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The UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt is a powerhouse DSP accelerator that gives Mac and Windows 10 users complete access to the world's most detailed and authentic analog emulation plug-ins, available exclusively on the UAD platform.

Bolstered by next-generation connectivity, UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt 3 lets you run large professional mixes with the rich analog character of award-winning UA-developed plug-ins, including exclusive titles from Neve, Fender, Lexicon, Studer, and many more. Plus, it's backward-compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 UA devices.

NEW Features
• Run UAD Powered Plug-Ins on compatible Thunderbolt Mac or Windows 10 systems
• Get a massive DSP boost for powering large professional mixes
• Access over 100 plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Helios, Studer, Neve, Manley, Capitol Studios, API, and more
• Start mixing right away with the included Analog Classics Plus plug‑in bundle
• Get the sound of a professional analog studio "on the road," courtesy of UAD plug‑ins
• Combine with other UAD-2 devices, including UAD-2 PCIe card(s) and Thunderbolt-equipped Satellites and UA Audio Interfaces

Powerful, Expandable Processing
UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt 3 is available in QUAD or OCTO models with either four or eight SHARC processors, respectively. It can also be integrated alongside UAD-2 PCIe DSP Accelerator cards and Thunderbolt-equipped UA Audio Interfaces, including Arrow, Apollo Twin, and Apollo X interfaces for truly scalable mixing power.

UAD Plug-In Craftsmanship
UAD plug-ins replicate the exact, sometimes quirky behavior of the most prized analog hardware in existence, bringing you rich, three-dimensional sound and harmonics "in the box."

Key Features

• Run UAD Powered Plug-Ins via Thunderbolt 3 on modern Mac and Windows 10 systems (backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 devices)

• 4 (QUAD) or 8 (OCTO) SHARC processors provide a massive DSP boost for running large professional mixes

• Access over 100 plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Studer, Neve, Manley, SSL, EMT, Helios, and more

• Includes Analog Classics Plus bundle featuring Legacy editions of LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler, 1176 Classic Limiting Amplifiers, Pultec EQP-1A, Pultec Pro, and Fairchild 670 plug-ins, plus 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, and more

• Compatible with Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, Cubase, Live, and more

• Combine with other Thunderbolt-equipped UAD-2 devices including PCIe card(s), UA Audio Interfaces, and additional Satellites

• Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports for daisy-chaining of Thunderbolt peripherals

UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt 3 System Requirements
- Thunderbolt 3 cable (not included)
- Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
- Compatible plug-in host DAW software
- 6 gigabytes available storage

MAC:
- Available Thunderbolt 1, 2, or 3 port
- macOS 10.12 Sierra, 10.13 High Sierra, or 10.14 Mojave
- Thunderbolt 1 and 2 connections require an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (not included)

WINDOWS:
- Available Thunderbolt 3 port
- Windows 10 (64-Bit Edition)

Works as advertised!2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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I was having a lot of issues with frequently maxing out my Apollo X4's DSP, even on smaller projects and even with having taken all the recommended steps to economize on UAD DSP usage. I'm not the type to want to load up every track with UAD plugins, but for some tracks, it's nice to have a series of plugins that bring my guitar tones to where I want them to be. The Satellite Octo instantly brought my DSP usage on a recent smaller project from over 75% (where adding even a single additional plugin was taking my X4 over the DSP limit), down to 23%. I finally feel like I can take on a reasonable sized project with reasonable UAD plugin usage and my system can manage it now. It always makes sense to economize on DSP usage, but I think two Octo units would allow a user to pretty much load up UAD plugins to their heart's content without any DSP worries. I may get another Octo unit down the road, but for now, it's giving me enough. Not an inexpensive way to buy DSP capacity, but the sonic quality of UAD sort of makes up for that.
Posted by Ian on Dec 12, 2021
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