Universal Audio UAD-2 OCTO Custom PCIe DSP Acelerator Card



The Universal Audio UAD-2 OCTO Custom 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 and any three plug-ins from the Universal Audio store.

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 Custom includes UA’s “Analog Classics” plug-in bundle, and it lets users select any three additional UAD plug-in titles from a world-renowned library that includes Ampex, Manley, Lexicon, EMT, Empirical Labs, Neve, MXR, Roland, Fairchild, Harrison, Little Labs, Studer, SSL and more.

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

  • Flagship eight-processor DSP Accelerator Card (PCIe format) for UAD Powered Plug-Ins on Mac and PC
  • Custom software bundle lets users “pick any 3” UAD plug-in titles within 45 days of registration*
  • Includes “Analog Classics” plug-in bundle, featuring LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler, 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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