Universal Audio Announces UAD-2 OCTO Ultimate 3 DSP Accelerator Packages

Includes All UA-Developed Plug-ins up to UAD Software v7.8
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Package includes 79 UA-developed UAD plug-ins with top-of-the-line UAD-2 OCTO PCIe or new UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt OCTO DSP Accelerator

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA • September 22, 2014 — Universal Audio, a leading manufacturer of professional audio recording hardware and software, is pleased to announce Ultimate 3 packages for the UAD-2 OCTO PCIe DSP Accelerator Card and new UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt OCTO DSP Accelerator.

Featuring 79 UA-developed UAD Powered Plug-Ins — including offerings from Studer, Ampex, Manley, API, Neve, and more — Ultimate 3 replaces Ultimate 2 as the most comprehensive software bundle offered by UA.

The Ultimate 3 software bundle includes all UA-developed plug-ins up to UAD Software v7.8 (Direct Developer plug-ins not included) and is available in two configurations:

UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt OCTO Ultimate — $5,999 US MAP; Shipping early October

  • Includes new UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt OCTO DSP Accelerator desktop hardware plus the new Ultimate 3 software bundle 

UAD-2 OCTO Ultimate 3 — $5,999 US MAP; Now Shipping

  • Includes UAD-2 OCTO PCIe DSP Accelerator Card plus the new Ultimate 3 software bundle

Learn more about award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins:

Learn more about UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt here:

Learn more about UAD-2 PCIe DSP Accelerator Cards here:

About UAD Powered Plug-Ins

Powered by Universal Audio’s popular UAD-2 DSP Accelerator hardware and Apollo Thunderbolt audio interfaces, UAD Powered Plug-Ins offer the world’s most authentic analog hardware emulations and award-winning audio plug-ins on Mac and PC. UAD plug-ins deliver rich, analog sound quality that would be difficult or impossible to achieve with native recording systems.

About Universal Audio Inc.

Founded in 1958 by recording pioneer Bill Putnam Sr., and refounded in 1999 by Bill Putnam Jr., Universal Audio is best known for its classic, hand-built analog hardware and advanced UAD Digital Signal Processing technology for recording, mixing, and mastering audio. Headquartered in Scotts Valley, California, UA is focused on merging the best of vintage analog and modern digital technology, following its rich recording heritage and motto, “Analog Ears. Digital Minds.” www.uaudio.com.