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Universal Audio UAD2 Quad Custom PCI-E DSP Card - UAD2QUADCUSTOM
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Universal Audio UAD2 Quad Custom PCI-E DSP Card

UAD2QUADCUSTOM - Universal Audio UAD-2 Quad, Custom Plug-in Package + PCIe Digital Signal Processing Accelerator Card

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UAD2QUADCUSTOM - Universal Audio UAD-2 Quad, Custom Plug-in Package + PCIe Digital Signal Processing Accelerator Card

Universal Audio UAD2 Quad Custom PCI-E DSP Card
Universal Audio UAD2 Quad Custom PCI-E DSP Card
Product Overview
UAD-2 PCIe DSP Accelerator Cards
UAD-2 Cards use state of the art technology to give your computers CPU a helping hand.
The SHARC chips use 32 bit floating point architecture, to give you the finest and most precise performance you can get.
Available with either DUO Core or QUAD Core processing onboard, Apollo's onboard DSP Acceleration allows for recording through UAD Powered Plug-Ins - with as low as sub-2ms latency - so that producers can quickly monitor, audition, and "print" audio using classic analog emulations from Ampex, Lexicon, Manley, Neve, Roland, SSL, Studer, and more (sold separately). Better still, Apollo's Realtime UAD Processing is also available during mixing and mastering, so that music producers can use UAD plug-ins (VST, RTAS, AU, AAX 64) throughout the creative process.
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.

Stunning analog power for your Mac or PC tower.
Ready to super-charge your Mac or PC tower with world-class analog sound? UAD-2 DSP Accelerator cards provide full access to UAD Powered Plug-Ins, including exclusive plug-ins from Studer, Ampex, Lexicon, Neve, Manley, Roland, SSL and more.
The UAD-2 packages feature a user-installable PCIe-format processing card for your desktop tower or compatible expansion chassis, plus the “Analog Classics” plug-in bundle (VST/AU/RTAS), giving you vintage tone and character, right out of the box.

***Compatible with all Mac's including new Mac Pro via Thunderbolt, Using LN55524 Sonnet Echo Express SE2 Enclosure ***

UAD-2: 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 analog equipment — from rare compressors and equalizers, to vintage reverb processors and tape machines.

The award-winning 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 “Custom” and “Ultimate 2” packages, or you can buy UAD plug-ins à la carte from UA’s Online Store.

Expandable processing power, from SOLO to OCTO.
UAD-2 DSP Accelerator cards are available in four distinct processor levels: SOLO, DUO, QUAD, and OCTO.
With scalable processing power from one (SOLO) to eight (OCTO) individual Analog Devices SHARC processors, UAD DSP Accelerators offer a big mixing horsepower “boost” to your host Mac or PC workstation.

Much like a studio rack filled with dedicated analog gear, UAD PCIe cards let you reliably run larger mixes, filled with rich, sonically complex plug-ins — no matter what the rest of your system is doing.
For example, a UAD-2 OCTO can run up to 80 mono instances of our groundbreaking Studer A800 Tape Machine plug-in — a processing task that would bring a native workstation to its knees.

UAD plug-in craftsmanship: The science behind the scenes.
Most people don’t immediately think of audio software when they hear the word “craftsmanship.” But that’s what separates UAD plug-ins from the rest.
One of the most common responses we hear from UAD users is, “Wow, I didn’t know plug-ins could sound this good.”
That’s because in developing UAD plug-ins, UA’s engineering group undertakes a thorough physical modeling of classic audio hardware. This process means that we essentially “rebuild” vintage analog gear in the digital world, component by component.
It’s how UAD plug-ins replicate the exact, sometimes quirky, behavior of analog hardware — bringing its rich, three-dimensional sound and harmonics "in the box."

The Custom package includes the Analog Classics Plus bundle, plus it lets you pick any three individual UAD plug-ins at registration

Analog Classics Plus Bundle

Featuring a stunning lineup of classic compressors such as the Fairchild 670 Legacy and EQs like the Pultec EQP-1A Legacy, the Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle also includes a versatile channel strip as well as UA’s landmark 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ plug-in for the ultimate in tube tone.
The Analog Classics Plus Bundle is included free with the UAD-2 PCIe QUAD/OCTO and the UAD-2 Satellite QUAD.

