(167 reviews)
0.23592814371257 out of 5 stars


Access UAD Powered Plug-ins with Quad Processing Power — Now on Intel-Based iMacs®, MacBook Pros® and Mac minis. Includes Analog Classics Software Bundle.

The powerful UAD-2 Satellite QUAD puts the world’s finest analog emulation plug-ins within easy reach of Firewire 800 and 400-equipped Macs — including Intel-based iMacs, MacBook Pros and Mac minis. In developing UAD-2 plug-ins, UA’s DSP engineers work with leading hardware manufacturers — using their exact schematics, golden units, and experienced ears — to give your mixes all the warmth and harmonics of classic analog recordings. Powered by four SHARC processors, the UAD-2 Satellite QUAD allows you to run large, complex mixes, without taxing your host computer.

  • External Firewire 800 and 400 DSP accelerator unit, compatible with select Intel-based iMacs, MacBook Pros and Mac minis
  • Includes “Analog Classics” plug-in bundle, featuring LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler, 1176LN / 1176SE Classic Limiting Amplifiers, Pultec EQP-1A and Realverb Pro plug-ins.
  • High-bandwidth Firewire DSP Accelerator with four Analog Devices SHARC processors
  • Includes $50 voucher for plug-in purchases via UA’s Online Store, including: Studer, SSL, Manley, Empirical Labs, Neve, Roland, BOSS, EMT, Fairchild, Harrison, Helios, Little Labs, Pultec, SPL, and more
  • Also available as Satellite QUAD Flexi package with $500 UAD Plug-In voucher
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Bundled with the LA-2A and 1176LN Compressor/Limiters, and the Pultec EQP-1A EQ plug-ins, the UAD-2 Satellite QUAD provides rich, vintage sound quality right out of the box. Of course, the UAD-2 Satellite also provides easy Firewire access to the complete UAD Powered Plug-Ins library, including titles from Studer, SSL, Manley, Empirical Labs, Neve, Roland, BOSS, EMT, Fairchild, Harrison, Helios, Little Labs, Lexicon, Pultec, SPL and more (sold separately).

Compatible with select iMac and MacBook Pros, with support for VST, Audio Units and RTAS, the UAD-2 Satellite QUAD features wide compatibility. Whether you use Pro Tools, Cubase, Nuendo, Logic Pro, Digital Performer and more, UAD-2 plug-ins can inject the character and quality of classic hardware into your mixes. Just install the software, connect the unit to an available Firewire 800 or 400 port, power up and start mixing.

Developed by the industry’s premier engineering team, and backed by frequent new software and plug-in releases, the UAD-2 is the processing platform of choice for many of the world's top musicians, producers and engineers.

Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews

UAD-2 Satellite QUAD Firewire DSP Accelerator


(167 reviews)
0.23592814371257 out of 5 stars

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C. Antblad  

November 27, 2014

Top Notch

The Satellite Quad delivers, as all UAD stuff I ever bought. Enough said...

B. Brundige  

November 7, 2014

UAD-2 Satellite QUAD

Very happy with the ease of use and overall tone of these plug-ins. Pretty much worked right out of the box, and had no problems using with ProTools 10. My only disappointments are some latency issues and amount of plug-ins. After finding the correct latency compensation setting everything works great. Being an outboard processor for real time plug-ins, one would think that there would be no problem of latency between ProTools and UAD plug-ins. However that is not the case. But like I said, after finding the correct delay compensation, everything works just dandy. After paying $1000 for the QUAD, I was hoping to have a better EQ-strip. However, there isn't really a great one included in the basic bundle. Overall happy with the investment.


June 24, 2013

You are the best!

I am very pleased with the purchase Uad-2. Thank you for your products. You are the best!

R. Lara  

June 22, 2013

Awesome unite for on the road

I fly all around, with the piece of mind I can run huge sessions with tons of UAD plug ins anywhere. Thank you, UAD!!!

J. Higuera  

December 3, 2012

Thank you

Thank you!!

Hello dear friends of Universal Audio,

I guess you have a lot of work at Christmas and maybe you forgot to answer my questions.

I would be glad to receive your response soon.

Best regards

John Higuera

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J. Love  

June 25, 2013

Loving my UAD-2 satellites

Including my Apollo, I now have three UADs split between two computers. It's so nice to be able to throw stacks of such awesome gear at tracks without concern for CPU bandwidth.

B. Br  

March 21, 2013


hi sir,
Gud quality product.,Total 6 plugins are included in the uad satellite,That is very bad. I want more plugins for music production

R. Thiessen  

January 31, 2015

UAD-2 Satellite Quad Firewire

Love this product, don't think I could be happier with the quality of your plugins!

