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Universal Audio UAD-2 Live Rack Core Effects Processor

Enliven your live mixes with Universal Audio plug-ins! The UAD-2 Live Rack 16-channel MADI effects processor brings real-time UAD processing to the stage. Rate and review this product
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Universal Audio UAD-2 Live Rack Core

The Universal Audio UAD-2 Live Rack Core is a 16-channel Multichannel Audio Digital Interface (MADI) effects processor for crafting live mixes with Realtime UAD Processing and industry-leading UAD Powered Plug-ins -- including Antares Auto-Tune Realtime -- right out of the box. Up to four UAD-2 Live Rack units can be combined for 64 channels of optical MADI signal processing.

The system is controlled with a Mac computer via Thunderbolt and the Live Rack application, which is specifically designed for fast, easy, and safe operation during live shows. The Live Rack app is also optimized for touch control with a Mac-compatible touchscreen display.

Realtime UAD Plug-in Processing

With four SHARC DSP cores for UAD plug-in processing, the UAD-2 Live Rack lets engineers enhance their live mixes with the world's best analog emulations, courtesy of Universal Audio's acclaimed UAD Powered Plug-ins library. This sleek 1U rackmount processor comes with the Core Bundle of UAD plug-ins, including legendary 1176 and Teletronix LA-2A compressors and Pultec EQs. And existing UAD plug-in users can readily use their licensed UAD plug-ins with UAD-2 Live Rack.*

Also included with UAD-2 Live Rack is the Antares Auto-Tune Realtime plug-in. Legendary for its vocal enhancing and creative applications, genuine Antares Auto-Tuning can be used in real time for pitch correction and modern pop vocal effects.

Live Rack Application

With the Live Rack application, front-of-house engineers can take advantage of intuitive features such as drag and drop, copy and paste, keyboard navigation, plug-in zoom, and the ability to store and recall channel strip presets and/or complete setup configuration Snapshots. Designed for seamless operation in a live setting, the Live Rack app features large text and GUI elements making it easy to quickly tweak parameters.

The Live Rack app also features MIDI snapshot recall capabilities as well as networked software integration with select Soundcraft Vi consoles.

Fail-safe Features

UAD-2 Live Rack includes professional, fail-safe features for reliable live sound use. Redundant internal power supplies ensure that UAD-2 Live Rack will continue to process audio if one power supply fails. If the Live Rack application or computer fails, or its Thunderbolt cable is disconnected, UAD-2 Live Rack will still process audio with the last known plug-in state intact. And with the Live Rack app in Safe mode, destructive setting changes are prevented during a live show.

UAD-2 Live Rack Key Features

- 16-channel MADI effects processor for live mixing with UAD Powered Plug-ins at near-zero latency
- Process up to 16 optical MADI channels per unit; combine up to four units for up to 64 MADI channels
- Comes with the Core Bundle: a suite of UAD plug-ins including Teletronix LA-2A and 1176 compressors, Pultec EQs, and more, including the Antares Auto-Tune Realtime plug-in for live pitch correction with zero latency
- Allows use of any licensed UAD plug-in(s) in users' UAD accounts. *Note: A small number of UAD plug-ins are incompatible with UAD-2 Live Rack. For details, visit help.uaudio.com.
- Dual-redundant internal power supplies with fail-over detection
- 1U rackmount form factor with fan-free design
- Store configuration Snapshot files for easy recall of all show settings
- Load Snapshot configurations via MIDI or Soundcraft Vi CUE function
- Connects to Soundcraft Vi consoles via Ethernet for Snapshot CUE control
- Two Thunderbolt 3 ports for Mac and peripheral connectivity (Thunderbolt 1 & 2 compatible). Note: Thunderbolt connectivity is for plug-in control, not audio I/O.

Live Rack Core Included Plug-Ins

- Antares Auto-Tune Realtime
- Pultec EQP-1A Legacy EQ
- Pultec Pro Legacy EQ
- UA 1176LN Legacy
- UA 1176SE Legacy
- Teletronix LA-2A Legacy
- UA RealVerb Pro
- Precision Mix Rack Collection

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Universal Audio products.
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
- UAD-2 Live Rack hardware unit
- Apple Mac computer with available Thunderbolt 3 port. (Thunderbolt 1 or 2 Mac can be used with appropriate adapters and cables.)
- MacOS 10.13 High Sierra
- Thunderbolt 3 cable for each UAD-2 Live Rack unit
- Six gigabytes available storage
- (2) single MADI Optical SC cables or (1) Duplex MADI Optical SC cable
for each UAD-2 Live Rack unit
- MADI optical SC signal source & return (e.g., digital mixing console)
- Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins

For complete technical information and operation manuals, visit help.uaudio.com
* Thunderbolt 1 or 2 Mac can be used with appropriate adapters and cables.

SPECIFICATIONS:

SYSTEM I/O:
Thunderbolt 3: Two ports (Thunderbolt 1 & 2 compatible)
Word Clock: One input, one output
MADI Optical Ports: One input, one output
Sample Rates (kHz): 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 (one or two units), 44.1, 48 (up to four units)
Bit Depth: 24 bits per sample
System Throughput Latency: 73 samples @ 48 kHz

DIGITAL I/O:
MADI Connector Type: MADI - Dual Optical SC-Plug (ISO/IEC 9314-3)
MADI Format: AES10 (64 channels)
MADI Modes @ Sample Rates of 88.2/96 kHz: Standard, Legacy
Word Clock Connector Type: BNC
Word Clock Lock Range: +/-0.5% of any supported sample rate
Word Clock Input Termination: 75 Ohms, switchable
Synchronization Sources: Internal, Word Clock, MADI

COMPATIBILITY:
Qualified Apple Mac Computers: Latest 13" MacBook Air, Latest 13" & 15" MacBook Pro
Qualified MADI Fiber Optic Cables: Alva Suplex and Alva Duplex
MIDI Control (Snapshot Recall & Tempo): Any source in Audio MIDI Setup.app (device may require MIDI driver)
Soundcraft Vi CUE Functionality: Snapshot Store and Recall via Ethernet (requires Ethernet adapter and cable)
MADI Coaxial Format: Requires additional MADI Coaxial to Optical adapter and BNC cabling
Acer T232HL Touch Screen for single-touch control: Requires both monitor (DVI/HDMI) and
USB connections to Mac

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT:
Chassis Dimension (W x D x H): 431.8 mm (17") x 304.8 mm (12") x 33.8 mm (1.3")
Height: 1U (rack-mount)
Shipping Weight (with box & accessories): 6.3 kg (14 lbs)
Weight (unit only): 4.1 kg (9 lbs)

PACKAGE CONTENTS:
- UAD-2 Live Rack hardware unit
- (2) IEC AC Power Cables (1 each, Europe & USA)
- Getting Started URL card
- Set of (4) Rack-Mount Screws

ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIFICATION:
Operating Temperature Range: 0 to +45 degrees C
Storage Temperature Range -40 C to +80 degrees C
Operating Humidity Range: 60% Maximum

ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATION:
Power Supplies: Dual-redundant internal power supply units with automatic failover detection
AC Connector Type (2): IEC with integrated power switch
AC Requirements: 100V – 240V AC, 50 – 60 Hz, 0.3A
Maximum Power Consumption: 30 Watts (45 Watts when bus powering external Thunderbolt peripherals)
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 25 x 17 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): URTR-C
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 877-698-2834
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