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UAD System Requirements

 

Apollo Interfaces and UAD-2 Devices

  • System requirements for Apollo audio interfaces and UAD-2 devices depends on the method used to connect the device to the computer (Thunderbolt, FireWire, USB, or PCIe slots). System requirements for each connection type is listed below.
  • (Mac) For important information about Apple Mac Pro (Late 2013) compatibility, click here.
  • Software for older operating systems is available in the UAD Software Archives.

 

    Thunderbolt Systems

    UAD Powered Plug-Ins version 8.5

    • Apple Mac computer with available Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port
    • Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.10 Yosemite, or 10.11 El Capitan
    • 6 gigabytes available storage
    • Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
    • Compatible VST, Audio Units, RTAS, or AAX 64 plug-in host DAW software
    • Thunderbolt cable (sold separately)

    For additional compatibility information, visit www.uaudio.com/support

 

    Apollo Twin USB Systems

    UAD Powered Plug-Ins version 8.5

    • Microsoft Windows 7 or 8.1, 64-Bit Edition
    • Available built-in* USB 3 SuperSpeed port
    • Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor*
    • 6 gigabytes available storage
    • USB 3.0 SuperSpeed cable (included)
    • Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
    • Compatible VST, RTAS, or AAX 64 plug-in host DAW software

    *Notes:

    • Quad Core i7 or better recommended
    • 2-in-1 systems (notebook/tablet) are not recommended
    • USB 3 adapters (such as PCIe-to-USB 3 expansion cards)
      are not tested for Apollo Twin USB connection

    For additional compatibility information, visit www.uaudio.com/support

 

    FireWire Systems

    UAD Powered Plug-Ins version 8.5

    • (Win) Windows 7 64-Bit Edition w/SP1
    • (Mac) OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.10 Yosemite, or 10.11 El Capitan
    • Available FireWire 800 port*
    • 6 gigabytes available storage
    • Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
    • Compatible VST, Audio Units, RTAS, or AAX 64 plug-in host DAW software

    *On Windows systems, a qualified PCIe-to-FireWire adapter card is required.
    Visit the product support page for details: Apollo FireWire | UAD-2 Satellite FireWire

 

    UAD-2 PCIe Cards

    UAD Powered Plug-Ins version 8.5

    Note: For important PCIe compatibility information with Apple Mac Pro (Late 2013), click here.

    • (Win) Windows 7 64-Bit Edition w/SP1
    • (Mac) OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.10 Yosemite, or 10.11 El Capitan
    • 6 gigabytes available storage
    • Available PCI Express (PCIe) slot for each UAD-2 card
    • Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
    • Compatible VST, Audio Units, RTAS, or AAX 64 plug-in host DAW software
    • Thunderbolt cable (sold separately)

    For additional compatibility information, visit www.uaudio.com/support

 

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