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Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt OCTO Core DSP Accelerator

Make bigger mixes! This magic black box adds 8 cores of DSP power to your Thunderbolt Mac -- and unlocks Universal Audio's UAD-2 analog-modeling plug-ins. (2) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt OCTO Core

The UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt OCTO Core is Universal Audio's most powerful DSP accelerator, giving producers and engineers high-powered access to award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins. This sleek desktop unit is compatible with all Thunderbolt-based Macs, and can supercharge Apollo interfaces and other UAD-2 DSP Accelerator systems to run larger mixes filled with rich analog emulation plug-ins. 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. The UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt OCTO Core includes eight SHARC processors, and its Thunderbolt 2 technology offers reduced plug-in latency compared to FireWire 800. The UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt OCTO Core includes UA's "Analog Classics Plus" plug-in bundle, and provides access to more than 90 plug-ins from brands including Ampex, Manley, Lexicon, EMT, Empirical Labs, Neve, Roland, Fairchild, Pultec, Studer, SSL, and more (sold separately).

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Features:

- Run UAD Powered Plug-Ins via Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 connection on Macs (Thunderbolt cable not included)
- 8 SHARC processors provide a massive DSP boost for running large professional mixes
- Access over 90 plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Roland, Studer, Neve, Manley, SSL, EMT and more (sold separately)
- Includes "Analog Classics Plus" plug-in bundle, featuring the UA 610-B Preamp & EQ and Legacy editions of the LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler, 1176LN / 1176SE Classic Limiting Amplifier, Fairchild 670 Tube Limiter, Pultec Pro Equalizers, UA Precision Enhancer Hz, CS-1 Precision Channel, and RealVerb Pro plug-ins
- Take UAD plug-ins "on the road" for mixing on Thunderbolt-equipped Macs
- Dual Thunderbolt ports for convenient daisy-chaining of Thunderbolt peripherals
- Compatible with Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, and more
- Combine with other UAD-2 devices, including UAD-2 PCIe card(s), and Apollo audio interfaces
- VST, AU, RTAS, AAX 64 support

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Minimum System Requirements:
- Apple Mac with available Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port
- Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or 10.9 Mavericks
- Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
- Compatible VST, Audio Units, RTAS, or AAX 64 plug-in DAW software
- 4 gigabytes available disk space

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Overall: This is my second piece of gear from UA. I bought the Apollo Twin Duo last year and honestly that thing is amazing and only lacks one thing - processing power. With a smaller mix I was finding myself have to compromise with how many UA plugins I could use at once, so I went and bought this. I went from being able to use maybe 10 plugins at once to about 30!!! That might not seem like a giant difference but I've actually never maxed it out so far and I no longer have to worry about running out of power.Once I move to a bigger space I'm going to buy an 8p so I'll have 10 preamps and 14 cores of UA processing power altogether! UA plugins sound amazing. My only wish is that they were less expensive but at the same time these plugins literally almost replace the hardware versions in most smaller setups where people can't afford the money or room to buy the real ones. All the plugins sound great!
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Overall: What can I say other than, this thing rocks! I was happy with my current home studio setup and didn't want to change my audio interface (Motu828mk3 into my Dangerous D-Box) to the Apollo...,at least not just yet. I did however want to use the UAD2 plugins in my mixes. It's only been a few weeks, and I'm very happy with my purchase! Prior to owning this Satellite OCTO, I was constantly running into CPU issues when running high track counts, with lots of plugins. I don't have to bounce, or freeze tracks during the mixing process as often as I used to. I highly recommend this product to anyone looking to explore UA plugins, and/or expand your current UA setup, if you need more DSP.
Style of Music: Rock, Pop, Reggae, Cinematic, EDM, Acoustic, Ambient, Industrial, Electronic, Dub, 80's, 70's, Top 40
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