UAD-2 Details Revealed

US Universal Audio unveil the new face of powered plug-ins      01/09/08

UAD-2 Details Revealed

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Following on from the teaser in last week’s news Universal Audio have announced the UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins & PCIe DSP Accelerator Card for DAWs. The UAD-2 is the successor to the revolutionary, award-winning UAD-1 Powered Plug-Ins & DSP Card Platform. UAD-2 offers scalable DSP power via 3 different types of cards (Solo, Duo or Quad) which can be mixed or matched in any combination up to 4 cards. Each UAD-2 is powered by the same Analog Devices® 21369 SHARC® floating-point DSP in single and multi-chip configurations. UAD-2 offers 2.5X (Solo), 5x (Duo) and 10X (Quad) the power of UAD-1.
Here’s what the Universal audio people are saying abot the UAD-2…
“The UAD-2 is set to shake up the audio industry even more radically than UAD-1 did.� said Mike Barnes, VP of Marketing for Universal Audio. “We listened hard to the power, feature and plug-in requests from our loyal UAD-1 user base. Then we designed the new potent UAD-2 DSP platform for DAWs to be “the one� that delivers all the sound and channel counts of large-format analog consoles plus all the authentic tone of classic outboard FX inside the box. You can Track, Mix and Master to the next power.�
“The icing on the cake is all our existing UAD plug-in partners including Neve, Roland, SPL, Valley People and Empirical Labs are not only ready to get onboard UAD-2, but will be joined by new partners: Harrison, Moog, and Little Labs. “ enthused Matt Ward, President of Universal Audio. “ These partnerships have helped us to create the most authentic plug-in emulations on the market and now those plugs run on the platform with the most power all in a package that’s within the price range of a small project studio.�
“What makes UAD-2 truly unique is that it not only sounds stellar due to our proprietary UAi modeling technology but it’s deliberately priced to be accessible to all types of studio’s from bedroom, to project to full pro facility.� added Bill Putnam Junior, UA’s CEO & Founder. “From the basic UAD-2 Solo/Duo/Quad to the Flexi (make your own bundle) and Nevana 32/64/128 (exclusive Neve® console bundles), the UAD-2 is one of those rare products which brings UA’s superior sonic quality and legacy of professional recording know-how within the reach of everyone.�
  • 2.5X (Solo), 5X (Duo), 10X (Quad) the power of UAD-1 on a single PCI Express card
  • VST and AU support, cross platform Mac OS X Leopard/Tiger, Win XP/Vista (NOTE: RTAS support to follow in a future 5.x release)
  • Easily Expandable DSP - Use up to 4 UAD-1 & 4 UAD-2 cards in one system
  • LiveTrackâ„¢(low-latency track/monitor mode)L.O.D.Eâ„¢(Live Optimizing DSP Engine)
  • SessionMapâ„¢ (bi-directional UAD-1<>UAD-2 session compatibility & DSP manager)
Pricing and Availability:
The UAD-2 is now shipping and immediately available at UA dealers worldwide in 9 different hardware/software bundles ranging in street price from US$499 (UAD-2 SOLO) to US$1999 (UAD-2 Nevana 128).
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