Universal Audio Volt 4 USB-C Audio Interface

The Universal Audio Volt 4 leverages UA’s renowned analog expertise to deliver a USB-C audio interface worthy of a decades-long legacy. The Volt 4 boasts top-flight analog circuitry, along with class-leading 24-bit/192kHz AD/DA conversion, enabling you to create professional-sounding music productions, livestreams, and podcasts. This audio interface boasts two microphone preamplifiers with switchable 610-style analog sound, two additional line inputs, and convenient input metering. Beyond that, six analog outputs and a headphones output make monitoring a snap, plus you get direct monitoring for zero-latency operation. You also get MIDI I/O for your synths and controllers. The Volt 4 vaunts a rugged, retro-inspired industrial design and comes with a cutting-edge native software bundle.

Armed with class-leading AD/DA conversion

The Universal Audio Volt 4 includes outstanding AD/DA conversion — a must-have feature for professional-sounding tracks. This optimized conversion circuitry delivers true 24-bit/192kHz performance, ensuring true-to-life detail and clarity with tons of dimensionality. The engineers here at Sweetwater have found that projects recorded via this USB-C audio interface are top shelf all the way. With the Volt 4 in your studio, you’ll be able to produce rock-solid, album-worthy tracks.

Infuses your tracks with 610-style analog sound

UA is renowned for their classic analog designs, and the Volt 4 reflects their decades of experience. This audio interface includes two analog mic preamplifiers that sound startingly similar to Universal Audio’s classic 610 tube pre. The Volt 4’s Vintage Preamp Mode employs expertly designed op-amps and solid-state electronics to deliver tube-like dynamic saturation and clipping, arming you with powerful, intuitive tone shaping for your microphones and line-level signals. Best of all, Vintage Preamp Mode is selectable, which enables you to use the Volt 4 with external preamps and channel strips with zero added coloration.

Universal Audio Volt 4 USB-C Audio Interface Features:

  • 4-in/4-out USB-C audio interface with 2 microphone preamps
  • Top-flight analog circuitry and class-leading 24-bit/192kHz AD/DA conversion
  • Selectable Vintage Preamp Mode employs solid-state electronics for tube-like dynamic saturation and clipping
  • Convenient input metering makes setting levels a piece of cake
  • 6 analog outputs and a headphones output make monitoring a snap
  • 22W headphone amp easily drives high-impedance headphones
  • Direct monitoring supplies zero-latency operation
  • MIDI I/O for your synths and controllers
  • Rugged, retro-inspired industrial design with wood side panels
  • Comes with a cutting-edge native software bundle

Universal Audio Apollo Solo Heritage Edition USB-C Audio Interface with UAD DSP

Universal Audio’s Apollo Solo Heritage Edition brings a USB Apollo to Windows users at the lowest price ever. This USB-C audio interface is the real deal — it’s loaded with UA’s next-generation AD/DA converters and two Unison mic preamps for top-shelf sound quality. What’s more, you get a premium suite of five award-winning plug-in titles, along with the Realtime Analog Classics bundle to lend an album-quality sheen to your projects. Whether you use them in real time during tracking or later while you’re mixing, these powerful plug-ins supply you with access to an array of classic mic preamps, compressors, EQs, reverbs, and more. Plus, you’ll capture everything with near-zero latency, thanks to the lightning-fast speeds of USB 3.0. The Universal Audio Apollo Solo is a cost-effective way to enter into the world of UAD Powered Plug-ins and is a great way for UAD-equipped studios to take their projects mobile.

Note: the Universal Audio Apollo Solo requires USB 3.0 or greater and is not backward compatible with USB 2.0. Call your Sales Engineer for more details.

Capture the sound of legendary preamps with Unison technology

The Apollo Solo’s Unison preamp technology goes so far beyond traditional software modeling and emulations that it’s really in a category all its own. In essence, Unison is a bidirectional communication between the Apollo Solo’s mic preamp and a Unison-capable plug-in, such as the included 610-B plug-in that re-creates the sound of UA’s classic LA-610 preamp.

The plug-in actually adjusts the preamp circuit itself, including parameters such as impedance, analog gain structure, and much more. When you adjust the Apollo Solo’s preamp gain knob and physical controls, the plug-in adjusts the preamp’s behavior to match the target preamp. So you’re not simply filtering your audio to approximate the character of a famous preamp — your microphone is now interacting with the Apollo Solo’s input the same way it would behave with the “modeled” preamplifier.

UAD plug-ins astounded the recording world with their incredible ability to sound like analog processors, eliminating the need for large racks of gear in the studio. Unison preamp technology will do the same thing for your mic inputs, eliminating the need to collect and maintain expensive hardware preamps just for sonic variety.

Sensational plug-in bundle included!

UAD Powered Plug-ins have earned their reputation for being some of the most accurate emulations of analog audio equipment ever created. The astonishing processing power of the UAD platform is what makes these plug-ins sound so great. You simply can’t get the depth, color, and character these plug-ins have without devoting huge CPU resources to them. Best of all, Apollo Solo lets you record your audio through UAD plug-ins in real time. When you buy the Apollo Solo Heritage Edition, you’ll receive a premium suite of five award-winning plug-in titles:

  • UA 1176 Collection with three unique versions: Rev A, Rev E, and AE
  • Teletronix LA‑2A Classic Leveler Collection of three historic versions of the revered electro-optical tube processor
  • Pultec Passive EQ Collection provides access to three historical and highly coveted Pultecs
  • UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection including the storied Wally Heider “Green Board,” used to record Neil Young, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley and Jimi Hendrix
  • UA Pure Plate Reverb that delivers a shimmering, authentic plate reverb sound with a minimum of fuss

You’ll also receive the Realtime Analog Classics bundle:

  • UA 610‐B
  • Marshall Plexi Classic Amplifier
  • Teletronix LA‐2A Legacy
  • UA 1176LN Legacy
  • UA 1176SE Legacy
  • Pultec EQP‐1A Legacy
  • Pultec Pro Legacy
  • Precision Channel Strip
  • Precision Reflection Engine
  • Precision Delay Modulation
  • Precision Delay Modulation L
  • Raw Distortion
  • Ampeg SVT-VR
  • RealVerb‐Pro

UAD-2 processing power built in!

There are times when your computer just doesn’t have the power and speed to run all the plug-ins your recording session needs. With UAD Powered Plug-ins, the processing load is taken off your computer and borne by UAD’s super-powerful Analog Devices SHARC processors. Universal Audio’s Apollo Solo interface has one of these SHARC processors built in, which gives you enough power to track small sessions and start building your mix.

Smart I/O selection for a desktop interface

For smaller studios and mobile producers, the Apollo Solo zeros in on what you need for productive sessions. You’ve got a pair of Unison mic/line inputs, which sound detailed and transparent. Beyond that, an instrument input, two analog outputs, and a high-quality headphone output give you enough I/O for most small tracking sessions.

It’s just the right setup for producers on the go, for engineers who need to mix with powerful UAD plug-ins outside of their studio, and even for DJs who want the best possible live sound they can get. If you’re not sure how you would integrate the Apollo Solo into your existing setup, just give your Sweetwater Sales Engineer a call!

Bridging the gap between your UAD-equipped studio and everywhere else

If you mix with UAD plug-ins in your studio but also like to record and mix outside your studio, the Apollo Solo is the missing link you’ve been waiting for. With just your laptop and the Apollo Solo, you can easily take powerful UAD processing anywhere you go.

