Universal Audio is shipping Apollo High Resolution Audio Interface with Realtime UAD Processing


Universal Audio is proud to announce worldwide shipment of Apollo, a high-resolution audio interface that combines UA’s analog design heritage with esteemed UAD Powered Plug-Ins in a sleek, elegant recording system for Mac and PC (Compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 and 10.7; Windows 7 support coming Summer 2012).

Apollo is the culmination of 10 years of analog and digital audio development here at UA,” said Bill Putnam Jr., Universal Audio founder. “In many ways, it’s brought the analog and digital sides of our company together. With Apollo, we’re delivering the sound, feel, and flow of analog recording with all the conveniences of modern digital equipment, including next-generation Thunderbolt technology.”

Since its announcement at the 2012 NAMM Show, Apollo has generated an unprecedented amount of interest, owing to its unique features and workflow.

Coinciding with initial product shipments, Apollo will be on display at this year’s Frankfurt MusikMesse, March 21st-24th, in SEA/UA booth #C68 in hall 5.1, with live demonstrations by Fab Dupont (Jennifer Lopez, Mark Ronson, Santigold) and vocalist Liza Colby.

Universal Audio Apollo Audio Interface Top Features

Audio Interface

# Sample rates up to 192 kHz at 24-bit word length
# 18 x 24 simultaneous input/output channels:
*Eight channels of analog-to-digital conversion via mic, line, or high-impedance inputs
# 14 channels of digital-to-analog conversion via:
*Eight mono line outputs
*Stereo monitor outputs
*Two stereo headphone outputs
# 10 channels of digital I/O via:
*Eight channels ADAT Optical I/O with S/MUX for high sample rates
*Two channels coaxial S/PDIF I/O with sample rate conversion
*Two FireWire 800 ports for daisy-chaining other FireWire devices
# 32-bit and 64-bit device drivers

Microphone Preamplifiers

# Four high-resolution, ultra-transparent, digitally-controlled analog mic preamps
# Front panel and software control of all preamp parameters
# Switchable low cut filter, 48V phantom power, 20 dB pad, polarity inversion, and stereo linking


# Stereo monitor outputs (independent of eight line outputs)
# Digitally-controlled analog monitor outputs maintains highest fidelity
# Front panel control of monitor levels and muting
# Two stereo headphone outputs with independent mix buses
# Independent front panel analog volume controls for headphone outputs
# Front panel pre-fader metering of monitor bus levels
# S/PDIF outputs can be set to mirror the monitor outputs

Onboard UAD-2 Processing

# DUO and QUAD models featuring two or four SHARC processors
# Realtime UAD Powered Plug-Ins processing on all of Apollo’s analog and digital inputs
# Same features and functionality as other UAD-2 products when used with DAW
# Can be combined with other UAD-2 devices for increased mixing DSP
# Includes UAD Powered Plug-Ins “Analog Classics” bundle
Complete UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins library is available online 24/7


# Console application:
Enables Realtime UAD Powered Plug-Ins processing
DSP mixer for realtime monitoring and tracking
Remote control of all Apollo features and functionality
# Console Recall plug-in:
Saves Apollo configurations inside DAW sessions for easy recal
Enables control of all front panel parameters from within the DAW
VST, RTAS, and Audio Units plug-in formats
# UAD Meter & Control Panel application:
Configures global UAD-2 and Powered Plug-Ins settings and monitors system usage

Universal Audio Apollo High-Resolution Audio Interface is now available in both Duo Core and Quad Core processing formats with estimated street prices of $1,999 (Duo Processing Model) and $2,499 (Quad Processing Model). Apollo’s Thunderbolt Option Card will be shipping in Summer 2012, with pricing TBD.

Learn more about Apollo here: www.uaudio.com/apollo


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