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UNIVERSAL AUDIO UAD-2 OCTO ULTIMATE 8 PCI DSP CARD
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Universal Audio UAD-2 OCTO Ultimate 8 DSP Accelerator PCIe Card with Plug-In Bundle
UA-PCI20-U8
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Description

Bundled with 104 UA-developed plug-ins, the Universal Audio UAD-2 OCTO Ultimate 8 is a DSP accelerator PCIe card that lets professional power users run demanding projects with high plug-in instances and/or high sample rates at low latency without burdening the computer's CPU.

The card easily installs on Mac and Windows workstations equipped with a desktop tower or a PCIe-to-Thunderbolt expansion chassis. Featuring eight SHARC processors, it supercharges your workstation and integrates with other UAD-2 devices including UAD-2 Satellites, other UAD-2 PCIe cards, and Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo audio interfaces if you need to create an expanded system for dense and complex mixes.

The Ultimate 8 edition goes to the extreme by giving you a staggering 104 UA-developed plug-in titles spanning across multiple categories—the selection and sonic versatility of a high-class commercial recording facility. It features a library of authentic analog gear emulations developed in collaboration with iconic manufacturers such as Ampex, Avalon, Lexicon, Neve, Manley, Fairchild, Studer, Fender, SSL, Empirical Labs, and more, using their exact original schematics and experienced ears. With its abundance of EQs, channels strips, compressors, delays, reverbs, and more, the collection brings the warmth of classic analog equipment into your DAW.

Other benefits of this DSP accelerator PCIe card include greater UAD plug-in instances (the unit requires less of its own DSP to function when compared with previous versions), improved performance at higher sample rates, and reduced UAD plug-in latency.

Powerful DSP Accelerator PCIe Card

Key Features

  • Universal Audio’s most powerful PCIe processing hardware—run UAD-powered plug-ins on Mac and Windows towers equipped with PCIe slots
  • Works with PCIe expansion chassisEight SHARC processors offer a substantial DSP boost for running large mixes
  • Includes Ultimate 8 plug-in bundle with five new plug-ins—Avalon VT-737 Channel Strip, UA 175B and 176 Tube Compressors, Capitol Chambers Reverb, and V76 Preamplifer
  • Combines with other UAD-2 devices, including UAD-2 Satellites, Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo audio interfaces, and additional UAD-2 PCIe cards
  • Compatible with Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, and more

Ultimate 8 Software Bundle Content

Channel Strips

  • Avalon VT-737 Channel Strip (new to Ultimate 8)
  • API Vision Channel Strip
  • Century Tube Channel Strip
  • CS-1 Channel Strip
  • Manley VOXBOX Channel Strip
  • Neve 88RS Channel Strip
  • Neve 88RS Legacy Channel Strip
  • Neve Preamp
  • Precision Channel Strip
  • SSL 4000 E Channel Strip
  • SSL E Series Legacy Channel Strip
  • UA 610-A Preamp and EQ
  • UA 610-B Preamp and EQ

Compressors/Limiters

  • UA 175B Tube Compressor (new to Ultimate 8)
  • UA 176 Tube Compressor (new to Ultimate 8)
  • API 2500 Stereo Bus Compressor
  • dbx 160 Compressor/Limiter
  • Empirical Labs Distressor
  • Fairchild 670 Compressor
  • Fairchild 660 Compressor
  • Fairchild 670 Legacy Compressor
  • Manley Variable Mu Limiter Compressor
  • Neve 33609 Compressor
  • Neve 33609SE Compressor
  • Precision Buss Compressor
  • SSL 4000 G Bus Compressor
  • SSL G Series Legacy Bus Compressor
  • Teletronix LA-2 Classic Leveler
  • Teletronix LA-2A Gray Classic Leveler
  • Teletronix LA-2A Legacy Leveling Amplifier
  • Teletronix LA-2A Silver Classic Leveler
  • Teletronix LA-3A Classic Leveler
  • UA 1176AE Classic Limiter
  • UA 1176LN Legacy Limiting Amplifier
  • UA 1176SE Legacy Limiting Amplifier
  • UA 1176 Rev A Classic Limiter
  • UA 1176LN Rev E Classic Limiter

Delay and Modulation

  • Brigade Chorus Pedal
  • Cooper Time Cube MkII Delay
  • EP-34 Tape Echo
  • Galaxy Tape Echo
  • KORG SDD-3000 Digital Delay
  • MXR Flanger/Doubler
  • Precision Delay Modulation
  • Precision Delay Modulation Long
  • Studio D Chorus

Equalizers

  • API 550A Parametric EQ
  • API 560 Graphic EQ
  • Cambridge EQ
  • Harrison 32C Channel EQ
  • Harrison 32C SE Channel EQ
  • Helios Type 69 EQ
  • Helios Type 69 Preamp and EQ
  • Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ
  • Neve 1073 Legacy Classic Console EQ
  • Neve 1073SE Legacy Classic Console EQ
  • Neve 1081 Classic Console EQ
  • Neve 1081SE Classic Console EQ
  • Neve 31102 Classic Console EQ
  • Neve 31102SE Classic Console EQ
  • Precision Equalizer
  • Pultec EQP-1A Legacy EQ
  • Pultec EQP-1A Passive EQ
  • Pultec HLF-3C Passive EQ
  • Pultec MEQ-5 Passive EQ
  • Pultec Pro Legacy EQ
  • Trident A-Range Classic Console EQ

Guitar

  • Bermuda Triangle
  • Fender ’55 Tweed Deluxe
  • TS Overdrive
  • Raw Distortion

Mastering

  • Precision K-Stereo Ambience Recovery
  • Precision Maximizer
  • Precision Multiband
  • Precision Limiter
  • Manley Massive Passive EQ
  • Manley Massive Passive Mastering EQ

Reverbs

  • Capitol Chambers Reverb (new to Ultimate 8)
  • AKG BX 20 Spring Reverb
  • DreamVerb Room Modeler
  • EMT 140 Classic Plate Reverb
  • EMT 250 Electronic Reverb
  • Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb
  • Lexicon 480L Digital Reverb
  • Ocean Way Studios
  • Precision Reflection Engine
  • Pure Plate Reverb
  • RealVerb Pro Custom Room Modeler

Special Processing

  • V76 Preamplifier (new to Ultimate 8)
  • Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder
  • FATSO Jr. Tape Sim. & Compressor
  • FATSO Sr. Tape Sim. & Compressor
  • Little Labs IBP Phase Alignment Tool
  • Little Labs Voice Of God Bass Resonance
  • Moog Multimode Filter
  • Moog Multimode Filter SE
  • Oxide Tape Recorder
  • Precision De-Esser
  • Precision Enhancer Hz
  • Precision Enhancer kHz
  • SPL Transient Designer
  • Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder
  • Thermionic Culture Vulture
  • Moog Multimode Filter XL

Technical Specifications

System Requirements macOS 10.12 Sierra, 10.13 High Sierra, or 10.14 Mojave
Available PCI Express (PCIe) Slot for Each UAD-2 Card
6 GB Available Storage Space
Internet Connection to Download Software and Authorize UAD Plug-Ins

Windows 7, 8.1, or 10 (64-bit Editions)
Available PCI Express (PCIe) Slot for Each UAD-2 Card
6 GB Available Storage Space
Internet Connection to Download Software and Authorize UAD Plug-Ins
Plug-In Compatibility Audio Units, AAX 64, RTAS, VST
PCIe Specifications Full-Height, Short PCIe Card (6.6 x 4.2" / 16.8 x 10.7 cm When Fully Seated)

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