UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt 3

UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt 3

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Get the rich analog sound of UAD plug-ins over Thunderbolt.

The UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt is a powerhouse DSP accelerator that gives Mac and Windows 10 users complete access to the world’s most detailed and authentic analog emulation plug-ins, available exclusively on the UAD platform.

Bolstered by next-generation connectivity, UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt 3 lets you run large professional mixes with the rich analog character of award-winning UA-developed plug-ins, including exclusive titles from Neve, Fender, Lexicon, Studer, and many more. Plus, it’s backward-compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 UA devices.

Now You Can:

Run UAD Powered Plug-Ins on compatible Thunderbolt Mac or Windows 10 systems

Get a massive DSP boost for powering large professional mixes

Access over 100 plug-ins from Ampex,® Lexicon,® Helios,® Studer,® Neve,® Manley,® Capitol Studios,® API, and more

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

Get the sound of a professional analog studio “on the road,” courtesy of UAD plug‑ins

Combine with other UAD-2 devices, including UAD-2 PCIe card(s) and Thunderbolt-equipped Satellites and UA 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 15 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 100 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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Powerful, Expandable Processing

Powerful, Expandable Processing

UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt 3 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 and Thunderbolt-equipped UA Audio Interfaces, including Arrow, Apollo Twin, and Apollo X interfaces for truly scalable mixing power.

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 acclaimed engineers undertake intensive physical modeling of classic audio hardware — “rebuilding” vintage analog gear in the digital world, component by component. UAD plug-ins replicate the exact, sometimes quirky behavior of the most prized analog hardware in existence, bringing you rich, three-dimensional sound and harmonics "in the box.”

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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 Thunderbolt 3 on modern Mac and Windows 10 systems (backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 devices)

4 (QUAD) or 8 (OCTO) SHARC processors provide a massive DSP boost for running large professional mixes

Access over 100 plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Studer, Neve, Manley, SSL, EMT, Helios, and more

Includes Analog Classics Plus bundle featuring Legacy editions of LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler, 1176 Classic Limiting Amplifiers, Pultec EQP-1A, Pultec Pro, and Fairchild 670 plug-ins, plus 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, and more

Compatible with Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, Cubase, Live, and more

Combine with other Thunderbolt-equipped UAD-2 devices including PCIe card(s), UA Audio Interfaces, and additional Satellites

Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports for daisy-chaining of Thunderbolt peripherals

Also available with Custom software packages featuring user-selectable plug-ins

UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt 3 System Requirements

ALL:



  • Thunderbolt 3 cable (not included)

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

  • Compatible plug-in host DAW software

  • 6 gigabytes available storage


MAC:



  • Available Thunderbolt 1, 2, or 3 port

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

  • Thunderbolt 1 and 2 connections require an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (not included)


WINDOWS:



  • Available Thunderbolt 3 port

  • Windows 10 (64-Bit Edition)

Customer Reviews

UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt 3

Overall Rating

Y. PARK

September 25, 2020

Very good

uad i love you

T. Jones

September 24, 2020

UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt 3

This product is a must have!!! This is one of the best purchases I could've made. I highly recommend this product if anyone is thinking about owning one. This is something that you need if you plan on owning any Apollo products. UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt 3 has a lot of dps.

T. Gilis

September 24, 2020

Genial

génial très inspirant pour la créativité
Merci

C. Hauser

September 23, 2020

I think this is a great product.

It looks sleek and feels well built. I love how heavy and solid it feels. The toggle switch on the front is great.

I have an Arrow TB3 interface and it only has 1 SHARC processor. I obviously needed more. I ordered this so I could substantially increase my instances of plugins and it works very good.

Another quality product from Universal Audio.

J. Dockerty

September 23, 2020

Sexy DSP

The new look is beautiful!!!

A. Leclerc

September 18, 2020

Very powerful

Very powerful. Capable of handling big mixes.

M. Makki

September 10, 2020

Worth it!

Just to give you guys an idea of the power.... running 10 instances of shape, two minimoog, 6 NEVE 1084's, Capital Chambers, 4 Studio D chorus, 2 Fairchild 670's, 2 Pultec EQP-1A Legacy's, 1 Pultec Pro Legacy. All that and DSP is only 64%, PGM 37% memory 2%. And if you don't know the NEVE 1084 is a beast! Uses a lot of processing power. I do not regret this purchase at all, worth every penny, no more worrying about what plug-in to use and not use.

