Apollo Solo USB

Apollo Solo USB

Shape your Recordings Into Records with Genuine UA Conversion and Classic Studio Sounds.

Apollo Solo USB is a desktop recording audio interface for Windows — delivering class-leading audio conversion, two Unison mic preamps, and a suite of onboard UAD plug-ins for recording album-quality results, in real time.

This compact 2x4 interface starts with esteemed Apollo A/D and D/A conversion to sonically outperform anything in its class. And with its Unison technology and built-in UAD‑2 processing, you can record through classic studio tools including the UA 610‑B Tube Preamp & EQ, LA‑2A and 1176 compressors, and more — with near‑zero latency.

Now You Can:

Record with class-leading A/D and D/A conversion — as heard on hundreds of hit records

Track with near-zero latency through mic preamp and guitar amp emulations from Neve,® API,® Fender,® and more using Unison technology*

Mix with included UAD plug‑ins like the Teletronix® LA‑2A and 1176 compressors, Pultec® EQs, and more

Enjoy clear, detailed monitoring with the best-sounding headphone amplifier in its class

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Unison Technology for Stunning
Mic and Guitar Preamp Emulations

Apollo Solo USB's Unison technology gives you the tone, touch, and “feel” of the world's most sought‑after preamps. These include the bundled UA 610‑B Tube Preamp, plus authentic mic preamp emulations from Neve® and API,® plus guitar amp emulations from Fender® and Marshall® — complete with their signature impedance, gain stage “sweet spots,” and component‑level circuit behaviors.*

The secret to Unison is its hardware‑software integration between Apollo Solo USB's mic preamps and its onboard UAD-2 processing. Simply place a Unison preamp plug-in on your mic input in Apollo's Console software, and it physically reconfigures Apollo’s impedance and gain staging — giving you the classic tube and transformer sounds of the world’s most recorded mic preamps and guitar amps.

A Full Suite of Classic<br />Studio Processing Onboard

A Full Suite of Classic
Studio Processing Onboard

Right out of the box, Apollo Solo USB provides a suite of incredible analog emulation plug‑ins including the world’s only authentic Teletronix LA‑2A and 1176LN compressors, Pultec EQs, and much more. From the tube warmth of the Pultec EQ on guitars, to the gentle limiting of the LA‑2A on vocals, your recordings will take a giant leap forward in rich, sonically complex analog sound.

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Access the World of UAD Powered Plug‑Ins

Beyond the included Realtime Analog Classics plug‑ins, Apollo Solo USB lets you tap into the full library of award‑winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins — including vintage EQs, Compressors, Reverbs, Tape Machines, Auto‑Tune and more — in real time. With exclusive emulations from Neve, Ampex, Lexicon, Fender, Antares, Moog, and more,* the creative possibilities are nearly endless.

Vintage Guitar and Bass Amps

For guitarists and bassists, Apollo Solo USB includes Unison technology on its front panel instrument input — giving you access to dead-on emulations of amps like the Fender® '55 Tweed Deluxe, Ampeg® B‑15N Bass Amplifier, and the included Marshall® Plexi Classic — all available at near-zero latency for songwriting and recording.

Best-in-Class Headphone Amplifier

Best-in-Class Headphone Amplifier

Apollo Solo USB's onboard headphone output is louder and punchier, with lower noise and flatter frequency response versus any interface in its class. This means you can confidently track and mix using headphones, knowing you're hearing every sonic detail.

Ready to Go

Ready to Go

With its robust all-metal construction and exceptional sound quality, Apollo Solo USB is the only desktop audio interface for Windows users that truly delivers professional results. It’s like having a virtual analog studio that fits onto any desktop, and easily travels in your laptop bag.

Available as Apollo Heritage Edition

Available as Apollo Heritage Edition

Featuring 5 premium UAD titles— including complete plug-in Collections of our award-winning Teletronix® and UA 1176 compressors, Pultec® EQs, UA 610 mic preamps, and more — Apollo Heritage Edition gives you a curated analog studio, right out of the box.

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*Apollo Solo USB includes the “Realtime Analog Classics” UAD plug‑in bundle. Other UAD plug-ins sold separately.

