Universal Audio UAD-2 OCTO Core PCIe DSP Accelerator Card



The Universal Audio UAD-2 OCTO Core PCIe is the premier choice for mixing in-the-box, combining Universal Audios flagship UAD-2 OCTO Core DSP accelerator with the Analog Classics plug-in bundle.

At its heart is the UAD-2 OCTO Core, Universal Audio’s most powerful high-bandwidth DSP processing card, featuring eight Analog Devices SHARC processors. Allowing you to run large-scale professional mixes with minimal overhead to the host CPU. The card can be easily installed into any PCIe-equipped computer, super-charging you Mac or Windows machine.

Developed by the one of the industry’s finest engineering team, and backed by frequent new software and plug-in releases. UA’s DSP engineers work with the original hardware manufacturers — working tirelessly using exact schematics, golden units, and experienced ears to create fully authenticated plug-in emulations with all the warmth and harmonics of the classic analogue gear. The UAD-2 series has found a home amongst many of the world’s leading engineers and producers, powering multiple Platinum-selling and Grammy-winning records.

The UAD-2 OCTO Core includes UA’s “Analog Classics” plug-in bundle, and provides access to popular UAD plug-in titles from Ampex, Manley, Lexicon, EMT, Empirical Labs, Neve, MXR, Roland, Fairchild, Harrison, Little Labs, Studer, SSL and more (sold separately).


The main features of the Universal Audio UAD-2 OCTO Core PCIe include:

•Flagship eight-processor DSP Accelerator Card (PCIe format) for UAD Powered Plug-Ins on Mac and PC
•Includes “Analog Classics” plug-in bundle, featuring LA-2A Classic Audio Leveller, 1176LN / 1176SE
•Classic Limiting Amplifiers, Pultec EQP-1A, and Realverb Pro plug-ins
•Ideal for professional power-users running demanding projects with high plug-in instances and/or high sample rates
•Access the world’s finest emulations of analog classics: Ampex, Manley, Lexicon, EMT, Empirical Labs, Neve, MXR, Roland, Fairchild, Harrison, Little Labs, Studer, SSL and many more.
•Run large, professional mixes in your DAW without taxing host computer CPU
•Free UAD software upgrades, plus access to more plug-ins at UA’s Online Store
•High-bandwidth PCIe card with 8 Analog Devices SHARC floating-point processors
•Compatible with Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, Digital Performer and more
•VST, AU, RTAS support; Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Windows 7 compatible
•Can be combined with other UAD-2 devices, including UAD-2 PCIe card(s), UAD-2 Satellite, and Apollo audio interface

Additional information

Weight 4 kg


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