S. Pucello  

January 21, 2015

plug in

after 2 weeks of trying i have to say in general it's a good system.Impressive it's the quality of the Analog boundle incluted in the package.I'm producer and sound engineer since 20 years and of course i have analog studio.I'm a bit disappointed on some plugs like the both Manley that i have real and i have to say the sound it's very far away from the original machines and there is some Convolution eq plug in on the market more cheaper then yours with better result.On the other hand i'm really positive impressed about:Lexicon reverber,Shadow Hill compressor,Moog Filters,Cooper Time Cube delay,Neve 1073,Thermoionic Culture Vulture.My impression is Brainworx sounds too cold on every plugin they do.Missed it's a very good equalizer.

P. Gutierrez  

January 19, 2015

Satellite Quad

This product is fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

E. Ambel  

January 16, 2015

Such a snap to get going.

I've had an Apollo for a year as the center of my home recording setup. I've done a lot work at home on that rig, overdubs and in the box mixing. I really wanted to have some of my favorite UA plugs at my recording studio Cowboy Technical Services also. I bout the Custom Quad Satellite and followed the simple instructions to instal the rig on my studio computer. After I selected the 3 complimentary plugins I downloaded the authorizations and everything was there. Everything from my home rig and the new stuff too. Then I went home and downloaded the new authorizations there to the same seamless result.

I'm a huge fan of the sound of the plugs. I have to say I'm also a fan of how easy it is to set up and get a new box running too.

N. Coulson  

December 31, 2014

1st Choice Universal Audio!

I recently moved over to Universal Audio and instantly started to see improved results in my work. The difference for me is night & day when comparing previous plugins to the new UAD ones. My favourites are the Neve 1073, Lexicon 224, Manley Massive Passive EQ, Millennia NSEQ-2 & the Ampex ATR-102. Strongly recommend all.

Nick Coulson


D. Plowman  

December 18, 2014

UAD-2 Satellite is a beautiful thing

The Satellite QUAD is an incredibly powerful tool that has allowed me to bring my UAD processing with me wherever I go. Currently using it with a thunderbolt adapter in my own portable rig and straight up firewire at other studios still running older Mac Pro towers. Also working in conjunction with my Apollo QUAD to bring even more SHARC processing to my mixes. Absolutely love it.

S. Harrah  

December 17, 2014

great buy

What a fantastic purchase, even more processing to run plugins and the new Massenberg eq is amazing , as well as the Vertigo VSC2, its my new favorite goto for the master buss

D. Hughes  

December 14, 2014

Complete Studio Upgrade

This little box has really made a big impact on my workflow. I got this as a free promotion with my 4-710d and it was a really nice addition. The external processing has really freed up my cpu usage and allows me to run heavier processing when the session demands it. The quality of the plugins is also quite impressive and they really have a professional tone. This is my new go-to tool for mixing inside the box.

The only thing I don't like is the lack of tracking ability with the UAD2. If I try to run a few reverbs or EQ plugs while recording, I get a lot of error messages or can't record due to problems with the firewire bandwidth. So this isn't the best tool for record, but it exceeds my expectations for post-production. Recommended!

G. Leite  

November 21, 2014


Very nice and solid compact box, uad is the best plugins in the market today , i use in all mu music since i first listen !for shure uad is a keeper!

R. Van  

November 19, 2014

UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt OCTO

Currently i bought the UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt OCTO.
Together with my MacPro it's a perfect match.

I love the speed from the thunderbolt transfer, which creates a great workflow.

A. Badiola  

November 9, 2014


Increible calidad y versatilidad que dan estos plug-ins. Desde que los he probado no dejan de estar activos en cada proyecto que abro. 110% recomendables a cualquiera que quiera calidad en su cadena de producción.

N. Taylor  

November 4, 2014

Such grunt for a liitle box

I was using 3 x UAD-1 pci cards in a old G5 up untill a few weeks ago when it all fell apart, so I had to upgrade everything. UA made it very easy to transfer my existing licenses I had purchased for the UAD-1 over to the new UAD-2 quad. The power of the new system is incredible. It doesn't even break a sweat. I have this connected to a Thunderbolt port on my iMac using the Mac Thunderbolt to firewire adapter. Works a treat. I also have a Metric Halo ULN-2 chained to the UAD-2 with no problems. I just wish the plugins were a tad cheaper though.

L. Horsboell  

October 20, 2014

1-2--3 and you are ready to work

An indispensable piece of hardware.
Works absolutely flawlessly with my DeLock firewire card and the installation is super easy

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