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Universal Audio UAD1 Studio Pak DSP Card (Macintosh and Windows)

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Universal Audio UAD-1

The UAD-1 Studio Pak is the most powerful combination of DSP hardware and high-quality software plugins available for host-based Macintosh and Windows DAWs. At heart of the UAD-1 Studio Pak is the revolutionary UAD-1 DSP card. Because of its high resolution, floating point processing, ultra high-speed memory and hardware dithering, the UAD-1 delivers outstanding high-headroom sound quality at sample rates from 44.1 to 192 khz. Unlike other DSP cards, the UAD-1 uses a single, unpartitioned processor allowing for larger and more sophisticated plug-in algorithms offering a new level of power and complexity not found with host-based plug-ins. By greatly reducing the burden on your computer's CPU, your host application can now deliver more tracks, automation and native effects.

The UAD-1 Studio Pak is a sonic powerhouse including a complete suite of 20 UA plug-ins including the famous UA vintage emulations which utilize UA's cutting-edge -Virtual Circuit modeling techniques that capture every nuance of these classic hardware tools; the 1176LN, LA-2A, Pultec EQP-1A, and Fairchild 670. The UAD-1 also includes UA Original innovative plug-ins to enhance your productions including the Cambridge EQ, Nigel Guitar Processor, Channel Strip and the award-winning professional reverbs, RealVerb and DreamVerb.

Features
Single unpartitioned super-computer DSP Chip

Bus mastering DMA for zero host load and maximum transfer rate

Fully PCI 2.1 compliant, supports 66 MHz and faster bus timing

7 in. form factor (PCI short card)

Compatible with the Magma PCI Expansion Chassis

More DSP headroom per plug-in than other multi-chip DSP cards

Supported sampling Rates from 32 kHz - 192 kHz

Best Sounding Plug-In Collection

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Basic System Requirements
Windows:
Windows computer with available PCI slot for each UAD-1 card

Microsoft Windows 98SE/ME, 2000/XP, or Server 2003

128 MB of RAM (256 MB is strongly recommended)

70 MB of available disk space

CD drive or internet connection for software installation

VST compatible host application software, such as Steinberg Cubase, Nuendo, or Emagic Logic Audio

DirectX is supported under Cakewalk Sonar and Project5, and Sonic Foundry Sound Forge, Acid, and Vegas

1024 x 768 or higher resolution monitor

An AGP graphics video adapter (PCI graphics is not recommended)

Macintosh:
Mac OS PowerPC computer with available PCI slot for each UAD-1 card (G3 or better recommended; processor upgrade cards are not officially supported)

Mac OS 9.x, 10.2.x, or 10.3.x

128 MB of RAM (256 MB is strongly recommended)

70 MB of available disk space

CD drive or internet connection for software installation

VST version requires VST-compatible host software, such as Steinberg Cubase or Nuendo

MAS version requires Mark Of The Unicorn MAS version 2.3 or higher, and Digital Performer or AudioDesk host software

Audio Units version requires AU-compatible host application such as Emagic Logic Audio

1024 x 768 or higher resolution monitor

An AGP graphics video adapter (PCI graphics is not recommended)

Host Application Support
Windows VST:
Steinberg Cubase, Nuendo, Wavelab

Ableton Live

Emagic Logic Audio

D-Sound RT Player Pro

Image-Line Fruityloops

Magix Samplitude

Celemony Melodyne

Mackie Traction

Tascam GigaStudio 3

E-mu Paris is not officially supported but currently works

Windows DirectX:
Cakewalk Sonar. Project5

RML Labs SAWStudio (2.6e and higher) is not officially supported but currently works

Sonic Foundry Sound Forge, ACID Pro, Vegas

Mac OS X VST:
Steinberg Cubase, Nuendo

BIAS Peak, Deck

Ableton Live

TC Spark

Celemony Melodyne

Mackie Tracktion

D-Sound RT Player Pro

DSP Quatro Pro

Sagan Metro

Mackie Tracktion

E-mu Paris is not officially supported but currently works

Mac OS X Audio Units:
Apple/Emagic Logic Audio (6.3 and higher)