UA 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ
The 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ plug-in will impart your tracks with the same legendary warmth and character of the classic hardware unit used to track everyone from Duke Ellington to Coldplay.
By emulating the entire signal path, including tube amplifiers, transformers, and circuit nonlinearities, the 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ plug-in injects glowing detail and saturation to any signal.

Fairchild 670 (Legacy)
The world’s most coveted compressor, the classic Fairchild 670 tube limiter will give your tracks and mixes unmistakable tube warmth and character.
Whether you’re looking for subtle compression on a lead vocal, or grittier textures that can work on guitars, bass, or a drum bus, the Fairchild 670 plug-in will add a classic “glow” to anything you run through it.

UA Precision Enhancer Hz
Expertly dial-in your music’s low-end frequencies with the Precision Enhancer Hz plug-in.
Able to yield exacting results with minimal adjustment, the Precision Enhancer Hz can add weight to kick drum samples, fatten up a synth bass, or simply make the low-end of your tracks more audible on smaller speakers.

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 1176SE and its later LN version have graced countless recordings, from Led Zeppelin, the White Stripes, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Pultec Pro Equalizers (Legacy)
Universal Audio’s Pultec Pro Legacy plug-in combines the Pultec MEQ-5 Midrange Equalizer and the Pultec EQP-1A Program Equalizer, two of the most sought-after hardware EQs, into a single plug-in.
The MEQ-5 EQ section allows you to boost and cut midrange bands with the same silky smoothness and personality of the original hardware while the EQP-1A imparts warm analog character to a single track or an entire mix — even when bypassed.

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 give you the ideal optical compression sound for vocals, bass, drums, and more.

CS-1 Precision Channel
Featuring the EX-1 EQ/Compressor, the DM-1 and DL-1L Delay Modulators, and the RS-1 Reflection Engine, the CS-1 Precision Channel provides all the tools you need for recording and mixing in one simple plug-in.
With a unique smoothing algorithm for all controls and DSP conserving bypass switches built-in, the CS-1 packs a whopping punch into a small package.

RealVerb Pro
RealVerb Pro is a flexible, natural sounding reverb that is based on our own unique set of algorithms.
Allowing you to design the room just as you hear it, the RealVerb Pro goes beyond the barriers of simply big/small or dark/bright, giving you our trademark, distortion-free, smoothing diffusion control and an ultra-long reverb tail.

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Manual Manual
• Run UAD Powered Plug-Ins on Mac and PC towers and PCIe expansion chassis
• Includes DSP Accelerator Card (PCIe format)
• 4 x Analog Devices SHARC 21469 floating-point coprocessors for DSP plug-in acceleration
• Access over 90 UAD plug-ins made in partnership with top gear makers including Manley, Empirical Labs, Neve, Roland, BOSS, EMT, Fairchild, Harrison, Helios, Little Labs, Pultec, SPL, Teletronix, and many others
• Additional UAD plug-ins available at the UAD online store
• Gives native systems a DSP boost for running larger mixes, with rich, sonically complex plug-ins without taxing your host computer's CPU
• Includes “Analog Classics Plus” bundle featuring Legacy editions of LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler, 1176LN / 1176SE Classic Limiting Amplifiers, Pultec EQP-1A and Realverb Pro plug-ins.
Plus UA 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ,Fairchild 670 Legacy edition and UA Precision Enhancer Hz
• Plus pick any three individual UAD plug-ins at registration
• Compatible with Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, Digital Performer and more
• Combine with other UAD-2 devices, including UAD-2 PCIe card(s), and Apollo audio interface
• VST, AU, RTAS support; Mac OS X Lion/Mountain Lion and Windows 7 64-Bit Edition compatible
• Coverage includes free UAD software upgrades and a 1-year limited warranty
Technical Specification
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12 months
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DOA Period:
7 days
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12 months
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Customer Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1 reviewer.
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is quality at its best!! I must admit this is really good if you value quality plugins. Yes the initial expense is something that needs consideration. However when you use the plugins, the quality is there straight away. Very easy to install, just remember to install the latest version of the sofware from the UA website to avoid any delay in the installation process. Add to this is the fact that you get to choose a further 3 plugins which is a considerable saving. Well worth looking at especially if you can get a good deal and Scan provided that............Very good pricing compared to other suppliers? 06 April 2016
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