And the live sound possibilities are awesome: use the Apollo Solo as a real-time processor for your bass or guitar and take your studio sound onstage. If you’re an electronic music producer who also DJs, using the Apollo Solo as your live performance interface will give you huge, detailed sound that will make other DJs jealous.

So, while the Apollo Solo is a great entry point for new UAD users, it’s also the perfect way to take your existing UAD-powered projects on the road.

Universal Audio Apollo Solo Heritage Edition Features:

  • USB-C audio interface with 2 analog inputs and 2 analog outputs, plus 1 instrument input and a stereo headphone output
  • Sounds amazing, with next-generation AD/DA for maximum fidelity
  • Use outstanding UAD Powered Plug-ins for tracking and mixdown
  • Preamps sound pristine, and Unison technology gives you spot-on emulations of classic preamps
  • Includes a premium plug-in suite of 5 award-winning UAD plug-ins, along with the Realtime Analog Classics plug-in bundle with accurate emulations of vintage analog hardware
  • USB 3.0 gives you ultra-low latency and huge bandwidth for higher sample rates and track counts
  • Compact design makes it perfect for mobile recording, mixing outside of your studio, and even performing live
  • Windows only

Note: A USBC-USBC cable will be provided for free. If a USBC-USBA cable is required, it will need to be purchased separately.

Universal Audio Apollo Twin USB DUO Heritage Edition 10×6 USB Audio Interface with UAD DSP

If you’re a Windows user, Universal Audio has an Apollo Twin just for you. The Apollo Twin USB is a 10 x 6 USB 3 audio interface for Windows that delivers impeccable 24/192kHz Apollo conversion, juiced by real-time UAD processing and Unison mic preamp emulation. Onboard UAD-2 DUO Core processing lets you record your music in real time, with near-zero latency, through UAD plug-ins from Neve, Studer, Manley, Marshall, Lexicon, API, and more. Think about the classic analog sound you can achieve with racks of vintage mic pres, equalizers, dynamics, reverbs, and even tape machines and guitar amps! The Apollo Twin USB DUO Heritage Edition comes with a premium suite of five award-winning plug-in titles, along with the Realtime Analog Classics bundle, arming you with accurate emulations of vintage analog hardware.

The sound of the world’s most coveted preamps

The Apollo Twin USB features Universal Audio’s breakthrough Unison technology, which delivers the sound of the world’s most coveted mic preamps complete with impedance, gain-staging characteristics, and component-level circuit behaviors. Based on extraordinary hardware-software integration between Apollo’s mic preamps and its onboard UAD plug-in processing, Unison lets you record through brilliant analog emulations — which are essential solutions for many Sweetwater engineers. When you buy the Apollo Twin DUO Heritage Edition, you’ll receive a premium suite of five award-winning plug-in titles:

  • UA 1176 Collection with three unique versions: Rev A, Rev E, and AE
  • Teletronix LA‑2A Classic Leveler Collection of three historic versions of the revered electro-optical tube processor
  • Pultec Passive EQ Collection provides access to three historical and highly coveted Pultecs
  • UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection including the storied Wally Heider “Green Board,” used to record Neil Young, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley and Jimi Hendrix
  • UA Pure Plate Reverb that delivers a shimmering, authentic plate reverb sound with a minimum of fuss

You’ll also receive the Realtime Analog Classics bundle:

  • UA 610‐B
  • Marshall Plexi Classic Amplifier
  • Teletronix LA‐2A Legacy
  • UA 1176LN Legacy
  • UA 1176SE Legacy
  • Pultec EQP‐1A Legacy
  • Pultec Pro Legacy
  • Precision Channel Strip
  • Precision Reflection Engine
  • Precision Delay Modulation
  • Precision Delay Modulation L
  • Raw Distortion
  • Ampeg SVT-VR
  • RealVerb‐Pro

Smart feature set speeds your creative process

Apollo Twin USB’s feature set gives you two pristine mic/line preamps, two analog line outs, two digitally-controlled analog monitor outputs for full resolution at all listening levels, and up to eight additional channels of digital input via its onboard optical connection. UAD-2 DUO Core processing lets you use your UAD plug-ins for both real-time tracking and for mixing in Pro Tools, Cubase, Ableton Live, and other popular DAWs.

Universal Audio Apollo Twin USB DUO Heritage Edition Features:

  • Desktop 10 x 6 USB 3 audio interface for Windows
  • World-class 24-bit/192kHz audio conversion
  • Realtime UAD Processing for tracking through vintage processing plug-ins
  • Near-zero (sub-2ms) latency
  • USB 3 connection to modern Windows systems
  • Unison technology provides stunning models of classic mic preamps
  • 2 premium mic/line preamps; 2 line outputs
  • Front-panel hi-Z instrument input and headphone output
  • 2 digitally controlled analog monitor outputs for full resolution at all listening levels
  • Up to 8 channels of additional digital input via optical connection
  • Uncompromising analog design, superior components, and premium build quality
  • Includes a premium plug-in suite of 5 award-winning UAD plug-ins, along with the Realtime Analog Classics plug-in bundle with accurate emulations of vintage analog hardware
  • Console 2.0 software includes Channel Strip presets, drag and drop functionality, dynamically resizable windows, and more
  • Runs UAD Powered plug-ins via VST, RTAS, and AAX 64 in all major DAWs
  • Windows only

Universal Audio Volt 1 USB-C Audio Interface

Leveraging Universal Audio’s renowned analog expertise, the Volt 1 is a USB-C audio interface worthy of UA’s decades-long legacy. The Volt 1 boasts top-flight analog circuitry, along with class-leading 24-bit/192kHz AD/DA conversion, enabling you to create professional-sounding music productions, livestreams, and podcasts. This bus-powered audio interface boasts one microphone preamplifier with switchable 610-style analog sound and convenient input metering. Stereo analog outputs and a headphones output make monitoring a snap, plus you get direct monitoring for zero-latency operation. You also get MIDI I/O for your synths and controllers. The Universal Audio Volt 1 vaunts a rugged, retro-inspired industrial design and comes with a cutting-edge native software bundle.

Armed with class-leading AD/DA conversion

The Universal Audio Volt 1 includes outstanding AD/DA conversion — a must-have feature for professional-sounding tracks. This optimized conversion circuitry delivers true 24-bit/192kHz performance, ensuring true-to-life detail and clarity with tons of dimensionality. The engineers here at Sweetwater have found that projects recorded via this USB-C audio interface are top shelf all the way. With the Volt 1 in your studio, you’ll be able to produce rock-solid, album-worthy tracks.

Infuses your tracks with 610-style analog sound

UA is renowned for their classic analog designs, and the Volt 1 reflects their decades of experience. This audio interface includes a custom analog mic/line preamplifier circuit that sounds startingly similar to Universal Audio’s classic 610 tube pre. The Volt 1’s Vintage Preamp Mode employs expertly designed op-amps and solid-state electronics to deliver tube-like dynamic saturation and clipping, arming you with powerful, intuitive tone shaping for your microphones and line-level signals. Best of all, Vintage Preamp Mode is selectable, which enables you to use the Volt 1 with external preamps and channel strips with zero added coloration.