Realtime Analog Classics Bundle

With the Realtime Analog Classics plug-in bundle, you get legendary compressors like the Teletronix® LA-2A and EQs like the Pultec® EQP-1A, stunning guitar and bass amp emulations from Softube, as well as UA’s landmark 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ plug-in.

  • UA 610‐B
  • Marshall Plexi Classic Amplifier
  • Teletronix LA‐2A Legacy
  • UA 1176LN Legacy
  • UA 1176SE Legacy
  • Pultec EQP‐1A Legacy
  • Pultec Pro Legacy
  • Ampeg® SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp
  • Precision Channel Strip
  • Precision Reflection Engine
  • Precision Delay Modulation
  • Precision Delay Modulation L
  • Raw Distortion
  • RealVerb‐Pro

UA 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ

UA 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ

Impart your tracks with the iconic warmth and character of the classic hardware used to track everyone from Duke Ellington to Coldplay. By emulating the entire signal path, including tube amplifiers, transformers, and circuit nonlinearities, the 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ plug-in injects organic detail and saturation to any signal — whether you’re re-amping or tracking through the 610-B via Universal Audio’s Unison™ technology.

Marshall<sup>®</sup> Plexi Classic Amplifier

Marshall® Plexi Classic Amplifier

The undisputed alpha dog of rock and roll guitar amps, the Marshall “plexi” amplifier is as legendary as the music it helped create. From Jimi Hendrix to Jimmy Page, Duane Allman to Eric Clapton, the Plexi’s punishing melange of snarl, sustain, smoothness, and raunch defined the sound of rock. Developed by Softube, the Marshall Plexi Classic Amp plug-in gives you the sound of this iconic amp with a perfectly placed microphone from engineer Tony Platt who recorded AC/DC’s Back in Black and Highway to Hell.

Teletronix<sup>®</sup> LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)

Teletronix® LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)

With its gentle, program dependent optical compression and meticulously designed tube amplifier, the LA-2A is the go-to compressor for professional mixers around the world — especially for vocals. Incredibly easy-to-use Peak Reduction and Gain controls gives you the ideal optical compression sound for guitar, bass, drums, and more.

1176SE/LN<sup>®</sup> Classic Limiting Amplifiers (Legacy)

1176SE/LN® Classic Limiting Amplifiers (Legacy)

Get classic, ultra-fast FET compression from the world’s most recognized compressor. The 1176 will impart punch, presence, and character as well as its signature distortion overtones on drums, vocals, guitars, and bass. The 1176LN has graced countless recordings, from Led Zeppelin, to the White Stripes and Michael Jackson.

Pultec<sup>®</sup> Pro Equalizers (Legacy)

Pultec® Pro Equalizers (Legacy)

Mix with two of the most sought-after hardware EQs ever made — the MEQ-5 Midrange Equalizer and the EQP-1A Program Equalizer. Both of these tube-based icons deliver smooth and silky EQ curves with an abundance of warm analog character.

Ampeg<sup>®</sup> SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp

Ampeg® SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp

Introduced in 1969, the Ampeg SVT bass amp is still the reigning king of high-powered tube bass tone. Developed by Brainworx, the Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp plug-in perfectly captures the raw power and punch that has made this the go-to amp for rock, funk, and soul players. Track in real time using Unison™ preamp technology for the tone, touch, and feel of a real SVT bass amp, or transform bland DI tracks with the thunderous roar of a stone cold classic.

Precision Mix Rack Collection

Precision Mix Rack Collection

Featuring the Precision Channel Strip, Precision Reflection Engine, and Precision Delay Modulation plug-ins, the Precision Mix Rack Collection offers four modern, high-fidelity plug-ins for recording and mixing. Powerful and intuitive, Precision Mix Rack Collection gives you an impressive tool set — perfect for beginners and seasoned professionals alike.

Raw Distortion

Raw Distortion

Modeled from a vintage early-’80s Pro Co Rat, Raw Distortion delivers all the gritty dynamic raunch of the legendary stompbox. And with Unison™ technology, you can plug in to Apollo Twin, 8, or 8p’s front-panel Hi-Z instrument jack and experience the same circuit interaction, gain range, and clip points for the true tone, feel, and response of the original hardware.

