Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite TB3 - OCTO Custom

Article number: TB3SATO-X
Availability: Ships from manufacturer


  • Get up to $1,296 worth of FREE UAD Powered Plug-Ins
  • Fuel tracks with legendary compressors, channel strips, reverbs, and more
  • Bolster your host computer’s CPU with UAD-2 QUAD or OCTO Core Processing
  • Choose between multiple accelerators, including UAD-2 Satellite or PCIe card — either TB3, USB, or FireWire for Mac or Windows
  • The UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt OCTO Custom Core from Universal Audio is a DSP accelerator that allows for accessing UAD plug-ins within any DAW software running on Thunderbolt 3 equipped Mac and Windows computers. It's also backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 1 or 2 if you have the appropriate cable.

    Powered by eight SHARC processors, the standalone DSP accelerator provides extensive plug-in instantiation for large mixes without taxing the host computer, and while delivering world-class analog emulation. The Custom edition goes a little further: it gives you three additional UAD plug-ins of your choice, provided you download them within forty days of your purchase.

    Other benefits of the Thunderbolt 3 equipped DSP accelerator include greater UAD plug-in instances (the interface requires less of its own DSP to function when compared with previous versions), improved performance at higher sample rates, and reduced UAD plug-in latency. Additionally, the unit can supercharge existing Apollo interfaces and other UAD-2 DSP Accelerator systems by creating expanded systems for running complex mixes.

    Included with the unit is the company's Analog Classics bundle, featuring the UA 610-B Preamp and EQ, along with legacy editions of the LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler, 1176LN / 1176SE Classic Limiting Amplifier, Fairchild 670 Tube Limiter, Pultec Pro Equalizers, UA Precision Enhancer Hz, CS-1 Precision Channel, and RealVerb Pro plug-ins.


    • Portable DSP Accelerator unit plus UAD plug-in package
    • Run UAD Powered Plug-ins via the Thunderbolt 3 connection on your computer
    • Juiced performance at higher sample rates with less than 2ms of latency
    • 8 SHARC processors provide a massive DSP boost for running large professional mixes
    • Choose any 3 additional UAD plug-in titles at registration from Ampex, Lexicon, Studer, Neve, Manley, SSL, EMT, and more
    • Compatible with Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, and more
    • Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports for convenient daisy-chaining of Thunderbolt peripherals
    • Fan-free construction for quiet operation
    • Great for mobile mixing with UAD plug-ins on your Thunderbolt 3-equipped computer
    • Expands the DSP power of your Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo audio interface; can be combined with other UAD-2 DSP Accelerators
    • Updated cosmetics with convenient front-panel power switch and eye-catching backlit UA logo
    • Backward-compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 (adapter sold separately)


    • Computer Connectivity:Thunderbolt 3
    • Form Factor:Desktop DSP Accelerator
    • Built In DSP/FX:8 x SHARC Processors - Realtime UAD processing
    • Thunderbolt:2 x USB-C (Thunderbolt 3)
    • Software:UAD Analog Classics Plus Plug-in Bundle: Fairchild, UA, Pultec, Precision, Teletronix, RealVerb Pro ; Additional plug-in access
    • OS Requirements - Mac:OS X 10.12 or later
    • OS Requirements - PC:Windows 10 Anniversary Update or later
    • Power Supply:12V DC power supply (included)

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