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Universal Audio Apollo FireWire Audio Interface with UAD Quad-Core 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 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 he...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

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 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 andprint 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

  • Next-generation Apollo A/D and D/A conversion for professional music production
  • Onboard UAD-2 QUAD Core DSP allowing Realtime UAD Processing
  • Four high-resolution, ultra-transparent, digitally-controlled analog mic preamps
  • Unison technology for deep integration with UAD preamp and pedal plug-ins
  • Realtime UAD Plug-In Processing for Tracking, Mixing, and Mastering
Specifications
Audio Quality
  • Max bit depth: 24-bit
  • Max sampling rate: 192kHz
  • Frequency response: Not specified
Inputs
  • Total inputs: 18
  • Analog inputs: 12
  • Digital inputs: 6
  • Mic preamps: 4
  • XLR/TRS combo jacks: 0
  • XLR only jacks: 4
  • 1/4” only jacks: 6
  • S/PDIF in: 2
  • ADAT/optical in: 6
  • RCA in: 0
  • AES/EBU DSUB: 0
  • MADI: No
  • Dante: 0
Outputs
  • Total outputs: 24
  • Analog outputs: 10
  • Digital outputs: 8
  • XLR out: 0
  • 1/4” out: 10
  • S/PDIF out: 2
  • ADAT/optical out: 6
  • RCA out: 0
  • AES / EBU DSUB: 0
  • MADI: No
  • Dante: 0
Other Connectivity
  • Connections: FireWire 
  • MIDI I/O: No
  • Headphone output(s): 2
  • Word-clock I/O: Yes
Onboard Features
  • Computer platform: Mac
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Direct monitoring: Yes
  • Onboard DSP: Yes
  • Metering: LED meters
  • Display: No
  • Latency control: Yes
  • Monitor control: Yes
  • Headphone control: Yes
Other
  • Width: 19 in.
  • Height: 1.75 in.
  • Depth: 13.5 in.
  • Weight: 9.1 lb.
  • Rack-mountable: Yes
  • Included software: Yes
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