Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite TB3 Octo

Thunderbolt DSP system

  • With 8 SHARC processors to calculate UAD plug-ins without loading the CPU of the host computer
  • 2 Thunderbolt 3 connectors
  • Combination with other UAD-2 devices possible
  • Plugin formats: VST/AU/RTAS/AAX64
  • Includes Analog Classics Plus bundle
  • Suitable transport bag: Art.478690 (not included)

Note: Thunderbolt cable not included in scope of delivery

Further Information

USB 3 No
Ethernet No
PCI Express No
Firewire No
Audio In-and Outputs No
System Expansion Yes
PCMCIA No
ExpressCard No

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Awesome piece of gear if you are into Universal Audio
music gear junkie :), 24.03.2021
I own a quad-core FW800 apollo rack unit which I recently upgraded with a TB3 expansion card and now I am having lots of fun exploring Luna. This TB Octo is a great addition to it and now with 12 DSP chips at my disposal I can get a lot more happening mixing with UAD plugins with lots of DSP headroom.

What I didn't realize first is that the TB3 Octo unit can be used without a UAD audio interface which means I can take with me whenever I am traveling and have my UAD plugings at my disposal on a laptop.

What is also cool is that is actually smaller, more compact than it may seem when looking at the pictures, same hight as apollo rack units and is quite light-weight so no issues using it on the go. If one's laptop is not super powerful, this unit will take a lot of processing onto itself and save laptop CPU from overheating, which is another pro for considering investing in this.

Cannot be happier with this purchase! Thanks a lot, Thomann Team for a superb customer service and experience!
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no brainer
paolofromitaly, 04.01.2020
If you need a kick to boost your UA system processing power, this is the no brainer option. I would guess the other scenario would be to use it standalone to add support for UA plugins to an existing system, particularly useful in a mobile solution.

Unboxed it, plugged it in my Apollo x8p, switched on: it popped up the registration web page. Overall I was done with all of that in about 2 minutes, and up and running. Could not have been simpler than that.
Handling the unit it also feels sturdy, which seems relevant if you use it a lot in mobile scenarios.
The Quad unit is cheaper but I'd recommend the extra investment for the Octo. This is especially true if this is the only UA processing unit you use: 4 DSPs is not a lot, and if you run at higher sample rates you will definitely run out of juice sooner than you like.
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Hobosapiens, 24.04.2020
Santas little helper when it comes down to external dsp and taking off some of your cpu load when mixing. Some of the plugins are really good, I bought mine within special period which granted me some additional hi end plugins. It works well, I use it on my old mbp early 2013. Zero issues so far. Thumbs up, great product and of course, swift delivery and excellent service by Thomann as well.
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JUST AMAZING
JZAB, 27.01.2021
Pros you can use so many UAD plugins now

Cons you need to buy a Thunderbolt 3 cable

but it was really worth it.
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