Universal Audio Apollo Solo Desktop 2x4 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface with Real-Time UAD Processing
The Universal Audio Apollo Solo is a compact desktop 2x4 interface designed for use in project/home studios and mobile recording setups. Connecting to your Mac/Windows computer over Thunderbolt 3, the unit provides two combination XLR-1/4” connections for mic/line sources, as well as a 1/4" input specifically tailored for electric guitars and basses. Two Unison preamps are on hand, each of which lets you color the incoming sound through Universal Audio’s preeminent modeling plug-ins. So, if you want the sound of a Neve or an API on your guitar or vocal, you can purchase one of the company’s appropriate plug-ins and use them as you record, committing their sound to the resulting audio capture.
The Apollo Solo sports two 1/4" output connections for your monitors as well as a dedicated headphone output. Whether you monitor through your speakers or through headphones, you’ll experience near-zero latency performance, meaning you can play through UAD emulations without the processing interfering with your performance or timing.
The interface, which is bus-powered over Thunderbolt, features an onboard UAD-2 SOLO Core processor, giving you some dedicated DSP for operating the plug-ins. This unit is designed to be portable, with its all-metal construction and convenient desktop form factor. Included with the Apollo Solo is the Realtime Analog Classics bundle from UAD, whose specific plug-ins can be perused in the features section. The Apollo Solo also integrates seamlessly with LUNA, Universal Audio's free Mac-based, single-window recording system with unlimited track counts and full Audio Units support.
Please note, the Apollo Solo requires a powered Thunderbolt 3 port on your computer in order to operate. Refer to the manufacturer's website to verify your computer's compatibility.
Key Features at a Glance
Desktop 2x4 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface with 24-bit / 192 kHz audio conversion
Two XLR-1/4" combo mic/line inputs
1/4" Hi-Z instrument input
Two 1/4" monitor outputs
Front-panel 1/4" headphone output
Unison mic preamp and guitar amp emulations from Neve, API, Manley, Marshall, Fender, and more
Realtime UAD-2 SOLO Processing for near-zero latency tracking with classic UAD plug-in effects, regardless of software buffer settings
Includes studio compressors, EQs, reverbs, guitar amp emulations, and more as part of Realtime Analog Classics bundle
Convenient desktop form factor
Bus-powered over Thunderbolt
Connects to a Thunderbolt 3 port on your compatible Mac or Windows computer