Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt OCTO Ultimate 4


Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt OCTO Ultimate 4

The ultimate collection of UAD Powered Plug-Ins over Thunderbolt.

The UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt OCTO Ultimate 4 is Universal Audio’s most powerful DSP accelerator, combined with a flagship collection of 83 UAD Powered Plug-Ins. This sleek desktop unit is compatible with all Thunderbolt-based Macs, and can supercharge Apollo interfaces and other UAD-2 DSP Accelerator systems to run larger mixes filled with rich analog emulation plug-ins.

The UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt OCTO Ultimate 4 includes 83 UA-developed* plug-in titles from a world-renowned library that includes Ampex, Lexicon, EMT, Neve, Manley, Fairchild, Little Labs, Studer, SSL, 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 4 provides massive horsepower via eight SHARC processors, and its Thunderbolt 2 technology offers reduced plug-in latency compared to FireWire 800.

Key Features

  • Run UAD Powered Plug-Ins via Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 connection on new Macs
  • 8 SHARC processors provide a massive DSP boost for running large professional mixes
  • Includes “Ultimate 4” plug-in bundle, featuring 83 UA-developed plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Studer, Neve, Manley, SSL, EMT and more*
  • Take UAD plug-ins “on the road” for mixing on Thunderbolt-equipped Macs
  • Dual Thunderbolt ports allow convenient daisy-chaining of Thunderbolt peripherals
  • Compatible with Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, and more
  • Combine with other UAD-2 devices, including UAD-2 PCIe card(s), and Apollo audio interface
  • VST, AU, RTAS, AAX 64 support

Ultimate 4 Software Bundle Contents

  • Channel Strips (8):
    • API Vision Channel Strip
    • CS-1 Channel Strip
    • Neve® 88RS Channel Strip
    • Neve® 88RS Legacy Channel Strip
    • Precision Channel Strip Plug-In
    • SSL E Series Channel Strip
    • UA 610-A Preamp & EQ
    • UA 610-B Preamp & EQ
  • Compressors/Limiters (19):
    • dbx® 160 Compressor / Limiter
    • 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 G Series 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
  • Delay & Modulation (5):
    • Cooper® Time Cube MkII Delay
    • EP-34 Tape Echo
    • MXR® Flanger/Doubler
    • Precision Delay Modulation
    • Precision Delay Modulation Long
  • 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
  • Guitar Pedals (3):
    • Bermuda Triangle
    • Ibanez® Tube Screamer TS808
    • 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 (8):
    • 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
    • RealVerb Pro Custom Room Modeler
  • Special Processing (14):
    • 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


  • Thunderbolt cable sold separately. Visit www.uaudio.com for complete list of supported Macs.
  • * Ultimate 4 package includes 83 UA-developed plug-ins up to and including UAD Software v8.4. Does not include any Direct Developer (3rd party) plug-ins, nor plug-ins released after UAD software v8.4.


  • UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt Minimum System Requirements
  • Apple Mac with available Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port
  • Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or 10.10 Yosemite
  • 6 gigabytes available storage
  • Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins

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

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