RealVerb Pro

RealVerb Pro

RealVerb Pro is a flexible, natural sounding reverb based on UA’s own unique set of algorithms. Allowing you to design the room just as you hear it, the RealVerb Pro goes beyond simply big/small or dark/bright, giving your sources distortion-free, smoothing diffusion control and ultra-long reverb tail.

Features

Desktop 2x4 USB audio interface for Windows 10 with class-leading 24-bit/192 kHz audio conversion

Unison mic preamp and guitar amp emulations from Neve,® API,® Manley,® Marshall,® Fender,® and more*

Realtime UAD Processing allows near-zero latency tracking with classic UAD plug-in effects, regardless of software buffer setting

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

USB 3 (Type-C) cable sold separately

Apollo Solo USB System Requirements

For complete compatibility information, please visit help.uaudio.com



  • PC with available built-in* USB 3 SuperSpeed (Type-A or Type-C port)

  • Intel Core i-Series or Xeon processor*

  • Windows 10 64-Bit Edition

  • USB 3 Type-C cable (not included)*

  • Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins

  • 6 GB available storage


*Notes



  • IF-certified USB 3 SuperSpeed cable (Type-A to Type-C, or Type-C to Type-C)

  • Quad Core i7 or better recommended for optimum DAW performance

  • USB 3 adapters (such as PCIe-to-USB 3 expansion cards) are not tested

  • 2-in-1 systems (notebook/tablet) are not recommended

Customer Reviews

Apollo Solo USB

Overall Rating

3.9/5
(81 reviews)

M. Ekinci

September 24, 2021

Meine erwartungen wurden erfüllt

Super Audio Interface UAD plugins sind top DSP sharp ist einfach mega cool und macht spaß damit in echtzeit zu recorden

K. XIE

July 19, 2021

Very Very HOT

SOLO sounds very great, but also very very hot,I'm so afraid it will be overheat sometime

ö. sert

July 6, 2021

Hangi sisteme uygun olanı aldınız ?

Apollo USB solo ssdece Windows içindir,USB olanı alanlar Windows kullanan kişiler olmalıdır.Ayrıca yüksek hızlı ubs c/usb3 şarj/data kablosu bağlantı için yeterli olacaktır.Gerek kurulum gerek kullanımda asla sorun yaşamıyorum çünkü Windows için olan USB versiyonunu aldım .Olumsuz sonuçlar işte bu yüzden oluyor .Bu ses kartını almak isteyenler dediğim şeye dikkat ettiği sürece asla sorun yaşamaz ve harika bir ürüne sahip olur .(Tamamen Apollo ses kartını sevdiğim için bu ürüne destek çıkıyorum )

E. Makaiwi

June 25, 2021

Waste Of time.

Bought it with high hopes of this being the one and only move. Nope... Like a lot of others in this Reviews its a waste of time and money. I cant believe i spent that much money just to go hunting down a dam USB C 3.0 cable that almost doesn't exist. Horrible experience for a first time buyer. Ill be returning it back today. I got no time to be juggling through my PC nor hunting down a dam cord. (Terrible product) They get a star for effort

ö. sert

June 12, 2021

no flaws!

Powered by Anker USB charging cable, follow the instructions for installation, ignore the bad reviews!!!

N. Simon

June 10, 2021

Don't buy if using an AMD PC or if you just expect it to work flawlessly

Was excited about this product but returned it since AMD chipsets are not officially supported. My issue was crackling on the monitor and headphone outputs during playback of anything.

Intel users can do hacks like disabling CPU throttling to stop this. The fact that users need to change any sort of non-trivial settings to make the product work is ridiculous for a professional audio interface at this price point. The engineering team should solve driver issues or not support PC at all if they do not want to invest the time into it.

If you do get the device and get stuck then remember it is not your fault, return the device and get something with solid drivers that works out of the box instead. Your time investment into getting it to function mildly okay would probably pay for the device or more and imagine having to change computers and start the whole adventure again.

Value yourself and your time and stay away from this prototype audio interface.

