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Universal Audio Apollo Firewire QUAD w/ 2 UAD Plug-ins

Interface with Firewire connectvitiy and onboard UAD-2 QUAD Core processing - with choice of 2 UAD Plug-ins
Universal Audio Apollo Firewire QUAD w/ 2 UAD Plug-ins
Universal Audio Apollo Firewire QUAD w/ 2 UAD Plug-ins Universal Audio Apollo Firewire QUAD w/ 2 UAD Plug-ins Universal Audio Apollo Firewire QUAD w/ 2 UAD Plug-ins
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Description

The Universal Audio Apollo FireWire is one of the world’s most popular professional audio interfaces — delivering the sound, feel, and flow of analog recording to music creators everywhere. A perfect centerpiece for studios running original Mac Pro towers and Windows 7 machines, this 18 x 24 FireWire 800-equipped interface features analog design based on UA’s 50-year heritage, along with gold-standard Apollo A/D and D/A conversion for impeccable audio resolution.

Apollo FireWire further distinguishes itself with Realtime UAD-2 Processing and Unison technology, letting you record with near-zero latency through the full range of UAD plug-ins from Neve, Studer, Manley, Lexicon, and more — including new mic preamp emulations from Neve, API and Universal Audio.

With its elegant workflow and world-class audio quality, Apollo FireWire is the perfect interface for music producers seeking classic analog sound.

FEATURES:

  • Worldwide standard in professional A/D and D/A conversion for music production
  • Onboard UAD-2 QUAD Core DSP allows Realtime UAD Processing — record through plug-ins from Neve, Lexicon, Studer, Marshall, Ampex, and more
  • 4 Unison-enabled mic preamps for tracking through preamp emulations from Neve, API, and Universal Audio
  • 18 x 24 FireWire audio interface for Mac and Windows 7
  • Cascade two Apollos for 16 analog I/O and 12 digital I/O
  • Includes “Realtime Analog Classics Plus” UAD plug-in bundle
  • Upgradeable to Thunderbolt via Thunderbolt 2 Option Card (Mac)
  • World class UA analog design, superior components, and premium build quality

THE GOLD STANDARD IN 24-BIT/192 KHZ SOUND QUALITY

Designed to play a central role in studios running original Mac Pro towers or Windows 7 machines, Apollo FireWire delivers an uncompromising approach to audio quality. Building upon decades of UA hardware heritage, it offers extremely high-resolution sound, with the lowest THD and highest dynamic range in its class. Apollo FireWire’s four premium mic preamps and converters translates into recordings with astounding accuracy and depth — whether you’re tracking and overdubbing, or mixing and mastering.Realtime UAD Plug-In Processing for Tracking, Mixing, and MasteringWhile Apollo FireWire’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

Featuring powerful onboard QUAD processing, Apollo FireWire’s DSP Acceleration allows for recording through UAD Powered Plug-Ins — with as low as sub-2ms latency, regardless of buffer settings — letting you monitor and “print” audio with classic analog emulations from Ampex, Lexicon, Manley, Neve, Roland, SSL, Studer, and more.

Better still, Apollo FireWire’s UAD plug-ins are also available during mixing and mastering, so you can use UAD plug-ins (VST, RTAS, AU, AAX 64) throughout the creative process.

UNISON TECHNOLOGY

A Universal Audio breakthrough, Apollo FireWire’s Unison technology gives you the tone of the world's most sought-after tube and solid state mic preamps — including their all-important impedance, gain stage “sweet spots,” and component-level circuit behaviors. Based on unprecedented hardware-software integration between Apollo’s mic preamps and its onboard UAD plug-in processing, Unison lets you record through stunning emulations like the bundled UA 610-B Tube Preamp plug-in, or exclusive preamp emulations from API and Neve.

ELEGANT HARDWARE DESIGN AND WORKFLOW

One key feature of Apollo FireWire 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 dual headphone outs with independent level control. Smart Hi-Z inputs on the front panel detect when you've connected your guitar or bass. Sonically, Apollo's Monitor outputs are digitally controlled analog, so you don't lose audio resolution when you adjust gain.

Specs

Additional Information

Condition New
Package Contents Apollo FireWire QUAD hardware, Realtime Analog Classics Plus UAD plug-in suite, plus 2 additional plug-ins
Width 19 in
Depth 13.5 in
Height 1.75 in
Unit Weight 9.1 lb
Chassis 19-in Rackmount
Rack Spaces 1u
Analog Inputs 10
Input Connectors Digital RCA, Analog XLR, 1/4 in. TRS, Optical, BNC, Digital RCA
Analog Outputs 10
Output Connectors Analog XLR, 1/4 in. TRS, Optical, BNC, Digital RCA
Computer Connection FireWire
Number of Preamps 4
Clock I/O In, Out
Maximum Sampling Rate 192 kHz
Digital Format S/PDIF, ADAT
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Free With Purchase: Realtime Analog Classics Plus Bundle

Right out of the box you receive a suite of incredible analog emulation plug-ins including the world’s only authentic Teletronix LA-2A, 1176LN, and Fairchild compressors, the legendary Pultec EQs, and the UA 610-B Tube Preamp. Developed by UA’s world-renowned team of algorithm engineers, these Realtime Analog Classics plug-ins set the standard by which all other hardware emulation plug-ins are judged.


From the tube warmth of the Pultec EQ on guitars, to the gentle limiting of the LA-2A on vocals, or the pump of a genuine Fairchild 670 compressor on drums, your recordings will take a giant leap forward in rich, sonically complex analog sound.

16 plug-ins included free with purchase

UA 610-B / UA 1176LN Legacy / UA 1176SE Legacy / Ampeg SVT-VR Classic / Fairchils 670 Legacy / Marshall Plexi Classic / Precision Channel Strip / Precision Reflection Engine / Precision Delay Mod / Precision Delay Mod L / Precision Enhancer Hz / Pultec EQP-1A Legacy / Pultec-Pro Legacy / Teletronix LA-2A Legacy / Raw Distortion / RealVerb Pro

Need more plug-in power? Bundle now and save.

When you purchase any Universal Audio hardware from Vintage King, you can create your own plug-in bundle and save big. Bundle options range from two plug-ins all the way to every plug-in included in Universal Audio's extensive collection.

  • Pick 2 UAD logo $299 $598 Value
  • Pick 3 UAD logo $399 $897 Value
  • Pick 6 UAD logo $699 $1,893 Value
  • Pick 10 UAD logo $999 $2,990 Value
  • All 95 UAD logo $2,999 $13,592 Value

Offer only available at time of hardware purchase. Simply register your unit at uaudio.com within 45 days of receipt and select your plug-ins.

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