Universal Audio Now Shipping New UAD 2 Worldwide

Universal Audio (UA), a leading manufacturer of professional audio recording products, announced that their recently unveiled UAD-2 Satellite DUO and QUAD FireWire DSP Accelerator Packages are now shipping to authorized dealers worldwide. As the newest members of UA’s award-winning UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins platform, the UAD-2 Satellite family combines DSP acceleration with the plug-and-play simplicity of FireWire 800/400 – perfect for Intel-based iMacs, MacBook Pros and Mac minis.

For the first time, the UAD-2 Satellites put the entire UAD Powered Plug-Ins library including the popular Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder, and SSL E & G Series plug-ins – within easy reach of select iMacs, MacBook Pros and Mac minis; no PCIe or ExpressCard required.

Available in DUO or QUAD processor format (with either two or four Analog Devices SHARC processors, respectively), UAD-2 Satellite packages provide a selection of classic analog emulation plug-ins, along with a processing “boost” for digital audio workstations.

“UAD-2 Satellite is the result of UA listening to our customers, and giving them a processing solution that is both elegant and powerful,” added UA Senior Product Manager Lev Perrey. “Coupled with our roadmap of exciting new plug-ins, we anticipate this product expanding our 40,000-strong UAD user base significantly in years to come.”

Notable UAD-2 Satellite features include:

-Access the UAD Powered Plug-Ins library on select FireWire 800- and 400- equipped Macs

-Compatible with modern Intel-based iMacs, MacBook Pros and Mac minis running Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.4 (or higher)

-Run larger mixes in Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Nuendo, Performer and more – without taxing host computer CPU

-5 models to choose from: DUO (Core); DUO Flexi (w/ $500 Plug-In Voucher); QUAD (Core), QUAD Flexi (w/ $500 Plug-In Voucher), and QUAD Omni v5.7 (w/ 50 UAD plug-ins)

-The complete line of UAD-2 Satellite DSP Accelerators are available now with prices starting at $899 MAPP USD.

For the latest information on the UAD-2 Satellite, visit UA’s website.

About Universal Audio Inc.

Founded in 1999 by Bill Putnam Jr. and based in Scotts Valley, California, Universal Audio is best known for its vintage analog reproductions and advanced Digital Signal Processing technology, including the award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins Platform. The company is focused on merging the best of classic analog and modern digital technology. UA is devoted to this endeavor, following its rich recording heritage and motto, “Analog Ears. Digital Minds.”

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