Universal Audio Unveils UAD-2 Satellite DSP Accelerators

NAMM SHOW NEWS ANAHEIM, CALIF. January 13, 2011 — Universal Audio (UA), a leading manufacturer of professional audio recording products, today announced the impending release of UAD 2 Satellite DUO and QUAD Firewire DSP Accelerator Packages. As the newest members
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NAMM SHOW NEWS - ANAHEIM, CALIF. January 13, 2011 — Universal Audio (UA), a leading manufacturer of professional audio recording products, today announced the impending release of UAD-2 Satellite DUO and QUAD Firewire DSP Accelerator Packages. As the newest members of UA’s award-winning UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins platform, the UAD-2 Satellite family combines DSP acceleration with the plug-and-play simplicity of Firewire 800/400 — perfect for modern, Intel-based iMacs and MacBook Pros.

The UAD-2 Satellite puts the entire UAD Powered Plug-Ins library within easy reach of Firewire 800 and 400-equipped computers; no PCIe card installation required. In developing these UAD plug-ins, UA’s DSP engineers work 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.

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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.
“This is a really exciting announcement, both for UA as a company, and for legions of musicians and engineers wanting to tap into UAD-2 plug-ins via Firewire,” commented Universal Audio President Matt Ward. “The UAD-2 Satellite is a sleek, high-quality product that delivers even higher quality results.”

“UAD-2 Satellite is the result of UA listening to our customers, and giving them a processing solution that is both elegant and powerful,” added UA Senior Product
Manager Lev Perrey. “Coupled with our roadmap of exciting new plug-ins, we anticipate this product expanding our 40,000-strong UAD user base significantly in the years to come.”

Notable UAD-2 Satellite features include:

• Access the UAD Powered Plug-Ins library on select Firewire 800 and 400 equipped computers
• Compatible with a wide range of modern Intel-based iMacs and MacBook Pros

• Run larger mixes in Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Nuendo, Performer and more —
without taxing host computer CPU

• 5 models to choose from: DUO (Core); DUO Flexi (w/ $500 Plug-In Voucher);
QUAD (Core), QUAD Flexi (w/ $500 Plug-In Voucher), and QUAD Omni v.5.7 (w/ 50 UAD plug-ins)

The complete line of UAD-2 Satellite DSP Accelerators is slated for a Q1 2011 release with prices starting at $899 MAPP USD.

For the latest release information on the UAD-2 Satellite, visit UA’s website:
http://www.uaudio.com