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Universal Audio Apollo Solo Thunderbolt Interface with LUNA Analog Essentials

Universal Audio's most compact desktop Thunderbolt interface featuring two Unison preamps, UA's fantastic AD/DA conversion, world-class UAD processing, the Realtime Analog Classics software bundle and LUNA Analog Essentials Bundle

Product Description

The Universal Audio Apollo Solo is the smallest interface in the storied Apollo family. This Thunderbolt-based audio interface comes packed with great features in a streamlined package, including two brilliant Unison-enabled microphone preamps, fantastic A/D and D/A conversion, powerful on-board processing and a bundle of UAD plug-ins.

LUNA Analog Essentials Bundle

Get classic analog studio sound with authentic Tape and Summing Extensions. The analog console and magnetic tape machine are the bedrock of world-class analog recording, and some of the best-sounding records of all time. With the LUNA Analog Essentials Bundle, you get four pillars of professional analog recording — Neve and API analog summing, and integrated Studer and Ampex multitrack tape — at a huge savings.

Built into the fabric of LUNA's mixer, these LUNA Tape and Summing Extensions go beyond plug-ins, giving you authentic analog sounds without having to manage multiple plug‑in windows.

NOW YOU CAN:

  • Easily add width, depth, and character to your mixes with the first authentic emulation of Neve analog console summing
  • Get mixes with power, clarity, and mid-forward punch using the only emulation of genuine API analog console summing
  • Use the Studer A800 LUNA Extension to easily add tape warmth to your entire mix on a per-channel basis
  • Harness the ATR-102 LUNA Extension to produce punchy, analog tape-infused mixes and masters

NEVE SUMMING

A major ingredient behind countless influential records like Nirvana's Nevermind and Queen's Jazz, Neve 80 series consoles are without equal. Developed in partnership with AMS Neve, the Neve Summing Extension emulates the entire summing circuit of an iconic Neve 80 series console — including its coveted 1272 bus amplifiers, giving your LUNA mixes all the color and three-dimensional nonlinearities of Neve's most cherished analog console.

API SUMMING

From Stevie Wonder's Talking Book and Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, to Radiohead's Hail to the Thief the mid-forward punch of API's classic analog consoles breathe life into your mixes. Developed in partnership with API, the API Summing Extension emulates the 2520 op-amp and custom output transformer-based summing amps found in legendary API consoles — giving your LUNA mixes the attitude and tone of API's esteemed analog desks.

STUDER A800 MULTICHANNEL TAPE RECORDER

Producers have long gravitated to the warm analog sound, solid low-end, and musical presence of the Studer A800. With LUNA, use the Studer A800 as a LUNA Extension, and get tape character on every audio and instrument track, easily tweaking settings across all channels. As you build up your mix, you'll hear the cumulative "cohesiveness" of mixing from magnetic tape. Plus, you can add analog complexity by mix-and-matching up to four tape machines, using different tape formulas and per-track controls.

AMPEX ATR-102 MASTERING TAPE RECORDER

The perfect complement to the workhorse Studer A800, the ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder adds the final “analog polish" to your mixes. Since its inception, this legendary tape machine has turned recordings into records with its low-end punch and musical tape saturation. Using the ATR-102 as a LUNA Extension, get instant album-ready Ampex tape tones on LUNA's master fader and buses with all the authentic dynamics, tone, and saturation characteristics of the original analog hardware.

UNIVERSAL AUDIO’S UNISON MICROPHONE PREAMPS

The Apollo Solo comes standard with two Universal Audio Unison enabled mic preamps, allowing you to track with pristine sounding clarity and replicate the sounds of classic preamp sounds with UAD plug-ins. Track with the legendary sounds of Neve, API, Manley, and more with the click of a button and the Apollo Solo adjusts the impedance of the preamp to match the emulated hardware. A convenient Hi-Z input on the front panel allows you to go direct in seconds, and one knob control formatting allows you to dial in your gain with ease.

WORLD-CLASS UAD PROCESSING

Track and mix with classics like the 1176LN, LA-2A, Pultec EQs in real time! With onboard DSP, the Apollo Solo allows you to take advantage of the detailed, rich sounds of UAD plug-ins with near-zero latency. The Realtime Analog Classics bundle will get you to work in no time, featuring other legendary gear like the 610 preamp, the Ampeg SVT-VR, and the Marshall Plexi guitar amp emulation.

INSTANT ACCESS TO UNIVERSAL AUDIO’S LUNA RECORDING SYSTEM

While Apollo Solo works with all major DAWs, Apollo Thunderbolt interface owners can take advantage of Universal Audio’s new music production system, LUNA. This free recording application for Mac allows users to track and mix via an incredibly intuitive workflow with unlimited tracks, integrated multitrack tape machines, and unique virtual instruments.

When you purchase this version which includes the LUNA creator bundle, you receive a wealth of tools, including a Neve Summing Mixer, Studer A800 Tape, Moog Minimoog and Ravel Grand Piano.

READY TO RECORD AND MIX ANYWHERE WITH UNIVERSAL AUDIO APOLLO SOLO

The Universal Audio Apollo Solo is a bus-powered interface, which means anywhere you take your laptop can act as your studio space. This interface also features a premium headphone amplifier for monitoring and is housed in heavy-duty metal casing that is road-ready.

FEATURES:

  • Desktop 2x4 Thunderbolt 3-powered audio interface with class-leading 24-bit/192 kHz audio conversion
  • Unison mic preamp and guitar amp emulations from Neve, API, Avalon, Manley, Marshall, Fender, and more
  • Realtime UAD Processing allows near-zero latency tracking with classic UAD plug-in effects, regardless of software buffer setting
  • Produce with LUNA Recording System — a free, fully-integrated recording application made for Apollo (Mac/Thunderbolt-only)
  • 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 systems for easy portability and reduced cable clutter

Product Specifications

ConditionNew
ChassisDesktop
Number of Inputs2
Input ConnectorsXLR Combo Jack TRS
Number of Outputs4
Output Connectors1/4-inch TRS
Computer ConnectionThunderbolt 3
Number of Preamps2
Maximum Sampling Rate192 kHz

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