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The Apollo APQ-DI from Universal Audio is a professional, high-resolution Quad DSP computer audio interface that delivers the sound, feel, and flow of analog recording. This 18x24 FireWire/Thunderbolt-ready interface combines genuine UA analog design with class-leading 24-bit/192kHz sound quality and onboard Realtime UAD Processing. Using the Apollo interface, you can have the ability to track audio through a range of available classic UAD analog emulation plug-in, from top-end recording companies such as Neve, Studer, Manley, Lexicon and more (sold separately). All of this processing is done in real time, and with a sleek elegant workflow on both Mac and PC environments.
24-bit/192 kHz Sound Quality for Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase & More
Apollo builds upon decades of UA’s analog design heritage as an extremely well-built, high-resolution audio interface, featuring premium mic preamps and top-end converters for low THD and high dynamic range. Its Core Audio and ASIO drivers ensure compatibility with all major DAWs, including Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, and more. Moreover, Apollo’s included Console application and companion Console Recall plug-in (VST/AU/RTAS) provides control and recall of all interface and UAD plug-in settings within individual DAW sessions, even months and years later.
Realtime UAD Plug-In Processing for Tracking, Mixing and Mastering
Apollo differentiates itself from other interfaces with its Realtime UAD Processing. Available with either DUO Core or QUAD Core processing onboard, this DSP Acceleration allows for recording and mixing through UAD Powered Plug-Ins — with as low as sub-2ms latency — so that you can quickly monitor, audition, and “print” audio using additional classic analog emulations that are available from Ampex, Lexicon, Manley, Neve, Roland, SSL, Studer, and more. In this way, Apollo’s sonic character and tonal options are nearly endless. The onboard UAD processing also frees up host computer CPU for other virtual instrument or mixing duties.
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, and MacBook Airs. Available via a user-installable 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.
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QUAD Core processor
18 x 24 FireWire/Thunderbolt -ready audio interface for Mac and PC
Realtime UAD Processing for low-latency (sub-2ms) tracking and mixing w/ UAD Powered Plug-Ins (Neve, Studer, Lexicon, Roland, SSL & more – each sold separately)
Class-leading sonic performance via premium mic preamps, top-end converters, and uncompromising analog design
Front-panel controls for Preamp and Monitor levels, channel selection, mic settings, dual headphone outs, and other commonly used features
Instant recall of interface and UAD plug-in settings within DAW sessions via Console application and Console Recall plug-in (VST/RTAS/AU)
8 analog inputs: 4 digitally controlled analog mic preamps; 8 balanced line inputs; 2 front-panel JFET DIs
14 analog outputs: 8 balanced line outs; 2 digitally-controlled analog monitor outs; 2 dedicated stereo headphone outs
10 channels of digital I/O: 8 channels of ADAT; 2 channels S/PDIF; Wordclock I/O
Dual FireWire 800 ports (standard) for host connectivity and daisy chaining
Thunderbolt I/O Option Card for fast, high-performance connectivity to new Macs and PCs (card sold separately)
Includes “Analog Classics” plug-in bundle w/ LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler, 1176LN Limiting Amplifier, and Pultec EQP-1A Program Equalizer