Når Apollo lydkortene ble lansert i 2012 tok det markedet med storm og solgte mer enn alle andre interface i sin klasse og ble meget godt mottatt av brukere over hele verden. Apollo satte en ny standard og skapte en ny kategori innenfor profesjonelle lydkort.
Apollo har flere unike funksjoner som realtid UAD prosessering, Unison (preamp modellering) og høylydkvalitets konvertering har gjort at den til studiostandard verden over. Nå i 2015 presenterer UA neste generasjon av Apollo.
Universal Audio sine nye Apollo Thunderbolt 2 lydkort for mac kommer med nye for forbedrede A/D og D/A konvertering, nye monitoreringsfunksjoner, seriekobling av opptil 4 Apollo enheter via Thunderbolt for mer I/O og UAD DSP kraft – alt pakket inn i en lekker ny sort utseende. Nye Apollo setter igjen en ny standard!
NYE APOLLO-SERIEN TILBYR: Ny generasjon A/D og D/A konvertering, nå enda bedre enn allerede anerkjente nåværende generasjon av Apollo. Innbygget UAD-2 DSP gjør det mulig med realtids UAD prosessering — gjør opptak med plug-ins fra Lexicon, Studer, Manley, Ampex, UA, med flere og med tilnærmet ingen latency. Unison™ mik preamper og Hi-Z innganger (Apollo 8p og Apollo 8) for opptak med emuleringer av klassiske mik pre fra Neve, API og Universal Audio. Apollo med Thunderbolt 2 (kun Mac) tillater seriekobling av opptil 4 Apollo enheter og 6 UAD enheter over Thunderbolt. Plugin som er inkludert er: “Realtime Analog Classics Plus” UAD plug-in bundel med 610-B Rør Preamp og EQ, Softube Amp Room, legacy LA-2A, 1176 og Fairchild kompressor, Pultec EQ med mer.
Realtime UAD Plug-In Processing for Tracking, Mixing and Mastering While Apollo’s “natural” sound is exceedingly open and transparent, it can quickly deliver a wide range of classic analog tones and color via its Realtime UAD Processing. Available with either DUO Core or QUAD Core processing onboard, this onboard DSP Acceleration allows for recording and mixing through UAD Powered Plug-Ins — with as low as sub-2ms latency — so that producers can quickly monitor, audition, and “print” audio using classic analog emulations from Ampex, Lexicon, Manley, Neve, Roland, SSL, Studer, and more.**
Want to place multiple 1176 compressors on your drum inputs, or record vocals through a classic Neve 1073 EQ, or even track the entire band through a Studer A800 tape machine in real time? No problem. With Realtime UAD processing, Apollo’s sonic options are virtually endless.
Thunderbolt™ I/O: The Next Generation of Connectivity Apollo offers compatibility with Intel’s new Thunderbolt technology, as found on the newest iMacs, MacBook Pros, MacBook Airs, and next-generation PCs*. Available via a user-installable dual-port Thunderbolt I/O Option Card (sold separately), Thunderbolt provides lower latency, reduced audio buffer size, improved performance, and greater UAD plug-in instances versus FireWire. And because Thunderbolt offers many times the bandwidth of FireWire, it allows music producers to connect numerous devices in series with the Apollo interface — including hard drives, processors, and additional computer monitors — all with fast, flawless performance.
Deeper Integration with Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase and more Apollo’s Core Audio and ASIO* drivers ensure compatibility with all major DAWs, including Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, and more. Beyond this basic compatibility, Apollo’s included Console application and companion Console Recall plug-in (VST/AU/RTAS) provide control and recall of all interface and UAD plug-in settings within individual DAW sessions, even months and years later. Read more about Apollo’s included software here.
Elegant Hardware Design and Workflow One key feature of Apollo isn’t really a “feature” at all. It’s the numerous design details that give you a fast, natural workflow — and better results. There are physical front-panel controls for all the most commonly used features, including Preamp and Monitor level knobs, channel selection, mic pad and low cut, phantom power, and even dual headphone outs with independent level control. Smart Hi-Z inputs on the front panel detect when you've connected your guitar or bass, and automatically enable hardware and software monitoring.
Sonically, Apollo's Mic inputs and Monitor outputs are digitally controlled analog, so you don't lose audio resolution when you adjust gain. High-resolution/high-contrast metering, derived from UA’s legendary 2192 interface, is designed to be viewable at nearly any angle. Finally, standalone operation means that you can use Apollo’s audio connections, and last-used DSP mixer settings, even without a computer connected.
UA 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ (included)
The 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ plug-in will impart your tracks with the same legendary warmth and character of the classic hardware unit used to track everyone from Duke Ellington to Coldplay. By emulating the entire signal path, including tube amplifiers, transformers, and circuit nonlinearities, the 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ plug-in injects glowing detail and saturation to any signal — whether you’re re-amping or tracking through the 610-B via Universal Audio’s breakthrough Unison™ technology — the first and only way to truly emulate classic analog mic preamp gain stage “sweet spots,” and component-level behaviors at the input stage.
Console Application and Console Recall Plug-In
The Console application is Apollo’s software control interface. Its intuitive, analog console-style design provides “realtime” tracking and monitoring with UAD Powered Plug-Ins — a feature not found in any other interface. Complete Apollo Console setups can be saved as presets, or even saved within your sessions using the Console Recall plug-in (VST, AU, RTAS, AAX 64). This enables hardware recall of all Apollo settings, even months and years after you last opened your session.