UAD Apollo premium audio interfaces gets revamp
The highly renowned UAD Apollo line of audio interfaces just got an update, with better AD/DA conversion and more.
Universal Audio just announced updates to their highly regarded line of desktop audio interfaces.
The new updates see the two desktop interfaces in the UAD Apollo line inherit the AD/DA converters from Universal high-end Audio’s Apollo X rack-mount devices.
First up is the new Apollo Twin X, available in both a duo and quad-core version for onboard DSP processing.
The Twin X features two Unison microphone preamps which offer highly accurate models of tube and transformer-based circuits for both microphones and guitar inputs.
The Twin X features a further eight inputs via ADAT, so it’s expandable. It’s got stereo balanced output for monitors and a further output that’s assignable.
Next up in the new additions to the line-up is the Apollo x4, an expanded variation on the Twin X – it features four Unison microphone preamps, with two Unison-enabled instrument inputs at the front.
The Apollo x4 only comes in a quad-core version, it features an ADAT input and output for extra expandability. There are two independent headphone outputs, allowing you to monitor two different sources simultaneously.
What’s in the box…
Both of the new interfaces in the new UAD Apollo line-up come with a variety of highly acclaimed UAD plugins, which can be loaded and used in real-time thanks to the DSP processing on the interfaces.
The plugins feature highly accurate emulations of Marshall and Ampeg amplifiers to Teletronix compressors and Pultech EQs.
The interfaces work with Windows and macOS, however, they do require a Thunderbolt 3 connection and for some strange reason, the cable is not included in the box. UAD interfaces are not cheap, however they are renowned for their quality and come with some high-end software.
The retail pricing is as follows:
- Apollo X duo-core – USD $899 (Around R13 200 excl. duties)
- Apollo X quad-core – USD $1399 (Around R20 500 excl. duties)
- Apollo x4 – USD $1799 (Around R26 300 excl. duties)
For more information check out the Universal Audio website here.