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Universal Audio UAD-2 OCTO DSP Accelerator Card Ultimate 8 – No Longer Available

Universal Audio’s most powerful PCIe processing hardware, combined with a flagship collection of 104 UAD Powered Plug-Ins

Product Description

The Universal Audio UAD-2 OCTO DSP Accelerator Card Ultimate 8 is UA’s most powerful DSP accelerator, packed with more than 100 UAD Powered Plug-Ins modeled after some of the most iconic signal processors of all time. Compatible with Thunderbolt-equipped Mac and Windows devices, the Ultimate 8 bundle gives you everything you need to capture the sound of your favorite analog hardware while working entirely in-the-box.

Mac and Windows compatible, UAD-2 cards are easy to use. Just install the software, install the PCIe card, and start mixing with an endless collection of the world's finest analog emulation plug-ins.


The UAD-2 Satellite OCTO Thunderbolt 3 is equipped with eight high-powered SHARC processors for unparalleled DSP power and ultra-low latency, enabling you to run large, professional mix sessions right from your DAW. Plus, the Satellite OCTO Thunderbolt 3 is backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 devices, so you can take your favorite plug-ins along with you to any session.

Compatible with Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, Cubase, Live, and more, the Satellite OCTO Thunderbolt 3 gives you the flexibility to create world-class mixes in any DAW. Equipped with dual Thunderbolt 3 ports, the Satellite OCTO Thunderbolt 3 can easily be daisy chained with additional Thunderbolt peripherals. Combine the Satellite OCTO Thunderbolt 3 with other Thunderbolt-equipped UAD-2 devices such as PCIe cards, UA AudioInterfaces, and additional Satellites for even more processing power.


UAD-2 Satellite OCTO Thunderbolt 3 Ultimate 8 includes 104 UA-developed plug-ins, including full channel strips, compressors, limiters, equalizers, reverbs, delay and modulation effects, guitar amp and pedal simulators, custom mastering software and even specialized processors and tape machine emulators.

Every UAD plug-in is painstakingly created under the guidance of the original hardware manufacturers, using their exact schematics to recreate the sonic imprint of legendary studio processors from Ampex, Lexicon, Neve, Helios, Fender, SSL, and more.

To top it all off, Satellite OCTO Thunderbolt 3 Ultimate 8 includes five all-new plug-ins: Avalon VT-737sp Channel Strip, V76 Preamplifier, UA 175B Tube Compressor, UA 176 Tube Compressor and Capitol Chambers Reverb.


  • Powerful OCTO Core PCIe Card for running UAD Powered Plug-Ins on Mac and Windows 10 systems
  • Includes UAD Ultimate 8 plug-in bundle, featuring more than 100 UA-developed plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Studer, Neve, Avalon, Fender, SSL, Capitol Studios, and more
  • Ideal for professional power users running demanding projects with high plug-in instances and/or high sample rates
  • Compatible with Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, Cubase, Live, and more
  • Can be combined with other UAD-2 devices, including UAD-2 Satellites, UA audio interfaces, and additional PCIe cards
  • Connect to Thunderbolt-equipped computers via a compatible PCIe chassis (sold separately)
  • VST, AU, RTAS, and AAX 64 compatible

System Requirements:

  • 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)
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

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