Serious analog sound over FireWire — for MacBooks, iMacs, and Windows 7 PCs.
The UAD-2 Satellite DUO Core is Universal Audio’s workhorse FireWire DSP Accelerator, giving project studios access to award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins on FireWire-enabled computers including Intel-based Macs and Windows 7 PCs*. In creating UAD plug-ins, UA’s DSP engineers work with the original hardware manufacturers — using their exact schematics, golden units, and experienced ears — to create fully authenticated plug-ins with all the warmth of classic analog equipment.
Powered by dual SHARC processors, the UAD-2 Satellite DUO Core unit easily connects to Intel-based Macs and Windows 7 PCs* via FireWire 800, letting you run full mixes with UAD plug-ins, without taxing your host computer. Additionally, you can connect to Thunderbolt-equipped Macs via Apple’s Thunderbolt-to-FireWire adapter.
The UAD-2 Satellite DUO Core includes UA’s “Analog Classics” plug-in bundle, and provides access to popular UAD plug-in titles from Ampex, Manley, Lexicon, EMT, Empirical Labs, Neve, Roland, Fairchild, Harrison, Little Labs, Studer, SSL, and more (sold separately).
With support for VST, Audio Units, RTAS, and full 64-bit operation, the UAD-2 Satellite DUO Core is easy to use. Just install the software, connect the unit to an available FireWire 800 port, power up, and start mixing with some of the world’s finest audio plug-ins.
*Requires Windows 7 64-bit edition operating system and a qualified PCIe-to-FireWire adapter.