The team at Universal Audio are very pleased to announce their new Thunderbolt 3 equipped Windows 10 compatible UAD-2 Satellite hardware accelerator in Octo or Quad power configurations.
Windows 10 Compatible Universal Audio UAD-2 Thunderbolt 3 Satellite DSP Accelerator
This announcement from Universal Audio is a big deal especially if you are a Windows 10 AND macOS UAD-2 user.
At last Windows users are no longer restricted to the USB Satellite hardware units, which were not supported by Mac OS.
For macOS users the good news is that you are no longer stuck in a world of converter cables using the Thunderbolt 1 UAD-2 Satellite units which then slowed down your Thunderbolt 2 or 3 computers.
The new UAD-2 Thunderbolt 3 edition is both Windows 10 and macOS compatible so no need to buy 2 different units depending on which machine you are working on.
Like the older UAD-2 Satellite range the new TB-3 version comes in both Quad (4) and Octo (8) SHARC DSP chip varieties. So if you like using only a couple of thirsty UAD-2 plug-ins on your mixes you might opt for the Quad, but if you rely on UAD-2 plug-ins a lot, you might want to opt for the Octo to give you maximum power.
The new UAD-2 TB-3 Satellite features two Thunderbolt 3 ports so the unit does not have to be the last item in the Thunderbolt chain. The external power supply is still connected via the 4 pin XLR style connector.
Run UAD Plug-ins via Thunderbolt 3 on modern Mac or Windows 10 computer
Also backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 2 and 3 via adaptor cable (sold separately)
4 (QUAD) or 8 (OCTO) SHARC processors options gives a massive DSP to run large mixes
Comes with the 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 all major Digital Audio Workstations
Combine with other Thunderbolt-equipped UAD-2 devices including PCIe card(s), UA Audio Interfaces, and additional Satellites (Up to 6 devices)
Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports for daisy-chaining of Thunderbolt peripherals
Also available with Custom software packages featuring user-selectable plug‑ins
You can find out more about the new Universal Thunderbolt 3 Satellite range from the Universal Audio website. UK street pricing is around £715 for the Quad option and £1079 for the Octo UAD-2 TB-3 Satellite DSP accelerator.