The UAD-2 Quad Flexi combines Universal Audio's revolutionary new DSP acceleration hardware with a customizable selection of UA's premier plug-ins. If you need the best sounding collection of plug-ins for your DAW but want the flexibility to pick and mix and build your plug-in collection gradually, the UAD-2 Flexi Family is for you.
Use the included UAD$500 plug-in voucher at the UA online store 24/7 to select from UA's entire library of world-class plug-ins and customize your own UAD-2 plug bundle while saving $150 vs. buying a card and plug-ins separately. Preview the current lineup of plug-ins via fully functional 14-day demos. Audition each one to hear how it works for your music and buy the plug-ins you really want.
The UAD-2 Flexi paks come equipped with UA's 7 Mix Essentials (a $300+ value) featuring studio staples like the UA 1176SE Compressor/Limiter, Pultec EQP-1A Program Equalizer, RealVerb Pro Room Modeler, and CS-1 Channel Strip that are an invaluable introduction to the UA Collection of plug-ins.
For existing users, your UAD-1 plug-in investment can be easily transferred to UAD-2. For a limited time, our loyal UAD customers can crossgrade their plug-ins completely free of charge! Additionally registered UAD-1 owners will be rewarded with bonus UAD$ vouchers for buying any UAD-2 before the end of 2008. See the UAD-2 crossgrade promo page for more details.
At the heart of the UAD-2 Quad are 4 cutting-edge SHARC® 21369 floating-point processors which allows for larger and more sophisticated processing algorithms, and a level of power and complexity not found with host-based plug-ins. By reducing the burden on your computer's CPU, your host application can now deliver more tracks, automation, virtual instruments and native effects.
All UAD-2's feature the completely re-designed v5.0 software with a myriad of new performance and convenience enhancing features like LODE (Live Optimizing DSP Engine) which intelligently balances resources for maximum plug-in count and LiveTrack( low-latency mode) making it possible to monitor instruments through Powered Plug-Ins. The all-new unified Meter & Control Panel for UAD-1 and UAD-2 improves and streamlines Status Monitoring, Plug Purchasing, Help & Support and Software Updates. Also new for UAD-2 is the UA website which has been completely redesigned with integrated A/V Demo's, tutorials, in-depth webzine articles, FAQ's and enhanced support so you can really get the most out of your UAD-2.
The UA Powered Plug-In Collection brings the most sonically revered studio processors from the past 50 years of audio to your computer, including vintage equalizers & compressors, superior precision mastering tools, lush reverbs, and officially licensed classic hardware emulations from Neve®, Roland®, SPL® and more.
High-bandwidth x1 PCI Express (PCIe) card (can be used in x1/x4/x8 and x16 slots, PCIe 2.0 compatible)
o UAD-2 Solo Low-Profile, Half-Height, Short PCIe card designed to fit modern small form factor systems
o UAD-2 Duo/Quad Full-Height, Short PCIe card for easy installation even in compact PC cases
1, 2 or 4 Analog Devices SHARC 21369 floating-point processors
2.5X(Solo), 5X(Duo), 10X(Quad) the power of UAD-1*
o *UAD-2 individual plug-in instances per DSP chip will vary based on the plug-in combination selected with the average session being around 2.5x
World's best plug-in library with premier titles from Neve®, Roland®, Moog®, SPL®, Pultec, and more
Multi-card support for up to 8 cards mix and match up to 4 UAD-2's and 4 UAD-1/1e/Xpanders in one system/group
Cross-Platform for Mac OS X Tiger(10.4), Leopard(10.5) and Windows XP/x64, Vista32/64
VST and AU Support
o NOTE: RTAS is NOT supported in Version 5.0 software. RTAS support will be available in a future software update
44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192kHz sample rate support
Cutting edge drivers optimized for modern multi-thread and multi-processor architectures
Real-time and faster than real-time processing for mix bounces (unlike some other DSP solutions)
High-speed memory bus for running reverb/delay type effects (unlike some other DSP solutions)
LiveTrack (Low-Latency Mode) allows UAD-2 plug-ins to behave just like host plug-ins with no additional latency added* now you can use UAD-2 plug-ins for monitoring, tracking and instrument processing
o Only works on select hosts. See the compatibility page for more details.
SessionMap bi-directional UAD-1