OUR PART # APOLLO-FIREWIRE
Universal Audio's Apollo FireWire is one of the worldâ€™s most popular professional audio interfaces â€” 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 Universal Audioâ€™s 50-year heritage, along with gold-standard Apollo A/D and D/A conversion for impeccable audio resolution.
Universal Audio's Apollo FireWire further distinguishes itself with Realtime UAD-2 Processing and Unisonâ„˘ technology, letting you record with near-zero latency through the full range of UAD plug-ins from Neve, Studer, Manley, Lexicon, and more â€” including mic preamp emulations from Neve, API and Universal Audio.*
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, Universal Audio's Apollo FireWire delivers an unyielding approach to audio quality. It offers extremely high-resolution sound, with the lowest THD and highest dynamic range in its class. Univeral Audio's Apollo FireWire contains four premium mic preamps and converters that translate into recordings with astounding accuracy and depth â€” whether youâ€™re tracking and overdubbing, or mixing and mastering.
Realtime UAD Plug-In Processing for Tracking, Mixing, and Mastering
The "natural" sound of Universal Audio's Apollo FireWire is open and transparent, and it can quickly deliver a wide range of classic analog tones and color via its Realtime UAD Processing. With powerful onboard QUAD processing, Universal Audio Apollo FireWireâ€™s DSP Acceleration allows for recording through UAD Powered Plug-Ins â€” with sub-2ms latency, regardless of buffer settings â€” letting you monitor and â€śprintâ€ť audio with classic analog emulations from Ampex, Lexicon, Manley, Neve, Roland, SSL, Studer, and more.*
The Apollo FireWireâ€™s bundled â€śRealtime Analog Classics Plusâ€ť suite of UAD plug-ins gives you the Universal Audio 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.
Four Mic Preamps with Unisonâ„˘ Technology
Apollo FireWire comes equipped with four Unison-enabled mic preamps, letting you track with colorful mic preamp sounds from Neve, API, and Universal Audio. An Apollo breakthrough, Unison technology nails the tone of these sought-after tube and solid state mic preamps â€” including their impedance, gain stage â€śsweet spots,â€ť and component-level circuit behaviors.
Track With Unisonâ„˘ Technology
The secret to Unison is its hardware-software integration between Apolloâ€™s mic preamps and its onboard UAD-2 processing. Simply place a selected tube or solid state preamp plug-in on your desired mic input, and record in real time through remarkable emulations like the bundled UA 610-B Tube Preamp plug-in, or the Neve 1073 and API 212L.
Elegant Hardware Design and Workflow
One key feature of Apollo FireWire isnâ€™t really a â€śfeatureâ€ť at all. Itâ€™s the numerous design details that give you a fast, natural workflow â€” and better results. There are physical front panel controls for 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.
Realtime Analog Classics Plus Bundle
With the Realtime Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle, you not only get legendary compressors such as the Fairchild 670 Legacy and EQs like the Pultec EQP-1A Legacy, but also stunning guitar and bass amp emulations from Softube, as well as UAâ€™s landmark 610-B TubePreamp and EQ plug-in.
NOTE: The specifcations below are a subset of the full list. See the "Universal Audio Apollo Hardware Manual" for complete product specifications.
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