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NAMM: UA’s Firewire 800/400 DSP accelerators work on range of Macs

Universal Audio (http://www.uaudio.com), a manufacturer of professional audio recording products, announced the impending release of UAD-2 Satellite DUO and QUAD
Firewire DSP Accelerator Packages at this week’s NAMM show.

As the newest members of UA’s UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins platform, the UAD-2 Satellite
family combines DSP acceleration with the plug-and-play simplicity of Firewire 800/400, according to Universal Audio President Matt Ward. It puts the entire UAD Powered Plug-Ins library within easy reach of Firewire 800 and 400-equipped computers; no PCIe
card installation required, he adds.

Ward says that, in developing these UAD plug-ins, UA’s DSP engineers worked 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, he adds.

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. You can run un larger mixes in Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Nuendo, Performer and more.

There are five models to choose from: Duo (Core); Duo Flexi (with an US$500 plug-in voucher); QUAD (Core), Quad Flexi (with $500 plug-in voucher), and Quad Omni v.5.7 (with 50 UAD plug-ins). The complete line of UAD-2 Satellite DSP Accelerators is slated for a quarter one release with prices starting at US$899..

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