Universal Audio UAD-2 OCTO Ultimate 8. Includes Ultimate 8

Article number: PCI2O-U8
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The Universal Audio UAD-2 OCTO Ultimate 8 is a DSP accelerator PCIe card that lets professional power users run demanding projects with high plug-in instances and/or high sample rates at low latency without burdening the computer's CPU.

The card easily installs on Mac and Windows workstations equipped with a desktop tower or a PCIe-to-Thunderbolt expansion chassis. Featuring eight SHARC processors, it supercharges your workstation and integrates with other UAD-2 devices including UAD-2 Satellites, other UAD-2 PCIe cards, and Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo audio interfaces if you need to create an expanded system for dense and complex mixes.

The Ultimate 8 edition goes to the extreme by giving you a staggering 104 UA-developed plug-in titles spanning across multiple categories—the selection and sonic versatility of a high-class commercial recording facility. It features a library of authentic analog gear emulations developed in collaboration with iconic manufacturers such as Ampex, Avalon, Lexicon, Neve, Manley, Fairchild, Studer, Fender, SSL, Empirical Labs, and more, using their exact original schematics and experienced ears. With its abundance of EQs, channels strips, compressors, delays, reverbs, and more, the collection brings the warmth of classic analog equipment into your DAW.


  • Universal Audio’s most powerful PCIe processing hardware—run UAD-powered plug-ins on Mac and Windows towers equipped with PCIe slots
  • Works with PCIe expansion chassisEight SHARC processors offer a substantial DSP boost for running large mixes
  • Includes Ultimate 8 plug-in bundle with five new plug-ins—Avalon VT-737 Channel Strip, UA 175B and 176 Tube Compressors, Capitol Chambers Reverb, and V76 Preamplifer
  • Combines with other UAD-2 devices, including UAD-2 Satellites, Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo audio interfaces, and additional UAD-2 PCIe cards
  • Compatible with Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, and more


  • System Requirements
  • macOS 10.12 Sierra, 10.13 High Sierra, or 10.14 Mojave
  • Available PCI Express (PCIe) Slot for Each UAD-2 Card
  • 6 GB Available Storage Space
  • Internet Connection to Download Software and Authorize UAD Plug-Ins
  • Windows 7, 8.1, or 10 (64-bit Editions)
  • Available PCI Express (PCIe) Slot for Each UAD-2 Card
  • 6 GB Available Storage Space
  • Internet Connection to Download Software and Authorize UAD Plug-Ins
  • Plug-In Compatibility
  • Audio Units, AAX 64, RTAS, VST
  • PCIe Specifications
  • Full-Height, Short PCIe Card (6.6 x 4.2" / 16.8 x 10.7 cm When Fully Seated)
  • Package Weight: 1.92 lb
  • Box Dimensions (LxWxH): 14.2 x 10 x 2.9"

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