E. Presencia

June 8, 2021

This doesn't work

It is not for Windows, not only does it not include the cable, it does not work with any cable ... I finally found one that did not give me an error, after buying several cables but it simply doesn't work, there is no ASIO compatibility nor can I send the signal to OBS, I can't even use it for Zoom meetings.

A complete garbage (for not using offensive words) they are selling something that does not work, in the end I have to continue using my Focusrite that costs less than half that the Apollo SOLO USB "for Windows" from the prestigious UA brand, because it is a scam .

P. Record

May 26, 2021

PanangRecord

Yes it's small, yes not as much dsp power as the bigger models, but same sound quality and A/D's.

W. Beukes

May 22, 2021

As good as it gets

Yes it's small, yes not as much dsp power as the bigger models, but same sound quality and A/D's.

It's a pro interface. Good night

r. edwards

May 15, 2021

Dont believe the Hype

Terrible experience, Bad Audio.
My Audient id14 blew it out the park.
If you buy this prepare to pre amp your life away. It overheats fast and was difficult to Setup. They received a Star for 2 day Delivery.

r. edwards

May 15, 2021

Dont believe the Hype

Terrible experience, Bad Audio.
My Audient id14 blew it out the park.
If you buy this prepare to pre amp your life away. It overheats fast and was difficult to Setup. They received a Star for 2 day Delivery.

S. Martinez-Funes

May 9, 2021

DISAPPOINTMENT 0/10

1- 3.0 superspeed A to C USB cable NOT INCLUDED.
2- The interface overheats even when not being used.
3- Using 1/4 cables instead of XLR for input
4- Poor Windows integration with WDM and ASIO audio drivers.
5- Very low DSP resources.
6- Need to drop another 1k $ to get the real plugins because it comes with a very limited amount of "Legacy" plugins

P. Record

April 22, 2021

Pongsakon

After a short learning how to use Apollo solo usb and notebook and windows optimizations I can say that I am satisfied with the functionality and sound. Unison preamplifiers sound inspiring and now I can happily do what I love most - play the guitar I am grateful to the Apollo team

F. Budhram

April 16, 2021

Ugh.

The windows integration is by far absolutely trash. Pure trash. Did a bunch of things to get it to work properly. It does heat up as well. It's a great interface with amazing quality tho. Wish it came with the cord. But honestly. Stick to the focusrite.

A. Hibbert

April 13, 2021

DISAPPOINTMENT⚠️

I’m so disappointed. I bought this device believing it’s the best for young producers coming up like me. Come to think of it, it’s not better than the Focusrite I had. So disappointed. Can you believe this device doesn’t even come with the cable that works with it. I have to be importing cables from all over the world to test on this shit like I’m on some lab-rat experiment. So disappointed. As I write this review right now I’m currently waiting on cables to further my testing because none I purchased thus for works

I. Villareal

April 2, 2021

Awesome little interface

I love this thing. It works well and I have very little issues besides running out of DSP trying to mix which is a double edge sword as it forces you to commit. (This saves a lot of time believe it or not.) Preamps are so clean, especially in the lower range. A couple of the UAD plugins are fantastic and in my opinion have no equal.

S. Giulianti

March 29, 2021

Rock Solid and Sounds Fantastic

I use this on Windows (make sure to get a superspeed USB 3.x cable) and it's incredible. I can literally use compression, EQ, distortion, and everything else on the incoming signal, just like hardware. Offloading the CPU pressure to this box speeds everything up and gives me zero noticeable latency when tracking. Even when mixing, the speed and assistance provided by these incredible plug ins is simply top notch. The unit is metal and travel ready (this is my travel interface) and works easily with my headphones for monitoring. No complaints at all. Amazing interface!

A. Marić

March 23, 2021

Great sound card for windows .

After a short learning how to use Apollo solo usb and notebook and windows optimizations I can say that I am satisfied with the functionality and sound. Unison preamplifiers sound inspiring and now I can happily do what I love most - play the guitar I am grateful to the Apollo team

H. Alonso

March 23, 2021

3/23/21

very good product, in excellent condition, easy to install, I am very happy and satisfied

H. Alonso

March 23, 2021

3/23/21

very good product, in excellent condition, easy to install, I am very happy and satisfied