight 2.2 lb / 1.0 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.6 x 9.6 x 7.6"

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