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
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
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
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
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
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.
Learn More ›*Apollo Solo USB includes the “Realtime Analog Classics” UAD plug‑in bundle. Other UAD plug-ins sold separately.
“Apollo Solo is my go‑to travel interface. It sounds good and it’s easy to use with any recording software, especially LUNA.”
– Terry Lewis (Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Prince)
“Apollo Solo has become the hub of my new ‘kitchen studio.’ It’s easy to use, portable, and I get to use my favourite Unison preamp plug‑ins.”
– Rik Simpson (Coldplay, Portishead, Jay Z)
“The Apollo Solo is the most powerful, portable interface I have ever owned.”
– Fab Dupont (Jennifer Lopez, David Crosby, Shakira)
“When I was on the road playing guitar with Chris Stapleton, I used Apollo Solo a ton as a remote setup on the tour bus. Very inspiring!”
– Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson)
May 6, 2022
Love this Apollo USB thing
So….I was in the process of upgrading my ten year old and ultra reliable RME Babyface and 2012 MacBook Pro … I was looking...Read More
April 26, 2022
So nice to recording!
Finally, I find the best of recording system. It's absolutely necessary for the guitar playerRead More
April 17, 2022
Apollo Solo USB Believer
Using this with PC and it is running very smoothly. I was worried after reading some reviews on UA not working well with PC, but wanted to try Universal Audio DSP and plugins and am...Read More
March 25, 2022
March 11, 2022
preamplificador de audifonos
Buen día UAD, realmente me encanto el preamplificador de audifonos. es lo mejor que he probado hasta el momento. en un futuro...Read More
March 4, 2022
Just what I wanted
Great for recording vocals, perfect choice for singersRead More
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
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® 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® 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® 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® 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® 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
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.
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 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.
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
To see full system requirements, click here.
Apollo Solo USB
Love this Apollo USB thing
So….I was in the process of upgrading my ten year old and ultra reliable RME Babyface and 2012 MacBook Pro …
I was looking at buying a Thunderbolt Twin due to the conflicting views on the UA USB support and driver for the Apollo units -I picked up a Dell Latitude 5490 laptop for a great price and decided to “take a chance” and see if I could save the cost of buying a new Mac…ordered the Apollo Solo USB heritage edition.
I’m pretty Mac an PC “literate” so set up the Dell as per all the usual Windows tweaks -processor scheduling,USB hub power etc…setup the Apollo Solo with a decent USB cable -initial tests,amazed at the quality of playback (the RME is no slouch,but this was like night and day sonically …)
Crackle in playback …oh no …
Checked the console sample rate matched the Cubase project sample rate …
Amazing.Rock solid,crackle free,amazing sound…unison preamps ?What can you say ?
Bought the Avalon 737 and Neve preamps on a deal.Just sound incredible with my AT 4047 mic.The Heritage plug-in are just superb,the quality of the Unison plug ins are a revelation-so much so most of my hardware is now up for sale!
I love this thing.It’s literally as good as the “real” stuff to my jaded ears.
What I would say is that it helps if you know a little about configuring PC’s- the setup advice that’s out there is good,do a bit of research and use a “quality” USB cable…
So nice to recording!
Finally, I find the best of recording system. It's absolutely necessary for the guitar player
Apollo Solo USB Believer
Using this with PC and it is running very smoothly. I was worried after reading some reviews on UA not working well with PC, but wanted to try Universal Audio DSP and plugins and am extremely happy with the results! Great sounding vocals come easy using Unison and Avalon plugin with just a touch of LA2A compression and recording direct. I find that I have to add very little eq to the initial recording, which is what I’ve been looking for over the years. It just has “that” sound going in. The sound quality, headroom and quality of UA plugins has made this a game changer for my sound and ease of mixing. Wish I had made this decision before now!
preamplificador de audifonos
Buen día UAD, realmente me encanto el preamplificador de audifonos. es lo mejor que he probado hasta el momento. en un futuro planeo actualizar a un apollo twin X.
Just what I wanted
Great for recording vocals, perfect choice for singers
M. Gomez Mejia
Hasta el momento todo perfecto, a excepcion de la compatibilidad con el juego Valorant, que no reconoce la interfaz para poder hablar in-game
Apollo Solo usb
I red a lot of comments that this device will not work stable with Windows pc - this is not true , all running smooth without any issues on my i7 . Increased my work flow drastically !
Birkaç yanlış anlaşılmayı düzeltmek için yazılmıştır!
Öncelikle solo ve twin ve diğer üst modeller arasındaki kıyaslamalar yanlış bir mantıkla yapılıyor.
1. Apollo solo endüstriyel kalitede dönüştürücülere sahipken diğer üst modeller dünya standartlarında ( endüstriyel kalite ile dünya kalitesi arasındaki fark nedir ? Birkaç DB ses aralığı ve minimal fark derecesinde dinamik aralık çünkü dünya standartları endüstriyel standartlara Parelel şekilde belirlenir.)
Bu demek oluyor ki solo aldığınızda bu konuda birşey kaçırmış olmazsınız.
2.DSP farkları ; Solo ve diğer büyük ürünlerde çekirdek farkı bulunmakta .
