Really happy now I'm mixing almost only with UAD plugins!!!!!
Thunderbolt Apollo & Satellite
Well, I first thought that the Satellite wasn't a very useful device. But I changed my mind : it is absolutely necessary ! My Apollo Quad wasn't able to manage enough plug-ins at mixdown, and even sometimes when tracking. Now I can afford about 35 plug-ins ata the same time ( I've read some review talking about 70, but frankly I couldn't run so many) . And that's enough for me...for the moment. I wonder how it could works with more consistant plug-ins, as I only use the legacy ones from the Classic Bundle.
Anyway, the main advantage ot all this, is that now my computer's CPU is sleeping most of the time ! So the DAW (Logic Pro X on Retina Mac ) is available for other tasks.
Now everything is thundebolted and apollised, no latency at all (great when overdubbing) .
By the way, let me tell I'm making songs in my home studio. No tronics but only miking everything from acoustics to electrics ( vox, guitars, basses, drums, keys, saxes and so on ) .
At Studio 52 our 48 Core System is a Superpower!
We own 6 of the Octo units giving us an incredible 48 cores of plug in power spread between our two main studios at Studio 52 (Empire Music Studios). We own almost all of the available plugs from UA and all our engineers generally seem to be using them in preference to the other major plug-in libraries we own. We are extremely happy with the UA system along with all of our UA analog gear.
A Worthwhile addition
Although this doesn't allow the addition of more plug-in power in Console it does spread CPU load when extra plug-ins are used in my DAW and, of course, in mixdown. Quite a cost-effective addition to my Apollo Twin Quad. :)m
A greate product, great Idea to create it and good deal
Best technology out there. A League Rig.
Moar power... Yes!
Sometimes its just better to have TWO!
I run Pro Tools using templates I create. It got to a point where the main template that I use with voice and voice effects and sound effects coupled with music was just bogging down. UAD told me to freeze tracks. I just went ahead and got another Satellite and Daisy- Chained them together as I would rather just have a complete workflow and not freeze tracks. Now lots of power and pace to add whatever I need. In the end, I think it was worth it. I voice and produce spots for Radio and TV, and speed is critical especially these days.
Plug-Ins Issue Resolved
Experienced a HUGE problem receiving all the plug-ins ordered, but after going back and forth with the support team, they delivered what was originally promised.
UAD turn off some plugins from my account after 5 month continuo I made my purshace at Sweet water store
l. di filippo
always a pleasure to use the uad power!
Now I've 10core to bomb the mix!
This my first experience with uad plugs and they sound great. I just wish they could run from my computer as well as the satellite as I have maxed out the satellite's dsp more than once and I have a powerful computer that could easily pick up the slack. Also you could at least throw a thunderbolt cable in the box couldn't you? Rather annoying when you want to try out a new toy you've just forked out a decent wedge for and immediately find you have to go out and buy a thunderbolt cable before you can.
UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt
my 2nd DSP
2nd one for me , love the plugins and the hardware is build like a tank
Pretty good but of course I want more!!!
I like that it allows a few more plugs to be used but I’m still running out of Processing power cause I like to use an insane amount of them until deciding which will make the final cut. I love the new plugs too!!!
Just received my OCTO Satellite. Now I'm cruising with 2-8p's 2-Satellites and a Twin. 18 inputs for recording live, using Unison pre-amps and plug-ins. 18 channel Neve? Yep. 18 channel SSL? Yep. 18 channel API? Yep. 18 channel Helios? Yep. 18 channel UA? Yep. I like saying yes to my clients.
So brilliant !
I'm so satisfied with the device and it has had such a big influence on my mix and masterings and I would totally recommend it to my friends.
An additional 4 cores at a ridiculous price. I love UAD plugs and can never have enough!
You need to buy it in the right time!
After almost 10 years of making electronic music I have decided to buy UAD and it was very good decision. My sound upgraded to another dimension! Thank u Universal Audio for this possibility, VSTs are amazing! Cheers from Poland
so simply to get great power!