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Universal Audio UAD2 Solo DSP Accelerator Card (Mac and Windows)

Bring sounds from the most legendary pieces of hardware to your mixes with this Mac- and PC-compatible accelerator card and software package. (2) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The UAD-2 SOLO Core DSP Accelerator gives home and project studios a simple, powerful entry point into the award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform on Mac or PC. 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.

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The UAD-2 SOLO Core features a single SHARC processor, and easily installs into a PCIe-equipped desktop computer or compatible expansion chassis (PCIe or Thunderbolt*), giving your workstation an immediate boost in audio quality and mix processing power.

The UAD-2 SOLO Core includes UA's "Analog Classics" plug-in bundle, and provides access to popular UAD plug-in titles from 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 SOLO Core 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.

Features:

- Entry point single-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
- Ideal for home and project studios running smaller audio projects
- 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 PCIe card(s), UAD-2 Satellite, and Apollo / Apollo 16 audio interface
- Connect to Thunderbolt-equipped Macs via compatible chassis* (sold separately)
- VST/AU/RTAS and 64-bit compatible

*Thunderbolt connectivity is available for Mac only. Visit UAudio's website for a complete list of qualified PCIe expansion and PCIe-to-Thunderbolt expansion chassis.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Universal Audio products.

Minimum System Requirements:

- (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
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 15 x 11 x 3 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 877-698-2834
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Written by one of our gear experts! "EXCELLENT"
Sound: Well, the sound quality is obviously what this unit is all about. You can find plugins that emulate just about any kind of vintage analog gear you could desire for a fraction of the price. While purists will still prefer the original, the emulation is so good you can't ask for more for a home or project studio. Also available is the Precision line, which includes a wide variety of plugins which are designed to be completely colorless. Their Precision limiter and Cambridge EQ are both excellent plugins for anyone who wants to start mastering - they're both very powerful and completely colorless. Feature: All of the plugins feature the controls of the original, with some plugins actually offering more features than the original equipment (for instance, Fatso Sr adds extra compression controls that are missing in the Fatso Jr). Ease of Use: Everything works as you would expect it to. I encountered no problems installing it, and the meter program lets you know exactly how much processing power you can use on the card. The only qualm I have is that there are some controls which are a little less than intuitive - for instance, some compressors feature an "all buttons" mode which is activated by shift clicking one of the ratio buttons. If you never watched a video or read the manual, you may never realize this mode exists, especially if you never used the real compressor before. There's no reason why they couldn't have added a 5th button marked "all buttons". Otherwise everything works as you would expect it to. The unti Quality: The quality on this unit is excellent. This is highlighted both by the ease of installation and the high quality effects. Value: It can't be beat. I truly feel that these effects are the best you could except to have for any non-professional studio. Manufacturer Support: Haven't had to use it, but the website is super clear and very easy to navigate. The Wow Factor: I drooled over this item for a year, and I was not disappointed when I finally got it. Overall: I could easily see getting another card to augment this one. I will use this unit on every track I create, and if this unit broke I would buy another one. It has quickly become a must have for my home setup.
Style of Music: Electronica, Film Soundtracks, etc.
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Overall: Ordered the UAD SOLO and it is great, slapped it into my MAC PRO, and installed the software, Got all the UA Plug-ins I need to get that great analog sound. Shipped Quick and the price was among the best. No doubt I will be back for other gear.
Style of Music: Hip-Hop, R&B
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