Universal Audio is no stranger to being at the cutting edge of music recording and production technology.
Its gear, created under the guidance of the legendary Bill Putnam Sr., has taken a front row seat at many of the world’s iconic studio sessions over the last 70 years. It is this legacy, and much more, that’s being kept alive in the digital age with the introduction of Universal Audio’s New Apollo X Desktop Interfaces.
UA already has a well-established reputation in desktop audio, with their Apollo Twin - first introduced at NAMM 2014 - going on to become the best-selling Thunderbolt audio interface of the last 5 years.
Now, the introduction of its two new Thunderbolt 3 audio interfaces ups the ante, making world-class recording possible in a powerful yet compact and affordable format.
The new advanced Apollo x4 brings the elite Apollo X A/D and D/A conversion from UA’s high-end racks to the desktop format, and adds outstanding collaboration and connectivity possibilities to the mix.
With Apollo x4, you get Unison Preamps, two Hi-Z inputs and two headphone outputs, making custom cue mixes and realtime processing accessible to multiple performers simultaneously.
The task of recording vocals through a UAD vintage Neve pre-amp stage, capturing the perfect guitar tone of a 1955 Fender Tweed Deluxe amp plus the huge sound of an Ampeg SVT-VR Bass Amplifier - and all at the same time, with room spare for another Unison input channel - is simpler than ever.
Bass, guitar, vocals, keys, synths and other sources will all benefit from best-in-class signal chains and processing, available at both recording and playback.
Unison technology delivers the sounds of some of the world’s most popular mic preamps, channel strips, and guitar amplifiers to any Apollo X user.
The ability to jam or record in realtime with Universal Audio’s top-notch processing is as straightforward as plugging-in and using any of the 16 (free) UAD plug-ins included in the box - and there are loads more available via their website.
Further flexibility is provided by the four line outputs, ADAT optical ins and outs as well the built-in talkback mic and monitor control features.
If you love recording through great-sounding gear - and who doesn’t - then both of the new Apollo X desktop interfaces are definitely worth checking out.
Launched alongside the x4, the Apollo Twin X updates the well-established Apollo Twin, featuring dual Unison mic preamps, with the new world-class ‘X’ conversion and the latest Thunderbolt 3 interfacing.
Apollo x4 and Apollo Twin X are now available over Thunderbolt 3 on Mac & Windows. For more details, head over to Universal Audio