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Universal Audio UAD-2 Live Rack Core

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UAD-2 Live Rack is a 16-channel MADI effects processor for live sound engineers to craft their mixes using Realtime UAD Processing and industry-leading UAD plug-ins right out of the box. Up to four UAD-2 Live Rack units can be combined for up to 64 channels of MADI signal processing via Mac Thunderbolt.

Realtime UAD Plug-In Processing
With its Realtime UAD QUAD Core Processing, UAD-2 Live Rack lets engineers enhance their live mixes with the world's best analog emulations, courtesy of Universal Audio's acclaimed UAD Powered Plug-Ins library. And existing UAD plug-in users can readily use their licensed UAD plug-ins with UAD-2 Live Rack.

Live Rack Application
With the Live Rack application, front-of-house engineers can take advantage of intuitive features such as drag and drop, copy and paste, keyboard navigation, plug-in zoom, and the ability to store and recall channel strip presets and/or complete setup configuration Snapshots. Designed for seamless operation in a live setting, the Live Rack app features large text and GUI elements making it easy to quickly tweak parameters. The Live Rack app also features MIDI snapshot recall capabilities as well as networked software integration with select Soundcraft Vi consoles.

Fail-Safe Features
UAD-2 Live Rack includes professional, fail-safe features for reliable live sound use. Redundant internal power supplies ensure that UAD-2 Live Rack will continue to process audio if one power supply fails. If the Live Rack application or computer fails, or its Thunderbolt cable is disconnected, UAD-2 Live Rack will still process audio with the last known plug-in state intact. And with the Live Rack app in Safe mode, destructive setting changes are prevented during a live show.

UAD Meter & Control Panel Software Application
The UAD Meter & Control Panel is used to authorize licensed UAD plug-ins and configure global functionality that pertains to all UAD devices in the same system (the application is used for all UAD products). The application consists of two components: The UAD Meter and the UAD Control

UAD Meter
The UAD Meter window (shown at right) displays the current DSP and memory status of all active UAD‑2 Live Rack hardware (including multiple devices) (Note: These meters are also represented within the UAD-2 Live Rack application).

UAD Control Panels
The UAD Control Panel window has multiple panels that display, and enable control of, various UAD system, plugin, and global configuration parameters. The screenshot at right shows the System Info panel, one of four control panel windows in the UAD Meter & Control Panel application.

Hardware Features
• Durable 1U Rack enclosure
• 4 SHARC DSPs on-board
• Dual-redundant internal power supplies with failover detection
• Each UAD‑2 Live Rack unit processes up to 16 channels of a MADI stream
• Add additional units for 32, 48, or 64 MADI channels
• Runs a huge library of UAD Powered Plug-Ins & UAD Direct Developer Plug-Ins
• Dual-Thunderbolt 3 host connectivity
• One set of MADI optical I/O (64 channels @ 48 kHz)
• Word Clock I/O (BNC) and input termination
• Sample Rate support from 44.1 kHz to 96 kHz
• Clock Support for the following formats: Internal, MADI, Word Clock

Software Features
• Purpose-built UAD‑2 Live Rack application for inserting UAD Powered Plug-Ins
• Networked integration with select Soundcraft Vi Series consoles - allows full remote
snapshot triggering and storing
• Create, store, and recall channel strip presets
• Create, store, and recall snapshots
• Up to eight UAD Powered Plug-Ins per-channel
• Meter bridge always displays signal levels on all channels
• Plug-ins are categorized by type for quick assignments
• Large text and graphics for high visibility in live sound environments
• SAFE Mode ensures destructive changes do not occur during a live scenario
• Edit Mode ensures changes can be made as quickly as possible
• Intuitive drag/drop functionality for copy/paste, navigation, and moving plug-ins between
inserts and/or tracks
• Most functions can be navigated and executed without a mouse (via computer keyboard)
• Full screen application minimizes visual clutter
• Delay compensation group channels for maintaining phase alignment (critical for drums)
• Application and Snapshots can be configured without connected hardware for offline
setup and/or sharing with other operators