Universal Audio Volt 1 USB-C Audio Interface Features:

  • 1-in/2-out USB-C audio interface with 1 microphone preamp/input channel
  • Top-flight analog circuitry and class-leading 24-bit/192kHz AD/DA conversion
  • Selectable Vintage Preamp Mode employs solid-state electronics for tube-like dynamic saturation and clipping
  • Convenient input metering makes setting levels a piece of cake
  • Stereo analog outputs and a headphones output make monitoring a snap
  • 22W headphone amp easily drives high-impedance headphones
  • Direct monitoring supplies zero-latency operation
  • MIDI I/O for your synths and controllers
  • Rugged, retro-inspired industrial design
  • Comes with a cutting-edge native software bundle

Universal Audio Volt 476 USB-C Audio Interface

The Universal Audio Volt 476 leverages UA’s renowned analog expertise to deliver a USB-C audio interface worthy of a decades-long legacy. The Volt 476 boasts top-flight analog circuitry, along with class-leading 24-bit/192kHz AD/DA conversion, enabling you to create professional-sounding music productions, livestreams, and podcasts. This audio interface boasts two microphone preamplifiers with switchable 610-style analog sound, two additional line inputs, and convenient input metering. This interface’s crown jewel, however, is its built-in 1176-derived FET compressor with three push-button application modes. Beyond that, six analog outputs and a headphones output make monitoring a snap, plus you get direct monitoring for zero-latency operation. You also get MIDI I/O for your synths and controllers. The Volt 476 vaunts a rugged, retro-inspired industrial design and comes with a cutting-edge native software bundle.

Armed with class-leading AD/DA conversion

The Universal Audio Volt 476 includes outstanding AD/DA conversion — a must-have feature for professional-sounding tracks. This optimized conversion circuitry delivers true 24-bit/192kHz performance, ensuring true-to-life detail and clarity with tons of dimensionality. The engineers here at Sweetwater have found that projects recorded via this USB-C audio interface are top shelf all the way. With the Volt 476 in your studio, you’ll be able to produce rock-solid, album-worthy tracks.

Infuses your tracks with 610-style analog sound

UA is renowned for their classic analog designs, and the Volt 476 reflects their decades of experience. This audio interface includes two analog mic preamplifiers that sound startingly similar to Universal Audio’s classic 610 tube pre. The Volt 476’s Vintage Preamp Mode employs expertly designed op-amps and solid-state electronics to deliver tube-like dynamic saturation and clipping, arming you with powerful, intuitive tone shaping for your microphones and line-level signals. Best of all, Vintage Preamp Mode is selectable, which enables you to use the Volt 476 with external preamps and channel strips with zero added coloration.

Includes a real-deal 1176-derived FET compressor

The UREI 1176 is legendary — a bona fide pro studio workhorse that can be used to add punch and presence to everything from drums to guitars to vocals. The Volt 476 includes a built-in FET compressor based on the classic 1176. But this isn’t a digital emulation; rather, it’s a real-deal analog compressor. The Volt 476’s compressor includes three easy-to-use push-button modes for Vocals, Guitars, and Fast sources (the latter is tailor-made for drums), ensuring optimal settings for any source.

Universal Audio Volt 476 USB-C Audio Interface Features:

  • 4-in/4-out USB-C audio interface with 2 microphone preamps
  • Top-flight analog circuitry and class-leading 24-bit/192kHz AD/DA conversion
  • Selectable Vintage Preamp Mode employs solid-state electronics for tube-like dynamic saturation and clipping
  • Convenient input metering makes setting levels a piece of cake
  • Built-in 1176-derived analog compressor with 3 expert presets
  • 6 analog outputs and a headphones output make monitoring a snap
  • Direct monitoring supplies zero-latency operation
  • 22W headphone amp easily drives high-impedance headphones
  • MIDI I/O for your synths and controllers
  • Rugged, retro-inspired industrial design with wood side panels
  • Comes with a cutting-edge native software bundle

Universal Audio Volt 2 USB-C Audio Interface

Leveraging Universal Audio’s renowned analog expertise, the Volt 2 is a USB-C audio interface worthy of UA’s decades-long legacy. The Volt 2 boasts top-flight analog circuitry, along with class-leading 24-bit/192kHz AD/DA conversion, enabling you to create professional-sounding music productions, livestreams, and podcasts. This bus-powered audio interface boasts two microphone preamplifiers with switchable 610-style analog sound and convenient input metering. Stereo analog outputs and a headphones output make monitoring a snap, plus you get direct monitoring for zero-latency operation. You also get MIDI I/O for your synths and controllers. The Universal Audio Volt 2 vaunts a rugged, retro-inspired industrial design and comes with a cutting-edge native software bundle.

Armed with class-leading AD/DA conversion

The Universal Audio Volt 2 includes outstanding AD/DA conversion — a must-have feature for professional-sounding tracks. This optimized conversion circuitry delivers true 24-bit/192kHz performance, ensuring true-to-life detail and clarity with tons of dimensionality. The engineers here at Sweetwater have found that projects recorded via this USB-C audio interface are top shelf all the way. With the Volt 2 in your studio, you’ll be able to produce rock-solid, album-worthy tracks.

Infuses your tracks with 610-style analog sound

UA is renowned for their classic analog designs, and the Volt 2 reflects their decades of experience. This audio interface includes two custom analog mic/line preamplifiers that sound startingly similar to Universal Audio’s classic 610 tube pre. The Volt 2’s Vintage Preamp Mode employs expertly designed op-amps and solid-state electronics to deliver tube-like dynamic saturation and clipping, arming you with powerful, intuitive tone shaping for your microphones and line-level signals. Best of all, Vintage Preamp Mode is selectable, which enables you to use the Volt 2 with external preamps and channel strips with zero added coloration.

Universal Audio Volt 2 USB-C Audio Interface Features:

  • 2-in/2-out USB-C audio interface with 2 microphone preamps/input channels
  • Top-flight analog circuitry and class-leading 24-bit/192kHz AD/DA conversion
  • Selectable Vintage Preamp Mode employs solid-state electronics for tube-like dynamic saturation and clipping
  • Convenient input metering makes setting levels a piece of cake
  • Stereo analog outputs and a headphones output make monitoring a snap
  • 22W headphone amp easily drives high-impedance headphones
  • Direct monitoring supplies zero-latency operation
  • MIDI I/O for your synths and controllers
  • Rugged, retro-inspired industrial design
  • Comes with a cutting-edge native software bundle

Universal Audio Apollo x6 Heritage Edition 16 x 22 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface with UAD DSP

Place the Universal Audio Apollo x6 at the center of your studio, and it’s guaranteed to turbocharge your productivity. Track and mix with 50% more processing power than previous Apollos, thanks to UA’s powerful 6-core HEXA Core processor. Experience top-shelf sound quality, by way of the Apollo x6’s upgraded elite-class AD/DA conversion and Dual Crystal clocking. Pro users will appreciate native 5.1 surround monitoring support, selectable +24dBu operation, built-in talkback, and more. Dual Unison preamps allow you to track through models of the industry’s most legendary hardware. Beyond that, you get sub-2ms latency and ample expandability, thanks to the Apollo x6’s ultra-fast Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. The Apollo x6 Heritage Edition comes with a premium suite of 10 award-winning plug-in titles, along with the Realtime Analog Classics Plus bundle, arming you with accurate emulations of vintage analog hardware. Finally, the Apollo x6 boasts compatibility with UA’s LUNA software, giving you a tightly integrated recording, editing, and mixing environment, with full software-based control over your interface’s parameters, global console and tape emulations, and advanced real-time tracking. If there was ever a time to upgrade to the newest Apollo, now’s the time!

