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Stunning analog sound for your PC or Mac.

UAD-2 DSP Accelerators super-charge your PC or Mac workstation with world-class UAD Powered Plug-Ins — including exclusive analog emulations from Studer, Ampex, Lexicon, Neve,® Manley,® Moog,® Marshall,® SSL® and more.

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.

Run UAD Powered Plug-Ins on Mac and PC towers and PCIe expansion chassis

Access over 90 plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Fender, Studer, Neve, Manley, SSL, EMT, Eventide, MXR and more (sold separately)

Give your native systems a DSP boost for running larger mixes, with rich, award-winning, sonically complex plug-ins

Combine with other UAD-2 devices, including additional UAD-2 PCIe card(s), UAD-2 Satellite, and Apollo audio interfaces

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.

Available with QUAD and OCTO Core Power

Available with QUAD and OCTO Core Power

UAD-2 DSP Accelerator cards are available in QUAD and OCTO configurations, with four or eight individual SHARC processors respectively. The four-processor UAD-2 QUAD is a workhorse of modern mixing, giving project studios the power to run medium-sized sessions. The eight-chip UAD-2 OCTO is perfect for UAD power users, allowing professionals to craft mixes filled with the rich analog sound of UAD plug-ins. Up to six UAD-2 devices can be combined in a single system.

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."

Analog Classics Plus Bundle

With the Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle, you’re ready to start mixing with legendary tube gear like the Fairchild® 670 and the Pultec® EQP-1A EQ. You also get a dedicated suite of powerful mixing plug-ins and UA’s landmark 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ plug-in.

  • UA 610‐B
  • Fairchild 670 Legacy
  • Teletronix LA‐2A Legacy
  • UA 1176LN Legacy
  • UA 1176SE Legacy
  • Pultec EQP‐1A Legacy
  • Pultec Pro Legacy
  • Precision Channel Strip
  • Precision Reflection Engine
  • Precision Delay Modulation
  • Precision Delay Modulation L
  • UA Precision Enhancer Hz
  • RealVerb‐Pro

UA 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ

UA 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ

Impart your tracks with the iconic warmth and character of the classic hardware 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 organic detail and saturation to any signal.

Fairchild<sup>®</sup> 670 (Legacy)

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 adds a classic “glow” to anything you run through it.

Teletronix<sup>®</sup> LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)

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 gives you the ideal optical compression sound for guitar, bass, drums, and more.

1176SE/LN<sup>®</sup> Classic Limiting Amplifiers (Legacy)

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 1176LN has graced countless recordings, from Led Zeppelin, to the White Stripes and Michael Jackson.

Pultec<sup>®</sup> Pro Equalizers (Legacy)

Pultec® Pro Equalizers (Legacy)

Mix with two of the most sought-after hardware EQs ever made — the MEQ-5 Midrange Equalizer and the EQP-1A Program Equalizer. Both of these tube-based icons deliver offer smooth and silky EQ curves with an abundance of warm analog character.

Precision Mix Rack Collection

Precision Mix Rack Collection

Featuring the Precision Channel Strip, Precision Reflection Engine, and Precision Delay Modulation plug-ins, the Precision Mix Rack Collection offers four modern, high-fidelity plug-ins for recording and mixing. Powerful and intuitive, Precision Mix Rack Collection gives you an impressive tool set — perfect for beginners and seasoned professionals alike.

UA Precision Enhancer Hz

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.

RealVerb Pro

RealVerb Pro

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

Key Features

Run UAD Powered Plug-Ins on Mac and PC towers and PCIe expansion chassis
Access over 90 plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Studer, Neve, Manley, SSL, EMT, Fender, and more (sold separately)
Includes DSP Accelerator Card (PCIe format), plus a choice of Core, Custom or Ultimate UAD plug-in packages
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
Includes Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle
Compatible with Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, and more
Combine with other UAD-2 devices, including additional UAD-2 PCIe card(s), UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt, UAD-2 Satellite FireWire, and Apollo audio interfaces
VST, AU, RTAS , and AAX 64 support; Mac OS X and Windows 10 compatible

To see full system requirements, click here.

Customer Reviews

UAD-2 PCIe Cards

Overall Rating

4.7/5
(796)

T. VELLY

June 30, 2024

UAD-2 PCIe Octo

I recently bought a second UAD2-Quad Sat (FireWire 800 on PC) and it was great to enjoy doubled plug-ins capacity. BUT for some reason my system has been crashing (once), each time I rename my Cubase files (weird). Then I just bought a PCIe OCTO (-50% from Thomann) and no more issues… It works perfectly !!

