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Getting Started with Apollo Solo Thunderbolt for Mac

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Getting Started with Apollo Solo Thunderbolt for Windows

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The Heritage Edition Apollo Solo Thunderbolt packs authoritative Universal Audio sonics in a compact, bus-powered 2x4 interface. Made for songwriters, electronic producers, engineers and audio creators of every sort, the Solo is the sleekest and most portable member of the Apollo family. The Solo sports a confident all-metal chassis, superior A/D and D/A conversion, a powerful headphone amplifier, a duo of premium Unison preamps and a SHARC DSP accelerator. Universal Audio hardware lends itself to iconic recording and monitoring fidelity, and included UAD software transforms the bus-powered Apollo Solo interface into an all-inclusive virtual “analog” studio. The Solo Thunderbolt is an ideal portal to the Universal Audio realm for newcomers, as well as a perfect secondary Apollo for users who require occasional portability and the uncompromising quality of larger UA interfaces.   

Universal Audio Apollo Solo Heritage Edition Desktop Interface

Special Heritage Edition Plug-in Bundle

The Apollo Solo Heritage Edition interface comes with a special collection of five Universal Audio plug-ins. These include full suites of Teletronix and 1176 compression, UA 610 Unison preamps, the Pultec Passive EQ Collection and Pure Plate Reverb. Together, these award-winning UAD plug-ins are valued at over $1,300. As with every Apollo, the Solo Thunderbolt 3 Heritage Edition also comes with the Realtime Analog Classics software package, so you can get familiar with the UAD ecosystem from the moment you plug it in. These inclusions are just a taste of the comprehensive UAD library consisting of plug-ins featured on hits by Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar, Foo Fighters and countless other chart-toppers.

Universal Audio Apollo Solo Heritage Edition Preamps

Two Preamps With Unison Technology

With the Apollo Solo, you can track through UAD plug-ins in real time using the Console application and up to two built-in, Unison-enabled preamps. Unison is a proprietary UA hardware/software technology that accurately replicates the sound and feel of iconic preamplifiers by Neve, SSL, API, Avalon and others, right down to component-level circuitry. The tech reconfigures Apollo microphone preamps’ input impedance and gain staging response to match that of the emulated device. As a result, you can harness the sound of legendary studio preamps in UAD format—the Solo gain knob controls the plug-in’s corresponding dial in real time. Additionally, each channel in Console has four virtual inserts, after your Unison mic pre, to load up more effects. They can then be placed in the record or monitor path, to print UAD plug-ins à la the analog days, or give your artist a fully decked-out headphone mix without committing to sounds on the way in.

Universal Audio Apollo Solo Heritage Edition Recording Guitars

SOLO Core Processing

Record, mix and master with UAD plug-ins, driven by SOLO Core DSP acceleration found in the Universal Audio Apollo Thunderbolt 3 desktop interface. The included Realtime Analog Classics and special Heritage Edition plug-in bundles contain digital emulations of famous gear, like the Pultec EQ, LA-2A compressor, a Marshall Plexi and an Ampeg SVT-VR bass amp, arming you with a studio’s worth of timeless equipment. SOLO Core processing also opens the interface up to the entire DSP-based UAD library, so you can track and mix with the best of the best in analog modeling while freeing up native CPU horsepower.

Universal Audio Apollo Solo Heritage Edition Recording Synths

Remarkably Detailed Recordings

It’s never been easier to achieve professional-quality recordings anytime, anywhere than with the UA Apollo Solo interface—toss it in your backpack, and you’re a walking studio boasting crystal-clear 24-bit/192kHz conversion. Apollo converters and preamps are reputed for their stellar sound that’s been described as spacious, organic and ultrarealistic, as if the performer is in the room with you. These desirable sonic traits have been all over hit records since the Apollo series’ inception in 2012, and the Solo Thunderbolt Heritage Edition, with its current-day components, takes pristine audio fidelity to new heights.

The Universal Audio Apollo Solo Thunderbolt Heritage Edition is designed to mold your recordings into records. Track through Unison preamps for authentic analog tone on the way in, mix with the finest analog-emulated plug-ins available and take it all with you wherever the session goes. In the vast world of compact, bus-powered audio interfaces, the Universal Audio Apollo Solo remains a standout choice for discerning users seeking spectacular fidelity and unrelenting reliability that UA offers.      

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  • A special edition of UA's popular Apollo Solo interface—with a premium suite of 5 award-winning plug-in titles from Teletronix, Pultec, and UA—a $1,300 value
  • UAD SOLO Core Processing for tracking through vintage compressors, EQs, tape machines, mic preamps and guitar amp plug-ins with near-zero latency
  • Unison mic preamp and guitar amp emulations from Neve, API, Avalon, Manley, Marshall, Fender and more
  • Produce with LUNA Recording System—a free, fully-integrated recording application made for Apollo (Mac only) runs UAD Powered Plug-Ins via VST, AU, and AAX 64 formats in all major DAWs
  • Compatible with Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Cubase, Ableton Live and more
  • 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 
  • Uncompromising analog design, superior components, and premium build quality
  • Free, industry-leading technical support—on the phone and online—from knowledgeable audio engineers
  • Included in Apollo "Heritage Edition" Bundle
    • UA 1176 Classic Limiter Collection
    • Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveler Collection
    • Pultec Passive EQ Collection
    • UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection
    • Pure Plate Reverb
    Included in the Realtime Analog Classics Bundle
    • UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQUA 1176LN Limiting Amplifier (Legacy)
    • UA 1176SE Limiting Amplifier (Legacy)
    • Pultec EQP-1A EQ (Legacy)
    • Marshall Plexi Classic Guitar AmpPultec Pro EQ (Legacy)
    • Teletronix LA-2A Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)
    • Raw Distortion
    • Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp
    • Precision Channel Strip (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
    • Precision Reflection Engine (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
    • Precision Delay Mod (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
    • Precision Delay Mod L (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
    • RealVerb ProCustom
    • Room Modeler

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    System Requirements
    • Thunderbolt 3 cable (not included)
    • Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
    • 6 gigabytes available storage
    • Quad Core i7 or better processor recommended
    • For additional compatibility information, visit UA's website
    • Available Thunderbolt 1, 2 or 3 port
    • Thunderbolt 1 and 2 connections require an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (not included)
    • macOS 10.12 Sierra, 10.13 High Sierra, 10.14 Mojave or 10.15 Catalina
    • Available Thunderbolt 3 port
    • Windows 10 (64-bit edition)

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    One year parts and labor warranty on all U.A. products and Kind of Loud products.

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