Track and mix with powerful HEXA Core processing

There are times when your computer doesn’t have enough power and speed to run all the plug-ins your recording session requires. That’s where UA’s powerful 6-core HEXA Core processor comes in. This processor yields 50% more power than the previous generation. This means that you can track in real time with Neve, Manley, or API channel strips, or run large UAD plug-in counts while mixing in your DAW. The engineers here at Sweetwater appreciate being able to inject guitars with the tube warmth of a Pultec EQ, add the musical limiting of an LA-2A to a vocal, and pump up drums with an 1176 or Fairchild 670 — all in real time. It’s the closest thing to having the real hardware.

Computer not included.

Elite-class AD/DA conversion offers ultra-pristine sound

Apollos have always sounded great, but the Apollo x6’s AD/DA conversion takes it to the next level. When they were designing the latest generation of Apollos, UA engineers auditioned the latest leading-edge AD/DA technology, ultimately pairing elite-class 24-bit/192kHz converters with overhauled analog circuitry. The result is an ultra-pristine signal path with 129dB dynamic range and –128dB THD+N. Beyond that, Dual Crystal clocking supplies a low-jitter environment for pure, artifact-free recording and solid stereo imaging. Dive in, and you’ll hear for it yourself — the Apollo x6’s AD/DA rivals any high-end standalone converter on the market.

A bevy of pro-level features

You can find Apollos in professional studios worldwide. That said, users have been clamoring for certain pro-level features. Good news — Universal Audio has been listening! So what’s new? First of all, the Apollo x6 includes 5.1 surround monitoring support, complete with speaker calibration and fold-down. This is great news for engineers working on audio and music for video games, film, television, and the web. Beyond that, the Apollo x6 was tailor-made for your analog console and other high-end gear, courtesy of its selectable +24dBu operation. Thanks to these and other great features, the Apollo x6 makes a great centerpiece for any studio.

Capture the sound of legendary preamps with Unison technology

The Apollo x6’s Unison preamp technology goes so far beyond traditional software modeling and emulations that it’s really in a category all its own. In essence, Unison is a bidirectional communication between the Apollo x6’s mic preamp and a Unison-capable plug-in, such as the included 610-B plug-in that re-creates the sound of UA’s classic 610 tube preamp.

The plug-in actually adjusts the preamp circuit itself, including parameters such as impedance, analog gain structure, and much more. When you adjust the Apollo x6’s preamp gain knob and physical controls, the plug-in adjusts the preamp’s behavior to match the target preamp. So you’re not simply filtering your audio to approximate the character of a famous preamp — your microphone is now interacting with the Apollo x6’s input the same way it would behave with the “modeled” preamplifier.

UAD plug-ins astounded the recording world with their incredible ability to sound like analog processors, eliminating the need for large racks of gear in the studio. Unison preamp technology will do the same thing for your mic inputs, eliminating the need to collect and maintain expensive hardware preamps just for sonic variety.

Thunderbolt: ultra-low latency and unrivaled bandwidth

Thunderbolt is one of the most important technologies to impact audio production in years, and UA was one of the first to adopt it. Thanks to its blazing-fast connectivity, Thunderbolt offers lower latency and greater stability than USB or FireWire, clocking in with the speed and ultra-fast performance of a PCI Express system. In fact, the Apollo x6’s Thunderbolt 3 connection runs projects with high track counts at latencies of less than 2ms! On top of that, multiple Apollo interfaces can be networked over Thunderbolt to add fast, high-bandwidth I/O and DSP to your studio. You don’t even need a brand-new computer — the Apollo x6’s two built-in Thunderbolt 3 ports are backward-compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 Macs (adapter sold separately).

Sensational plug-in bundle included!

UAD Powered Plug-ins have earned their reputation for being some of the most accurate emulations of analog audio equipment ever created. The astonishing processing power of the UAD platform is what makes these plug-ins sound so great. You simply can’t get the depth, color, and character these plug-ins have without devoting huge CPU resources to them. Best of all, Apollo x6 lets you record your audio through UAD plug-ins in real time with sub-2ms latency. When you buy the Apollo x6 Heritage Edition, you’ll receive a premium suite of 10 award-winning plug-in titles:

  • UA 1176 Collection with three unique versions: Rev A, Rev E, and AE
  • Teletronix LA2A Classic Leveler Collection of three historic versions of the revered electro-optical tube processor
  • Pultec Passive EQ Collection provides access to three historical and highly coveted revisions in the Pultec product line
  • Fairchild Tube Limiter Collection includes both the Fairchild 660 and 670 based on an accurate circuit models of Ocean Way Studios’ “golden-reference” units.
  • UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection including the storied Wally Heider “Green Board,” used to record Neil Young, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley and Jimi Hendrix
  • Teletronix LA-3A Audio Leveler Legendary solid-state electro-optical compressor/leveler
  • Helios Type 69 Preamp and EQ Collection from the console at the center of hundreds of iconic albums from rock’s “Golden Age” including Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, David Bowie, Black Sabbath and AC/DC.
  • V76 Preamplifier prized microphone preamp found in Decca and EMI’s custom Abbey Road desks
  • UA Oxide Tape Recorder provides UA’s revolutionary tape emulation technology
  • UA Pure Plate Reverb delivers a shimmering, authentic plate reverb sound with a minimum of fuss

You’ll also receive the Realtime Analog Classics Plus bundle:

  • UA 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ
  • Marshall Plexi Classic Amplifier
  • Fairchild 670 (Legacy)
  • Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)
  • 1176SE Classic Limiting Amplifiers (Legacy)
  • 1176 LN Classic Limiting Amplifiers (Legacy)
  • Pultec Pro Equalizers (Legacy)
  • Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp
  • Precision Mix Rack Collection
  • UA Precision Enhancer Hz
  • Raw Distortion
  • RealVerb Pro

Compatible with LUNA — UA’s complete music production environment with ultra-tight hardware/software integration

This Universal Audio Thunderbolt-equipped audio interface is compatible with UA’s free LUNA software. LUNA is a complete music production environment for tracking, editing, and mixing. And thanks to its ultra-tight hardware/software integration, you can take control of your interface’s monitoring, talkback, and headphone systems, track and overdub with UAD DSP-accelerated plug-ins in real time, and benefit from full software-based control over Apollo’s Unison mic preamps, all without leaving your production software. LUNA is the closest you’ll come to an analog workflow in the software realm. It delivers spot-on analog sound, along with the creative immediacy of real-time processing.

LUNA also includes Accelerated Realtime Monitoring, which supplies fast analog-style tracking and overdubbing using Apollo’s onboard DSP acceleration. Anyone who’s used a high-end DSP-assisted hardware/DAW recording system will appreciate the super-tight integration between LUNA and Universal Audio interfaces. LUNA also supplies you with unlimited track counts, contextual editing and browsing, UAD and AU plug-in compatibility, a session auto-save function, and AAF importing.

LUNA software comes with the Shape Creative Toolkit, a superb virtual instrument with modern and vintage keys, drums/percussion, guitar/bass, orchestral content, and real-time synthesis, plus the Oxide Tape Extension, a killer saturation effect, right out of the box. But to get the most out of this system, you’ll want UA’s LUNA Creator Bundle (sold separately). This bundle includes ultra-realistic Neve 80 Series console and Studer A800 multitrack tape extensions, plus two software instruments. The best part about LUNA extensions is that once you install them, their sound is baked right into LUNA’s mixer — no need to instantiate a bunch of plug-ins.

