UAD-Xpander, UAD for laptops

Universal Audio, a manufacturer of high quality vintage audio hardware and DSP software plugins for digital audio workstations, today announced the UAD-Xpander, an ExpressCard DSP system for laptops. The UAD-Xpander will be offered in 3 versions: the UAD-Xpander Xpress, the UAD-Xpander Xpert, and the UAD-Xpander Xtreme.

Key Features Include:
* 44.1-192k Mac/PC DSP Audio Accelerator for laptops
* Noiseless, Fanless, Alumi-Cool chassis design
* Ultra-fast (2.5Gbps) ExpressCard 34 interface
* Includes 14 Powered Plug-ins & UAD$ voucher
* Travel-Case with compartments for all components
* Optional UAD-Xtenda kit with PCIe desktop adapter

“ExpressCard is the future for all DAW-class notebook PC’s including the MacBook Pro and many PC laptops, and provides PCI Express connectivity in a small form factor. It naturally supercedes Cardbus just as PCI Express has evolved as a significant enhancement from PCI.” said Joe Bryan, VP of Technology at UA. ” The ExpressCard 34 module allows us to deploy our existing mature and very stable cross-platform drivers to the widest range of Mac/PC laptop customers, and with over 6x the bandwidth of FireWire S400, it offers headroom for future UAD developments. By using the ExpressCard port for high-performance DSP, we offload the lower-bandwidth FireWire ports so they can be used for critical audio IO and hard disc traffic.”

Universal Audio

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