Universal Audio UAD-2 Quad Core PCIe
Stunning analog sound for your PC or Mac.
DSP Accelerators super-charge your PC or Mac workstation with
world-class UAD Powered Plug-Ins — including exclusive analog
emulations from Studer, Ampex, Lexicon, Neve,® Manley,®
Moog,® Marshall,® SSL® and
These popular UAD plug-in packages feature a
user-installable DSP Accelerator Card for your desktop tower or PCIe
expansion chassis, plus a choice of software bundles to give you
vintage tone and character, right out of the box.
Now You Can:
Run UAD Powered Plug-Ins on Mac and PC towers and PCIe expansion chassis
Access over 90 plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Fender, Studer, Neve, Manley, SSL, EMT, Eventide, MXR and more (sold separately)
Give your native systems a DSP boost for running larger mixes, with rich, award-winning, sonically complex plug-ins
Combine with other UAD-2 devices, including additional UAD-2 PCIe card(s), UAD-2 Satellite, and Apollo audio interfaces
UAD: The Industry’s Most Respected Collection of Audio Plug-Ins
From serious home recordists to multi-platinum
mix engineers, UAD Powered Plug-Ins have been winning over audio
professionals for more than 10 years. The reason is simple. No other
plug-ins so faithfully capture the sound and behavior of classic
analog equipment — from rare compressors and equalizers, to vintage
reverb processors and tape machines.
The UAD library
features over 90 plug-ins, co-developed with the biggest brands in
audio. These plug-ins can be purchased with UAD-2 hardware from
retailers as part of bundled packages
Available with QUAD and OCTO Core Power
UAD-2 DSP Accelerator cards are available in QUAD and OCTO configurations, with four or eight individual SHARC processors respectively. The four-processor UAD-2 QUAD is a workhorse of modern mixing, giving project studios the power to run medium-sized sessions. The eight-chip UAD-2 OCTO is perfect for UAD power users, allowing professionals to craft mixes filled with the rich analog sound of UAD plug-ins. Up to six UAD-2 devices can be combined in a single system.
UAD Plug-In Craftsmanship: The Science Behind the Scenes
In developing UAD plug-ins, UA’s engineering group undertakes a thorough physical modeling of classic audio hardware — “rebuilding” vintage analog gear in the digital world, component by component. That’s how UAD plug-ins replicate the exact, sometimes quirky, behavior of analog hardware — bringing its rich, three-dimensional sound and harmonics "in the box."
Upgrade to the Ultimate Collection of UAD Plug‑Ins
UAD Accelerators include a suite of plug-ins right out of the box, with Teletronix® LA‑2A and UA 1176 compressors, Pultec® EQs, and more. Upgrade to the UAD Ultimate Bundle to get a fully-stocked analog studio at huge savings, with over 100 exclusive titles from Neve,® Ampex,® Lexicon,® SSL,® Fender,® and more.
Run UAD Powered Plug-Ins on Mac and PC towers and PCIe expansion
Access over 90 plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Studer, Neve, Manley, SSL, EMT, Fender, and more (sold separately)
Includes DSP Accelerator Card (PCIe format), plus a choice of Core, Custom or Ultimate UAD plug-in packages
Available in QUAD, and OCTO models w/ 4 or 8 SHARC processors
Gives native systems a DSP boost for running larger mixes, with rich, sonically complex plug-ins
Includes Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle
Compatible with Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, and more
Combine with other UAD-2 devices, including additional UAD-2 PCIe card(s), UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt, UAD-2 Satellite FireWire, and Apollo audio interfaces
VST, AU, RTAS , and AAX 64 support; Mac OS X and Windows 10 compatible