UAD-2 PCIe DSP Accelerator Cards

UAD-2 PCIe DSP Accelerator Cards

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.

Now You Can:

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."

Upgrade to the Ultimate Collection of UAD Plug‑Ins

Upgrade to the Ultimate Collection of UAD Plug‑Ins

UAD Accelerators include a suite of plug-ins right out of the box, with Teletronix® LA‑2A and UA 1176 compressors, Pultec® EQs, and more. Upgrade to the UAD Ultimate Bundle to get a fully-stocked analog studio at huge savings, with over 100 exclusive titles from Neve,® Ampex,® Lexicon,® SSL,® Fender,® and more.

See what’s included in Ultimate ›

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

PCIe System Requirements

Note: For important UAD-2 PCIe QUAD compatibility information with Apple Mac Pro (Late 2013 model), click here.

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

  • macOS 10.12 Sierra, 10.13 High Sierra, 10.14 Mojave, 10.15 Catalina, or 11 Big Sur

  • 6 gigabytes available storage

  • Available PCI Express (PCIe) slot for each UAD-2 card

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

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

  • For additional compatibility information, visit

Customer Reviews

UAD-2 PCIe Cards

Overall Rating

K. Sarikos

April 7, 2021

Good job

Excellent job UAD and high quality...

K. Sarikos

April 7, 2021

Good job

Excellent job UAD and high quality...

J. Alexandre

April 6, 2021


With an Octo & Quad core PCIe card, I get a powerful system to use UAD plug-ins, with sounds very great !!!

c. hölscher

April 6, 2021

Plug and play, how it should be.

Build into the computer with the card I already owned.
Starting the computer, it worked imediately.
That is how it should be. Great!

i. ramos

April 1, 2021

potencia dsp

La tengo linkada con una satellite y con un total de 6 dsp puedo abordar proyectos bastante serios.

D. Osipov

March 27, 2021

PCIe Octo

Once upon a time, I had a UAD-1. Now this one, fast as a rocket and easy to use.

Y. Demenok

March 27, 2021

UAD-2 Octo Core

Powerful. Very powerful. But I am planning to buy one more :)

Y. Demenok

March 25, 2021

UAD-2 Octo Core

Powerful. Very powerful. But I am planning to buy one more :)

K. Sarikos

March 20, 2021

Pcie Uad 2 hard

very easy the software and fast for plugins...

K. Sarikos

March 18, 2021

Quad pcie

nice card and very fast for plugins...the plugins reach true proportions 90%.....

C. Mayr

March 18, 2021

Octo PCIe-Power

I have 3 Otcto's on my System and it's a really fun to work with all the plugins from UAD.
There is power more than enough for Mixing and Mastering together. I can absolutely recommend !


March 14, 2021

Welcome to the Party

If you are struggling with finding authentic sounding plugins that don’t dominate your computer, then look no further. UAudio is pushing the envelope fully open and giving its users the tools needed for a successful production. Kudos

P. Draper

March 11, 2021

Octo PCIe

This new card is a replacement for another also new card that abruptly failed after three weeks use. Suddenly went dead and the computer simply reported that there was 'no PCIe' in that slot & presented same report no matter what slot was placed in. Needless to say this cause significant problems for clients whose projects were mid-mix and where UAD plugs could no longer be loaded. The card was eventually replaced under warranty and this one has been fine so far, but has not reached one month of use just yet. Shall now be keeping my eye on this and hopefully it survives to the one year warranty date.

Y. Demenok

February 28, 2021


UAD-2 Octo core PCIe card. I find out this is the best platform for audio processing in multi-track mixes in my studio. Powerful and fast!


February 23, 2021


A unique way to get full power with these amazing plugins

S. Raymond

February 22, 2021

UAD-2 Octo PCIe Card

Just added an Octo UAD-2 PCIe card to my system that already has a Duo PCIe card so now I have all the power I need for my needs to run my all favourite plugins.
Can't say enough about what I get from UAD Plugins.. The sound quality and inspiration and ease of use, I will never produce with out them.. Smoke blown intended, can't recommend them enough, especially for someone like myself that wants to harness all the different options but can't afford the Hardware. Have fun!! Cheers Sam

G. Porrino

February 10, 2021


Works like a charm. Faultless in operation. All plugins I have purchased so far have been of exceptional quality.

J. Kim

February 10, 2021

기분 좋은 사운드, 쾌적한 작업환경을 위한 최고의 선택

AMD CPU를 탑재한 윈도우 시스템에서 사용중입니다.
믹싱시 최대한 시그널 체인의 간소화를 염두하는지라 걸기만 해도 좋은 효과를 보여주는 UAD 플러그인들을 선호하는 편입니다. 사용중인 Apollo X8의 헥사코어 DSP로는 부족한 부분이 있어 아무래도 윈도우 시스템에서 안정적으로 사용할 수 있을 법한 PCIe 버전을 구입했습니다. 새틀라이트와 다르게 딱히 외부전원에 대해 신경쓰지 않아도 되어 좋고 역시나 목적에 맞게 더 쾌적한 작업을 할 수 있게 되어 기쁩니다!

J. King

February 9, 2021

Great for the money

Being able to use UAD plugins for the mix now helps bring hardware that was financially out of reach within our studio. Nothing will ever completely beat hardware, but this is about as close as you can get.

p. sciola

February 6, 2021


E mejorado el nivel de audio de las mesclas notablemente