Mark Of The Unicorn Digital Performer (4.11 and higher)

Apple Final Cut Pro, Soundtrack, Garage Band

Mac OS 9 VST:
Steinberg Cubase, Nuendo

Emagic Logic Audio, Waveburner Pro

BIAS Peak (2.63 and higher), Deck, Vbox

Ableton Live

Opcode StudioVision

Spark FX Machine

Mac OS 9 MAS: Mark Of The Unicorn Digital Performer, AudioDesk

Digidesign RTAS/TDM:
RTAS: Supported via special UAD-1 version of FXpansion's VST to RTAS Adapter.

TDM: Not supported
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 877-698-2834
Customer Reviews
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"Ignore the moron who ripped this product. Read professional reviews. You will find this product and universal audio in general"
Sound: The sound is incomparable. Frank Filipetti says they are the best, and if you dont know who he is you should. Feature: Product is excellent Quality: Works perfectly Value: If you can only buy one thing make it this or a 610 preamp. Manufacturer Support: They have a great website and respond to emails. The Wow Factor: Please read "professional" reviews of this product they know more than me or the moron who ripped this product in the other review. I love it som much i just had to defend the company. They are the leaders of the pack and affordable(sub $3000) digital and analog audio products!!!!!!!!!! Overall: It is not replacable
Style of Music: rock
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Sound: I think the sound is good.. but don't get caught up in the comparisons to the hardware counterparts. These very loosely emulate hardware, but by no means are as warm, fat and wonderful as the real things. Waves plugins are every bit as good as these plugins. Truly, the difference in quality (to my ears) is negligible. Also, it's difficult to rate the sound because it really depends on what you feed the card and the quality of your signal. One thing is for sure, though, crackles and abnormal noises are very commonplace with these cards and don't let anyone tell you different. Feature: I think Universal Audio is wack for not including all their available plugins for the Studio Pak. I paid $1,000 for this thing and every time they come out with a new plugin they want me to buy it. And they aren't cheap! So yes, the card has a lot of features, but it could easily have more if UA wasn't so greedy. Not a musician-friendly company IMO. Quality: In all fairness the card is well built and uses quality components as far as I can tell. I've never had any problems with mine in this respect. Value: I think the product is WAY overpriced. Why? Because I have a 3GHZ, 2GB RAM system running top quality components all the way around and after using several plugins my CPU use is at about 80%. Oh yes, this baby is a RESOURCE HOG!! You would think that given it's "hardware" status (and all the hype about it not taxing the CPU) that it would be an economical solution in terms of CPU overhead, but that is NOT the case. And God forbid you use a few instances of Nigel. You will immediately begin to hear crackles and pops. What's worse is that when you MIXDOWN your audio files in Cubase SX (I have Cubase SX3) that use UAD-1 effects, it's a total crapshoot. Often times you will have all kinds of static and crackles and pops in the output and this has been echoed in the Cubase forums on MANY occasions. Thereis now apparently some workaround that mitigates this, but it goes to show the product is far from perfect/stable. Manufacturer Support: Pretty good support - especially on the UAD1 forums. In my experience, and granted this was a couple of years ago when I had the previous version of UAD-1, i never got any real nice responses from UA when I emailed them. They practice brevity and would rather you count on other users in the forums - in my experience. The Wow Factor: This is a very mediocre product despite the hype and marketing to the contrary. Trust me on this. There is a reason UAD-1 has multi card support - think about it. In order to really get the most out of these effects in a REAL WORLD song project, you're going to need about three of these cards installed and that is not an exaggeration. Don't believe the hype on these cards, folks. One card will get you at most three effects on a high-powered system. Overall: Overall this is just another middle of the road product that promises to be the solution to all of your problems but doesn't even come close to delivering - unless you have the money to buy several of them. No, I would NEVER buy another one. In fact, I JUST sold mine on eBay a few minutes ago (that's why i waited to write this review as a matter of fact) and I'm using Waves plugins now and they are fantastic - and use about the same system overhead in terms of CPU and RAM.. with no crackles, pops or other abnormalities.
Style of Music: Varied
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