M. Makki

September 10, 2020

Worth it!

Just to give you guys an idea of the power.... running 10 instances of shape, two minimoog, 6 NEVE 1084's, Capital Chambers, 4 Studio D chorus, 2 Fairchild 670's, 2 Pultec EQP-1A Legacy's, 1 Pultec Pro Legacy. All that and DSP is only 64%, PGM 37% memory 2%. And if you don't know the NEVE 1084 is a beast! Uses a lot of processing power. I do not regret this purchase at all, worth every penny, no more worrying about what plug-in to use and not use.

M. Makki

September 10, 2020

Worth it!

Just to give you guys an idea of the power.... running 10 instances of shape, two minimoog, 6 NEVE 1084's, Capital Chambers, 4 Studio D chorus, 2 Fairchild 670's, 2 Pultec EQP-1A Legacy's, 1 Pultec Pro Legacy. All that and DSP is only 64%, PGM 37% memory 2%. And if you don't know the NEVE 1084 is a beast! Uses a lot of processing power. I do not regret this purchase at all, worth every penny, no more worrying about what plug-in to use and not use.

M. Makki

September 10, 2020

Worth it!

Just to give you guys an idea of the power.... running 10 instances of shape, two minimoog, 6 NEVE 1084's, Capital Chambers, 4 Studio D chorus, 2 Fairchild 670's, 2 Pultec EQP-1A Legacy's, 1 Pultec Pro Legacy. All that and DSP is only 64%, PGM 37% memory 2%. And if you don't know the NEVE 1084 is a beast! Uses a lot of processing power. I do not regret this purchase at all, worth every penny, no more worrying about what plug-in to use and not use.

M. Makki

September 10, 2020

Worth it!

Just to give you guys an idea of the power.... running 10 instances of shape, two minimoog, 6 NEVE 1084's, Capital Chambers, 4 Studio D chorus, 2 Fairchild 670's, 2 Pultec EQP-1A Legacy's, 1 Pultec Pro Legacy. All that and DSP is only 64%, PGM 37% memory 2%. And if you don't know the NEVE 1084 is a beast! Uses a lot of processing power. I do not regret this purchase at all, worth every penny, no more worrying about what plug-in to use and not use.

M. Makki

September 10, 2020

Worth it!

Just to give you guys an idea of the power.... running 10 instances of shape, two minimoog, 6 NEVE 1084's, Capital Chambers, 4 Studio D chorus, 2 Fairchild 670's, 2 Pultec EQP-1A Legacy's, 1 Pultec Pro Legacy. All that and DSP is only 64%, PGM 37% memory 2%. And if you don't know the NEVE 1084 is a beast! Uses a lot of processing power. I do not regret this purchase at all, worth every penny, no more worrying about what plug-in to use and not use.

A. Bouillot

September 10, 2020

Great product

Mon satellite quad TB3 me donne la puissance nécessaire pour mixer sans contraintes ! Super addictif !

P. Spierenburg

September 10, 2020

Very happy with the Satellite Octo TB3

For my Mac setup this is a great tool.
Very good plugins sound wise and lot’s of Dsp power.

UAD User

September 5, 2020

UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt 3 OCTO

I would always reach my limit of plug-ins while searching for a sound or wanting to add an effect to a new track. Those past experiences would kill my workflow. The UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt 3 has solved that problem for me. It works as advertised.

J. Nie

September 5, 2020

Better than ever

I had previously purchased the firewire version of the accelerator and loved it. This version is quicker and more stable working with the new UAD interface that I purchased at the same time. Great hardware to use with my DAW.

J. Napolitano

September 5, 2020

Satellite Thunderbolt 3

Absolutely love it easy to set up and gives me so much power to use all the plugins now

T. Hansen

September 4, 2020

Super!

The octo satelite helps me through the mixing process , Without having to premix any buses. I highly recommend It!

P. Knight

September 3, 2020

Excellent

Works perfectly and I can open lots more plugins!

J. Jones

September 1, 2020

UAD-2 Thunderbolt 2 Octo

I'm about to get one more -- although excessive -- because I can't imagine being limited ever again. It is freeing.