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Serious analog sound for
FireWire-equipped Macs and PCs.


A simple FireWire connection is all it takes to plug your Mac or PC into the world’s finest analog hardware emulations. The UAD-2 Satellite DSP Accelerators offer full access to UAD Powered Plug-Ins, including exclusive titles from Studer,® Ampex,® Lexicon,® Neve,® Manley,® SSL® and more.

UAD-2 Satellite packages feature a sleek, ultra-portable FireWire 800-based processing unit, plus the Analog Classics plug-in bundle (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX 64), giving you massive analog character, right out of the box.

Run UAD Powered Plug-Ins via FireWire 800 connection

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

Get a massive DSP boost for running large professional mixes

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

Take UAD plug-ins “on the road” for mixing on FireWire-equipped Macs and PCs

Combine with other UAD-2 devices, including UAD-2 PCIe card(s), 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.

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Professional QUAD Processing Power, Wherever You Go

Professional QUAD Processing Power, Wherever You Go

Featuring four individual Analog Devices SHARC processors, the UAD-2 Satellite DSP Accelerator's outboard processing “supercharges” your host computer — letting you run larger mixes, filled with rich, sonically complex plug-ins.

The UAD-2 Satellite can be integrated alongside UAD-2 PCIe DSP Accelerator cards and the UAD Apollo interface, for truly scalable mixing power. And because it’s portable, the UAD-2 Satellite lets you travel with your UAD plug-ins, wherever you mix on a FireWire-equipped Mac or PC.

Available as Core or Custom Software Packages

Available as Core or Custom Software Packages

The Core package includes the Analog Classics plug-in bundle, while Custom includes the Analog Classics bundle, and a choice of any three individual UAD plug-ins at registration.

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.

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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 via FireWire 800/400 connection
Access over 90 plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Roland, Studer, Neve, Manley, SSL, EMT, Empirical Labs, MXR and more (sold separately)
Includes portable DSP Accelerator unit (FireWire format), plus a choice of Core, Custom or Ultimate UAD plug-in packages
Available in QUAD models with 4 SHARC processors
Gives native systems a DSP boost for running larger mixes, with rich, sonically complex plug-ins
Allows taking UAD plug-ins “on the road,” mixing on Intel-based Macs and Windows PCs*
Includes Analog Classics Plus (Satellite QUAD) plug-in bundles
Compatible with Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, and more
Combine with other UAD-2 devices, including UAD-2 PCIe card(s), and Apollo audio interfaces
VST, AU, RTAS, and AAX 64 support; Mac OS X and Windows compatible

To see full system requirements, click here.

Product Specifications

FireWire 800/400 external enclosure w/ power supply
Desktop dimensions: 6” wide x 8” long x 1” high (weight: 2 lbs)
44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz sample rate support
14-day full function demo for all plug-ins; try before you buy

Customer Reviews

UAD-2 Satellite FireWire

Overall Rating

C. Scroope

November 21, 2022

Good unit.

Happy with the included plugins but had a lot of difficulty figuring out which ones they were and were not out of a massive list. I keep getting told I’m starting a demo on plugins I thought were included. 3 weeks later and I’m still trying to not use plugins in Logic .

R. Ghiran

November 12, 2022

Good for beginners

It's good for people who just started to use UAD. The firewire connections limit the number of used plugins very much without having the cores full. I've noticed that with the FW Satellite the projects with a lot of UAD plugins need more time to open but with the Thunderbolt or PCI-E they open way much faster.

b. cheung

October 27, 2022

Build like a tank

love this little to boost my power to run a few more plugins!

G. Udvarhelyi

October 7, 2022

Cool unit

Works great, built like a tank, love it!

c. coccia

June 18, 2022

good

good

R. White

May 4, 2022

Great power!!!

This is just what I needed to add more power to my production. I love it!!!

R. White

May 4, 2022

Great power!!!

This is just what I needed to add more power to my production. I love it!!!

H. Nery

April 25, 2022

I bought back in.

Maybe a little too late. It's a great piece of gear and I do love UA plugins but they are expensive. The advent of UA Spark is a bit of a downer. I don't know if they will even make the plugins in UADx that I purchased. Here's hoping.

S. Thomas

April 7, 2022

Great product

I enjoy all the Apollo gear that I have. Was a little upset with the the bundle I purchased because it didn't state up front that the very plugins that I was purchasing it for would not work on my system. I know that's a consumer problem, but I think that should be listed. Not just in the fine print after you can't get it to work. And no one responded to my request to get a credit or apply it to another plugin. All in all though, very happy with my UA gear.

J. RIVEROS FANDIÑO

February 2, 2022

The best weapon for your computer

It is one of the best purchases, my UAD Satellite allows me to work on mixes without further CPU suffering. I can load UAD plugins without fear of crashing my computer. It's brutal.

F. Del Monte

January 21, 2022

Perfect addition!

A very simple and great way to add more processing power to the existing set up!

B. James

January 5, 2022

Power up your mixes!

I've been running an Apollo Duo for years now and finally added two FW satellites to my system... All I'm wondering now is why I waited so long! Seamless integration and instant power up on my mixes without the worry of maxing out my DSP. So happy right now!

S. Don

December 22, 2021

Stunning, Small but more Power.

Love the size of the unit. Power is awesome. I should buy this before. Finally, I have it.

W. Gall

December 11, 2021

More Power

More horsepower is always better. I should have done this ages ago

V. Lamminmäki

November 18, 2021

Extra juice for multi channel UAD bliss

Love this unit, now I can easily run more instances of my favourite plugins!

G. Hall

October 20, 2021

Works in 2021

Works on a Mac Pro with Catalina Pro Tools HDX 2021.7 ~ Thanks UAD for keeping old devices working - and Apple for the thunderbolt and FireWire adapters

余. 函

August 27, 2021

好得很!

好!

余. 函

August 27, 2021

好得很!

好!

E. Wells

July 27, 2021

Wanted to expand without losing PCIe slot

Got this add more UAD horsepower without having to sacrifice another PCIe slot since I already was using 3 for UAD cards. Was really happy how easily it added to my existing setup and how smooth it ran.
So far I haven't seen any negative aspects or real differences between the plugins running on on the PCIe cards and those running on the Satellite.
Really nice to have as more DSP chips for my sessions without a lot of headaches to do it.

j. moondeuk

June 30, 2021

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