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, or 10.14 Mojave

  • 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

J. Hansen

January 25, 2020

Solid product

Really good purchase! Definitely happy with this! Connects fast, sturdy build, adds so much more power to my recording setup!

M. Vogeler

January 24, 2020

GREAT GEAR

great gear makes everything easier

R. Bhalla

January 23, 2020

mast ekdum

mast hai

R. Bhalla

January 23, 2020

mast ekdum

mast hai

N. Monti

January 23, 2020

great product

I am very satisfied to have purchased this machine. Excellent sound and easy to use and install, it is fanatical that it can be used with Windows and OSX.

S. Pagano

January 22, 2020

Big fan of UA

This unit came to me as a promo, but well worth the purchase price when I buy another. Built to last. Cant say enough good things about it. However, i have no words for the previous reviewer who gave one star because he didn't have enough ports on his computer.

A. FESSART-WALTER

January 22, 2020

Working as expected, delivering DSP power!

I received this precious little box. Unbox, plug, power on, accept device on the host and all is good! Very happy to get 4 more DSP with my x6. I now have a decent amount of power to run plugins without being worried.

R. Kim

January 20, 2020

Best!!

Best of best~~

B. Dawson

January 20, 2020

Daisy chained with apollo x8p fix (-38) code

Start off by saying i recived this free with a promo by purchasing an apollo x8p and love the value but at first i was haveing issues hooking it up. I was also receiveing the (-38) error code which means there is some sort of connection issue. This will disable plugins and make your computor's DAW lag. I do wish it came with a manual detailing how to hook it up with another piece of hardware to avoid this. I have mine daisy chained via thunder bolt 3 cable in this configuration. Apollo satellite to apollo x8p to my imac. I had to mess with different configurations till i finally landed on this one. I've noticed that if i power on my computor then my apollo x8p and then the satellite in that order i have no issues. How ever if I power on all 3 simultaneously I will recive the (-38) error code. Dont know if it will fix everyones (-38) issue but it seemed to work for me and im useing the long 6 foot thunderbolt 3 cables. Its annoying doing it in that order everyry time but it worked so.. Now i have lots of DSP and its working as it should but it was a little annoying haveing to figure it out.

B. Dawson

January 20, 2020

Daisy chained with apollo x8p fix (-38) code

Start off by saying i recived this free with a promo by purchasing an apollo x8p and love the value but at first i was haveing issues hooking it up. I was also receiveing the (-38) error code which means there is some sort of connection issue. This will disable plugins and make your computor's DAW lag. I do wish it came with a manual detailing how to hook it up with another piece of hardware to avoid this. I have mine daisy chained via thunder bolt 3 cable in this configuration. Apollo satellite to apollo x8p to my imac. I had to mess with different configurations till i finally landed on this one. I've noticed that if i power on my computor then my apollo x8p and then the satellite in that order i have no issues. How ever if I power on all 3 simultaneously I will recive the (-38) error code. Dont know if it will fix everyones (-38) issue but it seemed to work for me and im useing the long 6 foot thunderbolt 3 cables. Its annoying doing it in that order everyry time but it worked so.. Now i have lots of DSP and its working as it should but it was a little annoying haveing to figure it out.

F. GUYOT

January 20, 2020

UAD-2 big power ou c'est l'apport de puissance disponible

Merci encore les ingénieurs pour cet apport de puissance disponible aux plug'ins … du plug and play comme les interfaces … hardware & software… The best… Florent

R. Stephenson

January 19, 2020

Looking forward to some thing that will work

I got my new Apollo X16 Which came with my new UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt 3 unit. but in the men will I upgraded my Mac to MacBook Pro 16 and the Apollo and the Satellite will not work with it so I will have to weight for a will.

B. Kim

January 18, 2020

이것은 유용하며 디자인 또한 예쁘다.

나는 이것을 아폴로 x6 와 함께 사용한다.
다지안도 매우 잘 어울리며, 이것으로 dsp에 여유가 생겼다.

I like it!

A. WINZENRIETH

January 18, 2020

superbe, rien à dire..

Superbe, rien à dire, ça ronronne tout seul ..

S. Boyer

January 17, 2020

Satellite thunderbolt 3

Perfect

B. Marini

January 16, 2020

UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt 3 Is Now In The House!!!!

Could not wait for my Satellite to get to my studio! It's a comfort to know I have extended my processing power for the work I do!!! It was really cool getting it as a promotion when I bought my X8 Rack!!! UA has got it all together with great hardware and amazing plugs! I am very happy with my x4/x8/Satellite system!!!

A. Booty

January 15, 2020

Never failed!

This is the 5th UAD2 in our system and our first thunderbolt product with windows os. Plug it and straight away the unit was detected in windows. Registered and all good to go.

M. Keilhauer

January 14, 2020

Enhanced Options

Super easy to setup and really enhances your options for uad plugin usage.

O. Dramaretskiy

January 14, 2020

Good Work!!!

want to use more plugins

J. Johnson

January 13, 2020

Necessary purchase

Not only is this the interface amazing but with extra DSP power you really get the full experience. I’ll be getting another one very soon. This is worth every penny along with interface especially if you have a Duo or Quad Core Interface. Will be extremely helpful!