Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt QUAD Core - Desktop DSP Accelerator

Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt QUAD Core Kit with Softube Console 1 MKII Hardware and Software Mixer

Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt QUAD Core Kit with Softube Console 1 MKII Hardware and Software Mixer

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Product Highlights

  • Includes UAD-2 Satellite QUAD Core
  • Includes Softube Console 1 MKII
  • Includes Analog Classics Plug-In Bundle
  • Control Plug-Ins with Console 1

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  • 1Description

Bundled together by B&H for your convenience, the Universal Audio AD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt QUAD Core Kit gives you a DSP accelerator to run Universal Audio's venerated audio plug-ins, as well as Softube's Console 1 MKII Hardware and Software Mixer. The plug-ins provide quality emulations of hardware from companies such as Manley, Neve, Fairchild, Pultec, Chandler, and more. The Console 1 lets you manipulate these software emulations as though they were hardware, offering tactile control by means of knobs and indicators. The Analog Classics bundle from UAD is included.

  • Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt QUAD Core - Desktop DSP Accelerator

    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
    UPC: 819937001598
  • Softube Console 1 MKII Hardware and Software Mixer with Integrated UAD Control

    Now with software that enables you to manipulate select UAD plug-ins in the physical universe, the Softube Console 1 MK II Hardware and Software Mixer is an integrated hardware solution designed for studio mixing without the use of a mouse. The system provides a software channel strip that can be utilized with any track in your DAW, as well as a hardware controller for adjusting the parameters of that channel strip. You can keep watch over all track levels using the on-screen meter bridge and the hardware's built-in meter display.

    You can switch between tracks using the controller's bank of channel selector buttons. When switching between channels, the contoller's built-in LED indicators—now more visible than before— will change to display the current channel-strip levels; the on-screen display will change to show the selected channel. Page-up and page-down buttons enable access to additional channels in groups of 20.

    The system comes with Softube's virtual model of a classic large-frame console, the Solid State Logic SL 4000 E, and with this emulation, you get every tonal option an SSL channel strip can provide. In addition to this emulation—as well as separately available models of other classic consoles—the system allows you to control, straight from hardware, well-regarded UAD emulations. It also lets you control Apollo Console software right from its knobs, giving you the ability to tweak unison-enabled technology with your fingers, rather than with a mouse. Digital offerings from Chandler Limited, Fairchild, Teletronix, Tube-Tech, Abbey Road Studios, and more are all represented, with no MIDI mapping required to make these plug-ins work with the controller.

    As for the hardware controller, you can use it in a variety of ways, grouping multiple channels together to adjust their channel strip parameters simultaneously. You can also copy and paste settings from one channel to another. The flexibility of the controller allows for parallel compression and side-chaining, and a history function allows you to undo any change to the plug-ins, thus facilitating experimentation when mixing. 

    The MKII also includes DAW control functions for Presonus Studio One and Cakewalk Sonar, two DAWs heretofore incompatible with the product. The system supports VST, VST3, AU, and AAX plug-in formats on Mac OS X systems, and is compatible with Windows as well.

  • Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt QUAD Core - Desktop DSP Accelerator
    System Requirements 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

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    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.4 x 8.4 x 5.6"
  • Softube Console 1 MKII Hardware and Software Mixer with Integrated UAD Control
    Mac Requirements OS X 10.9 or later
    Intel Core 2 Duo
    Windows Requirements Windows 8 or 10, 64-bit
    Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64x2 or later
    General Requirements Gobbler application to manage license activation and plug-in downloads (freely available)
    Broadband internet access for downloading installer and license handling
    Supported Formats VST, VST3, AU, AAX
    Softube plug-ins support both 32- and 64-bit hosts, although a 64-bit OS is required
    Supported Bit/Sample Rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192 kHz
    Minimum Screen Resolution 1280 x 800
    Connection 1 x USB 2.0
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 17.0 x 7.5 x 1.8" / 43.2 x 19.1 x 4.4 cm
    Weight 4.0 lb / 1.8 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.9 x 8.6 x 3.6"

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