Get the rich analog sound of UAD Powered Plug-Ins over Thunderbolt. The UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt OCTO Core DSP Accelerator gives professional producers and engineers fast, high-powered access to award-winning 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. 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. The UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt OCTO Core includes eight SHARC processors, and its Thunderbolt 2 technology offers reduced plug-in latency compared to Fire wire 800. The UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt OCTO Core comes with UA's "Analog Classics Plus" plug-in bundle, and provide access to more than 90 plug-ins from brands including Ampex, Manley, Lexicon, EMT, Empirical Labs, Never, Roland, Fairchild, Pultec, Studier, SSL, and more (sold separately). "Analog Classics Plus" plug-in bundle features the UA 610-B Preamp & EQ, and Legacy editions of the LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler, 1176LN/1176SE Classic Limiting Amplifier, Fairchild 670 Tube Limiter, Pultec Pro Equalizers, UA Precision Enhancer Hz, CS-1 Precision Channel, and Real Verb Pro plug-ins Minimum System Requirements: Apple Mac with available Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port; Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or 10.9 Mavericks; Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins; Compatible VST, Audio Units, RTAS, or AAX 64 plug-in DAW software; 4 gigabytes available disk space; VST, AU, RTAS, AAX 64 support Thunderbolt cable sold separately.