Universal Audio UAD-2 OCTO Ultimate 8 DSP Accelerator PCIe Card with Plug-In Bundle

Universal Audio UAD-2 OCTO Ultimate 8 DSP Accelerator PCIe Card with Plug-In Bundle


Universal Audio UAD-2 OCTO Ultimate 8 DSP Accelerator PCIe Card with Plug-In Bundle.

Bundled with 104 UA-developed plug-ins, the Universal Audio UAD-2 OCTO Ultimate 8 is a DSP accelerator PCIe card that lets professional power users run demanding projects with high plug-in instances and/or high sample rates at low latency without burdening the computer's CPU.

The card easily installs on Mac and Windows workstations equipped with a desktop tower or a PCIe-to-Thunderbolt expansion chassis. Featuring eight SHARC processors, it supercharges your workstation and integrates with other UAD-2 devices including UAD-2 Satellites, other UAD-2 PCIe cards, and Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo audio interfaces if you need to create an expanded system for dense and complex mixes.

The Ultimate 8 edition goes to the extreme by giving you a staggering 104 UA-developed plug-in titles spanning across multiple categories—the selection and sonic versatility of a high-class commercial recording facility. It features a library of authentic analog gear emulations developed in collaboration with iconic manufacturers such as Ampex, Avalon, Lexicon, Neve, Manley, Fairchild, Studer, Fender, SSL, Empirical Labs, and more, using their exact original schematics and experienced ears. With its abundance of EQs, channels strips, compressors, delays, reverbs, and more, the collection brings the warmth of classic analog equipment into your DAW.

Other benefits of this DSP accelerator PCIe card include greater UAD plug-in instances (the unit requires less of its own DSP to function when compared with previous versions), improved performance at higher sample rates, and reduced UAD plug-in latency.


  • Universal Audio’s most powerful PCIe processing hardware—run UAD-powered plug-ins on Mac and Windows towers equipped with PCIe slots
  • Works with PCIe expansion chassisEight SHARC processors offer a substantial DSP boost for running large mixes
  • Includes Ultimate 8 plug-in bundle with five new plug-ins—Avalon VT-737 Channel Strip, UA 175B and 176 Tube Compressors, Capitol Chambers Reverb, and V76 Preamplifer
  • Combines with other UAD-2 devices, including UAD-2 Satellites, Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo audio interfaces, and additional UAD-2 PCIe cards
  • Compatible with Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, and more