Included Plugins
Pultec® Pro Equalizers (Legacy): Mix with two of the most sought-after hardware EQs ever made - the MEQ-5 Midrange Equalizer and the EQP-1A Program Equalizer. Both of these tube-based icons deliver smooth and silky EQ curves with an abundance of warm analog character.
1176SE/LN® Classic Limiting Amplifiers (Legacy): Get classic, ultra-fast FET compression from the world's most recognized compressor. The 1176 will impart punch, presence, and character as well as its signature distortion overtones on drums, vocals, guitars, and bass. The 1176LN has graced countless recordings, from Led Zeppelin, to the White Stripes and Michael Jackson.
Teletronix® LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier (Legacy): With its gentle, program dependent optical compression and meticulously designed tube amplifier, the LA-2A is the go-to compressor for professional mixers around the world - especially for vocals. Incredibly easy-to-use Peak Reduction and Gain controls gives you the ideal optical compression sound for guitar, bass, drums, and more.
RealVerb Pro: RealVerb Pro is a flexible, natural sounding reverb based on UA's own unique set of algorithms. Allowing you to design the room just as you hear it, the RealVerb Pro goes beyond simply big/small or dark/bright, giving your sources distortion-free, smoothing diffusion control and ultra-long reverb tail.
Precision Mix Rack Collection: Featuring the Precision Channel Strip, Precision Reflection Engine, and Precision Delay Modulation plug-ins, the Precision Mix Rack Collection offers four modern, high-fidelity plug-ins for recording and mixing. Powerful and intuitive, Precision Mix Rack Collection gives you an impressive tool set - perfect for beginners and seasoned professionals alike.

Package Contents
• UAD-2 Live Rack hardware unit
• (2) IEC AC Power Cables (1 each, Europe & USA)
• Getting Started URL card
• Set of (4) Rack-Mount Screws

System I/O
Thunderbolt 3: Two ports (Thunderbolt 1 & 2 compatible)
Word Clock: One input, one output
MADI Optical Ports: One input, one output
Sample Rates (kHz): 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 (one or two units); 44.1, 48 (up to four units)
Bit Depth: 24 bits per sample
System Throughput Latency: 73 samples @ 48 kHz
Digital I/O
MADI Connector Type: MADI - Dual Optical SC-Plug (ISO/IEC 9314-3)
MADI Format: AES10 (64 channels)
MADI Modes @ Sample Rates of 88.2/96 kHz: Standard, Legacy
Word Clock Connector Type: BNC
Word Clock Lock Range: +/-0.5% of any supported sample rate
Word Clock Input Termination: 75 Ohms, switchable
Synchronization Sources: Internal, Word Clock, MADI
Operating Temperature Range: 0⁰ C to +45⁰ C
Storage Temperature Range: -40⁰ C to +80⁰ C
Operating Humidity Range: 60% Maximum
Power Supplies: Dual-redundant internal power supply units with automatic failover detection
AC Connector Type (2): IEC with integrated power switch
AC Requirements: 100V - 240V AC, 50 - 60 Hz, 0.3A
Maximum Power Consumption: 30 Watts (45 Watts when bus powering external Thunderbolt peripherals)
Dimensions: 431.8 mm x 304.8 mm x 33.8 mm (17" x 12" x 1.3")
Height: 1U (rack-mount)
Weight (unit only): 4.1 kg (9 lbs)
System Compatibility
Qualified Apple Mac Computers: Latest 13" MacBook Air, Latest 13" & 15" MacBook Pro
Qualified MADI Fiber Optic Cables: Alva Suplex and Alva Duplex
MIDI Control (Snapshot Recall & Tempo): Any source in Audio MIDI Setup.app (device may require MIDI driver)
Soundcraft Vi CUE Functionality: Snapshot Store and Recall via Ethernet (requires Ethernet adapter and cable)
MADI Coaxial Format: Requires additional MADI Coaxial to Optical adapter and BNC cabling
Acer T232HL Touch Screen for single-touch control: Requires both monitor (DVI/HDMI) and USB connections to Mac
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