U Audio UAD-2 Satellite DUO Core FW DSP Accel Pack


Dual-Processor Access to UAD Powered Plug-Ins — Now on Intel-Based iMacs®, MacBook Pros® and Mac minis®.

Manufacturer Description:

The UAD-2 Satellite DUO Core is Universal Audio’s workhorse FireWire DSP Accelerator, giving project studios access to award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins on computers including Intel-based iMacs, MacBook Pros, and Mac minis. In creating UAD-2 plug-ins, UA’s DSP engineers work with the original hardware manufacturers — using their exact schematics, golden units, and experienced ears — to create fully authenticated plug-ins with all the warmth of classic analog equipment. 

Powered by dual SHARC processors, the UAD-2 Satellite DUO Core unit easily connects to Intel-based Macs via FireWire 800 or 400, letting you run full mixes with UAD plug-ins, without taxing your host computer.

Key Features

  • Workhorse dual-processor external FireWire 800 and 400 DSP Accelerator unit, compatible with Intel-based iMacs, MacBook Pros, and Mac minis
  • Ideal for project studios running medium-sized projects w/ higher plug-in instances 
  • Compatible with Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, Digital Performer and more
  • Includes “Analog Classics” plug-in bundle, featuring LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler, 1176LN / 1176SE Classic Limiting Amplifiers, Pultec EQP-1A, and Realverb Pro plug-ins
  • Can be combined with other UAD-2 devices, including UAD-2 PCIe card(s), UAD-2 Satellite, and Apollo audio interface
  • Also available as UAD-2 Satellite DUO Custom package


The UAD-2 Satellite DUO Core includes UA’s “Analog Classics” plug-in bundle, and provides access to popular UAD plug-in titles from Ampex, Manley, Lexicon, EMT, Empirical Labs, Neve, MXR, Roland, Fairchild, Harrison, Little Labs, Studer, SSL and more (sold separately).

With support for VST, Audio Units and RTAS, the UAD-2 Satellite DUO Core is easy to use. Just install the software, connect the unit to an available FireWire 800 or 400 port, power up and start mixing with some of the world’s finest audio plug-ins.

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