Note: The Universal Audio LUNA requires a Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo or Arrow interface. It’s also Mac only — Windows is not supported at the present time. Call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer for more details.

Universal Audio Apollo x6 Heritage Edition Features:

  • 16-in/22-out Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac or PC, with onboard UAD-2 HEXA Core processing
  • 6-core HEXA Core offers 50% more processing power than previous Apollos
  • Upgraded elite-class AD/DA conversion supplies an ultra-pristine signal path with 129dB dynamic range and –118dB THD+N
  • Dual Crystal clocking supplies a low-jitter environment for pure, artifact-free recording and solid stereo imaging
  • Dual Unison preamps allow you to track through models of the industry’s most legendary hardware
  • 5.1 surround monitoring support for engineers working on video games, film, television, and the web
  • Selectable +24dBu operation for easy integration with analog consoles and other high-end studio gear
  • Integrated talkback and for easy communication and slating takes
  • Ultra-fast Thunderbolt 3 connectivity provides less than 2ms of latency and ample expandability
  • Includes a premium plug-in suite of 10 award-winning UAD plug-ins, along with the Realtime Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle with accurate emulations of vintage analog hardware
  • Track and monitor through plug-ins with no latency
  • Compatible with UA’s LUNA software for ultra-tight hardware/software integration
  • Backward-compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 Macs (adapter sold separately)

Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII DUO Heritage Edition 10×6 Thunderbolt Audio Interface with UAD DSP

Universal Audio’s Apollo Twin MkII DUO improves on the acclaimed Apollo Twin interface with next-generation AD/DA converters for astonishingly wide dynamic range and ultra-low THD. And with expanded monitoring controls, the Apollo Twin MkII DUO packs console functionality into a desktop interface for Mac and PC. With built-in UAD processing, the Apollo Twin DUO lets you take advantage of the rich, warm, analog sound of UAD Powered Plug-ins during mixdown — and even in real time during tracking. Speaking of tracking, the Apollo Twin’s astounding Unison mic preamp technology lets you re-create the sound of classic mic preamps in a way that software processing simply can’t match. The Apollo Twin MkII DUO Heritage Edition comes with a premium suite of five award-winning plug-in titles, along with the Realtime Analog Classics bundle, arming you with accurate emulations of vintage analog hardware. The Apollo Twin MkII DUO also boasts compatibility with UA’s LUNA software, giving you a tightly integrated recording, editing, and mixing environment, with full software-based control over your interface’s parameters, global console and tape emulations, and advanced real-time tracking.

The Apollo Twin MkII DUO captures the sound of legendary preamps with Unison Technology

The Apollo Twin MkII’s Unison preamp technology goes so far beyond traditional software modeling and emulations that it’s really in a category all its own. In essence, Unison is a bi-directional communication between the Apollo Twin’s mic preamp and a Unison-capable plug-in, such as the included 610-B plug-in that re-creates the sound of Universal Audio’s classic 610 tube preamp.

The plug-in actually adjusts the preamp circuit itself, including parameters such as impedance, analog gain structure, and much more. When you adjust the Apollo Twin MkII’s preamp gain knob and physical controls, the plug-in adjusts the preamp’s behavior to match the target preamp. So you’re not simply filtering your audio to approximate the character of a famous preamp — your microphone is now interacting with the Apollo Twin MkII’s input the same way it would behave with the “modeled” preamplifier.

UAD plug-ins astounded the recording world with their incredible ability to sound like analog processors, eliminating the need for large racks of gear in the studio. The Apollo Twin DUO’s Unison preamp technology will do the same thing for your microphone inputs, eliminating the need to collect and maintain expensive hardware preamps just for sonic variety.

Sensational plug-in bundle included with your Apollo Twin!

UAD Powered Plug-ins have earned their reputation for being some of the most accurate emulations of analog audio equipment ever created. The astonishing processing power of the UAD platform is what makes these plug-ins sound so great. You simply can’t get the depth, color, and character these plug-ins have without devoting huge CPU resources to them. Best of all, Apollo Twin MkII lets you record your audio through UAD plug-ins in real time with sub-2ms latency. When you buy the Apollo Twin DUO Heritage Edition, you’ll receive a premium suite of five award-winning plug-in titles:

  • UA 1176 Collection with three unique versions: Rev A, Rev E, and AE
  • Teletronix LA‑2A Classic Leveler Collection of three historic versions of the revered electro-optical tube processor
  • Pultec Passive EQ Collection provides access to three historical and highly coveted Pultecs
  • UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection including the storied Wally Heider “Green Board,” used to record Neil Young, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley and Jimi Hendrix
  • UA Pure Plate Reverb that delivers a shimmering, authentic plate reverb sound with a minimum of fuss

You’ll also receive the Realtime Analog Classics bundle:

  • UA 610‐B
  • Marshall Plexi Classic Amplifier
  • Teletronix LA‐2A Legacy
  • UA 1176LN Legacy
  • UA 1176SE Legacy
  • Pultec EQP‐1A Legacy
  • Pultec Pro Legacy
  • Precision Channel Strip
  • Precision Reflection Engine
  • Precision Delay Modulation
  • Precision Delay Modulation L
  • Raw Distortion
  • Ampeg SVT-VR
  • RealVerb‐Pro

Thunderbolt: ultra-low latency and unrivaled bandwidth

Thunderbolt is one of the most important technologies to impact audio production in years, and Universal Audio was one of the first to adopt it. Thanks to its blazing-fast connectivity, Thunderbolt offers lower latency and greater stability than USB or FireWire, clocking in with the speed and ultra-fast performance of a PCI Express system — but with the convenience of a single cable. Apollo Twin MkII’s Thunderbolt connection lets you run projects with high track counts at incredibly low latency. In fact, you can even record through UAD plug-ins in real time with less than 2ms latency!

A gift from Sweetwater — free Thunderbolt cable included

To ensure you’re equipped for recording right out of the box, Sweetwater is including a free Thunderbolt cable with this interface. Plug into a Thunderbolt-equipped desktop or laptop computer and enjoy ultra-fast performance with incredibly low latency.

The Apollo Twin DUO features UAD-2 processing power built in

There are times when your computer just doesn’t have the power and speed to run all the plug-ins your recording session needs. With UAD Powered Plug-ins, the processing load is taken off your computer and borne by UAD’s super-powerful Analog Devices SHARC processors. Universal Audio’s Apollo Twin MkII interface has these SHARC processors built in and is available in SOLO (one SHARC), DUO (two SHARCs), and QUAD (four SHARCs) configurations.

Digitally controlled outputs and advanced monitor controls with Apollo Twin DUO

Many audio interfaces have a volume control that reduces digital bit depth as you lower the volume — so unless you’re listening at the maximum volume level, you’re not really hearing your mix as you should be. The Apollo Twin MkII is equipped with digitally controlled analog monitor outputs, where your audio passes through at its full resolution and is attenuated in the analog realm. Even at low volume levels, the Apollo Twin MkII lets you accurately determine if your mix has the punch, impact, and detail that it needs. Handy controls for Mute, Dim, Mono, and Alt speaker switching offer console-like control over your monitoring experience. And to top it all off, a built-in talkback mic provides easy studio communication.

