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

4.1/5
(58 reviews)

O. Robitaille

March 1, 2021

Still a scam/10

After finally getting the usb cable to make the thing work, turns out it sounds like shit. The audio is crackling and glitchy and trying to play a youtube video just make the video stop. I've tried all the many solutions proposed online and none of them worked. Buy that if you're a mac user but otherwise just get a good old Focursite.

O. Robitaille

February 23, 2021

Scam/10

This is fucking bullshit to not have included the usb cable. I had to order one at Henry's because I didn't want to pay 80$ of exportation fees and I live in Canada. Of course it makes a month I've ordered the cable and it hasn't even been shipped yet. The reason why I am complaining here and not at Henry's is mostly because the cable that you need is extremely specific, very hard to find and Hosa seems to be the only one making it. If the cable needed is so specific, why not just including the damns cable in the package? I feel like most of the budget for this thing was putted in the packaging. I mean for fuck sake guys, even the ur12 by steinberg includes a cable. Don't buy it unless you really have alot of time to loose to acquire a 3.0 superspeed A to C usb cable. I'd like to return mine but I've been patient for too long and now it's too late. Buyers beware!

J. Cosgrove

February 14, 2021

Very happy overall!

Audio on PCs is never easy but I’ve found that this little unit is perfect for my needs, even with its quirks.

k. nakamura

February 12, 2021

ギター収録に最適

遅延がない。音がリアル。

I. Jang

February 12, 2021

it's Good~ Again!!

I aleady have two UAD hardwares For my mac.
And I have mac also Win10 PC too.
I Choose interface Usb Solo
It's Good too!!

D. Smashblob

February 10, 2021

This shouldn’t exist

Why use a higher latency (usb 3) and market it so similarly to the thunderbolt? Absolute poo. Makes zero sense- you don’t even include a usb 3 cord. Ever tried to find a usb 3 cable?

A. Kozachenko

February 3, 2021

Apollo Solo USB

Я уже давно мечтал о такой звуковой карте , но не было средств приобрести её . И вот я купил этот девайс и это превосходно , качество звука очень хорошее , я пишу вокал в домашней студии , шума нету , детализация звука на высоком уровне.
Я всем буду рекомендовать и рекламировать эту звуковую карту так как она в этом ценовом сегменте самая лучшая , она вне конкуренции . А ещё на борту у неё плагины аналоги железных приборов которые так же вне конкуренции ,покупкой очень доволен , рекомендую всем !!!

Г. Солодкий

January 28, 2021

don't regret a drop.take it.ApolloSolo

BEST audiointerface over the MotherPlanet)! Sound of this I was waiting for all my life!My Beyer's 250 Ohm is full)Simple console,delicious plugins,unison preamps like 2 monsters in the BOX! I fell in love with this audio interface,and at the same time with Universal Audio) God Bless this Guys!Peace to you & to your Houses! It is Love For all the time!Peace!

D. Ivanchenkov

January 21, 2021

Apollo SOLO USB it's my new possibilities

This is a great device! It sounds great, it looks great, the relays snap great. The controls are well thought out, this is a real high-end, at the same time it is easy to take with you, it looks very reliable, and this is USB-C, finally! I can put together the studio sound of my bass guitar and take it with me to rehearsal. UAD is always with me now, I went to this for a long time! I'm taking the long awaited next step in my creativity!
I'm a concert sound engineer and this is a great start for my studio practice! I immediately supplemented the system with a DUO satellite, since the DSP resource in SOLO is very limited. I love the way UAD sounds and works. Thank you!

S. Davidson

January 17, 2021

Great on Windows 10

Took a bit to get setup - have an older (2011) Windows 10 machine that I built myself. Didn't work at first (I think my USB 3.0 ports / drivers were not supported.) Worked through it with UAD support, who were great. Everything they said made sense; eventually we added a Rosewill USB 3 PCI card, and that fixed the final issue. Was able to get that next-day from Amazon.

Now that it's running, and I've optimized this PC, it's just a game changer for me. Recording vox in my second room into REAPER is so great with realtime DSP. Zoom calls with "Original Sound" turned on, using DSP in realtime... just really a better experience for conference calls or recording sessions with work clients.

Took some time to get configured, but I'm impressed.

N. Brandt

January 11, 2021

Windows support just isn't quite there

Sadly I've tried everything I could to get this device to work on Windows the way I wanted it to, which is as a recording interface that also allows me to use my high end equipment for other things on the windows platform. They need to work on driver support because as of right now, this just seems to be impossible with their currently implementation of WDM / ASIO.

My microphone is never detected by anything other than console / ASIO based software no matter what settings I change in console, windows, the target program, etc. I've even tried using third party virtual routing software (which given my experience, I feel UA should at least provide) but had no luck there either.

