U Audio UAD-2 Satellite DUO Custom FW DSP Accel


The UAD-2 Satellite Duo Custom package opens the door to the UAD-2 library of industry leading plugins, and gives you plugin processing power without taxing your computer via FireWire.

Manufacturer Description:

The UAD-2 Satellite DUO Custom combines UA’s workhorse dual-processor FireWire DSP Accelerator with a Custom software bundle that lets you choose any three UAD plug-in titles at registration. 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 Custom unit easily connects to Intel-based iMacs, MacBook Pros, and Mac minis 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
  • Custom software bundle lets users “pick any 3” UAD plug-in titles within 45 days of registration**
  • 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 Core package


The UAD-2 Satellite DUO Custom includes UA’s “Analog Classics” plug-in bundle, and it lets users select any three additional UAD plug-in titles from a world-renowned library that includes Ampex, Manley, Lexicon, EMT, Empirical Labs, Neve, MXR, Roland, Fairchild, Harrison, Little Labs, Studer, SSL and more.

With support for VST, Audio Units and RTAS, the UAD-2 Satellite DUO Custom 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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