The UAD-Xpander Xpress from Universal Audio provides identical DSP expansion for laptops (running under Mac OS X and Windows XP/X64/Vista,) as can be found on Universal Audio’s enhanced PCI desktop computer systems.
The laptop system consists of an ultra-fast ExpressCard/34 controller card that fits into laptops supporting the ExpressCard/34 standard (such as the MacBook Pro,) and this in turn is connected to a fan-less, small format external DSP chassis.
The UAD-Xpander Xpress supports session sample rate of 44.1 to 192kHz and ships with fourteen bundled plug-ins (five main plug-ins and their included sub plug-ins,) that range from dynamic processors through EQs, to reverbs. Additionally, a voucher with the equivalent value of 500 dollars, can be used to purchase additional plug-ins of the user’s choice from UA’s web site.
- DSP expansion system for laptops with ExpressCard/34 interface - Includes ultra-fast (2.5Gb/s) ExpressCard 34 controller card and noiseless, fan-less, alumi-cool DSP chassis - Provides 44.1 to 192kHz DSP audio acceleration with the same DSP power as Universal Audio’s UAD-1 and UAD-1e systems - The UAD-Xpander leaves slower, USB and FireWire connections free for dongles, audio I/O and hard-drives, while it operates at full PCI Express bandwidth - Five bundled UA plug-ins covering dynamics, EQ, reverb and processing - Purchasers can obtain further plug-ins from UA’s web site, up to the value of 500 dollars, using an included voucher