Sesinizi temiz bir şekilde kaydedip daw üzerinde karışım ve master yapacaksanız bunun bir önemi yoktur .İşte mesele tam olarak burada .Solo aynı preamp( unison preamps) kullanır ve size vokal ve enstrüman kayıdında büyük abileriyle aynı ses kalitesini sunar ve endüstriyel kalitede dönüştürücü ile size aradığınız kaliteyi sunar .
Önemli olan mesele ,siz ne için bakıyorsunuz , ihtiyacınız nedir ?
Dünya kalitesi mi? ( Mix ve master ile bunu zaten yakalarsınız)
Ayrık kulaklık amfileri zaten tarafsız , güvenli ve güçlü bir izleme olanağı sunar .
Solo ile örneğin temiz ve kaliteli bir vokal ve gitar kaydı alır ve bunu harika şekilde mix ve master yapabilirsiniz.Gereksiz kıyaslama ve bilgi kirliliğinden uzak durun . İhtiyacınız minimal ve üst düzey bir ses kartı ise buyrun doğru ürün budur !
The sound and manipulation of the great product.
And I'm satisfied with all the use of the program.
I became a supporter of UAD.
I compliment you.
The apollo solo is my first UAD interface and is awesome, very useful and professional also the unison plugins are the best nothing more to say.
Great audio interface, and great plugins. Anyone who writes about unstable work, just follow all the requirements for setting up Windows.
Home studio guy using for demos. Moved up from audient id4, which was good, but glitchy. Apollo has been smooth sailing and sounds great. Plugins sound great, but are pricey.
Just the right interface for the right person
I give the Apollo Solo USB interface 5 stars because I have found that it meets every true need I have as someone doing simple recording tasks. I recently embarked on a second home studio transformation, and the Apollo Solo USB is at the center. The simplification of equipment has helped create a neat and uncluttered workspace in which I have become more productive. The Solo has been fundamental to the improved quality of my tracks.
Here are some of the things I like most about my Solo. Its diminutive size makes it unobtrusive, and the styling and color lend a futuristic elegance. I like that you can control it with either the controls on the device or with the mouse. The built-in mic preamps sound just fine – I would not be unhappy or ashamed to work with them at all. Still, no matter what UA Apollo device you purchase, you’re going to get some plugins that will include some preamps that sound even better. The latency free monitoring is sensational. The whole system is easier to set up and learn than I expected. Works with Reaper perfectly. Sound quality is great. Works great and sounds great – I could not be happier with it.
Nothing’s perfect, right? There are some additional features (mainly of convenience) I wish it had, but the cost would have to go up and it would have to get bigger. Let me get those shortcomings out of the way. #1) I wish it had at least one more set of inputs so that I could leave a second stereo source connected. Now if I want to record that source, I have to physically disconnect from the HiZ input and XLRs (which I keep connected the rest of the time). If you simply must have more physical inputs, this is not the right model of interface – you need to step up. #2) I wish it had a second headphone jack and volume control for convenience. However, the device is called “Solo” because I believe it was intended to be used alone or personally most of the time. Buy a little stereo cord splitter to run a second set of phones. A headphone amp would work also. #3) I wish it had gobs more DSP, but it has enough to do just about anything within reason…given the design and what I believe to be the intent of the designer. If you want to be able to never even think about DSP limitations, this is not the interface you want because you have to pay attention to what you’re using so that you don’t run out of DSP. UA’s website gives good info on how much DSP plugins use. I am going to be reviewing/rating some of the plugins I have accumulated, so I will save any additional details until then. Just learn the DSP figures for the plugins you like and prefer to use. So far my favorite preamp is the simple Neve preamp – sounds great and not too expensive on the DSP. I will probably use it most of the time regardless of source.
Hope some of this helps someone.
Sound quality is phenomenal, compact. Really glad I pulled the trigger on an Apollo. Only cons are the fact it came with no cord and the limited dsp
I have used apollos in the past and had magor trouble with windows. This Apollo Solo Usb works perfectly with my ryzen cpu and came with its weight in free plugins. 10/10 if you have a satelite quad core but if you only have a solo core you will run out of dsp quick.
$700 & NO USB C 3 SUPERSPEED CABLE?
Ok so I spent almost $800 for the Apollo solo USB Version for windows and I have to buy a Usb c 3
SUPERSPEED cable !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I went to best buy ,target ,Walmart ,cvs,
Gutair center and except for Gutair center no one has even heard of this cable !!! Everyone keeps telling me it's the same thing as a USB c cord but it's not. I stayed up for 8 hours trying to figure out why my focusrite cable won't work with my Apollo. Someone anyone please help me I don't want a refund I love the idea of this Apollo solo USB for windows but since my old interface is not working I need something
That works now I have 2 albums to record and I am at a stand still Please help me
very good product, easy to install, I am very happy and satisfied!
n. de palo
It works! Amd ryzen 3/Win 10
Excellent! And works with AMD ryzen processor!
I've replaced an SSL2 (a good interface), but Apollo Solo is the future: monitoring with plugins without latency, excellent preamp, unison technology (and preamplifiers emulations...), awesome sound quality on the monitors (DA conversion).
The plugins are the best...and a lot!