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Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt 3 OCTO Ultimate 8

Universal Audio’s most powerful DSP accelerator, combined with a flagship collection of 104 UAD Powered Plug-Ins

Product Description

The Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt 3 OCTO 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.

The UAD-2 Satellite OCTO Thunderbolt 3 Ultimate 8 provides massive horsepower via eight SHARC processors, and its Thunderbolt 3 technology offers unprecedented bandwidth and ultra-low latency.


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.


  • Run UAD Powered Plug-Ins via Thunderbolt 3 on modern Mac and Windows 10 systems (backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 devices)
  • 8 SHARC processors provide a massive DSP boost for running large professional mixes
  • Includes Ultimate 8 plug-in bundle, featuring more than 100 UA-developed plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Neve, Helios, Fender, SSL, and more
  • Compatible with Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, Cubase, Live, and more
  • Combine with other Thunderbolt-equipped UAD-2 devices including PCIe cards, UA Audio Interfaces, and additional Satellites
  • Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports for daisy-chaining of Thunderbolt peripherals

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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