UAD-2 Satellite USB

UAD-2 Satellite USB

Get the rich analog sound of UAD plug-ins over USB 3 on Windows.

The UAD-2 Satellite USB DSP Accelerator is a sleek, powerful way for Windows-based PC users to “supercharge” their systems and run larger mixes filled with acclaimed UAD plug-ins. This convenient desktop unit gives you full access to UA's award-winning plug-in library, including exclusive titles from Studer, Lexicon, Neve, and more.

With improved performance and reduced plug-in latency versus FireWire, UAD-2 Satellite USB makes the perfect introduction to UAD plug-ins, or ideal DSP expander for Apollo Twin USB audio interfaces.

Now You Can:

Run UAD Powered Plug-Ins via USB 3 on Windows-based PCs

Get a massive DSP boost for running large professional mixes

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

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

Take UAD plug-ins “on the road” for mixing on Windows-based PCs

Combine with other UAD-2 devices, including UAD-2 PCIe cards, UAD-2 Satellite FireWire, and Apollo Twin USB desktop interface

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.

Expandable Processing Power, from QUAD to OCTO

Expandable Processing Power, from QUAD to OCTO

UAD-2 Satellite USB 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, UAD-2 Satellite FireWire, and Apollo Twin USB desktop interface 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 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 via USB 3 on PC's running Windows
Access over 100 plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Marshall, Studer, Neve, Manley, SSL, EMT, Empirical Labs, MXR and more
Take UAD plug-ins “on the road” for mixing on USB 3-equipped Windows PC's
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
Available in Core, Custom & Ultimate packages
All packages include Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle
Compatible with Pro Tools, Cubase, Live, and more (VST, RTAS, AAX 64)
Combine with other UAD-2 devices, including UAD-2 PCIe card(s), UAD-2 Satellite FireWire, and Apollo Twin USB
Supports Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-Bit Editions)
Try before you buy with the 14-day full function demo for all plug-ins
Access to UAD Powered Plug-Ins Library/Online Store
Fan-free design for silent operation

Product Specifications

Fan-less USB 3.0 external enclosure w/ external power supply
Desktop dimensions: 7” wide x 6 3/4” long x 1 3/4” high (weight: 2.24 lbs)
4 or 8 Analog Devices SHARC floating-point processors
Compatible with VST, RTAS, and AAX 64 plug-in formats
44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192 kHz sample rate support (DAW dependent)

USB System Requirements


  • Windows 10 64-Bit Edition

  • Available built-in USB 3 SuperSpeed port*

  • Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor*

  • 6 gigabytes available storage

  • USB 3.0 SuperSpeed cable (included)

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

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

  • For additional compatibility information, visit help.uaudio.com


*Notes:



  • Quad Core i7 or better recommended

  • 2-in-1 systems (notebook/tablet) are not recommended

  • USB 3 adapters (such as PCIe-to-USB 3 expansion cards) are not tested for Apollo Twin USB or UAD-2 Satellite USB connections

Customer Reviews

UAD-2 Satellite USB

Overall Rating

S. Laporte

July 11, 2021

This is a no-brainer

Very easy to move around and no-frills, this is a beauty. So basiucally, you have a "Elite Fx will travel " unit. Me loves it.

W. Dumaop

June 17, 2021

Amazing

With the Satellite Octo and Apollo Twin are hands down the most valuable additions to my workflow in over a decade. Handles large drum and bass mixes effortlessly with very little need to bounce down until the late stages of the project.

W. Dumaop

June 17, 2021

Amazing

With the Satellite Octo and Apollo Twin are hands down the most valuable additions to my workflow in over a decade. Handles large drum and bass remixes effortlessly with very little need to bounce down until the late stages of the project.

N. Lee

May 31, 2021

UAD-2 Satellite USB Octo

One of a kind plugins. Expensive a bit but gold.

P. Fury

May 12, 2021

Very cool gear

When Using this gear freeze once, but I like plug-ins.

G. Castle

May 10, 2021

MY SECOND UAD-2 QUAD

I now have two UAD-2 QUAD USBs so I can use more UA plugins. I use a Startech 7-Port USB3.0 / USB2.0 Hub that enables me to use more than one UAD-2. I do wish Universal Audio would give at least one free plugin for a second purchase.

J. Rios

April 13, 2021

A Tool You Need

My PC now runs a lot more comfortable and with the best plugins for my projects. A must have

J. Rios

April 13, 2021

A Tool You Need

My PC now runs a lot more comfortable and with the best plugins for my projects. A must have

D. Albornoz

April 9, 2021

Impresionante!

Increíble herramienta de procesamiento, soporta toda la carga de trabajo dejando la PC liberada.

M. Mangold

April 4, 2021

UAD-2 Satellite USB Octo

Nice unit! Not so easy to install but work propper.

M. Casarin

April 3, 2021

Indispensable

Universal audio worked hard to give us the necessary power to improve our audio projects. I'm really pleased with this satellite!

M. Casarin

April 3, 2021

Indispensable

Universal audio worked hard to give us the necessary power to improve our audio projects. I'm really pleased with this satellite!

M. Casarin

April 3, 2021

Indispensable

Universal audio worked hard to give us the necessary power to improve our audio projects. I'm really pleased with this satellite!

P. Janko

March 30, 2021

UAD 2 Satellite

TOP

M. Di Girolamo

March 20, 2021

My opinion

Really fantastic product, I have watched some videos on the internet and, I can say that it is all true, the hardware is very beautiful, elegant and the sounds obtained with the plugins are "wonderful"! Rating from 1 to 10 ... 11!
Marino

M. Ramos Jiménez

March 20, 2021

Pure UAD Power

I´am using with a Apollo Twin USB. All setup is Okey. The installation is so easy.

D. East

March 10, 2021

Easy Setup, Powerful Product

Being on PC audio options are typically limited, but after hearing about this decided to research it. Went with the Octo Core so I wouldn't run into issues down the line with plugins (chart is easy to locate and get an idea of how much processing power you would need). The quality of the plugins is unmatched coming from Waves and similar. A lot of the gear the plugins emulate I wouldn't have access to without booking a studio session, so this makes it much easier to record and mix at my leisure instead of having to book studio time. 5/5 would buy again.

R. Walsh

March 8, 2021

Never Enough

This is my second Octo. You can never have too much processing. A extra bonus is when adding overdubs later in a project. Still can use the channel strip emulators without having to get rid of the plugins already in use.

R. Walsh

March 8, 2021

Never Enough

This is my second Octo. You can never have too much processing. A extra bonus is when adding overdubs later in a project. Still can use the channel strip emulators without having to get rid of the plugins already in use.

M. Johannes

March 7, 2021

The thruth about my UAD-2 Satellite USB accelerator

Over 12 months (with 2x a week fasting from food) I have been saving my money to buy UAD-2 Satellite USB machine. It works well under Windows 10 and on Win 7 laptop with UAD powered plugins bundle from 2016, connected by Fresco Logic USB 3.0 Root Hub Controller FL 1100 as well. Your plugins are cool, but too expensive. I am not able to buy them even during a period when you offer 50 % discount. The identical plugins (bx_masterdesk, SPL Twin Tube Processor, Elysia Alpha Compressor etc.)... I buy by Plugin Alliance when they offer discount up 80 %. Townsend Labs Inc. offers L22 Sphere Mic plugin for free, but by UAD I have to pay 199 €. Why? I don´t know...