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Universal Audio Apollo FireWire Audio Interface with Quad Processing  

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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 stud... Read More

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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.

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'e tracking and overdubbing, or mixing and mastering.

Realtime UAD Plug-In Processing for Tracking, Mixing, and Mastering
While Apollo FireWire™s œnatural 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 œprint audio with classic analog emulations from Ampex, Lexicon, Manley, Neve, Roland, SSL, Studer, and more.*

The Apollo FireWire™s bundled œRealtime Analog Classics Plus suite of UAD plug-ins gives you the UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, Raw Distortion, Softube Amp Rooms, legacy LA-2A, 1176, and Fairchild compressors, Pultec EQs, and more, so you have a rack full of bonafide audio classics, right out of the box.

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 œsweet 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 œfeature 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.

* All trademarks are recognized as property of their respective owners. Individual UAD Powered Plug-Ins sold separately.

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 œRealtime Analog Classics Plus UAD plug-in bundle with 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, Raw Distortion, Softube Amp Rooms, legacy LA-2A, 1176, and Fairchild compressors, Pultec EQs, and more
  • Upgradeable to Thunderbolt via Thunderbolt 2 Option Card (Mac)
  • World class UA analog design, superior components, and premium build quality
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Universal AudioApollo FireWire Audio Interface with Quad Processing
 
4.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (3)
  • Good audio (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Professional recording (3)

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5.0

i am very satified, i should have bought it a long time ago.

By m blaq

from ft worth texas

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Universal Audio Apollo FireWire Audio Interface with Quad Processing:

    great piece of equipment,quality thats undeniable.. top of the line plugings.....a little confusing getting started as far as recording if you are not studio savey

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    2.0

    Good Interface, obnoxious software! Do Not Buy.

    By AudioHead16

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Bad Software

    Best Uses

    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Universal Audio Apollo FireWire Audio Interface with Quad Processing:

    Interface works great. Sofware automatically installs all of the plugins, even ones that they don't give you authorizations to. So when you want to use a plugin, it shows >50 plugins, of which they give you authorizations for a few. Removing the unauthorized plugins is a lengthy process, and it gives you an error message everytime it boots up. This is just an obnoxious way for them to get you to buy more plugins.

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    5.0

    Definitely worth the money!!!

    By Travahnti

    from Raeford, NC

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Universal Audio Apollo FireWire Audio Interface with Quad Processing:

      I initially purchased the twin duo for my mobile rig. I loved it so much I decided to also buy the quad. It's a workhorse and the UAD plugins are an added bonus. Definitely worth the money.

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