Smart I/O selection for a desktop interface

For smaller studios and mobile producers, the Apollo Twin MkII zeros in on what you need for productive sessions. You’ve got a pair of Unison mic/line inputs with Burr-Brown PGA2500 preamps, which sound detailed and transparent. If you need more inputs, an optical input lets you add up to eight more via ADAT. Four analog outputs and a high-quality headphone output give you enough outputs for most small tracking sessions.

It’s just the right setup for producers on the go, for engineers who need to mix with powerful UAD plug-ins outside of their studio, and even for DJs who want the best possible live sound they can get. If you’re not sure how you would integrate the Apollo Twin MkII into your existing setup, just give your Sweetwater Sales Engineer a call!

Bridging the gap between your UAD-equipped studio and everywhere else with the Apollo Twin MkII DUO

If you mix with UAD plug-ins in your studio, but also like to record and mix outside your studio, the Apollo Twin MkII is the missing link you’ve been waiting for. With just your laptop and the Apollo Twin MkII, you can easily take powerful UAD processing anywhere you go.

And the live sound possibilities are awesome: use the Apollo Twin MkII as a real-time processor for your bass or guitar and take your studio sound onstage. If you’re an electronic music producer that also DJs, using the Apollo Twin MkII as your live performance interface will give you huge, detailed sound that will make other DJs jealous.

So, while the Apollo Twin MkII is a great entry point for new UAD users, it’s also the perfect way to take your existing UAD-powered projects on the road.

Cascade up to four Apollo interfaces

Thanks to the combined power and flexibility of Thunderbolt connectivity and UA Console 2.0 management software, it’s incredibly easy to combine up to four Apollo interfaces (plus two additional Satellites) into a single powerhouse production system. Cascaded Apollos share DSP and I/O, and you can easily manage it all via a single Console window.

Compatible with LUNA — UA’s complete music production environment with ultra-tight hardware/software integration

This Universal Audio Thunderbolt-equipped audio interface is compatible with UA’s free LUNA software. LUNA is a complete music production environment for tracking, editing, and mixing. And thanks to its ultra-tight hardware/software integration, you can take control of your interface’s monitoring, talkback, and headphone systems, track and overdub with UAD DSP-accelerated plug-ins in real time, and benefit from full software-based control over Apollo’s Unison mic preamps, all without leaving your production software. LUNA is the closest you’ll come to an analog workflow in the software realm. It delivers spot-on analog sound, along with the creative immediacy of real-time processing.

LUNA also includes Accelerated Realtime Monitoring, which supplies fast analog-style tracking and overdubbing using Apollo’s onboard DSP acceleration. Anyone who’s used a high-end DSP-assisted hardware/DAW recording system will appreciate the super-tight integration between LUNA and Universal Audio interfaces. LUNA also supplies you with unlimited track counts, contextual editing and browsing, UAD and AU plug-in compatibility, a session auto-save function, and AAF importing.

LUNA software comes with the Shape Creative Toolkit, a superb virtual instrument with modern and vintage keys, drums/percussion, guitar/bass, orchestral content, and real-time synthesis, plus the Oxide Tape Extension, a killer saturation effect, right out of the box. But to get the most out of this system, you’ll want UA’s LUNA Creator Bundle (sold separately). This bundle includes ultra-realistic Neve 80 Series console and Studer A800 multitrack tape extensions, plus two software instruments. The best part about LUNA extensions is that once you install them, their sound is baked right into LUNA’s mixer — no need to instantiate a bunch of plug-ins.

Note: the Universal Audio LUNA requires a Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo or Arrow interface. It’s also Mac only — Windows is not supported at the present time. Call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer for more details.

Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII DUO Heritage Edition Audio Interface Features:

  • Thunderbolt audio interface for Mac with 2 analog inputs, 4 analog outputs, and 8 channels of ADAT input
  • Sounds amazing, with next-generation AD/DA for maximum fidelity
  • Use outstanding UAD Powered Plug-ins for tracking and mixdown
  • Preamps sound pristine, and Unison technology gives you spot-on emulations of classic preamps
  • Includes a premium plug-in suite of 5 award-winning UAD plug-ins, along with the Realtime Analog Classics plug-in bundle with accurate emulations of vintage analog hardware
  • Thunderbolt gives you ultra-low latency and huge bandwidth for higher sample rates and track counts
  • Compact design makes it perfect for mobile recording, mixing outside of your studio, and even performing live
  • Hands-on control over your monitor outputs
  • Cascade up to 4 Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo interfaces and 6 total UAD devices
  • Free Thunderbolt cable included
  • Compatible with UA’s LUNA software for ultra-tight hardware/software integration

Universal Audio Apollo Solo Heritage Edition Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface with UAD DSP

Loaded with UA’s next-generation AD/DA converters and two Unison mic preamps, the Apollo Solo Heritage Edition delivers top-shelf sound quality. What’s more, you get a premium suite of five award-winning plug-in titles, along with the Realtime Analog Classics bundle to lend an album-quality sheen to your projects. Whether you use them in real time during tracking or later while you’re mixing, these powerful plug-ins supply you with access to an array of classic mic preamps, compressors, EQs, reverbs, and more. You can capture everything with near-zero latency, thanks to Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. And you get compatibility with UA’s LUNA software, giving you a tightly integrated recording, editing, and mixing environment, with full software-based control over your interface’s parameters, global console and tape emulations, and advanced real-time tracking. The Universal Audio Apollo Solo is a cost-effective way to enter into the world of UAD Powered Plug-ins and is a great way for UAD-equipped studios to take their projects mobile.

Note: the Universal Audio Apollo Solo requires Thunderbolt 3 and is not backward compatible with earlier versions of Thunderbolt. Call your Sales Engineer for more details.

Capture the sound of legendary preamps with Unison technology

The Apollo Solo’s Unison preamp technology goes so far beyond traditional software modeling and emulations that it’s really in a category all its own. In essence, Unison is a bidirectional communication between the Apollo Solo’s mic preamp and a Unison-capable plug-in, such as the included 610-B plug-in that re-creates the sound of UA’s classic LA-610 preamp.

The plug-in actually adjusts the preamp circuit itself, including parameters such as impedance, analog gain structure, and much more. When you adjust the Apollo Solo’s preamp gain knob and physical controls, the plug-in adjusts the preamp’s behavior to match the target preamp. So you’re not simply filtering your audio to approximate the character of a famous preamp — your microphone is now interacting with the Apollo Solo’s input the same way it would behave with the “modeled” preamplifier.

UAD plug-ins astounded the recording world with their incredible ability to sound like analog processors, eliminating the need for large racks of gear in the studio. Unison preamp technology will do the same thing for your mic inputs, eliminating the need to collect and maintain expensive hardware preamps just for sonic variety.

Sensational plug-in bundle included!

