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
(67 reviews)

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

M. Fathi

March 21, 2021

Student out of budget

Would you like to support a motivated student who doesn't have money by offering a Auto tune please ?

V. Trukhin

March 17, 2021

Goods and Bads.

Goods: Sound. Sound is actually great. UI is pretty comfortable. Low latency on console using.
Bads: Windows integration. This is just a nightmare. All the UAD software on windows os add extra lattency to the whole system response, even with no plugins usage. Daw integration the same situation. Adding a new(some times even the first plugin in a project, dsp load at the moment is 0) plugin to the chain just kicks out sound card from DAW. It looses connection with card with a message "Too much load on DSP". There is no enough single DSP resources for connecting a plugin "on the way"? Seriously?

The next bad point about integration with DAW: I can't work in any DAW with a buffer, lower then 2048 samples. It just loose connection when you starting\opening a project. Heavy or empty, doesn't matter.

And the last bad thing, i've found. There is a LOT conflicts with Nvidia video card drivers. Saying a lot, i mean that i've to power off the card to get my videocard (GeForce 1080 TI) works without bugs. Works normal for a while(only for a while) with stock drivers(2 years old version), but in this way i can't receive any updates or bug fixes.

The conclusion: The feelings of using this device are really complicated. If there was no such a good sound, it's a bad buy. The usage process is terrible, installation and integrations with other software is terrible. But the sound is good. Seriously, good.

W. Maxem

March 2, 2021

Plugins

So a cheap version on Marshall plexi and a to buy version on Marshall plexi Lead...... not mentioned before? Same with all the plugins (free version and the real to buy?) .And the missing USB 3.0 cable and the missing Luna software... what are you thinking? Profits for ever!!!!

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.