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Apollo Solo Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface

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Overview

High-quality recording in a desktop-friendly interface.

Shape your recordings into records with genuine UA conversion, classic mixing tools and LUNA Recording System with the Apollo Solo Thunderbolt 3 audio interface. Featuring class-leading Universal Audio conversion, two Unison mic preamps, and a suite of built-in effects, Apollo Solo puts album-quality recording on your desktop. This 2 x 4 Thunderbolt 3 bus-powered audio interface for Mac and Windows includes a generous collection of UAD plug-ins to record vocals and instruments through, at near-zero latency — plus it offers full integration with Universal Audio's groundbreaking new LUNA Recording System.

Unison Technology for Stunning Mic and Guitar Preamp Emulations
Apollo Solo's Unison technology gives you the tone, touch and “feel” of the world's most sought-after tube and transformer-based mic preamps and guitar amps. It includes the UA 610-B Tube Preamp, Marshall Plexi Classic Amplifier and Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp plug-ins — and can be expanded with exclusive titles from Neve, Avalon, SSL, Fender and more. The secret is a unique hardware-software integration, which adjusts the impedance of Apollo's instrument and mic preamps to match the emulated hardware—for authentic analog sound unmatched by other recording interfaces.

Realtime UAD Plug-In Processing for Recording with Near-Zero Latency
Derived from Universal Audio’s award-winning Apollo interfaces, Apollo Solo opens up a range of classic analog color via its Realtime UAD Processing. Featuring an onboard UAD-2 SOLO Core processor, Apollo Solo lets you monitor and record through the full library of UAD Powered Plug-Ins — at near-zero latency, regardless of your audio software buffer setting. It’s like having a virtual analog studio that fits in a laptop bag. The UAD library features more than 100 titles and offers everything from classic Moog filters to Ampex tape to Lexicon reverbs — with more being added every few months.*

LUNA Recording System with Accelerated Realtime Monitoring

Apollo Solo works with all major DAWs, including Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Pro Tools and more. But it becomes a fully integrated recording system with LUNA, a powerful free recording application for Mac from Universal Audio. Bolstered by Accelerated Realtime Monitoring, LUNA lets you track and mix in an intuitive single-window workflow with unlimited track counts, full AU support and access to a suite of exclusive LUNA Instruments and Extensions.

From integrated Studer multitrack tape and built-in Neve Summing, to instruments from Moog and more, LUNA transforms Apollo Solo into an incredibly inspiring music creation platform.

Built for Musicians, Electronic Producers and Songwriters
Apollo Solo's portable Thunderbolt 3 bus-powered design, robust all-metal construction, best-in-class headphone amplifier, and superior audio conversion is perfect for musicians, songwriters and electronic music producers who need UA quality in a compact package.

Features

  • Desktop 2 x 4 Thunderbolt 3-powered audio interface with class-leading 24-bit/192kHz 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

  • Apollo Solo includes LUNA Recording System (Mac/Thunderbolt), plus the “Realtime Analog Classics” UAD Powered Plug-Ins Bundle*

    • UA 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ
    • Marshall Plexi Classic Guitar Amp
    • Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp
    • Raw Distortion Guitar Pedal
    • Teletronix LA-2A Compressor Legacy
    • UA 1176LN Compressor Legacy
    • UA 1176SE Compressor Legacy
    • Pultec EQP-1A EQ Legacy
    • Pultec Pro EQ Legacy
    • Precision Delay Modulation
    • Precision Delay Modulation L
    • Precision Reflection Engine
    • Precision Channel Strip
    • Realverb Pro
    • * All other UAD Powered Plug-Ins sold separately. All trademarks are property of their respective owners.

    Give your recording a boost with Apollo Solo. Order today.

    Specs

    Apollo Solo Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface Specifications:

    System
    • I/O Complement
    • Microphone Inputs: 2
    • Analog Line Inputs: 2
    • Hi-Z Instrument Inputs: 1
    • Analog Monitor Outputs: 2 (one stereo pair)
    • Headphone Outputs: 1 stereo
    • Thunderbolt 3 Port: 1
    • A/D–D/A Conversion
    • Supported Sample Rates (kHz): 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192
    • Bit Depth Per Sample: 24
    • Simultaneous A/D conversion: 2 channels
    • Simultaneous D/A conversion: 4 channels
    • Analog Round-Trip Latency: 1.1 milliseconds @ 96kHz sample rate
    • Analog Round-Trip Latency with up to five serial UAD Powered Plug-Ins via Console application: 1.1 milliseconds @ 96kHz sample rate
    • ANALOG I/O
    • Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±0.1 dB
    • Line Inputs 1 & 2
    • Connector Type ¼” Female TRS Balanced (Combo XLR/TRS)
    • Dynamic Range 118 dB (A–weighting)
    • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise –107 dBFS
    • Input Impedance 10K Ohms (differential)
    • Gain Range +10 dB to +65 dB
    • Maximum Input Level (600 Ohm source) +20.7 dBu
    • Microphone Inputs 1 & 2
    • Connector Type XLR Female, pin 2 positive (Combo XLR/TRS)
    • Phantom Power +48V (switchable per mic input)
    • Dynamic Range 118 dB (A–weighting)
    • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise –108 dBFS
    • Default Input Impedance 5.5K Ohms (variable via Unison plug-ins)
    • Gain Range +10 dB to +65 dB
    • Pad Attenuation (switchable per input) 20 dB (variable via Unison plug-ins)
    • Maximum Input Level +25.2 dBu (minimum gain, pad engaged)
    • Hi-Z Instrument Input
    • Connector Type Female ¼” TS Unbalanced
    • Dynamic Range 118 dB (A–weighting)
    • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise –105 dBFS
    • Input Impedance (variable via Unison plug-ins) 1M Ohms
    • Gain Range +10 dB to +65 dB
    • Maximum Input Level (@ minimum gain) +12.5 dBu
    • Outputs 1 & 2
    • Connector Type ¼” Female TRS Balanced
    • Output Impedance 100 Ohms (differential)
    • Dynamic Range 115 dB (A–weighting)
    • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise –106 dBFS
    • Maximum Output Level +20.7 dBu
    • Operating Reference Level +14 dBu, +20 dBu (selectable)
    • Weight
    • Weight (bare unit) 1.38 lbs (0.63 Kg)
    • Shipping Weight (with box) 4 lbs (1.8 Kg)
    • Package Contents
    • Apollo Solo Thunderbolt 3 Bus Powered Audio Interface
    • Getting Started URL Card
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