■ DSP plug-in
■ Thunderbolt 3 connection
UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt 3 is a powerful DSP accelerator that gives Mac and Windows 10 users full access to the world's most trusted analog emulation plug-ins, available exclusively on the UAD platform.
Backed by next-generation connectivity, UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt 3 gives you a professional mix of rich analog characters from the well-established UAD plug-in, including exclusive titles such as Neve, Fender, Lexicon, and Studer. You can do it. In addition, it is backward compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 types of UA devices.
Main features of UAD-2 Satellite TB3
・Run UAD plug-ins by connecting directly to Thunderbolt 3 on new Windows/Mac computers
・DSP accelerator boasting the highest processing power with 4 (Quad) or 8 (Octo) SHARC chips
・Ampex, Lexicon, Studer, Neve, Manley, SSL, EMT, Helios and more than 100 types of plug-ins can be used (additional license for a fee except for the Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle)
・Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle is included as standard: LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler (Legacy), 1176SE/LN Classic Limiting Amplifiers (Legacy), Pultec Pro EQ (Legacy), Fairchild 670 (Legacy), 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ and other plug-ins that can be used immediately in the mix
・Works with major DAWs (64-bit) such as Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Ableton Live, etc.
・Can be used simultaneously with other UAD-2 devices and APOLLO audio interfaces
・By installing two Thunderbolt 3 terminals, daisy chain connection of other Thunderbolt devices is possible.
*For UAD-2 Satellite TB3 Octo Custom, 3 paid plugins (excluding bundles) can be selected (but if not selected within 45 days after product registration, they will be assigned automatically)
A collection of the most trusted audio plug-ins in the industry
From serious home recording to multi-platinum sales mixing engineers, UAD powered plug-ins have long been a favorite of audio professionals — from rare compressors and equalizers to vintage reverb processors. And even the tape machine, not only the sound of classic analog equipment, but also the "behavior" is faithfully reproduced.
The library of UAD powered plug-ins, created through joint development with well-known brands supported around the world, is over 100 types.
*In order to use UAD plug-ins other than the included "Analog Classics Plus", you need to purchase them separately from the UA online store. All trademark rights are owned by each manufacturer.
Powerful and expandable processing power
UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt 3 is available in QUAD (4 DSPs) or OCTO (8 DSPs) models. The more processors you have, the more processing power you have. It also integrates with the UAD-2 PCIe Card and Thunderbolt-powered UA audio interfaces (Arrow, Apollo Twin, Apollo X, and more) to provide scalable mixing power for your project or studio scale.
Reference: UAD Plugin Instance Chart
UAD Plugin Craftsmanship-Science Behind the Scene
When developing the UAD plug-in, UA's engineering group does a thorough physical modeling of classic audio hardware-it reconstructs vintage analog equipment in every detail within the digital world. Means to do.
The UAD plug-in faithfully reproduces the original hardware, and even the exquisite vibes and quirks of each, giving the "in the box" mix a rich, three-dimensional tone and harmonics. It will give you.
Minimum operating environment for UAD-2 Satellite TB3 (v9.10 software)
・Thunderbolt 1, 2, or 3 terminals*
・MacOS 10.12 Sierra, 10.13 High Sierra or 10.14 Mojave
*For Thunderbolt 1 or 2, Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (sold separately) is required.
・Thunderbolt 3 terminal
・64-bit version of Windows 10
・6GB or more free hard disk space
・Internet connection environment (for software installation, product registration, purchase of additional plug-ins)
・Host applications running VST, Audio Units, RTAS, or AAX 64 plug-ins
*Thunderbolt 3 cable and Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter are sold separately.
*Quad Core i7 or higher processor is recommended.