UAD Powered Plug-ins have earned their reputation for being some of the most accurate emulations of analog audio equipment ever created. The astonishing processing power of the UAD platform is what makes these plug-ins sound so great. You simply can’t get the depth, color, and character these plug-ins have without devoting huge CPU resources to them. Best of all, Apollo Solo lets you record your audio through UAD plug-ins in real time with sub-2ms latency. When you buy the Apollo Solo Heritage Edition, you’ll receive a premium suite of five award-winning plug-in titles:

  • UA 1176 Collection with three unique versions: Rev A, Rev E, and AE
  • Teletronix LA‑2A Classic Leveler Collection of three historic versions of the revered electro-optical tube processor
  • Pultec Passive EQ Collection provides access to three historical and highly coveted Pultecs
  • UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection including the storied Wally Heider “Green Board,” used to record Neil Young, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley and Jimi Hendrix
  • UA Pure Plate Reverb that delivers a shimmering, authentic plate reverb sound with a minimum of fuss

You’ll also receive the Realtime Analog Classics bundle:

  • UA 610‐B
  • Marshall Plexi Classic Amplifier
  • Teletronix LA‐2A Legacy
  • UA 1176LN Legacy
  • UA 1176SE Legacy
  • Pultec EQP‐1A Legacy
  • Pultec Pro Legacy
  • Precision Channel Strip
  • Precision Reflection Engine
  • Precision Delay Modulation
  • Precision Delay Modulation L
  • Raw Distortion
  • Ampeg SVT-VR
  • RealVerb‐Pro

Thunderbolt: Ultra-low latency and unrivaled bandwidth

Thunderbolt is one of the most important technologies to impact audio production in years, and UA was one of the first to adopt it. Thanks to its blazing-fast connectivity, Thunderbolt offers lower latency and greater stability than USB or FireWire, clocking in with the speed and ultra-fast performance of a PCI Express system — but with the convenience of a single cable. Apollo Solo’s Thunderbolt 3 connection lets you run projects with high track counts at incredibly low latency. In fact, you can even record through UAD plug-ins in real time with less than 2ms latency!

UAD-2 processing power built in!

There are times when your computer just doesn’t have the power and speed to run all the plug-ins your recording session needs. With UAD Powered Plug-ins, the processing load is taken off your computer and borne by UAD’s super-powerful Analog Devices SHARC processors. Universal Audio’s Apollo Solo interface has one of these SHARC processors built in, which gives you enough power to track small sessions and start building your mix.

Smart I/O selection for a desktop interface

For smaller studios and mobile producers, the Apollo Solo zeros in on what you need for productive sessions. You’ve got a pair of Unison mic/line inputs, which sound detailed and transparent. Beyond that, an instrument input, two analog outputs, and a high-quality headphone output give you enough I/O for most small tracking sessions.

It’s just the right setup for producers on the go, for engineers who need to mix with powerful UAD plug-ins outside of their studio, and even for DJs who want the best possible live sound they can get. If you’re not sure how you would integrate the Apollo Solo into your existing setup, just give your Sweetwater Sales Engineer a call!

Bridging the gap between your UAD-equipped studio and everywhere else

If you mix with UAD plug-ins in your studio but also like to record and mix outside your studio, the Apollo Solo is the missing link you’ve been waiting for. With just your laptop and the Apollo Solo, you can easily take powerful UAD processing anywhere you go.

And the live sound possibilities are awesome: use the Apollo Solo as a real-time processor for your bass or guitar and take your studio sound onstage. If you’re an electronic music producer who also DJs, using the Apollo Solo as your live performance interface will give you huge, detailed sound that will make other DJs jealous.

So, while the Apollo Solo is a great entry point for new UAD users, it’s also the perfect way to take your existing UAD-powered projects on the road.

Compatible with LUNA — UA’s complete music production environment with ultra-tight hardware/software integration

This Universal Audio Thunderbolt-equipped audio interface is compatible with UA’s free LUNA software. LUNA is a complete music production environment for tracking, editing, and mixing. And thanks to its ultra-tight hardware/software integration, you can take control of your interface’s monitoring, talkback, and headphone systems, track and overdub with UAD DSP-accelerated plug-ins in real time, and benefit from full software-based control over Apollo’s Unison mic preamps, all without leaving your production software. LUNA is the closest you’ll come to an analog workflow in the software realm. It delivers spot-on analog sound, along with the creative immediacy of real-time processing.

LUNA also includes Accelerated Realtime Monitoring, which supplies fast analog-style tracking and overdubbing using Apollo’s onboard DSP acceleration. Anyone who’s used a high-end DSP-assisted hardware/DAW recording system will appreciate the super-tight integration between LUNA and Universal Audio interfaces. LUNA also supplies you with unlimited track counts, contextual editing and browsing, UAD and AU plug-in compatibility, a session auto-save function, and AAF importing.

LUNA software comes with the Shape Creative Toolkit, a superb virtual instrument with modern and vintage keys, drums/percussion, guitar/bass, orchestral content, and real-time synthesis, plus the Oxide Tape Extension, a killer saturation effect, right out of the box. But to get the most out of this system, you’ll want UA’s LUNA Creator Bundle (sold separately). This bundle includes ultra-realistic Neve 80 Series console and Studer A800 multitrack tape extensions, plus two software instruments. The best part about LUNA extensions is that once you install them, their sound is baked right into LUNA’s mixer — no need to instantiate a bunch of plug-ins.

Note: Universal Audio’s LUNA requires a Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo interface. It’s also Mac only — Windows is not supported at the present time. Call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer for more details.

Universal Audio Apollo Solo Heritage Edition Features:

  • Thunderbolt 3 audio interface with 2 analog inputs and 2 analog outputs, plus 1 instrument input and a stereo headphone output
  • Sounds amazing, with next-generation AD/DA for maximum fidelity
  • Use outstanding UAD Powered Plug-ins for tracking and mixdown
  • Preamps sound pristine, and Unison technology gives you spot-on emulations of classic preamps
  • Includes a premium plug-in suite of 5 award-winning UAD plug-ins, along with the Realtime Analog Classics plug-in bundle with accurate emulations of vintage analog hardware
  • Thunderbolt gives you ultra-low latency and huge bandwidth for higher sample rates and track counts
  • Compact, bus-powered design makes it perfect for mobile recording, mixing outside of your studio, and even performing live
  • Compatible with UA’s LUNA software for ultra-tight hardware/software integration

Note: A Thunderbolt 3 cable will be provided for free.

Universal Audio Apollo x4 Heritage Edition 12×18 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface with UAD DSP

If you want legendary UA sound quality and processing but feel that Apollo X interfaces are beyond your reach, think again! The Universal Audio Apollo x4’s performance rivals its larger brethren, but eschews extraneous features like 5.1 surround monitoring and +24dBu operation for a streamlined, desktop design that’s tailor-made for project studios. Track and mix with spot-on emulations of tried-and-true studio classics, thanks to UA’s powerful QUAD Core processor. Experience top-shelf sound quality, by way of the Apollo x4’s upgraded elite-class AD/DA conversion. Four Unison preamps allow you to track through models of the industry’s most legendary gear. The Apollo x4 Heritage Edition comes with a premium suite of 10 award-winning plug-ins titles, along with the Realtime Analog Classics Plus bundle, arming you with accurate emulations of vintage analog hardware. Beyond that, you get sub-2ms latency and ample expandability, thanks to the Apollo x4’s ultra-fast Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. Finally, the Apollo x4 boasts compatibility with UA’s LUNA software, giving you a tightly integrated recording, editing, and mixing environment, with full software-based control over your interface’s parameters, global console and tape emulations, and advanced real-time tracking. If there was ever a time to upgrade to an Apollo, now’s the time!

Track and mix with powerful QUAD Core processing

There are times when your computer doesn’t have enough power and speed to run all the plug-ins your recording session requires. That’s where UA’s powerful 4-core QUAD Core processor comes in. This processor enables you to track in real time with Neve, Manley, or API channel strips, or run large UAD plug-in counts while mixing in your DAW. The engineers here at Sweetwater appreciate being able to inject guitars with the tube warmth of a Pultec EQ, add the musical limiting of an LA-2A to a vocal, and pump up drums with an 1176 or Fairchild 670 — all in real time. It’s the closest thing to having the real hardware.

