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Universal Audio UAD-2 Live Rack Core

£1,399.00 inc. vat
£1,165.83 ex. vat
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Universal Audio UAD-2 Live Rack Core

The Universal Audio UAD-2 Live Rack Core is a rack-mount unit with redundant power supply designed to run UAD-2 plug-ins in realtime for live sound situations. The UAD-2 Live Rack features a robust 16-channel MADI effects processor that allows live sound engineers to craft studio-quality mixes using Realtime UAD Processing and industry-leading UAD plug-ins.

Built to withstand the rigors of live sound, users can:

  • Connect up to four UAD-2 Live Rack units for up to 64 channels of MADI signal processing.
  • Mix studio-quality live sound with included UAD plug‑ins like Antares Auto-Tune Realtime, genuine Teletronix® LA‑2A and 1176 compressors, Pultec® EQs, and more
  • Use the Live Rack App for effects tweaking, saving, and recall — complete with drag and drop, copy and paste, plug-in zoom, channel strip presets, and more
  • Mix faster with MIDI snapshot recall and seamless integration with select Soundcraft Vi consoles

The Core version comes with the following plug-ins:

  • Antares Auto-Tune Realtime
  • Pultec EQP‐1A Legacy
  • Pultec Pro Legacy
  • UA 1176LN Legacy
  • UA 1176SE Legacy
  • Teletronix LA‐2A Legacy
  • RealVerb‐Pro
  • Precision Mix Rack Collection

Universal Audio UAD-2 Live Rack Features

  • 16-channel MADI effects processor for live mixing w/ Realtime UAD QUAD Core Processing and UAD plug-ins
  • Process with acclaimed UAD Powered Plug-Ins while mixing live sound — including no latency pitch correction with Antares Auto-Tune Realtime
  • Includes a suite of UAD plug-ins including Antares Auto-Tune Realtime, Teletronix LA-2A and 1176 compressors, Pultec EQs, and more
  • Allows use of any licensed UAD plug-in(s) in users’ UAD accounts*
  • Combine 4 units for up to 64 channels of Optical MADI signal processing
  • Store configuration Snapshot files for easy recall of all show settings
  • Load Snapshot configurations via MIDI or Soundcraft Vi CUE function
  • Connects to Soundcraft Vi consoles via Ethernet for Snapshot CUE control
  • Thunderbolt 3 connectivity for Macs (for plug-in control only)


  • 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