M. Schneider

June 24, 2024

Octo Cards are simply the best

After many problems with all other UAD hardware solutions, eg. thunderbolt, Firewire, PCI-E Quad, are the Octo PCI-E simply the best available solution.

o. berglund

June 7, 2024

Think twice before comitting...

UA told me the Quad is not a current product anymore and wont help with any support even though it's still mentioned on their UAD page on their site. (this was 4 months ago.)
Beware if you think of buying a Quad system.
Otherwise a great environment and good plugins, but with everything now going native and sold cheap I wonder how long this will last... Already spent way to much money on UA and by the looks of it they are abandoning their loyal customers. Not a happy camper here.

R. Robertson

May 15, 2024

Second - UAD-2 DSP Quad Accelerator Card Added

Was happy with Apollo Twin USB and then I bought the DSP QUAD Card.
OK that was good but then I found a second Quad DSP card that was used and
it works very well.
Now I can build the mixes I have wanted to do with-out resource concerns.
Happy recording!

R. Crane

March 20, 2024

PCIe cards still have a use,

This is about the third UAD 2 Quad card I just bought. Some people don't think the cards have any value anymore, due to UAD going Native, but for people who don't own a computer strong enough to process these plugs, that's just not true. Im running a 2012
12 core Mac Pro with Pro Tools 2019.6 ( by the way, theres an app that disables Hyper Threading and it made a HUGE difference in processing errors/crashing for PT on this machine) with 64G Ram and I have no interest in upgrading from here. Im not alone. My system is stable, it handles all the VIs I use AND with 12 processors, I can run a ton of my 61 UAD plugs without issue. Im set!

M. Sesek

March 7, 2024

Oldie But Goodie

Bought it secondhand for cheap. It's my second one. I don't know why, but plugins powered by sharc dsp sounds better to my ears. And my i7 cpu is happier than ever.

C. Livingston

February 26, 2024

UAD-2 PCIe Octo

Easy install. Works flawlessly!!! A+++++

R. Rockenschaub

February 7, 2024

UAD-2 PCIe - funktioniert einwandfrei

Alles Gut! Karte rein in den Computer und neue DSP Power am Start!

D. Lo

January 26, 2024

Problems with apollo X4 and pcie

It seems that there is an imcompatibility with these two units. When the pcie is plugged in I can’t see my apollo X4. When I unplugged the pcie I see it. I’m using windows 11pro on a motherboard asus Rog Maximus XIII Hero with Thunderbolt 4.

R. Gallow

January 16, 2024

Upgraded my 4 core to 8 core

I've been using UAD-2 cards, Apollo interfaces, and UAD plug-ins for over 10 years and love them. I originally bought a Quad card, then another... I'm upgrading the card from 4 core to 8 card for some of my massive mixes so I don't have to render. I'll be replacing another 4 core card in the near future,

d. yang

December 3, 2023

It's an excellent product.

UAD DSP-powered plugins have a more transparent and textured sound, which I really love

R. Maurat

December 1, 2023

Must Have

Extra DSP power with easy installation and the best plugins.

R. Fred

August 20, 2023

Impressive

Best DPS EVER

G. Christiansen

August 18, 2023

Badly needed!

I already have the Apollo 8 quad, and I really love the dsp plugins both for realtime proscessing and for mixing. Got the quad card to increase the horsepowers for more perverse usage of realtime effects. Especially for using the marshall and Diezel plugins as Impulse response plugins on post mixes then the dsp amount is badly needed! Thnx again Universal Audio for making my creative realm even bigger!

Using it with a Asys Egpu chassis connected to my Apple silicone setup and works flawlessly

M. Cook

July 28, 2023

Great Card

Great card,. Although I’m having a slight issue as I have to boot the computer twice for it to load drivers. I haven’t contacted support as yet as maybe something simple. Excellent bandwidth and better than my previous FireWire satellites . So far so good , would recommend .

M. Ackert

June 17, 2023

The extra portion power during the mix session

The PCIe Quad Accelorator delivers the extra amount of DSP power for mixing and mastering songs. Very happy with that!

U. Juhl

May 24, 2023

Love it!

My second Pci card. Just doubled my production power. Now I can have a eq on all my channels, without using my cpu.

M. Sesek

May 15, 2023

UAD-2 Pcie Duo

Just bought this card secondhand, so I can use my non UADx plugins. It is my third one. So far, excellent✌️

J. Verdol

March 19, 2023

Uad 2 Quad.

Super système sans failles.

A. cantone

February 24, 2023

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