Universal Audio UAD-2 Live Rack Core

Powerful 16-channel MADI effects processor with realtime UAD processing for live sound mixing with redundant power supplies and easy to use Live Rack software.


The Universal Audio UAD-2 Live Rack Core is a powerful 16-channel MADI effects processor with realtime UAD processing for live sound mixing.
The Universal Audio UAD-2 Live Rack boasts a UAD Quad Core processing, allowing live sound engineers access to some of the best analogue emulation plug-ins available.
Designed for live applications, the Live Rack uses redundant internal power supplies ensuring the unit can continue to process audio even if one of the power supply fails. The UAD-2 Live Rack is also cascadable with up to four units working together offering a total of 64 channels of MADI processing.
The Live Rack application gives front-of-house engineers intuitive ways to manage their plugins with drag and drop, copy and paste, keyboard navigation, plug-in zoom as well as channel strip and snapshots storage and recall. Furthermore, it boasts MIDI snapshot recall capabilities and networked software integration with certain Soundcraft VI consoles.
The UAD-2 Live Rack Core ships with a generous suite of plug-ins including:

UA 1176
Teletronix LA-2A
Pultec EQs
Antares Auto-Tune Realtime

Existing owners of UAD plug-ins will also benefit from the use of their existing collection with the UAD-2 Live Rack.

Universal Audio UAD-2 Live Rack Core Main Features:

Durable 1U Rack enclosure
4 SHARC DSPs on-board
Dual-redundant internal power supplies with failover detection
Each UAD‑2 Live Rack unit processes up to 16 channels of a MADI stream
Add additional units for 32, 48, or 64 MADI channels
Runs a huge library of UAD Powered Plug-Ins & UAD Direct Developer Plug-Ins
Dual-Thunderbolt 3 host connectivity
One set of MADI optical I/O (64 channels @ 48 kHz)
Word Clock I/O (BNC) and input termination
Sample Rate support from 44.1 kHz to 96 kHz
Clock Support for the following formats: Internal, MADI, Word Clock Software
Purpose-built UAD‑2 Live Rack application for inserting UAD Powered Plug-Ins
Networked integration with select Soundcraft Vi Series consoles – allows full remote snapshot triggering and storing
Create, store, and recall channel strip presets
Create, store, and recall snapshots
Up to eight UAD Powered Plug-Ins per-channel
Meter bridge always displays signal levels on all channels
Plug-ins are categorized by type for quick assignments
Large text and graphics for high visibility in live sound environments
SAFE Mode ensures destructive changes do not occur during a live scenario
Edit Mode ensures changes can be made as quickly as possible
Intuitive drag/drop functionality for copy/paste, navigation, and moving plug-ins between inserts and/or tracks
Most functions can be navigated and executed without a mouse (via computer keyboard)
Full screen application minimizes visual clutter
Delay compensation group channels for maintaining phase alignment (critical for drums)
Application and Snapshots can be configured without connected hardware for offline setup and/or sharing with other operators


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