UAD-2 Satellite USB

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Get the rich analog sound of UAD plug-ins over USB 3 on Windows.

The UAD-2 Satellite USB DSP Accelerator is a sleek, powerful way for Windows-based PC users to “supercharge” their systems and run larger mixes filled with acclaimed UAD plug-ins. This convenient desktop unit gives you full access to UA's award-winning plug-in library, including exclusive titles from Studer, Lexicon, Neve, and more.

With improved performance and reduced plug-in latency versus FireWire, UAD-2 Satellite USB makes the perfect introduction to UAD plug-ins, or ideal DSP expander for Apollo Twin USB audio interfaces.

Now You Can:

Run UAD Powered Plug-Ins via USB 3 on Windows-based PCs

Get a massive DSP boost for running large professional mixes

Access over 90 plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Fender, Studer, Neve, Manley, SSL, EMT, API, MXR and more

Start mixing right away with the included Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle

Take UAD plug-ins “on the road” for mixing on Windows-based PCs

Combine with other UAD-2 devices, including UAD-2 PCIe cards, UAD-2 Satellite FireWire, and Apollo Twin USB desktop interface

UAD: The Industry’s Most Respected Collection of Audio Plug-Ins

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 analog 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.

Expandable Processing Power, from QUAD to OCTO

Expandable Processing Power, from QUAD to OCTO

UAD-2 Satellite USB is available in QUAD or OCTO models with either four or eight SHARC processors, respectively. It can also be integrated alongside UAD-2 PCIe DSP Accelerator cards, UAD-2 Satellite FireWire, and Apollo Twin USB desktop interface for truly scalable mixing power.

Select from Core, Custom, and Ultimate 5 Software Packages

Select from Core, Custom, and Ultimate 5 Software Packages

UAD-2 Core packages include the Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle, while Custom packages include the Analog Classics Plus bundle, plus a choice of any three individual UAD plug-ins at registration. The Ultimate 5 is UA’s flagship package, and includes all 89 UA-developed plug-ins up to and including UAD software 9.0.*

UAD Plug-In Craftsmanship: The Science Behind the Scenes

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 analog gear in the digital world, component by component. That’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 Ultimate 5 package includes 89 UA-developed plug-ins up to and including UAD Software v9.0. Does not include any Direct Developer (3rd party) plug-ins, nor plug-ins released after UAD software v9.0.

Customer Reviews

Key Features

Run UAD Powered Plug-Ins via USB 3 on PC's running Windows
Access over 100 plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Marshall, Studer, Neve, Manley, SSL, EMT, Empirical Labs, MXR and more
Take UAD plug-ins “on the road” for mixing on USB 3-equipped Windows PC's
Available in QUAD and OCTO models w/ 4 or 8 SHARC processors
Gives native systems a DSP boost for running larger mixes, with rich, sonically complex plug-ins
Available in Core, Custom & Ultimate packages
All packages include Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle
Compatible with Pro Tools, Cubase, Live, and more (VST, RTAS, AAX 64)
Combine with other UAD-2 devices, including UAD-2 PCIe card(s), UAD-2 Satellite FireWire, and Apollo Twin USB
Supports Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-Bit Editions)
Try before you buy with the 14-day full function demo for all plug-ins
Access to UAD Powered Plug-Ins Library/Online Store
Fan-free design for silent operation

Product Specifications

Fan-less USB 3.0 external enclosure w/ external power supply
Desktop dimensions: 7” wide x 6 3/4” long x 1 3/4” high (weight: 2.24 lbs)
4 or 8 Analog Devices SHARC floating-point processors
Compatible with VST, RTAS, and AAX 64 plug-in formats
44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192 kHz sample rate support (DAW dependent)

USB System Requirements

UAD Powered Plug-Ins Version 9.0



  • Windows 7, 8.1, or 10 (64-Bit Editions)

  • Available built-in* USB 3 SuperSpeed port

  • Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor*

  • 6 gigabytes available storage

  • USB 3.0 SuperSpeed cable (included)

  • Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins

  • Compatible VST, RTAS, or AAX 64 plug-in host DAW software

  • For additional compatibility information, visit help.uaudio.com


*Notes:



  • Quad Core i7 or better recommended

  • 2-in-1 systems (notebook/tablet) are not recommended

  • USB 3 adapters (such as PCIe-to-USB 3 expansion cards) are not tested for Apollo Twin USB or UAD-2 Satellite USB connections

Customer Reviews

UAD-2 Satellite USB

OVERALL RATING

4.7/5
(14 reviews)

14 Item(s)

M. Wahhab 

June 25, 2016

Too Much Money for Just Processing Power

I think this unit is priced to high. For the same amount of money, I can get a great sounding A/D & D/A converter and Audio interface in one unit. It might not have the same processing power but it will have some.

