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Universal Audio UAD-2 Octo Core Thunderbolt Satellite

Octo Core Thunderbolt DSP Accelerator, "Analog Classics Plus" Plug-In Bundle

Code: 212717    Manufacturer Part No: TBSATO-C   
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(5 reviews)


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€1,041.47 (euros)

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UAD-2 Octo Core Thunderbolt Satellite description:

The Universal Audio UAD-2 Sat Thunderbolt Octo Core is a DSP accelerator with 8 processors.

The UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt DSP Accelerator is a sleek, powerful way for Thunderbolt-equipped Mac users to “supercharge” their systems and run larger mixes filled with rich, DSP-intensive plug-ins. UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt also provides full access to UAD Powered Plug-Ins, including exclusive plug-ins from Studer, Ampex, Lexicon, Neve, Manley, SSL, and more. Offering improved performance at higher sample rates, and reduced plug-in latency versus FireWire, UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt is compatible with all Thunderbolt-equipped Macs.

The main features of the Universal Audio UAD-2 Sat Thunderbolt Octo Core include:

  • Run UAD Powered Plug-Ins via blazing fast Thunderbolt 2 connection
  • Access over 90 plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Roland, Studer, Neve, Manley, SSL, EMT, MXR and more (sold separately)
  • Allows taking UAD plug-ins “on the road,” mixing on Macs with Thunderbolt 1 or 2 connection
  • Available in QUAD and OCTO models w/ 4 or 8 SHARC processors
  • Gives native systems a DSP boost for running larger mixes, with rich, sonically complex plug-ins
  • Available in Core, Custom & Ultimate packages
  • All packages include Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle, featuring:
  • UA 610-B Tube Preamp and Equalizer
  • 1176LN/SE Classic Limiting Amplifiers (Legacy)
  • Fairchild 670 Tube Limiter (Legacy)
  • Pultec Pro Equalizers (Legacy)
  • Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)
  • UA Precision Enhancer Hz
  • CS-1 Precision Channel
  • RealVerb Pro Room Modeler
  • Compatible with Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, and more
  • Combine with other UAD-2 devices, including UAD-2 PCIe card(s), and Apollo audio interface
  • Compatible with VST, AU, RTAS, and AAX 64 plug-in formats
  • Compatible with Mac OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion and 10.9.x Mavericks
  • Fan-free design for silent operation
  • Fan-less Thunderbolt 2 external enclosure w/ external power supply
  • Desktop dimensions: 7” wide x 6 3/4” long x 1 3/4” high (weight: 2.24 lbs)
  • 4 or 8 Analog Devices SHARC floating-point processors
  • Compatible with VST, RTAS, Audio Units, and AAX 64 plug-in formats
  • 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192 kHz sample rate support
  • 14-day full function demo for all plug-ins; try before you buy


Manufacturer: Universal Audio

This page first created on: 23/09/2014

Customer Reviews


I wanted a fix all to having to the maximum processing power for the wonderful UAD plugins before a track was finished or before maxing-out, I thought this would be it however, this box does NOT give you unlimited processing capabilities and the best UA plugins can be VERY DSP intensive. if one Satellite is not enough for you, it can be combined with additional units, or even with any of the Apollo series interfaces.

This customer purchased the product in December 2016


Great product, no heads up that it was coming from Germany though so it was lucky I had a UK plug adaptor.

This customer purchased the product in March 2017


Amazing - plugins are next level too! Definitely splash the cash and get one of these! I'd recommend to anyone looking to get the best sounding mixes inside the box!

This customer purchased the product in March 2016

Expertise/Experience: Amateur
Music Style: Blues
Ireland IE

Anyone who has been following the pro audio business for the last century will have heard of UA. While there is little doubt that native plugins are catching up there is little to compete with UA- the bonus being that the processing is done on their own DSP chips and not the host processor- as an owner of a dual core I7 Mac Mini this is a huge deal.

At the moment you get over €1000 worth of free plugins with this plus a €100 voucher to spend as well so really the hardware is only costing you €300-400 depending on how valuable those plugins are to you- and boy are they amazing!!! I also got the Helios 69 EQ free too when I registered- awesome!!!

But all is not perfect- first NO THUNDERBOLT cable! How manufacturers think that its acceptable to ship a product in this price range without the cable needed to make it work boggles the mind........ but at least I knew what to expect and had one ordered. What really cheesed me off was the European plug top and no adapter- not enough DV247, we don't just keep a bag of IEC mains cables lying around the place you know! This obviously shipped straight from Musicstore Germany to me hence the slow delivery and European plug top.

Overall I highly recommend the product but there is room for improvement on the service side of things- however DV247 were the best price in Europe so well done!

This customer purchased the product in February 2016


It's a World class plugins and is such a Powerful device with a Slick design. A very good recreation of analogue gear..

This customer purchased the product in September 2015