Contrasting this with the Symphony Desktop I've gotten to replace it; I plug it in, install the drivers, and everything just works as it should.

B. LaFountain

January 3, 2021

Completely utterly disappointed. Even says "for Windows" right on the box.

ridiculous. Can't even get in contact with UA support. I'll take my money back please.

V. Gasyuk

December 25, 2020

Хороший девайс

Очень хорошее качество усилителей как для наушников, так и для микрофонов. К интерфейсу привыкаешь очень быстро, управление интуитивное. Небольшой размер позволяет размещать девайс в любой точке рабочего пространства, стоит ли говорить о том, что в этих "любых точках" эта звуковая будет смотреться великолепно!)
Конечно, хотелось бы больше DSP-процессоров, но для записи, мастеринга и небольшой обработки одного хватит за глаза, а если нужны производственные мощности, то необходимо докупать встроенные карты или uad satellite.

UAD User

December 24, 2020

cable espesifico para la apollo solo

por lo meno que no trae cable digan cual es cable

R. price

December 21, 2020

Apollo Solo USB, The dogs balls

Sound quality is amazing the headphone amp has a wonderful sound better than any other USB audio interface I've had.
Obviously, you can only have a few plugins running at once but they also sound great.
The only problem is that the solo would cut out now and then. the solution was to change the USB-C port. overall great buy won't go back now the sound quality is just too good.

A. Dunn

December 20, 2020

Truly got more than I imagined.

As a rather uninitiated bedroom composer for the last twelve years or so, I have been worked with two separate interfaces from the same developer and really felt that I was hearing and producing my freakish little mixes with as much clarity as I could hope for below several thousand dollars. Wow, was I wrong. I had seen for years where people described the sound of the Apollo interfaces as very very good, but I figured the difference would be barely audible. Boy, was I wrong. Wish I would've made this slight upgrade a long time ago. For the first time in what feels like forever, I feel like I am hearing my mix and actually learning how to use many of the tools I have had in my toolbox for years. That's not to mention the included plugins and console, which have both been an adventure for me. I love the sound and sometimes get sucked into too many hours messing around with the plugins in console rather than focusing on my music, but that's not really a complaint, I need the diversion every now and then.

R. Huigen

December 20, 2020

I was disappointed

I was looking for a quality audio interface with the main purpose to provide reverb while monitoring and record dry. After quite some research I chose the Apollo Solo USB. Looked professional and some people are really positive about the sound quality. It was mentioned this should be a step up from my Focusrite. Allso the additional features draw my attention. I was not planning on buying other plug-ins and wanted to use the included Realverb Pro. Exactly this plug-in has a bug where loading a preset as it should (or even previewing) will crash the Console upon removing the reverb. After research I found this bug for the Apollo Twin USB allmost a year ago and not fixed yet. That was not promising. I was surprised to find you manually have to match the Windows and Console samplerate or else Windows Media Player would play at the wrong speed. Nowadays that should be covered by the drivers. Unfortunately I could not hear a real sonic difference compared to my Focusrite 2nd gen device. All in all I was disappointed and returned the device. I'm not saying it is a bad AI but I personally did not find it worth the money.

R. Arnold

December 17, 2020

Awesome

I upgraded from ElevenRack for my home studio and this product is an amazing upgrade. No latency, plugins sound incredible, the Unison technology is unreal and the Console functionality is really great. Perfect addition to my workflow.

The only reason this doesn't get 5 stars is because when using a UAD Plugin in ProTools, you get the full list of 100s of plugins to scroll thru - all but 14 I'm not authorized to use! So it's super-messy in the DAW UI. In the UAD Console you can hide unauthorized plugins but you can't do this in ProTools - please fix!

Y. Shevchenko

December 6, 2020

Happy with Apollo Solo USB

Featuring dual Unison preamps, an instrument input and a single DSP Core, the Apollo Solo boasts the ability to mimic specific impedance characteristics and gain stage “sweet spots” found in popular tube and solid-state preamps, plus guitar amplifiers as stompboxes. These emulations include models from Neve, API, Avalon, SSL, Manley, Fender, among others.

The Apollo Solo also features realtime UAD plug-in processing, which works in tandem with the UAD powered plug-ins for “near-zero latency” tracking and mixing, regardless of buffer size.

Software packaged with the interface includes the Realtime Analog Classics bundle, consisting of studio compressors, EQs, reverbs, and more. The Thunderbolt version is also packaged with UA’s recently launched DAW, Luna. Both versions are equipped with a USB-C port on the rear, though no cables are included.

V. Dobrev

November 28, 2020

I Love it!

Great audio interface! That converters quality.. amazing sound!!