Elite-class AD/DA conversion offers ultra-pristine sound

Apollos have always sounded great, but the Apollo x4’s AD/DA conversion takes it to the next level. When they were designing the latest generation of Apollos, UA engineers auditioned the latest leading-edge AD/DA technology, ultimately pairing elite-class 24-bit/192kHz converters with overhauled analog circuitry. The result is an ultra-pristine signal path with 127dB dynamic range. Dive in, and you’ll hear for it yourself — the Apollo x4’s AD/DA rivals any high-end standalone converter on the market.

Capture the sound of legendary preamps with Unison technology

The Apollo x4’s Unison preamp technology goes so far beyond traditional software modeling and emulations that it’s really in a category all its own. In essence, Unison is a bidirectional communication between the Apollo x4’s mic preamp and a Unison-capable plug-in, such as the included 610-B plug-in that re-creates the sound of UA’s classic 610 tube preamp.

The plug-in actually adjusts the preamp circuit itself, including parameters such as impedance, analog gain structure, and much more. When you adjust the Apollo x4’s preamp gain knob and physical controls, the plug-in adjusts the preamp’s behavior to match the target preamp. So you’re not simply filtering your audio to approximate the character of a famous preamp — your microphone is now interacting with the Apollo x4’s input the same way it would behave with the “modeled” preamplifier.

UAD plug-ins astounded the recording world with their incredible ability to sound like analog processors, eliminating the need for large racks of gear in the studio. Unison preamp technology will do the same thing for your mic inputs, eliminating the need to collect and maintain expensive hardware preamps just for sonic variety.

Thunderbolt: ultra-low latency and unrivaled bandwidth

Thunderbolt is one of the most important technologies to impact audio production in years, and UA was one of the first to adopt it. Thanks to its blazing-fast connectivity, Thunderbolt offers lower latency and greater stability than USB or FireWire, clocking in with the speed and ultra-fast performance of a PCI Express system. In fact, the Apollo x4’s Thunderbolt 3 connection runs projects with high track counts at latencies of less than 2ms! On top of that, up to four Apollo interfaces can be networked over Thunderbolt to add fast, high-bandwidth I/O and DSP to your studio. You don’t even need a brand-new computer — the Apollo x4’s built-in Thunderbolt 3 port is backward-compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 Macs (does not support Thunderbolt 1 or 2 on Windows — adapter sold separately).

Sensational plug-in bundle included!

UAD Powered Plug-ins have earned their reputation for being some of the most accurate emulations of analog audio equipment ever created. The astonishing processing power of the UAD platform is what makes these plug-ins sound so great. You simply can’t get the depth, color, and character these plug-ins have without devoting huge CPU resources to them. Best of all, Apollo x4 lets you record your audio through UAD plug-ins in real time with sub-2ms latency. When you buy the Apollo x4 Heritage Edition, you’ll receive a premium suite of 10 award-winning plug-in titles:

  • UA 1176 Collection with three unique versions: Rev A, Rev E, and AE
  • Teletronix LA2A Classic Leveler Collection of three historic versions of the revered electro-optical tube processor
  • Pultec Passive EQ Collection provides access to three historical and highly coveted revisions in the Pultec product line
  • Fairchild Tube Limiter Collection includes both the Fairchild 660 and 670 based on an accurate circuit models of Ocean Way Studios’ “golden-reference” units.
  • UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection including the storied Wally Heider “Green Board,” used to record Neil Young, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley and Jimi Hendrix
  • Teletronix LA-3A Audio Leveler Legendary solid-state electro-optical compressor/leveler
  • Helios Type 69 Preamp and EQ Collection from the console at the center of hundreds of iconic albums from rock’s “Golden Age” including Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, David Bowie, Black Sabbath and AC/DC.
  • V76 Preamplifier prized microphone preamp found in Decca and EMI’s custom Abbey Road desks
  • UA Oxide Tape Recorder provides UA’s revolutionary tape emulation technology
  • UA Pure Plate Reverb delivers a shimmering, authentic plate reverb sound with a minimum of fuss

You’ll also receive the Realtime Analog Classics Plus bundle:

  • UA 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ
  • Marshall Plexi Classic Amplifier
  • Fairchild 670 (Legacy)
  • Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)
  • 1176SE Classic Limiting Amplifiers (Legacy)
  • 1176 LN Classic Limiting Amplifiers (Legacy)
  • Pultec Pro Equalizers (Legacy)
  • Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp
  • Precision Mix Rack Collection
  • UA Precision Enhancer Hz
  • Raw Distortion
  • RealVerb Pro

Compatible with LUNA — UA’s complete music production environment with ultra-tight hardware/software integration

This Universal Audio Thunderbolt-equipped audio interface is compatible with UA’s free LUNA software. LUNA is a complete music production environment for tracking, editing, and mixing. And thanks to its ultra-tight hardware/software integration, you can take control of your interface’s monitoring, talkback, and headphone systems, track and overdub with UAD DSP-accelerated plug-ins in real time, and benefit from full software-based control over Apollo’s Unison mic preamps, all without leaving your production software. LUNA is the closest you’ll come to an analog workflow in the software realm. It delivers spot-on analog sound, along with the creative immediacy of real-time processing.

LUNA also includes Accelerated Realtime Monitoring, which supplies fast analog-style tracking and overdubbing using Apollo’s onboard DSP acceleration. Anyone who’s used a high-end DSP-assisted hardware/DAW recording system will appreciate the super-tight integration between LUNA and Universal Audio interfaces. LUNA also supplies you with unlimited track counts, contextual editing and browsing, UAD and AU plug-in compatibility, a session auto-save function, and AAF importing.

LUNA software comes with the Shape Creative Toolkit, a superb virtual instrument with modern and vintage keys, drums/percussion, guitar/bass, orchestral content, and real-time synthesis, plus the Oxide Tape Extension, a killer saturation effect, right out of the box. But to get the most out of this system, you’ll want UA’s LUNA Creator Bundle (sold separately). This bundle includes ultra-realistic Neve 80 Series console and Studer A800 multitrack tape extensions, plus two software instruments. The best part about LUNA extensions is that once you install them, their sound is baked right into LUNA’s mixer — no need to instantiate a bunch of plug-ins.

Note: The Universal Audio LUNA requires a Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo or Arrow interface. It’s also Mac only — Windows is not supported at the present time. Call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer for more details.

Universal Audio Apollo x4 Heritage Edition Features:

  • 12-in/18-out Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac or PC, with onboard UAD-2 QUAD Core processing
  • Upgraded elite-class AD/DA conversion supplies an ultra-pristine signal path with 127dB dynamic range
  • 4 Unison preamps allow you to track through models of the industry’s most legendary hardware
  • Integrated talkback for easy communication and slating takes
  • Ultra-fast Thunderbolt 3 connectivity provides less than 2ms of latency and ample expandability
  • Includes a premium plug-in suite of 10 award-winning UAD plug-ins, along with the Realtime Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle with accurate emulations of vintage analog hardware
  • Track and monitor through plug-ins with no latency
  • Compatible with UA’s LUNA software for ultra-tight hardware/software integration
  • Backward-compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 Macs (does not support Thunderbolt 1 or 2 on Windows — adapter sold separately)