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Universal Audio UAD 2 Octo Custom PCIe DSP Accelerator Card

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The Universal Audio UAD 2 Octo DSP Card with Custom Plug-In Package will super-charge your Mac or PC with world-class analog sound! This amazing DSP card can provide full access to UAD Powered Plug-Ins, including exclusive plug-ins from Studer, Ampex, Lexicon, Neve, Manley, Roland, SSL and more. The UAD 2 features a user-installable PCIe-format processing card for your desktop tower or compatible expansion chassis, plus the Custom package includes Analog Classics plug-in bundle (VST/AU/RTAS) and it lets you pick any three individual UAD plug-ins at registration!

Universal Audio UAD 2 Octo DSP Card with Custom Plug-In Package Features

  • Flagship eight-processor DSP Accelerator Card (PCIe format) compatible with Intel-based Macs and Windows 7 PCs
  • Provides access to award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins library
  • Custom software bundle lets users pick any 3 UAD plug-in titles within 45 days of registration
  • Ideal for professional power-users running demanding projects w/ high plug-in instances and/or high sample rates
  • Compatible with Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, and more
  • Includes “Analog Classics” plug-in bundle, featuring Legacy editions of the LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler, 1176LN / 1176SE Classic Limiting Amplifier, Pultec EQP-1A, Pultec Pro, and RealVerb Pro plug-ins
  • Can be combined with other UAD-2 devices, including UAD-2 PCIe card(s), UAD-2 Satellite, and Apollo / Apollo 16 audio interfaces
  • Connect to Thunderbolt-equipped Macs via a compatible chassis* (sold separately)
  • VST/AU/RTAS and 64-bit compatible
Includes Analog Classics Bundle!
Click to EnlargeAnalog Classics is a software bundle UAD is including in ALL of their UAD-2 DSP Accelerator cards. It is a collection of several of their best-selling and most-popular plug-ins to date — titles that truly capture UA’s Heritage, exemplify the quality of analog hardware emulations, and bring classic analog sound to the digital domain.

The Analog Classics Software Bundle Features:
  • LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler — This plug-in is the world's most accurate emulation of our revered, electro-optical, analog compressor.
  • 1176LN Classic Limiting Amplifier — This plug-in is the world's most accurate emulation of UA’s legendary, FET-based, hardware classic.
  • 1176SE Limiting Amplifier — A DSP-optimized version of the 1176LN, yielding higher instance counts and its own unique characteristics.
  • Pultec EQP-1A EQ — Another spot-on emulation of classic analog gear. Pultec EQs have been studio staples for decades and this plug-in proves equally indispensible.
  • RealVerb Pro Room Modeler — The RealVerb Pro has often been hailed repeatedly as the most flexible and natural sounding reverb plug-in in the industry.
The UAD-2 OCTO Custom DSP Accelerator contains Universal Audio’s most powerful PCIe processing card, coupled with a Custom software bundle that lets you choose any three UAD plug-in titles at registration.

In creating UAD plug-ins, UA’s DSP engineers work with the original hardware manufacturers — using their exact schematics, golden units, and experienced ears — to create fully authenticated plug-ins with all the warmth and harmonics of classic analog equipment.

The UAD-2 OCTO Custom features eight SHARC processors, and easily installs into a PCIe-equipped desktop computer or compatible expansion chassis (PCIe or Thunderbolt*), giving your Mac or PC a significant boost in audio quality and mix processing power.

The UAD-2 OCTO Custom includes UA’s Analog Classics plug-in bundle, and it lets users select any three additional UAD plug-in titles from a world-renowned library that includes Ampex, Manley, Lexicon, EMT, Empirical Labs, Neve, Roland, Fairchild, Harrison, Little Labs, Studer, SSL, and more (sold separately).

Fully Mac and Windows 7-compatible, the UAD-2 OCTO Custom is easy to use. Just install the software, install the PCIe card, and start mixing with some of the world’s finest audio plug-ins.

Universal Audio UAD 2 Octo Custom Specifications
  • (Win) Windows 7 64-Bit Edition w/ SP1
  • (Mac) OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard, 10.7 Lion, or 10.8 Mountain Lion
  • 2 GB available disk space
  • Available PCI Express (PCIe) slot for each UAD-2 card
  • Available FireWire 800 port for UAD-2 Satellite, Apollo, or Apollo 16
  • 1024 x 800 minimum display resolution
  • Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
  • Compatible VST, Audio Units, or RTAS plug-in host application software
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Phone:  866-823-1176 Warranty:  All Universal Audio hardware is warrantied for one year from date of purchase. (parts and labor)
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