UNIVERSAL AUDIO UAD-2 PCIe OCTO Core

PCIe DSP accelerator card for running acclaimed UAD plug-ins on desktop towers or PCIe expansion chassis

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Stunning analogue sound for your PC or Mac

UAD-2 DSP Accelerators super-charge your PC or Mac workstation with world-class UAD Powered Plug-Ins — including exclusive analogue emulations from Studer, Ampex, Lexicon, Neve®, Manley, Moog, Marshall, SSL and more.

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.

This OCTO Core version has eight SHARC processors and comes bundled with Analog Classics Plus plug-ins.

  • 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 analogue 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, or you can buy UAD plug-ins à la carte from UA’s Online Store.

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 analogue 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 analogue gear in the digital world, component by component. That’s how UAD plug-ins replicate the exact, sometimes quirky, behavior of analogue hardware — bringing its rich, three-dimensional sound and harmonics “in the box.”