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Universal Audio UAD-2 Solo Flexi DSP Accelerator Card

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The UAD-2 SOLO Flexi gives producers and engineers a simple, powerful entry point into the award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform on Mac or PC”plus a $500 plug-in voucher to build your own person... Click To Read More About This Product

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The UAD-2 SOLO Flexi gives producers and engineers a simple, powerful entry point into the award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform on Mac or PC”plus a $500 plug-in voucher to build your own personalized bundle. 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 Flexi 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, these UAD-2 plug-ins 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 Flexi 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 is the processing platform of choice for many of the world's top musicians, producers, and engineers.


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)
Includes $500 voucher for plug-in purchases via UA's Online Store
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
1-year limited warranty
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

Minimum System Requirements:
Microsoft Windows XP (Home, Professional, or x64 Edition), Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista (x86 or x64), Windows 7 (32 or 64)
Mac OS X 10.4.x Tiger, 10.5.x Leopard, or 10.6.x Snow Leopard
Processor upgrade cards are not officially supported
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
Pro Coverage
One year parts and labor warranty on all U.A. products and Kind of Loud products.

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By robby bowling

from Hickory Creek, Texas

This is my 2nd card & I love the plug-ins..The Flexi-pac was a great value.. If your looking for more processing power & a good buy on the plug-ins then this is the way to go.. It'll get better when they go 64 bit ( they still run fine in a 64 bi host @ 32 bit.. Enjoy

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Simply put: This is the best thing I've bought in years.

By Ryan Spradlin

from Colorado Springs

In the past, I have bought plugins and they sounded like plugins. Harsh. Digital. Thin. The UAD-2 is literally the first time I have spent money on software/hardware plugins that I would actually use in place of their hardware equivalent. The plugins included out of the box are great. I use the Pultec on almost everything. The LA2A and the 1176ln and se are wonderful on drums and bass and even on buss mixes. The additional plugins I bought were the Studer A800 and the Fatso Jr/Sr. Both are insane. The Studer reacts like an actual tape machine would with regard to Input/Output gain levels and saturation. The biasing is great, the tape formulas and ips control work magic on mixes or single tracks. It really sounds like I've tracked it to tape. As for the Fatso, it makes nearly anything sound huge. If you drop it into a bass track it can easily fill up the bottom end with chest rattling bass without muddying the mix. It also adds a strange sort of golden sheen to tracks that's hard to explain. It's almost like it has a really nice natural eq that happens when you apply it to a track. I look forward to buying and using more of their plugins. I have been fully impressed so far. Is it expensive, yes. Did I spend as much or more on a variety of other sub par plugins that will sit in the insert panel and never get touched again, yes. I wish I could have all of that money back to spend with UA. These are faithful emulations of some of the best and most expensive analog gear around and it's done flawlessly.

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