Universal Audio announce UAD-2 Live Rack Ultimate & UAD-2 Live Rack Core 16-channel MADI effects processor for live sound engineers
The team at Universal Audio have announced the new UAD-2 Live Rack Ultimate and UAD-2 Live Rack Core 16-channel MADI effects processors which provide live sound engineers with the ability to craft mixes utilising Realtime UAD Processing and industry-leading UAD plug-ins. They've even bundled each option with the coveted Antares Auto-Tune Realtime plug ins!
Touring and studio sound engineers will love these great new effects processors as they provide you with the ability to combine four UAD-2 Live Rack units for up to 64 channels of MADI signal processing via Mac Thunderbolt. Plus, the new Fail Safe features, Live Rack Applications, host of free plug ins and Realtime UAD QUAD Core Processing provide professional sound engineers with total control over their sound.
Let’s take a look at the key features…
A full suite of plug ins
The UAD-2 Live Rack effects processors both feature Realtime UAD Plug-In Processing, so you can enhance your live mixes with some of the worlds best analog emulations all thanks to Universal Audio’s acclaimed UAD Powered Plug-Ins library.
With the UAD-2 Live Rack Ultimate, users get over 90 UAD plug-ins including exclusive titles from Antares, Studer SSL, Neve, Manley, Lexicon, API, Fender, Moog, and many more.
Users of the UAD-2 Live Rack Core will have access to an impressive but scaled down suite of 8 UAD plug-ins including Antares Auto-Tune Realtime, Teletronix LA-2A and 1176 compressors, Pultec EQs, and more.
Both models include the Antares Auto-Tune Realtime plug-in which is renowned for its vocal enhancing creative applications and real time auto tuning and pitch correction capabilities.
Intuitive Live Rack Application
The UAD-2 Live Rack includes an intuitive Live Rack Application feature which encourages seamless operation in a live setting. Front of House engineers will really appreciate the fact they can make changes on the fly including drag and drop, copy and paste, keyboard navigation, plug-in zoom, and will undoubtedly appreciate the ability to store and recall channel strip presets and/or complete setup configuration Snapshots quickly. Larger text, MIDI snapshot recall, networked software integration to Soundcraft Vi consoles and GUI elements also make life a lot easier.
New Fail Safe Features
The team at Universal Audio understand that things can go wrong in a live situation, so have sought to try and minimise any onstage nightmares that can occur by crafting intuitive Fail-Safe features. A selection of redundant internal power supplies within the UAD-2 Live Rack will kick in and continue to process audio if one power supply fails, so you’re always covered. In addition, if your Live Rack or computer fails or the Thunderbolt cable is disconnected, the unit will still process audio with the last known plug-in intact. Safe Mode also stops any destructive setting changes from creeping in during a live show – this truly is a safer way to process effects!
What are the differences between the UAD-2 Live Rack Ultimate & UAD-2 Live Rack Core?
The main differences between the UAD-2 Live Rack Ultimate & UAD-2 Live Rack Core simply come down to the plug-ins.
Both Core and Ultimate versions will come with Antares Autotune on top of their respective plugin bundles for free.
With the Universal Audio UAD-2 Live Rack Ultimate you get over 90 UAD plug-ins including exclusive titles from SSL®, Studer,® SSL,® Neve,® Manley,® Lexicon,® API,® Fender,® Moog,® and many more. Best of all, any existing UAD plug-in users can readily use their licensed UAD plug-ins with UAD-2 Live Rack. Check the product page for full details of all plug-ins offered.
The Universal Audio UAD-2 Live Rack Core contains the following plug-ins:
- Antares Auto-Tune Realtime
- Pultec EQP-1A Legacy EQ
- Pultec Pro Legacy EQ
- UA 1176LN Legacy
- UA 1176SE Legacy
- Teletronix LA-2A Legacy
- UA RealVerb Pro
- Precision Mix Rack Collection
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