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WNAMM11: FireWire DSP Accelerators For UAD-2
UAD-2 Satellite DUO and QUAD allow plug in and play operation on Macs - no PCIe card required 13/01/11
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(UA) has announced the impending release of UAD-2 Satellite DUO and QUAD
Firewire DSP Accelerator Packages. Here's their press release with all the details...
As the newest members of UA's
award-winning UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins platform, the UAD-2 Satellite
family combines DSP acceleration with the plug-and-play simplicity of
Firewire 800/400 -- perfect for modern, Intel-based iMacs and MacBook
The UAD-2 Satellite puts the entire UAD Powered Plug-Ins library
within easy reach of Firewire 800 and 400-equipped computers; no PCIe
card installation required. In developing these UAD plug-ins, UA's DSP
engineers work with leading hardware manufacturers -- including Roland,
Neve, Studer, dbx, Solid State Logic, Lexicon, Manley, Empirical Labs,
Trident, SPL, EMT and more -- using their exact schematics, golden
units, and experienced ears. This gives computer-based musicians and
engineers the warmth and harmonics of classic analog recordings,
wherever they mix.
Available in DUO or QUAD processor format (with either two or four
Analog Devices SHARC processors, respectively), UAD-2 Satellite
packages provide a processing "boost" for digital audio workstations,
and include a selection of classic analog emulation plug-ins, right
out of the box.
"This is a really exciting announcement, both for UA as a company, and
for legions of musicians and engineers wanting to tap into UAD-2
plug-ins via Firewire," commented Universal Audio President Matt Ward.
"The UAD-2 Satellite is a sleek, high-quality product that delivers
even higher quality results."
"UAD-2 Satellite is the result of UA listening to our customers, and
giving them a processing solution that is both elegant and powerful,"
added UA Senior Product Manager Lev Perrey. "Coupled with our roadmap
of exciting new plug-ins, we anticipate this product expanding our
40,000-strong UAD user base significantly in the years to come." Notable UAD-2 Satellite features include:
Access the UAD Powered Plug-Ins library on select Firewire 800 and
400 equipped computers
Compatible with a wide range of modern Intel-based iMacs and MacBook Pros
Run larger mixes in Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Nuendo, Performer and
more -- without taxing host computer CPU
5 models to choose from: DUO (Core); DUO Flexi (w/ $500 Plug-In
Voucher); QUAD (Core), QUAD Flexi (w/ $500 Plug-In Voucher), and QUAD
Omni v.5.7 (w/ 50 UAD plug-ins)
Pricing and Availability:
The complete line of UAD-2 Satellite DSP Accelerators is slated for a
Q1 2011 release with prices starting at $899 MAPP USD.