NEW: UAD-2 Ultimate 6 Bundles from Universal Audio

Posted on Thu 16 November 2017 in entries

UAD-2 Ultimate 6
Universal Audio just unveiled a pre-Christmas treat in the form of an updated DSP accelerator and plugin bundle!

The UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt OCTO Ultimate 6 is Universal Audio’s most powerful DSP accelerator, combined with a flagship collection of 95 UAD Powered Plug-Ins. This sleek desktop unit is compatible with Thunderbolt-equipped Macs and Windows PCs, and can supercharge Apollo interfaces and other UAD-2 DSP Accelerator systems to run larger mixes filled with rich analog emulation plug-ins. This new package has been released alongside a USB and PCI Card equivalent.

The UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt OCTO Ultimate 6 includes 95 UA-developed* plug-in titles from a world-renowned library that includes Ampex, Lexicon, Neve, Manley, Fairchild, Empirical Labs, Fender, Studer, SSL, KORG, and many more. In creating UAD plug-ins, Universal Audio’s DSP engineers work with the original hardware manufacturers — using their exact schematics, golden units, and experienced ears — to give you all the warmth of classic analog equipment in your DAW.

The UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt OCTO Ultimate 6 provides massive horsepower via eight SHARC processors, and its Thunderbolt technology offers reduced plug-in latency compared to FireWire 800.

Key Features:
Run UAD Powered Plug-Ins via Thunderbolt connection on modern Macs or Windows 10 PCs

8 SHARC processors provide a massive DSP boost for running large professional mixes 

Includes “Ultimate 6” plug-in bundle, featuring 95 UA-developed plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Studer, Neve, Manley, SSL, Empirical Labs, Fender, KORG, and more*

Take UAD plug-ins “on the road” for mixing on Thunderbolt-equipped computers

Dual Thunderbolt ports allow convenient daisy-chaining of Thunderbolt peripherals

Compatible with Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Ableton Live, and more

Combine with other UAD-2 devices, including UAD-2 PCIe card(s), and Apollo audio interfaces

VST, AU, RTAS, AAX 64 and 64-bit DAW compatible

* Ultimate 6 package includes 95 UA-developed plug-ins up to and including UAD Software v9.4 Does not include any Direct Developer (3rd party) plug-ins, nor plug-ins released after UAD software v9.4.

UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt System Requirements

For complete compatibility information, visit


Apple Mac computer with available Thunderbolt port

macOS 10.10 Yosemite, 10.11 El Capitan, or 10.12 Sierra


PC computer with available Thunderbolt 3 via USB-C port

Windows 10 (64-Bit Edition)

Qualified Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter (sold separately)


Thunderbolt 2 cable (sold separately)

6 gigabytes available storage

Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins

Compatible VST, Audio Units, RTAS, or AAX 64 plug-in host DAW software

Quad Core i7 or better processor recommended

UAD Ultimate 6

Ultimate 6 Software Bundle Contents:

Compressors/Limiters (22)

API 2500 Stereo Bus Compressor

dbx® 160 Compressor / Limiter

Empirical Labs Distressor™

Fairchild® 670 Compressor

Fairchild® 660 Compressor

Fairchild® 670 Legacy Compressor

Manley Variable Mu® Limiter Compressor

Neve® 33609 Compressor

Neve® 33609SE Compressor

Precision Buss Compressor

SSL® 4000 G Bus Compressor

SSL® G Series Legacy Bus Compressor

Teletronix® LA-2 Classic Leveler

Teletronix® LA-2A Gray Classic Leveler

Teletronix® LA-2A Legacy Leveling Amplifier

Teletronix® LA-2A Silver Classic Leveler

Teletronix® LA-3A Classic Leveler

UA 1176AE Classic Limiter

UA 1176LN Legacy Limiting Amplifier

UA 1176SE Legacy Limiting Amplifier

UA 1176 Rev A Classic Limiter

UA 1176LN Rev E Classic Limiter


Equalizers (20)

API 550A Parametric EQ

API 560 Graphic EQ

Cambridge EQ

Harrison® 32C Channel EQ

Harrison® 32C SE Channel EQ

Helios™ Type 69 EQ

Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ

Neve® 1073 Legacy Classic Console EQ

Neve® 1073SE Legacy Classic Console EQ

Neve® 1081 Classic Console EQ

Neve® 1081SE Classic Console EQ

Neve® 31102 Classic Console EQ

Neve® 31102SE Classic Console EQ

Precision Equalizer

Pultec EQP-1A Legacy EQ

Pultec EQP-1A Passive EQ

Pultec HLF-3C Passive EQ

Pultec MEQ-5 Passive EQ

Pultec Pro Legacy EQ

Trident® A-Range Classic Console EQ


Channel Strips (10)

API Vision Channel Strip

CS-1 Channel Strip

Manley® VOXBOX Channel Strip

Neve® 88RS Channel Strip

Neve® 88RS Legacy Channel Strip

Precision Channel Strip

SSL® 4000 E Channel Strip

SSL® E Series Legacy Channel Strip

UA 610-A Preamp & EQ

UA 610-B Preamp & EQ


Delay & Modulation (9)

Brigade Chorus Pedal

Cooper® Time Cube MkII Delay

EP-34 Tape Echo

Galaxy Tape Echo

KORG® SDD-3000 Digital Delay

MXR® Flanger/Doubler

Precision Delay Modulation

Precision Delay Modulation Long

Studio D Chorus


Special Processing (15)

Ampex® ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder

FATSO™ Jr. Tape Sim. & Compressor

FATSO™ Sr. Tape Sim. & Compressor

Little Labs® IBP Phase Alignment Tool

Little Labs® Voice Of God Bass Resonance

Moog® Multimode Filter

Moog® Multimode Filter SE

Oxide Tape Recorder

Precision De-Esser

Precision Enhancer Hz

Precision Enhancer kHz

SPL® Transient Designer

Studer® A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder

Thermionic Culture Vulture

Moog® Multimode Filter XL


Guitar (4)

Bermuda Triangle

Fender® ’55 Tweed Deluxe

TS Overdrive

Raw Distortion


Mastering (6)

Precision K-Stereo Ambience Recovery

Precision Maximizer

Precision Multiband

Precision Limiter

Manley® Massive Passive EQ

Manley® Massive Passive Mastering EQ

Reverbs (9)

AKG BX 20 Spring Reverb

DreamVerb Room Modeler

EMT® 140 Classic Plate Reverb

EMT® 250 Electronic Reverb

Lexicon® 224 Digital Reverb

Ocean Way Studios

Precision Reflection Engine

Pure Plate Reverb

RealVerb Pro Custom Room Modeler