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The Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite OCTO Thunderbolt 3 Ultimate 8 package is Universal Audio’s most powerful DSP accelerator, combined with a flagship collection of over 100 UAD Powered Plug-Ins. This sleek desktop unit is compatible with modern Thunderbolt-equipped Mac and Windows computers, and can supercharge UA audio interfaces and other UAD-2 DSP Accelerator systems to run larger mixes filled with rich analog emulation plug-ins.

UAD-2 Satellite OCTO Thunderbolt 3 Ultimate 8 includes 104 UA-developed* plug-ins from a world-renowned library that includes titles from Ampex, Lexicon, Helios, Neve, Manley, Avalon, Studer, Fender, Capitol Studios, and many more. In creating UAD plug-ins, Universal Audio’s DSP engineers work with the original hardware manufacturers, using their exact schematics, golden units, and experienced ears to give you all the warmth of classic analog equipment in your DAW.

The UAD-2 Satellite OCTO Thunderbolt 3 Ultimate 8 provides massive horsepower via eight SHARC processors, and its Thunderbolt 3 technology offers unprecedented bandwidth and ultra-low latency.

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  • Run UAD Powered Plug-Ins via Thunderbolt 3 on modern Mac and Windows 10 systems (backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 devices)
  • 8 (OCTO) SHARC processors provide a massive DSP boost for running large professional mixes
  • Access over 100 plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Studer, Neve, Manley, SSL, EMT, Helios, and more
  • Includes Ultimate 8 plug-in bundle, featuring more than 100 UA-developed plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Neve, Helios, Fender, SSL, and more*
  • Compatible with Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, Cubase, Live, and more
  • Combine with other Thunderbolt-equipped UAD-2 devices including PCIe card(s), UA Audio Interfaces, and additional Satellites
  • Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports for daisy-chaining of Thunderbolt peripherals
  • Mac:
  • -Available Thunderbolt 1, 2, or 3 port
  • -macOS 10.12 Sierra, 10.13 High Sierra, or 10.14 Mojave
  • -Thunderbolt 1 and 2 connections require an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (not included)
  • Windows:
  • -Available Thunderbolt 3 port
  • -Windows 10 (64-bit Edition)
  • All:
  • -Thunderbolt 3 cable (not included)
  • -Internet connection to download software and authorise UAD plug-ins
  • -6 GB available storage
  • Channel Strips
  • -API Vision Channel Strip
  • -Avalon VT-737sp Channel Strip
  • -Century Tube Channel Strip
  • -CS-1 Channel Strip
  • -Manley VOXBOX Channel Strip
  • -Neve 88RS Channel Strip
  • --Neve 88RS Legacy Channel Strip
  • -Neve Preamp
  • -Precision Channel Strip
  • -SSL E Series Channel Strip
  • -SSL E Series Channel Strip Legacy
  • -UA 610-A Preamp & EQ
  • -UA 610-B Preamp & EQ
  • -V76 Preamplifier
  • Compressors/Limiters
  • -API 2500 Stereo Bus Compressor
  • -dbx 160 Compressor / Limiter
  • -Empirical Labs Distressor
  • -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
  • -SSL G Series Bus Compressor Legacy
  • -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
  • -UA 175B Tube Compressor
  • -UA 176 Tube Compressor
  • Delay & Modulation
  • -Brigade Chorus Pedal
  • -Cooper Time Cube MkII Delay
  • -EP-34 Tape Echo
  • -Galaxy Tape Echo
  • -KORG SDD-3000 Digital Delay
  • -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 Legacy EQ
  • -Helios Type 69 Preamp and 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
  • -Raw Distortion
  • -TS Overdrive Pedal
  • 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
  • -Capitol Chambers
  • -DreamVerb Room Modeler
  • -EMT 140 Classic Plate Reverb
  • -EMT 250 Electronic Reverb
  • -Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb
  • -Lexicon 480L Digital Reverb and Effects
  • -Ocean Way Studios
  • -Precision Reflection Engine
  • -Pure Plate Reverb
  • -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
  • -Moog Multimode Filter XL
  • -Oxide Tape Recorder
  • -Precision De-Esser
  • -Precision Enhancer Hz
  • -Precision Enhancer kHz
  • -SPL Transient Designer
  • -Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder
  • -Thermionic Culture Vulture



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