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Universal Audio Releases Apollo Solo Audio Interfaces for Mac and Windows

Scotts Valley, California, United States
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Universal Audio, a leading manufacturer of professional audio recording hardware and software, is proud to release Apollo Solo — a reimagined line of portable desktop audio interfaces for Mac and Windows users. With class-leading audio conversion, dual Unison-enabled mic preamps, and Realtime UAD Processing, Apollo Solo is where world‑class recording starts.

Apollo Solo

Exclusive to Apollo audio interfaces, Unison technology gives Apollo Solo and Apollo Solo USB’s mic preamps the exact impedance characteristics and unique gain stage “sweet spots” of the world’s most sought-after tube and solid state preamps, guitar amps, and stompboxes, including genuine emulations from Neve,® API,® Avalon,® SSL,® Manley,® and more.*

Apollo Solo offers class-leading A/D and D/A conversion with Realtime UAD SOLO Core processing, letting users track and mix with a full library of UAD Powered Plug‑Ins with near‑zero latency. Apollo Solo’s Thunderbolt 3 connectivity gives both Mac and Windows† users a powerful and portable bus‑powered desktop recording solution.

Apollo Solo includes LUNA Recording System (macOS only), UA’s groundbreaking music production application that gives Apollo owners the fastest recording environment for music production, editing, and mixing.

Apollo Solo — Key Features

  • Desktop 2x4 Thunderbolt 3‑powered audio interface for Mac and Windows with class-leading 24‑bit/192 kHz audio conversion
  • Unison mic preamp and guitar amp emulations from Neve,® API,® Manley,® Marshall,® Fender,® and more*
  • Realtime UAD Processing allows near‑zero latency tracking with classic UAD plug‑in effects, regardless of software buffer setting
  • Includes studio compressors, EQs, reverbs, and guitar amp emulations, and more as part of “Realtime Analog Classics” bundle
  • Best-in-class headphone amplifier for loud, detailed, low‑noise monitoring
  • Bus-powered connection to Mac and Windows Thunderbolt 3 computers for easy portability and reduced cable clutter
  • Includes LUNA Recording System — a fully-integrated recording application made for Apollo (Mac Thunderbolt only)

Apollo Solo USB

Apollo Solo USB brings UA’s industry-leading introductory audio interface to the Windows USB platform. Featuring the same class‑leading Apollo A/D and D/A conversion and onboard Realtime UAD plug‑in processing, Apollo Solo USB offers Windows compatibility via USB 3 (USB Type‑C connection), utilizing an external power supply.

Apollo Solo USB — Key Features

  • Desktop 2x4 USB 3 audio interface for Windows 10 with class‑leading 24‑bit/192 kHz audio conversion
  • Unison mic preamp and guitar amp emulations from Neve,® API,® Manley,® Marshall,® Fender,® and more*
  • Realtime UAD Processing allows near‑zero latency tracking with classic UAD plug‑in effects, regardless of software buffer setting
  • Includes studio compressors, EQs, reverbs, and guitar amp emulations, and more as part of “Realtime Analog Classics” bundle
  • Best‑in‑class headphone amplifier for loud, detailed, low‑noise monitoring

†Apollo Solo requires a Thunderbolt 3-equipped Mac or Windows computer and is not backward compatible with earlier versions of Thunderbolt.

*Apollo Solo includes the “Realtime Analog Classics” UAD plug-in bundle. Other UAD plug-ins sold separately.

About Universal Audio Inc.

Founded in 1958 by recording pioneer Bill Putnam Sr., and refounded in 1999 by Bill Putnam Jr., Universal Audio is best known for its classic, hand-built analog hardware, award-winning line of Apollo audio interfaces, and advanced UAD Digital Signal Processing technology for recording, mixing, and mastering audio. Headquartered in Scotts Valley, California, with offices in Los Angeles, Colorado, and Amsterdam, UA is focused on merging the best of vintage analog and modern digital technology. With its rich recording heritage, UA has been “Setting the tone since 1958."

The "Universal Audio" name, UA "diamond" logo, “Apollo,” “Apollo Twin,” “UAD,” “Powered Plug-Ins,” and “LUNA Recording System" are trademarks or registered trademarks of Universal Audio Inc. *All other trademarks contained herein are property of their respective owners, which may or may not be affiliated with Universal Audio Inc. Specifically, the Neve, MOOG, Studer, Spitfire Audio, Orange Tree Samples, and Loops de la Creme trademarks are used with permission. Other marks, including Steinway, are used to suggest the products that were studied in the creation of LUNA Instruments, but are not in any way affiliated with Universal Audio.

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