2 x 4 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface
- Heritage Edition
- With a SHARC DSP to process the UAD plug-ins without straining the CPU of the host computer
- For PC and Mac
- 24 bit / 192 kHz
- Unison technology for modelling classic tube and transistor-based preamplifiers
- Guitar amps and stomp boxes
- LED Meter
- Pad switch
- Phase reverse switch
- Link function
- 2 Microphone/Line combo inputs: XLR/Jack 6.3 mm
- Hi-Z instrument input: 6.3 mm jack
- Stereo headphone output: 6.3 mm jack
- 2 Line outputs: 6.3 mm jack (L/R)
- Requires Thunderbolt 3 connector, adapter are not supported
- + 48 V Switchable phantom power
- Powered with Thunderbolt
- Includes software bundles, Desktop Heritage Edition & Realtime Analog Classics
Note: Thunderbolt cable is not included
Premium-class portable audio interface
The Universal Audio Apollo Solo is a high-quality 2-in/4-out desktop audio interface that offers UA’s outstanding 24-bit/192kHz audio conversion quality and allows operation on a Mac or PC via a Thunderbolt 3 port. Powered solely through its Thunderbolt connection, this audio interface is perfectly suitable for producing on the go. The Apollo Solo is the most compact model in the Apollo series, featuring two Unison preamps and a SOLO Core Sharc processor that allows access to the widely renowned UAD plug-ins. Users can immediately kick off their own DSP-based music production thanks to the “Realtime Analog Classics” bundle that is included as standard and the free Luna DAW software (for Mac only).
Analogue sound for a digital world
The Unison technology enables the UAD plug-in software to be seamlessly integrated with the internal microphone preamp hardware, delivering the most authentic reproductions of iconic vintage preamps or guitar and bass amplifiers. The Apollo Solo comes with the “Realtime Analog Classics” UAD plug-in bundle including the UA 610-B preamp, the Marshall Plexi Classic amplifier, the Ampeg SVT-VR Classic bass amp, and a selection of further classic effects processors from the legendary Pultec EQP-1A to the iconic Teletronix LA-2A. The plug-ins can be recorded through with near-zero latency via the UA Console application and, of course, used for mixing in all major DAWs such as Cubase, Logic, Live, or Pro Tools.
Ideal for producing on the go
Its compact size and low weight of just 0.6kg as well as its great-sounding, powerful headphone amplifier and Thunderbolt 3 power supply make the Universal Audio Apollo Solo the perfect travel companion for ambitious musicians and producers. Of course, this high-quality 2-in/4-out audio interface delivers equally excellent recordings in home and project studios, where it can be integrated into complex periphery thanks to its suitability for multi-unit cascading with up to three additional Apollo Thunderbolt interfaces and up to five UAD-2 devices (e.g. UAD-2 PCIe or Satellite) on both macOS and Windows and disconnected just as easily for use on the go.
About Universal Audio
Few manufacturers can draw upon a wealth of audio engineering experience comparable to that of Universal Audio. The company’s founding father Bill Putnam, along with his friend Les Paul, have an admirable reputation as trend-setting music producers and developers of legendary analogue studio technology. Putnam recorded Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, and Sarah Vaughan, and was Duke Ellington’s favourite sound engineer. He developed the famous 1176 Peak Limiter and distributed the Teletronix LA-2A level amplifier. This earned him a posthumous “Technical Grammy Award” in 2000. In 1999, Putnam’s sons, Bill Putnam Jr. and James Putnam, re-founded Universal Audio, transferring their father’s analogue vision and craftsmanship to the digital music world. Their product range includes audio interfaces, dedicated DSP farms, and a variety of plug-ins, as well as analogue hardware devices.
Perfect sound for every situation
The Universal Audio Apollo Solo will perfectly cater to the needs of all types of users, such as singer-songwriters, EDM producers who work completely in the box, or keyboarders who require a high-quality interface for live performances. Because it can be cascaded with multiple Apollo units, it will also be interesting for studio producers who are looking for basic equipment that can be used both on the go and as part of a cascaded system comprising further Apollo interfaces and UAD-2 devices. The Apollo Solo will also be the perfect choice for every user who wants to track through the analogue sounds of legendary Neve or SSL consoles, iconic vintage compressors, famous reverbs, and classic amps in digital music productions "on the road".
The Apollo Heritage Edition
The Universal Audio Apollo Solo Heritage Edition comes with five additional UAD plug-in titles comprising various collections. Alongside all classic effects from the standard “Realtime Analog Classics” bundle, these include the Pure Plate Reverb plug-in and the full UA 610 Tube Preamp and EQ collections as well as newly modelled, more complex versions of the older legacy UAD plug-ins included with the standard bundle, namely UA 1176, Teletronix LA-2A, and Pultec EQP-1A. Users who already own one or more of these Heritage bundle plug-ins can select from a list of alternative UAD plug-ins during hardware registration.
In the spotlight: SOLO, DUO, QUAD, HEXA, and OCTO
Each Apollo interface features one or multiple Sharc processors for computing the “Console” mixer software and the UAD plug-ins. Each plug-in consumes a fraction of the DSP chip’s processing power (between one and sixty percent), depending on its complexity. A small percentage goes to the mixer software for internal signal processing and routing. The number of Sharc DSPs that are used in a Universal Audio device is indicated by the product description: There is one DSP chip in a SOLO unit, two in a DUO, four in a QUAD, six in a HEXA, and eight in an OCTO unit.
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