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The UAD-2 SOLO gives producers and engineers a simple, powerful entry point into the award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform on Mac or PC. This DSP accelerator package includes several of Universa... Read More

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Overview

The UAD-2 SOLO gives producers and engineers a simple, powerful entry point into the award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform on Mac or PC. This DSP accelerator package includes several of Universal Audio's most popular analog classic plug-ins-the LA-2A and 1176 Compressors/Limiters, and the Pultec EQP-1A-for rich, vintage sound quality right out of the box. It also provides a processing boost for running larger mixes, thanks to its PCIe card with an onboard SHARC processor. Better still, it gives users access to the UAD Powered Plug-Ins library, including some of the best-reviewed plug-ins of all time.

Specifically, the UAD-2 SOLO provides access to popular UAD plug-in titles from Manley, Empirical Labs, Neve, Roland, BOSS, EMT, Fairchild, Harrison, Helios, Little Labs, Pultec, SPL, Teletronix, and more (sold separately), from any Mac or PC with available PCIe card slot. Whether you use Cubase, Nuendo, Logic, Digital Performer, or Pro Tools, the UAD-2 SOLO can inject the character and quality of classic hardware into your mixes, while freeing up your computer's internal processor for other mixing duties.

Mac- and Windows-compatible, with support for VST, Audio Units, and RTAS, the UAD-2 SOLO is easy to use. Just install the software, install the card, and start mixing. Developed by one of the industry's finest engineering teams, and backed by frequent new software and plug-in releases, the UAD-2 SOLO is the processing platform of choice for many of the world's top musicians, producers, and engineers. Now it's your turn to experience it.

Features
  • Run world-class UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins on your Mac or PC
  • Includes "Analog Classics" plug-in bundle, featuring LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler, 1176LN/SE Classic Limiting Amplifiers, Pultec EQP-1A, and Realverb Pro plug-ins
  • Access the complete UAD Powered Plug-Ins library, including: Manley, Empirical Labs, Neve, Roland, BOSS, EMT, Fairchild, Harrison, Helios, Little Labs, Pultec, SPL, Teletronix, and more (sold separately)
  • Run complex mix processing in Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Nuendo, Performer, and more without taxing host computer CPU
  • Free UAD software upgrades, plus access to more plug-ins at UA's Online Store
  • High-bandwidth PCIe card w/ (1) Analog Devices SHARC floating-point processor
  • VST, AU, RTAS support; Mac OS X Tiger / Leopard / Snow Leopard and Windows XP / Vista / 7 compatible
  • Use up to 4 UAD-2(s) in one system; can be combined with UAD-1 cards
  • Includes $50 voucher for plug-in purchases via UA's Online Store
Specifications
  • Specifications:
    High-bandwidth x1 PCI Express card (PCIe 2.0 compatible)
    UAD-2 SOLO: low-profile, half-height, short PCIe card
    UAD-2 DUO/QUAD: full-height, short PCIe card
    1, 2, or 4 Analog Devices SHARC 21369 floating-point processors
    Multi-card support for up to 4 UAD-2's and 4 UAD-1's in one computer
    Cross-Platform for Mac OS X 10.4/10.5/10.6, Windows XP/x64, Vista32/64, 7 32/64
    Supports VST, RTAS, and Audio Units plug-in formats
    44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192kHz sample rate support for all plug-ins
    Drivers optimized for modern multithread and multiprocessor architectures
    Realtime and faster than realtime processing for mix bounces
    LoadLock ensures resource availability on loaded plug-ins
    14-day full function demo for all plug-ins; try before you buy

    Minimum System Requirements:
    Windows:
    Microsoft Windows XP (Home, Professional, or x64 Edition), Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista (x86 or x64), Windows 7 (32 or 64)
    Macintosh:
    Mac OS X 10.4.x Tiger, 10.5.x Leopard, or 10.6.x Snow Leopard
    Processor upgrade cards are not officially supported

    General:
    1 available PCIe (PCI Express) x1/x4/x8 or x16 slot
    256MB RAM (512MB is strongly recommended)
    1024 x 768 or higher resolution monitor
    CD-ROM drive or internet connection for software installation
    125MB available hard drive space for UAD-2 or UAD-1 installation
    250MB available hard drive space for combined UAD-2 plus UAD-1 installation
    Internet connection required for registration and plug-in authorization
    Compatible VST or Audio Units plug-in host application software
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year parts and labor warranty on all U.A. products and Kind of Loud products.


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5.0

There Really Is No Better

By Dave

from Los Angeles, CA

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Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Easy To Use
  • Fast
  • Powerful

Cons

  • Can Be An Expensive Habit

Best Uses

  • Enhance Experience

Comments about Universal Audio UAD-2 Solo:

These really are the best sounding effects. They have so many great plugins that can accomplish so many things. I always use their Maximizer and Limiter in my mixes, and the De-esser is essential. Unlike some de-essers, it's quite transparent. My favorite is the Neve 88 console plugin, I use it on almost every track. It provides a cumulative warmth that's so important in modern music to make the mixes sound less sterile and cold. I have a powerful computer, but I still feel this DSP processor brings added value -- that way my computer can use its processing power for more tracks, etc., instead of DSP calculations. Also, these effects simply aren't available on any other platform.

The downside? Universal Audio is a great company to deal with, and they send you discount coupons all the time, making it difficult to avoid buying more and more plugins! And they all sound so good. The plugins cost $100-$500, so this can be an expensive habit to acquire. But UA is smart, when you buy a card, they give you a bunch of free plugins that are super useful, so you don't really need to buy more.

And every time I needed support, they were prompt and helpful. I wish every company was like this...

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5.0

You owe it to your music

By jeremy

from Ft Collins

Comments about Universal Audio UAD-2 Solo:

Hands down, Universal audio makes the best emulations of their own outboard gear in the industry. I have used waves for along time and waves also has some wonderful plugs of their own, but when it comes to UA gear Universal audio brings it home. You can pay a couple grand for an outboard la-2a,3a,1176 or you can pay 400 for a UAD card and get the same result. If your serious about what you do, then you owe it to your music to make this purchase.

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