Universal Audio UAD-2 PCIe Quad Custom DSP Card

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Product Code: 9999-04580
Universal Audio UAD-2 PCIe Quad Custom
$1,099.00
UPC:
819937000850
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Universal Audio UAD-2 PCIe Quad Custom DSP Card

The Universal Audio UAD-2 PCIe Quad Custom DSP Card super-charges your PC or Mac workstation with world-class UAD Powered Plug-Ins - including exclusive analog emulations from Studer, Ampex, Lexicon, Neve, Manley, Moog, Marshall, SSL and more.

These popular UAD plug-in packages feature a user-installable DSP Accelerator Card for your desktop tower or PCIe expansion chassis, plus a choice of software bundles to give you vintage tone and character, right out of the box.

  • Run UAD Powered Plug-Ins on Mac and PC towers and PCIe expansion chassis
  • Give your native systems a DSP boost for running larger mixes, with rich, award-winning, sonically complex plug-ins
  • Access over 90 plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Fender, Studer, Neve, Manley, SSL, EMT, Eventide, MXR and more (sold separately)
  • Combine with other UAD-2 devices, including additional UAD-2 PCIe card(s), UAD-2 Satellite, and Apollo audio interfaces

UAD: 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. The UAD library features over 90 plug-ins, co-developed with the biggest brands in audio. These plug-ins can be purchased with UAD-2 hardware from retailers as part of bundled packages, or you can buy UAD plug-ins à la carte from UA’s Online Store.

Available with QUAD and OCTO Core Power
UAD-2 DSP Accelerator cards are available in QUAD and OCTO configurations, with four or eight individual SHARC processors respectively. The four-processor UAD-2 QUAD is a workhorse of modern mixing, giving project studios the power to run medium-sized sessions. The eight-chip UAD-2 OCTO is perfect for UAD power users, allowing professionals to craft mixes filled with the rich analog sound of UAD plug-ins. Up to six UAD-2 devices can be combined in a single system.

Select from Core, Custom, and Ultimate 7 Software Packages
UAD-2 Core packages include the Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle, while Custom packages include the Analog Classics Plus bundle, plus a choice of any three individual UAD plug-ins at registration. The Ultimate 7 is UA’s flagship package, and includes all 99 UA-developed plug-ins up to and including UAD software 9.7.

UAD Plug-In Craftsmanship: The Science Behind the Scenes
In developing UAD plug-ins, UA’s engineering group undertakes a thorough physical modeling of classic audio hardware — “rebuilding” vintage analog gear in the digital world, component by component. That’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."

Universal Audio UAD-2 PCIe Quad Custom DSP Card Features

  • Run UAD Powered Plug-Ins on Mac and PC towers and PCIe expansion chassis
  • Access over 90 plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Studer, Neve, Manley, SSL, EMT, Fender, and more (sold separately)
  • Includes DSP Accelerator Card (PCIe format), plus a choice of Core, Custom or Ultimate UAD plug-in packages
  • Available in QUAD, and OCTO models w/ 4 or 8 SHARC processors
  • Gives native systems a DSP boost for running larger mixes, with rich, sonically complex plug-ins
  • Includes Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle
  • Compatible with Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, and more
  • Combine with other UAD-2 devices, including additional UAD-2 PCIe card(s), UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt, UAD-2 Satellite FireWire, and Apollo audio interfaces
  • VST, AU, RTAS , and AAX 64 support; Mac OS X and Windows 10 compatible

Universal Audio UAD-2 PCIe Quad Custom DSP Card System Requirements

  • (Win) Windows 7, 8.1, or 10 (64-Bit Editions)
  • (Mac) macOS 10.12 Sierra, 10.13 High Sierra, or 10.14 Mojave
  • 6 gigabytes available storage
  • Available PCI Express (PCIe) slot for each UAD-2 card
  • Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
  • Compatible VST, Audio Units, RTAS, or AAX 64 plug-in host DAW software

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  • 4
    Great addition to DAW, w/ a few reservations

    Posted by George Piazza on Apr 15th 2015

    I am very impressed with the quality of the plugins and easy integration of the card into my system. The NEVE plugins are outstanding. The Precision series is nice, especially the Multiband; very easy to use.
    The 1176SE that comes with the card is great and the Pultec is unique.
    The card has been rock-solid in my system and the authorization process is easier than many other plugin companies.
    Criticisms:
    1) The Pro-Verb is not 'all that'; it does not hold up to other top line reverb offerings.
    2) The card does not sit right in my computer case. Apparently other people have had this problem. I think the metal strip is not properly mounted to the card. I hope UAD takes a look at this stage of their manufacturing.
    Overall the UAD-2 is a serious choice for any DAW user who wants to take their mix to the next level. It has increased my workflow considerably while providing some of the best plugins I have ever heard.