J. Petersen 

June 20, 2016

Works Perfectly!

As a windows user, I must say I am overjoyed that UA has made this USB 3 version of their Satellite. I already have an Apollo Twin USB, so the two of them work together perfectly. I have not had a single problem with any om them. I could not be more satisfied.
Now I am just waiting for UA to make a USB version of the Apollo 8, and then there will no longer be any need for an extra A/D converter.
In other words, couldn't be happier!

古. 勇紀 

July 23, 2016

Amazing UAD

It is very cool design.
UAD Pluguins add a silky air deep to the your mix.
What they did was right.

N. Bazeley-White 

January 5, 2017

An excellent product backed by brilliant support!

I recently upgraded from four UAD-1 cards to a single Octo Satellite and for the first time in my life I no longer have to render tracks to complete a mix - marvellous! Projects that took 100% of the four UAD-1s are running at between 11% and 14% on the Octo. I wish I had "bitten the bullet" and made this change years ago.

I was nervous as to whether my current UAD-1 licenses would work on the Satellite and so I 'phoned the UK number for the UA support line. I never expect much from telephone support but I have to say that the person I spoke to was really helpful, polite and efficient. He assured me that all current UAD-1 licenses would work with the UAD-2 and, sure enough, they did.

The hardware is beautifully built and installed perfectly first time. I haven't yet had the chance to use it that much but it has behaved faultlessly so far.

In my opinion, not only do UA produce some of the best sounding audio gear on the market but they are also a truly professional company. Yes they charge premium prices but the products and service they offer are worth it!

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December 31, 2016

Does the job ... Slightly Expensive

This is by far the most analog sounding plugins I believe to be on the market .. they all do there job. They area poor mans analog outboard gear but make no mistake they get the job done well ... I say "Poor Man" but the Satellite itself is pricey i feel consider you have to pay over 1000 dollars for 10 plugins when the deal is in effect. I feel as if 2000 plus dollars for 10 plugins and just a drive to run them is expensive but hey. Still a great unit that I appreciate ...

Y. Kim 

December 2, 2016

Very Goooooood!!!

UAD Plug-in can be used a lot without burdening the PC. And there is little latency. Very satisfied.

C. Weber 

November 24, 2016

Excellent DSP Power and easy to integrate in the system

I plugged it into the USB port and it worked with all my plugins and with my UAD-2 pci-card perfectly without installing new drivers etc. Very convenient!

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August 27, 2016

SatelliteUSB

This is masterpiece.

I love it.

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August 27, 2016

SatelliteUSB

This is masterpiece.

I love it.

I. Millard 

August 18, 2016

Great addition to my mix rig

The UAD2 satellite USB is a game changer on the PC platform alone. Now mixing on my laptop is possible, and easy!! Thanks UA!!

W. Buck 

August 13, 2016

Perfect Compliment to the Twin USB!

Added a Satellite Octo USB to my existing working Apollo Twin USB/UAD-2 PCIe Quad/Solo DAW rig and could not be happier with the stability and performance. Having already installed the latest Win UAD USB version, I simply connected the Satellite to the adjoining USB 3.0 port that my Apollo is connected to and powered it up and the Satellite appeared in the UAD Control Panel ready to be used.
Now I have a mixed UAD system (Apollo Twin Duo, Satellite Octo, PCIe Quad & Solo) giving me (15) DSP's for UAD processing! Unlike the Satellite FW, the USB version has no extra 512 sample plug-in latency, no FW buffering to contend with and the LiveTrack mode works with UAD plug-ins using the USB devices. Great product!

A. Kosakovski 

August 4, 2016

UAD-2 Satellite USB

Я очень доволен покупкой!!!Работает всё просто замечательно!

A. Kosakovski 

August 4, 2016

UAD-2 Satellite USB

Я очень доволен покупкой!!!Работает всё просто замечательно!

j. kim 

July 11, 2016

Easy Setting and really Stabled



Satellite USB is no error and really easy settings.

good perfomance

but it is not availabe with MAC.

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