The UAD-2 SOLO/Laptop is a must-have sonic upgrade for recording and mixing with authentic analog sound quality on a laptop. This ExpressCard-based DSP accelerator package includes several of Universa... Read More
The UAD-2 SOLO/Laptop is a must-have sonic upgrade for recording and mixing with authentic analog sound quality on a laptop. This ExpressCard-based DSP accelerator package includes several of Universal Audio's most popular "analog classic" plug-ins”the LA-2A and 1176 Compressor/Limiters, and the Pultec EQ”and provides a significant processing boost for those who mix music on Mac or PC laptops, thanks to its 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/Laptop 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 ExpressCard-equipped Mac or PC. 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 laptop's internal processor for other mixing duties. Put simply, the UAD-2 SOLO/Laptop is like having a rack full of vintage analog gear in your pocket.
Mac- and Windows-compatible, with support for VST, Audio Units, and RTAS, the UAD-2 SOLO/Laptop is easy to use. Just install the software, plug it in, and start mixing. Thanks to its Analog Devices SHARC processor, and simple ExpressCard format, no cables or external power supply are required. Just plug and play.
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.
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finally i don't have to spend 10 billion dollars on 4 preamps form ua. this is the best thing you can get for a portable laptop recording rig....or any computer based recording rig. UA never fails. Quality all the way. I just love how i can run everything outboard and not eat up any cpu in the process.
I've wasted so much money on plugins, but this UA stuff generally wins hands-down in terms of sounding natural and full of character. The compressors are amazing; some of the EQ's sound so Neve-y it's unbelievable. The drawback to this laptop model is that it is already basically obsolete thanks to Mac's updates on the new MacBook Pro's. Since this card needs an expresscard34 slot, it only works with the new 17 inch model, and only a couple of years' worth of the previous (non-black keyboard) MacBook Pro's (and does not work with the Powerbook G4 models). It's unfortunate for UAD that Mac made that decision, since it's an awesome card.
I love these cards, becuase they speed up slow computers. Thats important especially when your djing.
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