UAD-2 Live Rack is 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 — right out of the box.

Built to withstand the rigors of live sound, users can chain 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 genuine Teletronix® LA‑2A and 1176 compressors, Pultec® EQs, and more


Connect up to four UAD-2 Live Rack units for 64 channels of MADI signal processing


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


  • 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
  • Includes a suite of UAD plug-ins including 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)


Includes Live Rack Core Bundle

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

UA UAD-2 LIVE RACK: Realtime UAD Effects Processing Purpose-Built for Live Sound


I/O Complement

  • Thunderbolt 3 Dual ports (Thunderbolt 1 & 2 compatible)

Word Clock

  • One input, one output

MADI Optical Ports

  • One input, one output

Supported Sample Rates (kHz)

  • 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 (one or two units)
  • 44.1, 48 (up to four units)

Bit Depth

  • 24 bits per sample

System Throughput Latency @ 48 kHz

  • 73 samples

Connector Type

  • MADI - Dual Optical SC-Plug (ISO/IEC 9314-3)


  • AES10 (64 channels)

Supported Modes @ Sample Rates of 88.2/96 kHz

  • Standard, Legacy

Word Clock
Connector Type

  • BNC

Lock Range

  • ±0.5% of any supported sample rate

Word Clock Input Termination

  • 75 Ohms, switchable

Syncronization Sources

  • Internal, Word Clock, MADI

Power Supplies

  • Dual-redundant internal power supply units with automatic failover detection

AC Connector Type

  • Male IEC with integrated power switch

AC Requirements

  • 100V – 240V AC, 50 – 60 Hz, 0.3A

Maximum Power Consumption

  • 30 Watts
  • 45 Watts (when bus powering external Thunderbolt peripheral)

Operating Temperature Range

  • 0º Celsius to +45º Celsius

Storage Temperature Range

  • -40º Celsius to 80º Celsius

Operating Humidity Range

  • 60% Maximum

Chassis (W x D x H)

  • 431.8 mm (17”) x 304.8 mm (12”) x 33.8 mm (1.3”)


  • 1U


  • Shipping Weight (with box & accessories) 6.3 kg (14 lbs)
  • Weight (unit only) 4.1 kg (9 lbs)

Package Contents

  • UAD‑2 Live Rack hardware unit
  • (2) IEC AC Power Cables (1 each, Europe & USA)
  • Getting Started sheet
  • Set of (4) Rack-Mount Screws

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