Super-charge your Mac or PC tower with world-class sounds! The UAD-2 DSP Accelerator cards 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 packages feature a user-installable PCIe-format processing card for your desktop tower or compatible expansion chassis, plus the Analog Classics plug-in bundle (VST/AU/RTAS), giving you vintage tone and character, right out of the box.
Universal Audio UAD2 Octo PCIe Ultimate 2 Bundle Features
*Thunderbolt connectivity is available for Mac only. Visit www.uaudio.com/support/uad for a complete list of qualified PCIe expansion and PCIe-to-Thunderbolt expansion chassis.
- 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
- Includes 73 UA-developed plug-ins up to and including UAD Software v7.3**
- 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
- 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
**The UAD-2 OCTO Ultimate 2 package does not include any Direct Developer (3rd party) plug-ins, nor plug-ins released after UAD software v7.3.
UAD-2: The industry’s most respected collection of audio plug-ins.
From serious home recordists to multi-platinum mix engineers, UAD Powered Plug-Ins have been winning over audio professionals for more than 10 years. The reason is simple. No other plug-ins so faithfully capture the sound and behavior of classic analog equipment , from rare compressors and equalizers, to vintage reverb processors and tape machines.
Expandable processing power, from SOLO to OCTO.
UAD-2 DSP Accelerator cards are available in four distinct processor levels: SOLO, DUO, QUAD, and OCTO. With scalable processing power from one (SOLO) to eight (OCTO) individual Analog Devices SHARC processors, UAD DSP Accelerators offer a big mixing horsepower boost to your host Mac or PC workstation.
Much like a studio rack filled with dedicated analog gear, UAD PCIe cards let you reliably run larger mixes, filled with rich, sonically complex plug-ins, no matter what the rest of your system is doing. For example, a UAD-2 OCTO can run up to 80 mono instances of our groundbreaking Studer A800 Tape Machine plug-in, a processing task that would bring a native workstation to its knees.
UAD plug-in craftsmanship: The science behind the scenes.
Most people don’t immediately think of audio software when they hear the word craftsmanship. But that’s what separates UAD plug-ins from the rest. One of the most common responses we hear from UAD users is, “Wow, I didn’t know plug-ins could sound this good.” That’s because in developing UAD plug-ins, UA’s engineering group undertakes a thorough physical modeling of classic audio hardware. This process means that we essentially rebuild vintage analog gear in the digital world, component by component. It’s how UAD plug-ins replicate the exact, sometimes quirky, behavior of analog hardware, bringing its rich, three-dimensional sound and harmonics in the box.
UAD-2 OCTO Ultimate 2 PCIe DSP Accelerator Package
The ultimate collection of UAD Powered Plug-Ins, powered by UA’s flagship eight-processor DSP Accelerator.
The top-of-the-line UAD-2 OCTO Ultimate 2 DSP Accelerator features Universal Audio’s most powerful PCIe processing hardware, combined with an extensive collection of 73 UA-developed plug-ins. 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 develop fully authenticated plug-ins with all the warmth and harmonics of classic analog equipment.
The UAD-2 OCTO Ultimate 2 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 the ultimate boost in audio quality and mix processing power. With all 73 UA-developed** plug-in titles — including Ampex, Manley, Lexicon, EMT, Empirical Labs, Neve, Roland, Fairchild, Harrison, Little Labs, Studer, SSL, and many more — the Ultimate 2 offers extraordinary sonic possibilities.
Fully Mac and Windows 7-compatible, with support for VST, Audio Units, and RTAS, the UAD-2 OCTO Ultimate 2 is easy to use. Just install the software and PCIe card, and start mixing with some of the world’s finest audio plug-ins.
Ultimate 2 Software Bundle Contents
- Channel Strips
- API Vision Channel Strip
- CS-1 Channel Strip
- Neve 88RS Channel Strip
- SSL E Series Channel Strip
- dbx 160 Compressor / Limiter
- EX-1 Equalizer/Compressor
- Fairchild 670 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
- BOSS CE-1 Chorus Ensemble
- Cooper Time Cube MkII Delay
- DM-1 Delay Modulator
- DM-1L Long Delay Modulator
- EP-34 Tape Echo
- MXR Flanger/Doubler
- Roland Dimension D
- Roland RE-201 Space Echo
- 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 Classic Console EQ
- Neve 1073SE 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
- Precision K-Stereo Ambience Recovery
- Precision Maxim