UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt. Get the rich analog sound of UAD plug-insover Thunderbolt. With Analog Classic Plus plugins bundle.
The UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt DSP Accelerator is a sleek, powerful way for Thunderbolt-equipped Mac users to "supercharge" their systems and run larger mixes filled with acclaimed UAD plug-ins. This convenient desktop unit gives you full access to UA's award-winning plug-in library,
including exclusive titles from Studer, Lexicon, Neve, and more. With improved performance and reduced plug-in latency versus FireWire, UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt makes the perfect introduction to UAD plug-ins, or ideal DSP expander for Apollo audio interfaces.
UAD: The Industry's Most Respected Collection of Audio Plug-Ins.
From serious home recordists to multi-platinum mix engineers, UAD Powered Plug-Ins are integral tools for audio professionals. The reason is simple. No other plug-ins faithfully capture the sound and behavior of classic analog equipment - whether it's boutique compressors and EQs, or vintage reverbs and tape machines.
The UAD library features over 90 plug-ins, co-developed with the biggest brands in audio. These plug-ins can be purchased with UAD-2 hardware from retailers as part of bundled packages, or à la carte from UA's Online Store.
Expandable processing power, from QUAD to OCTO.
UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt is available in QUAD or OCTO models with either four or eight SHARC processors, respectively. It can also be integrated alongside UAD-2 PCIe DSP Accelerator cards and Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo interfaces, including Apollo Twin, DUO, QUAD, and 16 for truly scalable mixing power.
Available as Core, Custom, and Ultimate software packages.
The Core package includes the Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle, while Custom includes the Analog Classics Plus bundle, and a choice of any three individual UAD plug-ins at registration. The OCTO Ultimate is UA's flagship package, and includes all 79 UA-developed plug-ins up to and including UAD software v7.8.
UAD plug-in craftsmanship: The science behind the scenes.
In developing UAD plug-ins, UA's engineering group undertakes a thorough physical modeling of classic audio hardware - "rebuilding" vintage analog gear in the digital world, component by component. That's how UAD plug-ins replicate the exact, sometimes quirky, behavior of analog hardware - bringing its rich, three-dimensional sound and harmonics "in the box."
Run UAD Powered Plug-Ins via Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 connection on newer Macs4 (QUAD) or 8 (OCTO) SHARC processors provide a massive DSP boost for running large professional mixesAccess over 90 plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Roland, Studer, Neve, Manley, SSL, EMT, Empirical Labs, MXR and moreIncludes Analog Classics Plus bundle featuring Legacy editions of LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler, 1176 Classic Limiting Amplifiers, Pultec EQP-1A, Pultec Pro, and Fairchild 670 plug-ins, plus 610-B Tube Preamp, and moreCompatible with Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, and moreTake UAD plug-ins "on the road" for mixing on Thunderbolt-equipped MacsCombine with other UAD-2 devices, including additional UAD-2 PCIe card(s) and Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo interfacesDual Thunderbolt 2 ports for convenient daisy-chaining of Thunderbolt peripheralsAlso available in Custom, and Ultimate software packages, featuring a range of additional plug-ins
Fan-less Thunderbolt 2 external enclosure w/ external power supplyDesktop dimensions: 7" wide x 6 3/4" long x 1 3/4" high (weight: 2.24 lbs)8 Analog Devices SHARC floating-point processorsCompatible with VST, RTAS, Audio Units, and AAX 64 plug-in formats44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192 kHz sample rate support
GTIN (UPC/EAN) : 819937001604
Manufacturer Part Number : TBSATO-C
July 18, 2019
Our studio (Mix11 Studios) have avoided the UAD stuff due to not liking the format of having to buy their gear to use their plugins.
That being said we took the plunge finally and are super glad we did. Plugins sound great and offloading the CPU onto the Octo has made mixing way smoother. Read more
For those that don't know...The Octo processing can handle on average 20 plugins dependent upon which ones. Things like Capital Chambers eats up 10% (worth it though) ... but many other plugins only use 1%-2% of the Octo's power
Why not 5 stars??? I was fairly disappointed such an expensive box doesn't come with the thunderbolt cable to hook it up.
April 15, 2019
UAD Thunderbolt for plugins
I bought the Satellite to use the UAD plugins in my Pro Tools. I did not need a second audio interface so the Satellite device was adequate for me. The plugins sound great, without taxing my old CPU. I am very satisfied.