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The ultimate in UAD powered plug-ins, with Quad processing power.
The UAD-2 QUAD is Universal Audio's most powerful processing package, giving producers and engineers full access to award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins on Mac or PC. This DSP accelerator package includes several of Universal Audio's most popular "analog classic" plug-ins—the LA-2A and 1176 Compressors/Limiters, and the Pultec EQP-1A—for rich, vintage sound quality right out of the box. Thanks to its PCIe card with 4 SHARC processors, the UAD-2 QUAD provides 4 times the processing boost of the UAD-2 SOLO, allowing for the largest professional mixes. Better still, it gives users full access to the UAD Powered Plug-Ins library, including some of the best-reviewed plug-ins of all time.
Specifically, the UAD-2 QUAD provides access to popular UAD plug-in titles from Manley, Empirical Labs, Neve, Roland, BOSS, EMT, Fairchild, Harrison, Helios, Little Labs, Pultec, SPL, Teletronix, and more (sold separately). Whether you use Cubase, Nuendo, Logic, Digital Performer, or Pro Tools, these UAD-2 plug-ins can inject the character and quality of classic hardware into your mixes, while freeing up your computer's internal processor for other mixing duties.
Mac- and Windows-compatible, with support for VST, Audio Units and RTAS, the UAD-2 QUAD is easy to use. Just install the software, install the card, and start mixing.
Developed by one of the industry's finest engineering teams, and backed by frequent new software and plug-in releases, the UAD-2 is the processing platform of choice for many of the world's top musicians, producers, and engineers.
Get the plug-ins professionals are using to make records — and seriously boost your computer's processing power too.
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Comments about Universal Audio UAD-2 Quad:
This is my third UAD card (I have an original UAD-1 as well as UAD-2 duo).
The installation is totally painless and UAD's account management and authorization process meant that the time from opening up the PC to install the card and having it up and running was all of 10 minutes.
Being able to off-load DSP from the PC's CPU to the UAD's SHARC chips is a great side benefit to having and using UAD's plugins. The plugins are really top notch and provide many tools for solving acoustic and production problems that I don't find in my TC Powercore and Waves plugins (though these have some solutions that I like better than UAD).
If you do decide to move into the UAD platform, get the quad, otherwise, you will likely wish you had!
I have been a UAD user for 5 years now and have never had a problem with their software or hardware.